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Lake Olathe445 S. Ward Cliff Drive Olathe, KS 66061
It is a family affair at the Olathe Lake Triathlon! An event for all ages. Adults go off first, and then the next generation of triathletes, youth ages 1 to 17, take the stage! At Lake Olathe, triathlon is not just an individual sport, it is also a family affair. Register now to be part of the friends and family tri for everyone! Or kids, if your family is not up to the challenge, invite all of them to watch you swim, bike, and run like a champion.
The Olathe Lake Triathlon is a unique family event for everyone from the beginner to the seasoned athlete. The entire event takes place at Lake Olathe. The adult waves start at 7:30am, immediately followed by the Jr Elite triathletes, and then the youth races kick off 11:00am. Triathlon happens here!
TRiKC's Lake Olathe 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. For a quarter of a century we have been inspiring new generations to be fit, strong, and fast triathletes. Please join us this year for more pulse-pounding action!
USA Triathlon previously designated TRiKC Jr. Triathlons as part of its Grand Prix Youth Series and has recognized this triathlon as one of the best USAT sanctioned events. The TRiKC Triathlons were 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. The youth triathlon starts at 11:00am. The youth transition area will be open all morning and will close before the start of the youth triathlon. However, youth ages 15-17, will do the adult Lake Olathe Triathlon course and should plan to arrive before 7:30am.
More information is available at our youth triathlon web page.
Distances / Age Divisions: TRI FOR TOTS: ages 1-6, 25 meter wade in the water (swim), .3 mile bike, .2 mile run. SPRINT COURSE: ages 5-8: 50 meter swim, 1.5 mile bike, and .5 mile run. INTERMEDIATE COURSE: ages 9-10: 100 meter swim, 2 mile bike, and 1 mile run. LONG COURSE: ages 11-12: 150 meter swim, 2 mile bike, 2 mile run; ages 13-14: 150 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 2 mile run. JR ELITE COURSE: ages 15-17: 500 meter swim, 10 mile bike, 5k 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 meter walk thru the water swim, a .3 mile bike, and .2 mile 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!
Junior Elite Division: Our Elite Division features the next generation of triathletes, ages 15 to 17. Race with the best and be the best!
Relay Up: The Relay competition is open to squads which can be all boys, all girls, or coed. The squad must consist of two or three athletes. To determine if you are a long course or intermediate course relay squad, add the ages of all three relay squad members (two member teams will count the age of the oldest team member twice). Relay squads which consist of youth who ages that add up to 27 or less will compete in the intermediate course. Relay squads which consist of youth who ages add up to 28 or more will compete in the long course. Relay members register individually. The parent of participants under 18 must sign the release online or at packet pickup. IMPORTANT: ONE PARENT REGISTERS AS A NON-PARTICIPATING RELAY CAPTAIN, WHICH WILL NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE RELAY TEAMS CAPACITY. The parent who signs up for the non-participating team captain creates the name of the relay team. There is no fee to do this. Thereafter, the parent of each youth relay team member then registers the youth using the assigned relay team name from the Team Captain by signing up for either the Intermediate Course Relay or the Long Course Relay. Each youth member of the team must be registered by a parent. CLICK THE REGISTER NOW BUTTON FOR A RELAY SQUAD TO REGISTER AS A NON-PARTICIPATING RELAY CAPTAIN. If you have a problem registering your relay squad online, send an email to email@example.com and we will register you manually.
Register the Entire Family: Families who enter three or more siblings in the Individual Division receive an entry fee discount of 20% 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 TRIFAM19 at checkout.
The Couse: Youth triathletes in the Long, Intermediate, and Sprint divisions will swim in the beach area at Lake Olathe. The swim will be in the water horizontal to the shore line. The depth of the course will be adjusted for each division so that athletes are able to touch the sand bottom. Lifeguards will be in the water all along the course to provide assistance. The bike course will be entirely within the Lake Olathe park and no vehicular traffic will be allowed on the bike course roadway. The run will be on a paved trail and will feature an exciting bridge run over the lake. The Tots will utilize a shortened version of the youth sprint course and will wade through the water in place of the swim. NOTE: The Jr Elite course will be the same as the adult course and will consist of an open water swim, a bike outside the park, and a run on paths within the park.
Awards: Long course boys (11-12); 1st, 2nd, 3rd; Long course girls (11-12) 1st. 2nd, 3rd; Long course boys (13-14) 1st, 2nd, 3rd; Long course girls (13-14) 1st. 2nd, 3rd; Intermediate course boys: 1st, 2nd, 3rd; Intermediate course girls: 1st. 2nd, 3rd; Sprint course boys: 1st, 2nd, 3rd; Sprint course girls: 1st, 2nd, 3rd; Long course teams: 1st place. Intermediate course teams: 1st place. Jr Elite participants will be included in the adult awards.
Adult Triathlon: Click here to register for the adult Lake Olathe Triathlon.
Midwest Triathlon Youth Championship Series: In 2020, this race will be part of the Midwest Triathlon Youth Championship Series in which youth triathletes to compete head-to-head for a chance to be crowned the Midwest Triathlon Youth Champion! Youth triathletes will participate in the JCC Youth Triathlon, the TRiKC Longview Jr Triathlon, the Midwest Ironkid Triathlon, and the JCPRD U Kids Triathlon. Both male and female competitors will earn points in their respective age groups of 7 and under, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Visit www.trikids.us for more information or to enter.
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 TRiKC Olathe Lake 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.
Event details and schedule
Get Ready to Race! The TRiKC Olathe Lake Jr Triathlon will be held on Saturday, September 21, with the youth events starting at 11:00am. Note however, that the Jr Elite divsion will start immediately after the adult divisions which start at 7:30am.
Orientation and Packet Pickup: Participants and parents who have not participated in the TRiKC Jr. Triathlon within the last two years must to attend a pre-race orientation before the race. We encourage everyone to attend the orientation. Youth packet pick up will be from 4:00 to 6:30pm on Friday, September 20, at the Lake Olathe Beach House (445 S. Ward Cliff Drive, Olathe, Ks 66061). Youth orientation will be at 6:00pm on Friday, September 20.
Lake Olathe: The triathlon is held at the Lake Olathe beach next to the Eagle's Landing facility. The address is 445 S. Ward Cliff Drive, Olathe, KS 66061. On the day of the event, everyone will need to enter and exit Lake Olathe via West Sante Fe Street entrance. The triathlon is held in association with the City of Olathe Parks and Recreation Dept. Here is a google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/g17yQkZmuYiz1wrX8
Parking: It is important to note that you must enter the park via the Ward Cliff Drive entrance off of W. Santa Fe Street (W. 135th Street). Parking the day of the event will be inside the Lake Olathe park. Traffic on the roadways around the park may be restricted when you arrive, so we recommend driving in a westerly direction on Santa Fe past Olathe West High School to gain entrance into the park on the northeast side.
Chip Timing: The TRiKC OLATHE LAKE JR TRIATHLON will have chip timing.
No Refunds: There are NO refunds or transfers of entries.