Kids in Triathlon Youth Triathlon

Sun July 7, 2019 Blacksburg, VA US 24060 Directions

Start:

Blacksburg Aquatic Center, 625 Patrick Henry Drive. This age group will go first at 8am. We try to start as close as we can, but we are working with little ones, so we make sure they are ready too!

Packet Pick-up:

Packet pick-up: Saturday July 6th at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center from 4–6pm.
Sunday Check-In, July 7th, 6:30am-7:30am, Blacksburg Aquatic Center. You MUST check in by 7:30am, as the registration coordinator needs to match volunteers up with athletes. 

Swim:

4–5 year old 25 yard swim.
Participants start at the far end of the pool and swim towards the zero entry side of the pool.
All participants will proceed to the transition area (TA). Volunteers will help the participants exit the pool.

Transition 1:

All participants will exit the pool via the front door, run along the flags and into the transition area. As they reach the transition area, chalk boxes will be drawn in the Transitition area (TA). 4-5 years old will be in the first row.  The bicycles, clothes, shoes, towels, etc will be stationed in the chalk box area.
Volunteers will help the participants find their bikes and exit the transition area.

Bike:

4–5 year olds 1 lap (~.5 mile bike),  All participants will exit the TA on the upper end nearest the Blacksburg Aqautic Center (BAC) parking lot for the bike. Exits and Entrances will be clearly marked.

The bike course goes right, through the BAC parking lot, right to the service road towards the tennis courts, right at the tennis court parking lot, around the parking lot in a rectangle, right onto the service road back towards the BAC, left into the BAC parking lot and straight through to the Rec Center parking lot, left in front of the Rec Center and around the parking lot to the transition area. (The older kids will continue on for another lap)

Transition 2:

Returning back to the transition area, participants will return their bikes to their original spot. Volunteers will help the participants park their bikes and exit the transition area.

Run:

1 lap (~.25 mile)
All participants will exit the transition area on the lower end of the TA for the run.

After exiting the transition area, participants will follow the flags to the rec fields and then around the rec field, taking a counter clockwise direction around the field. After circling the field, participants will go straight to the finish. (Older participants will continue on for extra laps)

The running is marked with tape. The participants run on the outside of this tape.