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2019 FitKids Triathlon

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Gaines Park 1501 N. Australian Ave. West Palm BeachFL  33401
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Gaines Park 1501 N. Australian Ave. West Palm BeachFL  33401

About This Activity

The FitKids Triathlon is the longest running "Youth Only" multisport event in the State of Florida!  We were the first and still going strong.  Our course is designed with the utmost safety possible.  The event takes place in a park that is closed to all traffic.  The swim takes place in a pool, the bike on the park road and the run is on the fitness path.  Our volunteers are plentiful and always offering a smile and cheer to encourage the participants.  The Vendor/Sponsor  Area is packed with information and FREE items.  The refreshments are a tasty array of healty food and snacks. 

The City of West Palm Beach offers the FitKids Triathlon to promote youth fitness and health.  With the financial assistance of our many sponsors, we are able to make this event a high quality, low cost Triathlon.

Event details and schedule

Registration Deadline:  Friday, May 17

Packet Pickup

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am at Gaines Park Mary V. McDonald Wilson Center or on Race Day from 6:30 am - 7:30am. You will want to arrive at least an hour prior to race time. That should leave you enough time to park your vehicle, walk into the park, and place bike in transition area.

 Merchandise for Sale

  • Race number belts $5 at packet pick up for $5!
  • Race T-shirts available on Race Day - $5
  • Cash or checks made out to City of West Palm Beach will be accepted.

 Race Day Parking:

  • Participants will park at Roosevelt Elementary School and walk across the street (using the cross walks). Children born 2005-2012 arrive by 6:45am to get set up and off the course before the oldest group starts @ 7:30 am. Trikes 2013-2015 arrive between 8:00-8:30am to get set up.

 Swim

  • The swim will be a pool swim. Athletes can wear goggles if they like but it is not mandatory. Warren Hawkins Aquatic Center pool will be staffed with trained lifeguards for the triathletes’ safety. All children, except in the Trike Division, must swim unassisted; they may rest on the lane markers as needed. All participants will wear their shoes to the pool deck. A lane attendant will collect shoes from each participant and place them at the end of the pool where athletes will be coming out of the pool. The lane attendant will help dry feet and put shoes on the athletes. Athletes will then proceed to the transition area.

Bike

  • Gaines Park Road and parking lot will be 100% closed to vehicular traffic by our Police to all traffic for the entire duration of the event. The bike route will be approximately a 1.2 mile loop on the road. Keep to the Right at all times on the bike course unless in the immediate act of passing, and always pass on the left. To help ensure the safety of the participants there will be volunteers on the course and sections will be coned or closed if needed. Participants can use any type of bike (mountain, road, BMX, tricycle, training wheels, etc.). A map of the bike course will be in the race packet. Approved and secured helmets are mandatory.

 Run

  • The run course will be held on the jogging trail at the Recreation Center. Maps of the run courses are in the race packets. When finishing the race, continue through chute area and allow a volunteer to remove the timing chip.

Transition Area/ Body Marking

  •  Upon arriving to the park, All participants need to be body marked with race numbers. This will be done at the time they place their bike in transition. The transition area is where the athletes’ bikes and gear will be located. Athletes will not be allowed to ride their bikes into or out of the transition area. Only the athletes will be allowed in the transition area once the race begins. Parents/friends are prohibited from entering the transition area and helping participants during the race, except in the Trikes division. Volunteers will be on hand to assist the athletes. Competitors will not be allowed to remove their bike and/or gear from the transition area until the last competitor in their age group crosses the finish line. This is not only for safety but also for the respect of the athletes still competing.

 Timing Chips – Pool Deck

  •  All participants will be issued a timing chip except for participants in the Trikes division. The chips will be located at the pool deck when they check in for their race.

 Approximate Race Times:

7:30 am Super Senior - Born  05 - 06

7:45 am Senior - Born 07 - 08

8:30 am Super Junior - Born 09 - 10

9:00 am Junior - Born 11 - 12

9:30 am Trikes - Born 13 - 15

 

 

Race Distance & Age Groups:

Group

Born in

Swim

Bike

Run

Trikes

2013-2015

25 yds.

.25 mi.

.25 mi.

Juniors

2011-2012

50 yds.

1.2 mi.

.5 mi.

Super Juniors

2009-2010

100 yds.

3.6 mi.

.5 mi.

Seniors

2007- 2008

150 yds.

4.8 mi.

1 mi.

Super Seniors

2005-2006

200 yds.

4.8 mi

1 mi. 

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Map & Direction

Gaines Park 1501 N. Australian Ave. West Palm BeachFL  33401
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