Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

Sat April 13 - Sun April 14, 2024 Katy, TX 77494 US Directions

Paratriathlon

The PARATRIATHLON division provides athletes of all abilities the opportunity to participate in the event. 

The Paratriathlon division is limited to 20 athletes. Once we have reached the maximum number of participants, no additional participants will be allowed to register. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the Paratriathlon division, a participant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be between 6 and 17 years old on 12/31 of the event year. 
  • Must meet one or more of the following disability categories as defined by USA Triathlon:
    • PTWC - Handcycle: parapelgic, quadripelegic, polio, double amputee
    • PT2 - Severe Leg Impairment: above-knee amputees
    • PT3 - Les Autres: includes athletes with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, double leg amputee or paralysis in multiple limbs
    • PT4 - Arm Impairment: including above and below elbow amputees or impairment in one or both upper limbs
    • PT5 - Moderate Leg Impairment: below-knee amputees
    • PTVI - Visual Impairment: legally blind
  • Must be able to complete the prescribed course, described below, without assistance with the exception of in the transition area. PTVI athletes may have a tethered Guide who is also registered for the event. If your athlete is qualified as PTVI, please reach out for additional details. 

Parents of Paratriathletes who need assistance in transition MUST be registered as event volunteers to gain access to the transition area during the event. A volunteer position has been created for this dedicated purpose. We will have crew and volunteers available to assist athletes but one-on-one assistance will not be provided by the race crew. 

 

SCHEDULE

The Paratriathlon will ONLY be offered at the Sunday event this year. And will start before the Long Course participants, see the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS page for additional details. 

 

COURSE

The course will be the same as the Short Course and will include a 125-meter swim, 1-mile bike, and a 1-mile run.  See the COURSE page for additional details. 

 

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a finisher's medal at the finish line.

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