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Lee's Summit3801 SW Longview Road Lee's Summit, MO 64081
TRiKC's Longview Jr. Triathlon provides a fun and healthy opportunity to help children stay active this summer. By combining swimming, biking and running in one sport, participants benefit from a well-rounded fitness activity while enhancing their endurance and strength, all while having fun.
USA Triathlon previously designated the Longview Jr. Triahtlon as part of its Grand Prix Youth Series and has recognized this triathlon as one of the best USAT sanctioned events. The TRiKC Longview Jr. Triathlon was selected to be in the Series based on strict criteria that included sanctioning compliance, safety, quality and athlete support.
This youth triathlon is open to children ages 1 to 17. All participants are automatically entered in a drawing for a free bicycle.
More information is available at our youth triathlon web page.
Free Bicycle Drawing: All participants are automatically entered in a drawing for a free bicycle courtesy of Bike America, in Lee's Summit, Overland Park, and Olathe. Go to Bike America for all your cycling gear.
Distances: Tri for Tots: 25 yard kiddie pool swim, .5 mile bike, .25 mile run. Ages 6-10: 100 yard pool swim, 3 mile bike, and 1 mile run. Ages 11-14: 200 yard pool swim, 6 mile bike, and 2 mile run. Teen Elite: 300 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile run.
Tri for Tots: We welcome all kids 6 and under to our Tri for Tots™ Triathlon Division. Now everyone can get into the action with a 25 yard kiddie pool swim, a .5 mile bike, and .25 run. This will be a non-competitive event with relaxed rules. Floats, water wings, tricycles, training wheels, and parents on the course for this portion of the event are all legal! The entry fee for the Tri Tots Division is only $20.50.
Teen Elite Division: This year we will once again have our Elite Teen Division, for youth ages 15 to 17. Race with the best and be the best!
Relay Up: Relay Competition: The Relay competition is open to groups which can be all boys, all girls, or coed. The group must consist of two or three athletes. To determine your division add the age of all three relay group members ( two member teams will count the age of the oldest team member twice). Relay groups which consist of youth who ages that add up to 27 or less will compete in the short course. Relay groups which consist of youth who ages add up to 28 or more will compete in the long course. Note: Parents register each relay member individually as part of the Long Course or Short Course Relay.
Register the Entire Family: Families who enter three or more siblings in the Individual Division receive an entry fee discount of 25% per participant (except in the Tri for Tots and Team divisions). Each family member must be registered individually. To obtain the discount, use the code TRIFAM at checkout.
Team Competition: Are you a member of a youth triathlon team? If so, make sure you register as a team member to help your team win the team competition. Team members who finish in the top five in the respective age groups of 7 and under, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 will each earn one point for their team. The team with the most overall points is the winner. In case of a tie, the fastest time in the 11 age group will determine winner.
Race Divisions: AGE GROUPS: Tri for Tots: 6 and under (tot course); Individual 8 and under (short course); 9-10 (short course); 11-12 (long course); 13-14 (long course); Teen Elite 15-17 (elite course); Relay (team members ages totaled) 27 and under (short course) 28 and older (long course). NOTE: Pursuant to USA Triathlon Rules, the age of an athlete is his or her age on December 31 of the year of the event.
Awards: First, Second, and Third Place Awards in the following age divisions: 7 and under, 8, 9 , 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 and older. First and Second Place Awards for Relays (team members ages totaled) 27 and under (short course), 28 and older (long course). NOTE: Pursuant to USA Triathlon Rules, the age of an athlete is his or her age on December 31 of the year of the event.
Midwest Triathlon Series Championship: The TRiKC Longview Jr. Triathlon is a qualifying race for the Midwest Triathlon Series Championship that will be held at the JCPRD U Kids Triathlon on August 29. To qualify to race in the Championship race category, participants in the TRiKC Longview Jr. Triathlon must place in the top 25 percent or top five (whichever is greater) competitors in the respective age groups of 7 and under, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.
General Triathlon Information & TRiKC Discount: The premier triathlon resource in the Kansas City area is www.TRiKC.org. Check it out for the latest multisport news. If you have a current registered TRiKC family membership or Youth membership with TRiKC, you receive a $5.00 discount per child off the "individual entry" fee for the Longview Jr. Triathlon! Visit the TRiKC web page for the discount code.
USA Triathlon (Important): This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All youth participants must have USAT license to participate. The license must be purchased in advance of the race. Visit USAtriathlon.com to purchase a youth membership online.
For Safety's Sake: Approved bike helmets are required. The USAT rules require helmets that meet the US national standard for bicycle helmet safety. All helmets must meet or exceed the CPSC standard. The CPSC approval sticker is required to be in the helmet. Radio/stereo headsets are not permitted. Any parent assisting a child will result in disqualification. Due to hot and humid conditions that may exist during this time of year, drink plenty of water before and during the race.
Training Tips: Work out with your friends or parents. - Watch out for cars or other obstacles when riding your bike. Remember to always wear your helmet. - Don't go too hard too fast. Save your energy. - Don't train hard every day. - Warm up those cold muscles. - Practice your transitions. You should practice your transitions from swim to bike and bike to run. - Train with a smile. Most importantly you should have fun. Race hard, try your best and have a great time! Everyone who finishes is a winner!!!
USA Triathlon Rules: The rules for the sport of triathlon can be found on the USA Triathlon web page.
Elite Youth Triathlon Training: SBR Elite Training and Racing is a triathlon youth development program for junior triathletes ages 8 through 16. Team members are trained by USA Triathlon coaches that are committed to building champions in the sport of triathlon. For more information regarding the program, visit http://www.sbrelite.com
The event will governed by the USA Triathlon rules. There are NO refunds or transfers of entries.
Event details and schedule
Get Ready to Race! The TRiKC Longview Jr Triathlon will be held on Sunday, July 26, starting at 7:15am.
Orientation and Packet Pickup: Participants and parents who have not participated in the Longview Jr. Triathlon within the last three years must to attend th pre-race clinic on Saturday, July 25 at 2:30pm. All others may pick up their packet on Friday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, July 25, 2:30 p.m. The clinic and packet pickup will be held at the Longview Recreation Center. Participants will receive a packet consisting of a race number, event T-shirt, course information, and tips on various aspects of the race.
Longview Recreation Center: The triathlon is held at the Longview Recreation Center which is located at 3801 SW Longview Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri. 64081. The Center is just minutes off Interstate 470 in Lee's Summit (Kansas City Metro Area). The triathlon is held in association with the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Dept.
Chip Timing: The TRiKC LONGVIEW JR. TRIATHLON will have chip timing.