Sunday, July 20, 2014
Clemens Crossing Pool
8500 Martin Road
Transition opens 6:30 a.m.
Race start 8 a.m.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION KIDS TRIATHLON JULY 20
We're thrilled to have the opportunity to continue a long-running Columbia-based triathlon for kids, and one that has been a cornerstone of the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series. Formerly the TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon, the Columbia Association (CA) Kids Triathlon will build on the history of this event with a sprinkling of MINI COW TRI CLUB fun.
The CA Kids Triathlon will serve as the third stop of the 2014 Maryland Youth Triathlon Series. The swim takes place in the Clemens Crossing Pool's 25 yard, eight lane, outdoor pool. The bike course is a two mile loop through the rolling hills around Clemens Crossing. The run is flat and fast with a cross country style finish.
ONLINE REGISTRATION, FIELD LIMIT & FEES
Register online at imATHLETE.com/events/cakt. Registration will close once the field limit of 450 is reached or July 7, whichever occurs first. This event has sold out early in years past, so don't wait to register! The registration fee is $60.
USA TRIATHLON YOUTH MEMBERSHIP
As a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event, participants must be USAT youth members. If your triathlete's membership has expired or he/she is not a USAT youth member, you may renew or purchase an annual membership when registering online. An annual USAT youth membership is $15 and includes these benefits.
USA TRIATHLON AGE UP RULE
USA Triathlon's "age up rule" is oftentimes a new experience for triathletes and parents, especially those coming to the sport from swimming or running. Simply, triathletes compete based upon their age on December 31 of the year of the event. For example, the event is July 20, your triathlete is 10 on the date of the event but turns 11 before or on December 31. He/she would compete in the 11–12 age group. imATHLETE will automagically place your triathlete in the correct age group based on the birthdate you enter, so there's nothing for you to think about.
AGE GROUP DISTANCES
7–8 year olds: 50 yard swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run
9–10 year olds: 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run
11–12 year olds: 100 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
13–15 year olds: 150 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 1 mile run
AWARDS & POST RACE
The CA Kids Triathlon will award first, second and third place across four age groups for both girls and boys. Each triathlete will receive a commemorative CA Kids Triathlon race tee, finisher's medal, be eligible for our popular themed door prizes, and enjoy healthy refreshments and snacks.
BICYCLE EQUIPMENT RULES
As a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event the CA Kids Triathlon will follow all USAT Competitive Rules including the USAT Supplemental Youth Rules. Specifically, "Bicycles may be on-road, off-road or youth style. The bicycle shall have two wheels. No training wheels are allowed." Also, "Only standard drop, straight, or curved handlebars are allowed. No aero or time trial bars may be attached to the bike or used during competition" and "No time trial, 'chrono,' or 'aero helmets' with a tail may be used."
TRIATHLETE & PARENT GUIDE
Our Triathlete & Parent Guide—chock full of important pre-race and race day information about our mandatory bike safety inspection, triathlete check in, the swim, bike and run courses, results and awards, and everything in between—was emailed to parents July 8 and again July 16. Not in your inbox? Email the Race Director.
TRIATHLETE CHECK-IN, PACKET PICK UP & BIKE RACKING
Triathlete check-in and packet pick up will be on Saturday, July 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Princeton Sports in Columbia, MD. Bike racking will be the morning of the race. All of the details are in our Triathlete and Parent Guide emailed to parents July 8 and again July 16. Not in your inbox? Email the Race Director.
CANCELATION & REFUND POLICY
While there is no rain date for this event and there are no refunds, we're parents too and we know life happens. That's why we think you'll appreciate our cancelation policy in place for all of our 2014 races. You may cancel your child out of an event for any reason. Cancelations received prior to 21 days before the event date will receive a discount code valued at 50% of the event registration fee and valid for 12 months. This discount code may be applied towards the registration fee of a future MINI COW TRI CLUB event through imATHLETE only. Excludes our USAT Skills Camp. Other restrictions may apply. The last day to cancel out of the CA Kids Triathlon and receive a 50% discount code is June 29, 2014.
YOUTH TRIATHLON CAMP & PRACTICE TRIATHLON
Is your triathlete new to the sport, or just looking for extra practice on the swim, bike, and run courses? Coach Liz Flynn of Be More is holding a youth triathlon camp and practice triathlon at Clemens Crossing Pool on Sunday, July 6, two weeks before race day. All the deets and a link to register are at tri2bemore.com. And tell Liz the herd sent ya!
ABOUT COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION
Columbia Association is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, home to approximately 100,000 people. Columbia was founded in 1967 by James Rouse and his Howard Research and Development Company. Rouse sought to build a complete city that would respect the land, provide for the growth of people and, ultimately, make a profit. Columbia Association's mission is to enhance the quality of life for people living, working, playing or learning in Columbia and to ensure that Columbia remains an open, integrated and caring community. Learn more about Columbia Association at columbiaassociation.org.
Questions regarding the race? Contact the Race Director at brian@MiniCowTriClub.com or 301.524.0777.