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May 15, 2021

Gulf Park Kids Triathlon - Summer Kickoff

Gulf Park Pool • 528 Pensacola Rd NW KnoxvilleTN  37923 Organized by Personal Best Racing

About this event

Dolphin Race - A non sanctioned race for kids that cannot swim longer distances or without a swim aid (water wings, kick board, parent), bike is a short loop (bikes may have training wheels) and a half mile run to the finish line.

Big Blue Shark - Sanctioned with USA Triathlon, 50 yard swim, 1.3 mile bike, .5 mile run to finish line

Great White Shark - Sanctioned with USA Triathlon, 100 yard swim, 2.8 mile bike, 1 mile run to finish line

Packet Pickup begins at 7am at Gulf Park Pool in Knoxville, tn. and will go till 9am cutting off 5 minutes for each race before they begin.

Parking will be on Cedar Bluff in the gravel lot outside the Gulf Park pool. Once you park, you can come inside the pool area for packet pickup.

Once you have picked up your childs packet, you will walk down to transition in the back parking lot. Once you get to transition, the parents are not permitted inside the transition area for the Big Blue Sharks and Great White Sharks. Dolphin parents will be permitted to enter the designated transition area. Don't worry, we will have plenty of volunteers to help out the kiddos.

Schedule of events:

7am packet pickup opens

7:50am Pre race meeting for Great White Sharks

8am Great White Shark race begins with time trial start to pool.

8:30 Big Blue Shark race begins after brief pre race meeting at pool

9:15am Dolphins race begins

9:35 am Awards Ceremony

There will be finishers medals for each finisher.

Awards will be given for the Shark categories. The dolphins will be given an award as well!

Top 3 boys and girls overall in each division plus top three male and female age groups.

Shark age groups:

5 and under; 6-7; 8-10; 11-12; 13 and up

The shark races are USA Triathlon Sanctioned, so the rules will be based on them. You can find out more by visiting www.usatriathlon.org. I will also send out an email concerning USA Triathlon rules in the week before.

Special thanks to our sponsor Gulf Park Pool for hosting! Please email with any questions.

Event details and schedule

We are excited to bring our kids races back again for the 5th year! This race is happening for the 3rd year with a special thanks to our sponsor Gulf Park Pool!

Here are the details on each division:

Dolphin Race - A non sanctioned race for kids that cannot swim longer distances or without a swim aid (water wings, kick board, parent), bike is a short loop (bikes may have training wheels) and a half mile run to the finish line.

Big Blue Shark - Sanctioned with USA Triathlon, 50 yard swim, 1.3 mile bike, .5 mile run to finish line

Great White Shark - Sanctioned with USA Triathlon, 100 yard swim, 2.8 mile bike, 1 mile run to finish line

These divisions are not limited by age. They are experienced based.

Packet Pickup begins at 7am at Gulf Park Pool in Knoxville, tn. and will go till 9am cutting off 5 minutes for each race before they begin.

Parking will be on Cedar Bluff in the gravel lot outside the Gulf Park pool. Once you park, you can come inside the pool area for packet pickup.

Once you have picked up your childs packet, you will walk down to transition in the back parking lot. Once you get to transition, the parents are not permitted inside the transition area for the Big Blue Sharks and Great White Sharks. Dolphin parents will be permitted to enter the designated transition area. Don't worry, we will have plenty of volunteers to help out the kiddos.

Schedule of events:

7am packet pickup opens

7:50am Pre race meeting for Great White Sharks

8am Great White Shark race begins with time trial start to pool.

8:30 Big Blue Shark race begins after brief pre race meeting at pool

9:15am Dolphins race begins

9:35 am Awards Ceremony

There will be finishers medals for each finisher.

Awards will be given for the Shark categories. The dolphins will be given an award as well!

Top 3 boys and girls overall in each division plus top three male and female age groups.

Shark age groups:

5 and under; 6-7; 8-10; 11-12; 13 and up

The shark races are USA Triathlon Sanctioned, so the rules will be based on them. You can find out more by visiting www.usatriathlon.org. I will also send out an email concerning USA Triathlon rules in the week before.

Special thanks to our sponsor Gulf Park Pool for hosting! Please email with any questions.

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Gulf Park Pool

528 Pensacola Rd NW KnoxvilleTN  37923

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