Kids in Triathlon Youth Triathlon

Sun July 7, 2019 Blacksburg, VA US 24060 Directions
6-8 year olds

Start:

Blacksburg Aquatic Center, 625 Patrick Henry Drive. This group will follow the 4-5 age group. Approx 8:10-8:15am, all depending on the number of athletes we have.

 

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:

6–8 year old swim 50 yard. Participants in this area category will begin on the near end of the pool. Sharing the lane with others they will travel down and turn around and come back in the same lane.

Depending on the number of participants we may split the lane or we may do a snake swim. We try hard for a split lane setup. 

All participants will exit the swim from the end of the pool and 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, the 6-8 year olds will find their bikes on the left.  Each age-group transition area will be clearly marked.

Volunteers will help the participants find their bikes and exit the transition area.

Bike:

6–8 year olds 2 laps (~1 mile bike) –All participants will exit the transition area (TA) on the upper end nearest the Blacksburg Aquatic 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 right, through the BAC parking lot again for one additional lap.

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:

6–8 = 2 laps (~.5 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 fields, taking a counter clockwise direction around the field. After circling the field, participants will go straight to the right to begin one additional, or additional laps.