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Fifth Annual Scoogie Events Kid's Triathlon Festival: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Scoogie Events Kid's Triathlon Festival will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: Start Time 8AM
What: Swim/Bike/Run for kids 6 to 14 years old (Child’s age on 12/31/18)
Where: The Penllyn Club
525 Gwynedd Avenue
A packet pick up & race day email was emailed out to all registered athletes on Tuesday, August 21st detailing packet pick up and race day details :-)
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PREPARING YOUR BIKE FOR THE EVENT:
It is important to bring your bike up to Keswick Cycles in Glenside, PA and get an APPROVED SMILEY FACE STICKER ON BOTH YOUR HELMET AND BIKE!!!! You can go up to Keswick Cycles ANYTIME after June 1st to get this done.
It is NOT mandatory that you go to Keswick Cycles before the triathlon ALTHOUGH it is HIGHLY suggested to avoid long lines on race day which can lead to unwanted stress on race morning. Please try to go to Keswick Cycles if it's not too far out of your way :-)
Packet Pick up will be at North Wales Running Company from 5-7PM on Friday, August 24th.
Packet Pick Up at NW Running Co. is NOT mandatory although again, it's highly suggested and preferred as to avoid lines on race morning.
NWRC is located at: 111 Main Street North Wales, PA. 19454
We encourage athletes to you go to Keswick Cycles in Glenside, PA WAY before the race and have them check out the triathletes bike....(see below for more details)
Description: Scoogie Events Kid’s Triathlon will be organized by Scoogie Events and will be staged on Saturday, August 25, 2018 to help raise funds for the Wissahickon Watershed Association and bring exposure to beautiful Penllyn Club while also providing a fun, non-competitive atmosphere for kid’s to enjoy swimming, biking and running in the outdoors.
The Scoogie Events Kid's Triathlon will consist of various swim, bike and run distances depending on the age of the child racing. It will be a time trail start (meaning the kid’s will start the swim in a staggered manner depending on their age) and of course an awesome post-race festival with activities that kids will LOVE.
Swim: The swim will be held in an outdoor pool with enough lifeguards to make sure that every child is safe. The distance will depend on the age of the child. See below. Please see map to the left.
Transition Area: There will be an area for the competitors to put their bikes, shoes, helmets, etc., called “the transition area”. After finishing the swim, the kids will come into the transition area to put on their biking gear, get their bikes and start the bike portion of the race. Please see map to the left.
Bike Course: The distance will depend on the age of the child. See below and please see map to the left.
Run Course: The distance will depend on the age of the child. See below and please see map to the left.
General Information: The most important factor will be the safety of the participants. The event will be altered or cancelled if it is deemed that for any reason the event is unsafe for the participants.
USAT Sanctioned: This event will be USATriathlon-sanctioned. Athletes must have a USAT membership or pay for a one day membership if they do not have a current USAT membership.
We will have an Emergency Medical Vehicle and staff on-hand during the entire event.
Purpose: The purpose of this event is to promote multisport participation in the Youth, Families and Individuals, encouraging physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle. In addition, we would like to increase interest and visitors to the beautiful Penllyn Club and surrounding area and help promote participants to enjoy the area.
Packet Pick Up: North Wales Running Company: Friday, August 24th 5-7. (Note: you DO NOT have to pick up your packet the day before at PPU, you can just arrive at 6:30 on race day and pick it up then)
Bike Check: Keswick Cycles in Glenside, PA will be on hand on RACE DAY to check ALL kid's bikes.
Again going to the Keswick before the race is HIGHLY PREFERRED but NOT mandatory
We encourage athletes to you go to Keswick Cycles in Glenside, PA WAY before the race and have them check out the triathletes bike.
They will intern place a SMILEY FACE sticker on the bike & helmet after is passes inspection :-)
The good folks at Keswick Cycles in Glenside, PA are located at:
408 N. Easton Road
Race Day Timeline:
6:30am- Race packet pick up, Body Marking, and bike and helmet inspection
7:45am- Mandatory pre-race meeting
8:00am- Race Start (Oldest Athletes in the first waves)
9:30am- Post race fun and activities begin
10:30am-Awards Ceremony & festival
6-7 year olds will swim 25 yards (1 length of the pool)
8-9 year olds will swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool)
10-14 year olds will swim 100 yards (4 lengths of the pool)
6-11 year olds will bike 2.3 miles
12-14 year olds will bike 2.8 miles
Please see map above and to the left.
6-11 year olds will run ½ mile
12-14 year olds will run ¾ mile
Please see map above and to the left.
We are SO EXCITED to see all of the returning triathletes as well as all of the new ones on race day!!!
As part of the USAT sanctioning process and as their rules state, we do not offer refunds or transfers.
Again, no mailing of awards or shirts. If you have to leave the race early for ANY reason, you must notify us to save your award. If you do not, we cannot hold/store awards and will likely be given to a race day entry or someone else. It is simply too much to hold/store & inventory the awards.
Note: If you are registered for this race and you registered in time to choose a t shirt/1/4 zip size BUT you are unable to run for whatever reason, you will NEED TO CONTACT us BEFORE RACE DAY and let us know if you'd like us to hold on to your reserved giveaway (t shirt or 1/4 zip) for you to pick up at a future Scoogie Event. If you do not do this, we cannot hold you shirt and it will be given to someone that registered after the deadline. We cannot mail shirts.
If you have ANY questions at all...please do not hesitate to email Scoogie at Scoogie@Scoogie.com.
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