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Gulf Park Kids Summer Kickoff

Sat June 3, 2023 Knoxville, TN 37923 US Directions


USAT Sanctioned Event-Visit USAT SECTION FIRST

Great White Shark - Long Sprint

8:00AM EDT - 8:45AM EDT 100 Yd Swim/2.8 Mile Bike/1 Mile Run

Big Blue Shark - Mid Sprint

8:45AM EDT - 9:15AM EDT 50 yd swim/1.4 Mile Bike/.5 Mile Run
Non USAT Sanctioned - Parents can assist!

Dolphins - Beginner Tri

9:20AM EDT - 9:45AM EDT 15 yd Swim - .25 Mile Bike - .5 Mile Run

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


528 Pensacola Rd NW
Knoxville, TN US 37923


Welcome to the summer!  We are on the 5th year of the Gulf Park Kids Triathlon and are excited that we are kicking off the summer with this amazing event for the kiddos!

Please see tabs on this registration for information about the USA Triathlon Youth Initiative!  They have donated 150 Youth Annual Memberships for the PBR Kids Events.  

About this event:

Dolphin Race - A non sanctioned race for kids that cannot swim longer distances or without a swim aid (water wings, kick board, parent), bike is a short loop (bikes may have training wheels) and a half mile run to the finish line. 

Big Blue Shark - 50 yard swim, 1.3 mile bike, .5 mile run to finish line (Sanctioned Race with USA Triathlon)

Great White Shark - 100 yard swim, 2.8 mile bike, 1 mile run to finish line (Sanctioned Race with USA Triathlon)

Packet Pickup begins at 7am at Gulf Park Pool in Knoxville, tn. and will go till 9am cutting off 5 minutes for each race before they begin.  

Parking will be on Cedar Bluff in the gravel lot outside the Gulf Park pool.  Once you park, you can come inside the pool area for packet pickup. 

Once you have picked up your childs packet, you will walk down to transition in the back parking lot.  Once you get to transition, the parents are not permitted inside the transition area for the Big Blue Sharks and Great White Sharks.  Dolphin parents will be permitted to enter the designated transition area. Don't worry, we will have plenty of volunteers to help out the kiddos. 

Schedule of events:

7am packet pickup opens

7:50am Pre race meeting for Great White Sharks

8am Great White Shark race begins with time trial start to pool.

8:45 Big Blue Shark race begins after brief pre race meeting at pool

9:20am Dolphins race begins

9:45 am Awards Ceremony


There will be finishers medals for each finisher.

Awards will be given for the Shark categories.  The dolphins will be given an award as well!

Top 3 boys and girls overall in each division plus top three male and female age groups.

Shark age groups:

5 and under;  6-7; 8-10; 11-12; 13 and up


Special thanks to our sponsor Gulf Park Pool for hosting! Please email with any questions.

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