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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Nottingham Swim Club
1104 Kingsbridge Terrace
Mount Airy, MD
Transition open 6:30 a.m.
Race start 8 a.m.

REGISTRATION OPEN 

NOTTINGHAM KIDS TRIATHLON
AUGUST 22, 2015

Now in its eighth year, the Nottingham Kids Triathlon will serve as the fourth and final stop of the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series. The Nottingham Kids Triathlon is also proud to be a part of the new-for-2015 USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Series, a first of its kind region-wide series. Now triathletes participating in our Columbia Association Kids Triathlon and/or Nottingham Kids Triathlon can earn points towards two great youth series!

The swim takes place in the Nottingham Swim Club's 25 meter, six lane, outdoor pool. The bike course is a two mile out-and-back through the rolling hills of Nottingham. The run course is flat and fast with a cross country style finish.

Online Registration, Field Limit, and Fees

Register online at imATHLETE.com/events/nkt. Registration will close once the field limit of 300 is reached or August 8, whichever occurs first. The registration fee is $60.00.

The registration fee does not include USA Triathlon youth membership or registration transaction fees.

USA Triathlon Youth Membership Required

The Nottingham Kids Triathlon is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event. Participants must be USAT youth members. If your triathlete's membership has expired, expires before race day, or he/she is not a USAT youth member, you may renew or purchase a youth membership at the time of registration. An annual (12 calendar months) USAT youth membership is $15 and includes these benefits. Parents may purchase a one day membership for this event for $10, but given the small price difference we encourage parents to opt for the annual membership, especially if your triathlete plans to participate in a second USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event in the next 12 months.

USA Triathlon Age Group Competition Rule in Effect

Triathletes compete based upon their age on December 31 of the year of the event. For example, the event is August 22, your triathlete is 10 on the date of the event but turns 11 before or on December 31. His/her race age is 11 and he/she would compete in the 11–12 age group. We'll automagically place your triathlete in the correct age group based on the gender and birthdate you enter, so there's nothing for you to think about—aside from entering the correct gender and birthdate (it's happened). Your triathlete needs to know his/her race age and age group and complete the corresponding swim, bike, and run distances (see below).

Age Groups and Swim, Bike and Run Distances

Born in 2007, 2008: 7–8 age group: 50 meter swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run;
Born in 2005, 2006: 9–10 age group: 100 meter swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run;
Born in 2003, 2004: 11–12 age group: 100 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run;
Born in 2000, 2001, 2002: 13–15 age group: 150 meter swim, 6 mile bike, 1 mile run

Age Group Awards and Post Race

The Nottingham Kids Triathlon will award first, second, and third place across four age groups for both girls and boys. Each triathlete will receive a commemorative Nottingham Kids Triathlon race tee and finisher's medal, be eligible for our popular themed door prizes, and enjoy healthy post-race refreshments and snacks.

USA Triathlon Bicycle Equipment Rules

The Nottingham Kids Triathlon will follow all USAT Competitive Rules including the USAT Supplemental Youth Rules. Please note, "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 and Parent Guide

Our 20-page Triathlete and Parent Guide—chock full of important pre-race and race day information—will be emailed to triathletes/parents one month before race day.

Triathlete Check-in, Packet Pick Up, and Bike Racking

Triathlete check-in and packet pick up for the Nottingham Kids Triathlon will be the day before the race on Friday, August 21. Bike racking will be the morning of the race.

Refund and Cancelation Policies

There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers of registrations. That said, we're parents too and we know life happens. You may cancel your triathlete's registration for any reason up to 21 days before the event date and receive a discount code valued at 50% of the registration fee paid (excluding USA Triathlon youth membership and/or registration transaction fees). This discount code may be applied towards a future MINI COW TRI CLUB event within 12 months of the original event date.

Race management reserves the right to modify or cancel the race for safety reasons. In the event the race is canceled, there are no refunds.

Questions?

Contact the Race Director at brian@minicowtriclub.com or 301.524.0777.