Saturday, August 23, 2014
Nottingham Swim Club
1104 Kingsbridge Terrace
Mount Airy, MD
Transition opens at 6:30 a.m.
Race start 8 a.m.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
NOTTINGHAM KIDS TRIATHLON AUGUST 23
Now in its seventh year, the Nottingham Kids Triathlon presented by MINI COW TRI CLUB encourages healthy lifestyle choices through multisport with an emphasis on fun! The Nottingham Kids Triathlon is the 2014 USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Championship, and the fourth and final stop of the 2014 Maryland Youth Triathlon 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 (7–10 year olds will complete one out-and-back, 11–12 year olds will complete two out-and-backs, and 13–15 year olds will complete three out-and-backs). The run is flat and fast with a cross country style finish.
ONLINE REGISTRATION, FIELD LIMIT & FEES
Register online at imATHLETE.com/events/nkt. Registration will close once the field limit of 300 is reached or August 9, whichever occurs first. The Nottingham Kids Triathlon has sold out early the past three years, so don't wait to register!
Save as much as $20 by registering early
February 4–7 $45
February 8 to July 20 $55
July 21 to August 9 $65
CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION
Visit the Participants page at imATHLETE.com to confirm and manage your Nottingham Kids Triathlon registration.
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 a membership when registering online. An annual (12 calendar months) 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 August 23, 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 meter swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run
9–10 year olds: 100 meter swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run
11–12 year olds: 100 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
13–15 year olds: 150 meter swim, 6 mile bike*, 1 mile run
* Please note that for 2014 the bike distance for 13–15 year olds has been increased from 4 to 6 miles to be consistent with our Columbia Association Kids Triathlon.
AWARDS & POST-RACE
As the 2014 USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Championship, the Nottingham Kids Triathlon will award first, second and third place across four age groups for both girls and boys, and crown 8 Regional Champions. Each triathlete will receive a commemorative Nottingham Kids Triathlon finisher's medal, be eligible for our popular themed door prizes, and enjoy healthy refreshments and snacks.
POST POST-RACE AT CALIFORNIA TORTILLA
Keep the party going by joining us after the race at California Tortilla Mount Airy. Every Nottingham Kids Triathlon participant will receive a free kids meal just by showing their race bib!
BICYCLE EQUIPMENT RULES
As a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event the Nottingham 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 20–page Triathlete & Parent Guide is chock full of important pre-race and race day information about our bike safety inspection form, triathlete check in, the swim, bike and run courses, results and awards, and everything in between. A link to our Triathlete & Parent Guide was emailed to parents August 4 and again August 11. 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 Friday, August 22, from 3–8 p.m. at the Nottingham Swim Club, 1104 Kingsbridge Terrace, Mount Airy, MD. All triathletes must check in on Friday. Bike racking will be the morning of the race.
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 Nottingham Kids Triathlon and receive a 50% discount code is August 2, 2014.
Questions regarding the race? Contact the Race Director at brian@MiniCowTriClub.com or 301.524.0777.