Sat June 6, 2020 Ruston, LA 71270 US Directions
The Piney Hills Kids Triathlon Has Changed To A Virtual Race

Dear Piney Hills Tri Kids and Adults, 

Due to these unprecedented times with the COVID 19 pandemic, We are so sad to have to cancel this year's Piney Hills Kids triathlon. We appreciate your support and understanding in making this difficult decision. We plan to be back and better than ever in 2021 so stay tuned! 

In order to give kids something to look forward to and to stay in shape, we have elected to do a virtual race on Saturday, June 6th! 

The format will be run, bike, run and MUST be chaperoned by a parent. (I’m sad about no swim too but we are making the best of it)

Race distances: Your age is the age you will be on December 31st, 2020 aka USAT age.  No USAT membership is required.

Pine Cones ages 7-10-
0.50 mile run/3.1 mile bike/0.50 mile run

Pine Trees ages 11-16
1 mile run/6.2 mile bike/1 mile run

New Adult division: 
2 mile run/12.4 mile bike/2 mile run

Registration will close June 5th at midnight 
Results must be sent by midnight on June 7th. Results will be posted on Monday, June 8th. 

Rules:
1.  The events need to be consecutive and in order and can be on a course of your choice.  The events are to be done from Friday, June 5th - Sunday, June 7th.
2.  The distance must be accurate and measured by your garmin. Anything shorter than race distance will not count in race standings. Anything longer will count against your total time. 
3.  Transition times DO NOT count. We encourage finding a course where it is safe to move right to the next event.
4.  Results will be turned into Bertha Lanthier with Cajun timing at blanthier54@aol.com by midnight on June 7th; include your name, gender, age, total time and proof of time in each distance.  We will get the results posted to see where you stand against other participants in your category! We will NOT be giving awards but would love to see you post pictures on Facebook or Instagram #pineyhillstriathlonclub

*Everyone who signs up will receive a COVID 19 Piney Hills Kids virtual race shirt! If you are in a club we would like to send the t-shirts to your club representative to distribute so please specify your club members and mailing address to Linzie Hebert in an email: Jeremyandlinzie@gmail.com

Additional notes: 
All fees will go toward online registration fees/results and your t-shirt! 
We will be putting all sponsorship money already in to support next years triathlon! Any remaining funds will go toward making next year bigger and better than ever ❤️

Thank you again for your understanding! We love the sport of triathlon and sharing it with your kids. We truly believe triathletes are a unique breed of fighters. We find a way to adapt and persevere! 

We look forward to seeing you compete in this epic 2020 virtual race and returning next year in person! 

Be blessed and stay healthy! 

Love, 
Piney Hills Triathlon Club 

Disclaimer: We understand course terrain and difficulty will vary. This is not a perfect race scenario. Please take this into account when reviewing the results and keep it in perspective. The important thing is that we stay active and healthy during this challenging time.

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You’re not interested in participating in the Virtual Race but would like to get any swag and official race t-shirt so we can keep your registration fee.

We hope you can allow us to keep your registration fee as a donation but if not we understand.  We hope you can join us next time.

Place
211 Parish Park Rd.
Ruston, LA US 71270
Description

Piney Hills Kids Triathlon

 

June 6, 2020 @ 7:30 am
211 Parish Park Rd. 
Ruston, LA 71270

 

Lincoln Parish Park along with Piney Hills Tri Club will host Ruston's 4th Annual Piney Hills Kids Triathlon.

 

Race Distances: 

 

Pine Cones - Ages 7-8 & 9-10         1/2 Mile Run, 3.1 Mile Bike, 1/2 Mile Run

Pine Trees - Ages 11-12, 13-14 & 15-16      1 Mile Run, 6.2 Mile Bike, 1 Mile Run

Adult Division - Ages 17 & Over       2 Mile Run, 12.4 Mile Bike, 2 Mile Run

The swim will take place in the open water lake in the designated swim areas.  Most athletes will be able to touch bottom but we discourage using it to advance the swimmer. It will be a timed trial entry into the water which means that each swimmer will enter the water every 10 seconds by bib number order.

The bike will be hilly, so plan on that.

The beautiful run will be flat and fast around the lake.

Come test your fitness and enjoy a kids only race!

 BASE Nutrition is offering the code 2020PINEY for 20% off any purchase EVERYTIME you make a purchase!  Website:  www.baseperformance.com

 

Packet Pickup:

 

Lincoln Parish Park 

211 Parish Park Rd, Ruston, LA 71270

Friday, June 5th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Saturday, June 6th (Race Day) from 6:00 - 7:00 am

 

Awards:

 

1st Overall Male & Female in the Pine Cone and Pine Tree categories

1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female in each age category

 

Beneficiary of the Race:

 

This year proceeds of the race will go to fund the efforts of Piney Hills Triathlon Club. Come out and support the endeavors of an organization that helps kids experience a sport that is truly rewarding and fun!

 

USA Triathlon Sanctioned Race:


Click Here to View Official USAT Competitive Rules

This race is being sanctioned with USAT. You must be a licensed USA Triathlon member at the time of registration or buy a yearly membership for $10 for minors during registration. For more information on USA Triathlon and to join, see www.usatriathlon.org or call 719-597-9090. USAT rules shall be enforced. You are responsible for knowing the USAT race rules.

 

COURTYARD RUSTON
1309 Maxwell Blvd
Ruston, LA 71270

We are excited to have Courtyard Ruston as out Host Hotel for the Piney Hills Kids Triathlon!  

Event Summary:
Piney Hills Kids Triathlon
Start Date: Friday, June 5, 2020
End Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Last Day to Book: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Hotel offering your special group rate:
Courtyard Ruston for 109 USD per night
Book your group rate for Piney Hills Kids Triathlon

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