Tri for Kids Triathlon

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Rancho Seco Park, Herald CA

Race Information:

The Tri 4 Kids Series will be held at Rancho Seco Park in Herald, California. The course will have a 50 meter or 150 meter swim, a four mile bike, and a one mile run. Boys and girls aged 11 and over will swim the longer distance, with kids aged 10 and under doing the shorter distance. The Series dates for the FOUR races this year are: June 1st, June 14th, July 13th, and August 3rd, 2014. Series Awards will be presented to the top athletes racing all FOUR events in each age group. Series Age will be based upon athletes age upon August 3rd. EVERY boy and girl who races all FOUR TRI 4 KIDS Races will receive a TRI4KIDS Series Finisher Medal on August 3rd!

TBF Racing is prod to have Clif Kid as a sponsor of all our kids races!


TRI for KIDS Triathlon Distance 10 and under: Swim 50 meters – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile
TRI for KIDS Triathlon Distance 11 and over: Swim 150 meters – Bike 4 miles – Run 1 mile

Race Category: Triathlon, Kids Races


TRI for KIDS Triathlon: $30 until 11/31/13, $35 until 4/30/14, $40 until race day, $50 race day

TRI for Kids 4-Race Series: $100 until 11/31/13, $120 until 4/30/14, $130 after

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Packet Pickup:

Tri for Kids Race packets will be available race morning from 6:30 am to 7:30 am at the race site. The race will start promptly at 7:30 am. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time for entrance to the park, parking, transition set-up and warm-up. Your entry fee into the park is included in your Race entry fee.

Event Schedule:

6:30 am Registration and Packet pick up open
6:30 am Transition area open
7:00 am Race announcements begin   
7:30 am Start of Tri for Kids Triathlon
7:30 am Entry into Rancho Seco Park closed from 7:30 am to 8 am due to Tri for Kids Triathlon bike course closure. Vehicles can park and walk in approximately one mile or wait until the road opens at 8 am.
7:40 am Race information announcement for Tri for Real Triathlon
8:00 am Start of Tri for Real Triathlon. There will be 6 waves, each 5 minutes apart.

8:20am Start of Aquabike
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Final Finisher of TRI for REAL
11:30 am Awards ceremony for TRI for Real          

Course Description:

Swim - The swim course will be a 50 meter swim or 150 meter swim along the shoreline, completely monitored by safety kayakers and lifeguards.

Bike - The bike course will be a four-mile course on the roads inside the park at Rancho Seco. The course will be closed to traffic and monitored for safety. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and electrolyte beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.

Run - The run course will be a one-mile course around sections of the lake on grass and trails. There will be an aid station at the start and half way on the run course. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.

Transition Area:

The Transition area for the Tri for Kids Triathlon will be contained within the Transition area for the Tri for Real Triathlon with athletes from both races sharing portions of the Transition area. We ask parents after helping their kids set-up transition to please exit the Transition area. All non-athletes must remain outside of the transition area at all times during the race. Bodymarking will be take place at the entrance to the transition area and must be completed before you enter the transition area. Athletes will have their race number marked on their legs and arms and have their age division on their calf. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.

Aid Stations:

Aid stations will be located in the transition area and on the run course, serving cold water and electrolyte beverage.

Divisions and Awards:

For the TRI for KIDS Triathlon there will be age group awards five-deep for each one-year age group. Every finisher will receive a race finisher ribbon.

TRI for KIDS Series Awards, will be presented to the top athletes racing all FOUR events in each one-year age group at the fourth and final TRI for KIDS Triathlon on August 3rd.


Expected water temperature for Rancho Seco Park Lake will be 72-76 degrees. Wetsuits are optional. Swim fins and snorkels are not allowed. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times. Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line. Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc.. are not allowed.

Competitor Goodies:

Included for each competitor is a Clif Kid Z-Bar sample, a Tri for Kids Triathlon race shirt, swim cap and athlete goody bag. Every finisher will receive a race finisher ribbon.

Post Race Athlete Food:

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.

Sports Expo:

The post race sports expo will have vendors such as Total Body Fitness, Fleet Feet Sports, and Kinetic Cycles.

Refund and Transfer Information:

TBF Racing has a no refund policy on all of our events. A refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week. ALL TBF Racing events are held rain or shine.


Our Race for FREE Athlete Volunteer Program offers a chance to get involved with multi-sport events, have fun, and earn a $40 TBF Racing Volunteer voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events this year. Each volunteer shift is 4 hours. We ask volunteers to reserve a volunteer position at any of our events by emailing as our volunteer positions will fill up quickly.

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