Focused Exclusively on Kids
It may sound obvious, but we are unique. At most events – whether they be triathlons or 5K’s -- kids are an afterthought. Their race is tagged-on at the end when most of the excitement is over. Most folks are headed home even before the kids get to start.
More importantly, the courses are not designed for kids with safety as the top concern. For example, we require completely closed roads throughout all our events, and we only offer pool swims. The minds of kids work in mysterious ways, and we want to make sure they are safe regardless of what they are thinking.
Because of our focus on kids, our events also attract huge numbers of adults – as spectators and fans. In fact, we average 4 fans for every participant. This has a huge impact on the design of our courses – from parking to viewing areas – and it has also caused us to develop the following guidelines to help everyone have a great time.
With this many people on-hand, we do everything possible to design a course that is safe and provides spectators with the opportunity to see “their athletes” swim, bike, run and finish. However, it will take some moving around to see everything. Here are a few important details all spectators will need to know:
- Only registered athletes are allowed in the transition area. We will have hundreds of volunteers on-hand to help each athlete, and we want the kids to accomplish this goal as independently as possible.
- For safety reasons, every Race Packet includes a set of matching wrist bands (with a unique, identifying number). These are designed to be separated with one placed on the wrist of the athlete and the other placed on the wrist of a parent or legal guardian. We will hold each athlete at the finish line until the matching wrist band is presented.
- Only registered athletes and volunteers are allowed on the race course. This is critical for the safety of all participants and will be strictly enforced. Please listen to all volunteers and police as they are there to ensure the safety of your child.
- If you are the parent of an athlete, please make sure they are 100% ready to race. We trust your judgment to determine they are able to safely complete the swim, bike and run portions of the event.