Q: How do I register my child?
A: Registration is only available through the race website. Online registration will close one week before the event or once it sells out.
Q: Will race-day registration be available?
A: No, race day registration is not available for any weekend races.
Q: Do you have to be a USAT member to register?
A: No. USA Triathlon Membership is not required for Life Time Tri Series race participants during the 2018 season.
Q: If my child is unable to participate in the race, may I get a refund?
A: No. There will be absolutely no refunds or transfers of entry to another participant.
Q: If my child is unable to participate in the race, may I give my entry to a friend?
A: No. If someone else races under another name and is injured or causes an accident, that person will not be covered by the included athlete protection insurance. Additionally, if the athlete racing in your name causes injury or damage, you may be liable in part for those damages.
Q: How do I confirm my entry?
A: Once you complete the quick and secure online registration process, you will receive a confirmation email from ChronoTrack. Event confirmations will not be mailed, so please keep this information for your records. You can view your online registration confirmation here.
Q: What do I need to bring for my child?
A: Each athlete will need:
- Bike helmet
- Biking and running clothes
- Water bottle for transition area
At check-in, each participant will receive a swim cap, race number (with pins to attach to clothing) and a race day program listing start times for each athlete.
Q: What should my child expect during the swim portion of the race?
A: Athletes should report to the beach start area at least 15 minutes prior to their start time. In the event of a wave start, volunteers will hold signs with wave numbers to call for specific participants. We will start the waves on a continuous (time trial) flow. Our first priority is the safety of all the children!
Q: What should my child expect during the bike portion of the race?
A: Athletes will enter the Transition area from the swim — indicated with “Swim In” signs — and prepare for the bike leg. Bikes will be staged in the Transition area in marked rows so participants can easily locate their bike. Helmets must be put on and buckled before the athletes grab their bike. Bikes must be walked in the Transition area and volunteers will let the riders know when they may get on and begin riding. Helmets are not optional. Any athlete without a helmet will not be allowed to race.
Q: What should my child expect during the run portion of the race?
A: After the bike segment, athletes must return their bikes to the same location in the same Transition area. Bike helmets should be removed and volunteers will help direct athletes to the “Run Out” path to begin the last leg of the race. A water station will be available for the athletes as they exit the Transition area. All runners must display their race number on the front of their body — either pinned to their shirt, shorts or attached to a race belt.
Q: As a parent, can I help my child in the Transition area or run alongside them during the event?
A: One parent or guardian will be allowed in the Transition area during designated times prior to the race starting. Once the event begins, the Transition area will be closed to all family and friends. Only athletes and volunteers will be allowed in the Transition area during the event. Volunteers will be available to help tie shoes, buckle helmets and direct the kids where to go.
Family and friends are not allowed to assist athletes once the race begins. Triathlon is an individual sport, and providing outside assistance creates an unfair advantage. Parents and guardians can connect with the athlete after they have crossed the Finish Line and received their medal.
Q: What kind of bike can my child ride?
A: All bikes are allowed, as long as they are in safe, working condition. No training wheels will be allowed. For the safety of the youth athletes, aero bars are prohibited.
Q: Will there be chip timing?
A: Yes, we will be using chip timing for all the events. You will be able to view final times and splits following the race. Note: Official results will be posted online immediately. All preliminary results displayed on race day are subject to change without notification.
Q: Will there be race photos?
A: Yes, professional photos will be available post race.
Q: Will there be prizes?
A: Every young triathlete will receive a finisher’s medal when they cross the finish line. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each gender and class.
Q: Will you accept late registrations?
A: No. Registration will close one week prior to the event or once the race is full. Registration will not be available on race day.
Q: What does my child need for the Transition area?
A: Most participants will want to have a towel and water bottle. All will need socks, shoes and bike helmet. Boys will want a shirt to put on after the swim and if girls want to wear shorts or a shirt over their swimsuits they should remember to bring those items. Volunteers will be available to assist athletes in transition with tying shoes, buckling bike helmets or any other needs.
Q: Can my child wear a swim vest? Will there be lifeguards?
A: No flotation or propulsive devices of any kind may be used during the swim. There will be certified lifeguards on duty for the duration of the swim course.
Q: Will there be traffic on the route?
A: No. The entire course is closed to vehicular traffic.
Q: What happens at the end of the event?
A: There will be free food and drinks for participants and an awards ceremony following the race. We encourage all athletes and spectators to stay around for the awards ceremony!