Peach Kids Triathlon
Windward Lake Club
2001 Windward Lake Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005
Registration: Open! Online Registration closes on June 12, 2016
- USAT Member $45
- Non USAT Member $55 (includes one day membership fee)
Register at Endurance House click and receive special discounts on all race entry fees.
Athlete on-site registration and packet pick-up, Peach Kids Triathlon and finish will all take place at Windward Lake Club located at 2001 Lake Windward Dr. Alpharetta, GA 30005 The race start and transition will take place at Windward Lake Club pool and parking lot.
Race Start Time: All times after the initial start time are estimates and may vary.
- Seniors: 12 – 14 years old
- Intermediates: 9 – 11 years old
- Juniors: 6 – 8 years old
Registration and Packet Pick-Up:
Race Site Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
2001 Lake Windward Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005
There will be NO registration or packet pick-up on race morning
Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting:
Saturday, June 18, 2016 (race site), 1:00pm and 4:00pm
This event will follow the USAT “Age-Up rule”. This means that the age of the athlete is determined not by the age on race day but the age the athlete will be on December 31, 2015. Example, if your child is 8 years old today but will turn 9 on, let’s say November 20, 2015, he/she will race as a 9 year old. This may require that your athlete goes from the Junior category to the Intermediate (longer race distance). If the distance is a concern of yours, you may choose to race-down (stay in the Junior category). But this must be done by 4:00 pm on June 13, 2015 (day before race). He/she will still get a final race time, however, you will not be eligible for awards (still get finisher’s medal). We want to make sure that kids are comfortable with the distance, have fun and are safe as a priority!
- Distances for the Peach Kids Triathlon will vary, depending on the age of participants:
- Junior 6 – 8, 50 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike and 500 yard run
- Intermediate 9 – 11, 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike and 1K run
- Senior 12 – 14, 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike and 2K run
In accordance with USA Triathlon rules, an athlete’s racing age is his/her age on December 31st of the competition year. Peach Kids Triathlon will assign athletes to their respective age division according to their age on December 31 per USAT rules.
Transition and Bike Check-In:
Transition and bike check-in is ONLY ON RACE DAY. The transition will open to all age divisions at 5:30am and will close at 6:45am. Once transition closes, participants and parents must exit the transition and make their way to the swim start. Parents are only allowed in transition 5:30 – 6:45 am to help rack bikes and help set up participant transition area.
Please have all your bib numbers, bike numbers and helmet numbers in place prior to entering transition. This will streamline the check in process at transition.
PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE TRANSITION DURING THE RACE NOR DURING THE BREAKS BETWEEN THE DIVISION STARTS. We highly recommend you arrive at the early bike check in by 6:15 am to avoid the stress of the transition set up. We will have volunteers in the transition to help kids find their way to their bikes and ensure participants have their helmets on before starting the race. If you have one bike to be used by two different athletes in SEPARATE DIVISIONS, they will be able to share a bike. Please make sure that they are in separate divisions (Junior, Intermediate and Senior).
Bikes will be racked in designated areas. These racks are numbered for easy spotting. They are numbered in conjunction with racers bib numbers. We will allow 6 bikes per rack anywhere within the racers number division. Be courteous and do not move bikes that have already been put in their place. Placing is based on first come, first served.
Participants will have a race number tattoo for their arms and legs – please apply this before arriving at the event. We suggest you apply it the night before to avoid the stress of this task on race morning. Each participant will also have an age tattoo to be placed on the back of their leg.
Registration and Athlete Check-In:
There will be a number of tables which you will need to visit with volunteers to help guide you, to make sure you are properly registered and ready to race. A parent or legal guardian and the athletes must be present during athlete check in to sign waivers.
USAT Membership: It is mandatory that ALL PARTICIPANTS have a current USAT Youth Membership or a one-day membership ( $10). If you already have a membership or have registered online with your membership number, you must show your USAT card at this point.
Waivers: Parents/guardians must sign all waivers in order for their child/children to participate. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A USAT MEMBERSHIP THAT YOU DID NOT PURCHASE ON-SITE OR WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE THROUGH ACTIVE.COM YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW YOUR USAT YOUTH MEMBERSHIP CARD. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW THIS ID YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP ON-SITE. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please note the following:
1. IT IS MANDATORY TO WEAR THE SWIM CAP THAT IS PROVIDED FOR YOU.
2. Race Bib (to wear on the front of shirt or race belt), bike frame sticker, and helmet sticker. There will be safety pins with your race bib.
3. Timing Chip – Pick up your assigned timing chip on race morning.
4. T-Shirt – Pick up your cool Peach Kids Triathlon T-Shirt!
T-Shirts and/or sizes cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after May 20, 2016 no extra shirts will be ordered after the event – make sure you order correct size.
The swim to bike transition and the bike to run transition are in the same place. Each participant will have a spot to rack his/here bike and set up necessary equipment.
The swim will take place in the outdoor, 25 yard pool. The swim will be a time trial start, one child at a time in approximately 3 second intervals. Kids will swim up one lane and upon reaching the end of the lane, move over to the next lane and swim down (flip turns allowed). This will be similar to zig-zag or switch-back formation.
Swim Course and Water Safety:
Wetsuits are NOT allowed. We will have a large team of Lifeguards and Water Safety Marshalls that will be surrounding the pool.
The bike course will be on roads closed to motor traffic. Each division will be on the same one and a half mile, looped course, with loops of the course for the Senior and Intermediate Divisions. We will have volunteers and signs directing participants, however please make sure your child knows what division he/she is in, as we will be referring to the course based on division (Junior, Intermediate, Senior). Mile markers (large signs) will be along the course.
The run course will be on paved walkway and grass. Please make sure your child knows what division he/she is in, as we will be referring to division to help direct participants along the course.
There will be one aid station in the near transition, no aid stations on the bike course and one aid station on the run course. Aid stations will have water.
Our race will be chip-timed. EACH PARTICIPANT MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP AT ALL TIMES DURING THE RACE OR HE/SHE WILL NOT RECEIVE A TIME RESULT. Once the participant has crossed the finish line there will be volunteers retrieving the timing chip. ALL TIMING CHIPS MUST BE RETURNED. Timing results will be posted on the Georgia Multisports Productions website.
Medals and Awards:
The primary mission of Peach Kids Triathlon is to deliver a high quality youth triathlon experience for the entire family that is focused on fitness, fun and safety. In keeping with this mission, all finishers will receive commemorative medals.
Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each individual age group per gender (i.e. Boys age 6, Girls age 6). 4th and 5th place winners in each individual age group will receive ribbons.
The awards ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after the final finisher crosses the line. Award Ceremony will be held near the swim start. Awards will not be mailed out to anyone not attending the ceremony (no exceptions) – you must be present or have someone at Award Ceremony to pick up you award.
General Rules (full rules will be in packet):
Peach Kids Triathlon follows all USAT rules and regulations. For a complete list of rules, please visit the USAT website listed below.
- Designated swim caps must be worn
- No nudity in the transition
- No diving in the pool
- Bike helmets must be worn at all times on the bike with the chin strap buckled
- No riding bikes in the transition area
- Timing chip must be worn at all times during the race to receive race times
- Race numbers (bibs)must be worn at all times during the bike and run portion
- Parents are not allowed in the transition during the race (except during open set up times)
- Cyclists must keep back two bike lengths behind the participant in front, except when passing.
- Pass on the left, slower cyclists stay on right!
What to Bring (Equipment):
- Swim Suit
- Running Shoes
Peach Kids environment is a safe and fun place for kids to participate in the great sport of triathlon. In order to ensure that your children walk away with the best experience, we need to uphold a positive and supportive atmosphere at all times. Parents are asked to be supportive of all the children that are out there trying their best to achieve their goals,
Bad conduct from a parent can result in a disqualification of their own child. Bad conduct constitutes of the following (but not limited to):
- Negative comments to your own child or another child
- Yelling at volunteers, race officials, other parents or participants
- Interference with participants or race officials
Any disputes must be taken up with a race official (not a volunteer). The protocol for a dispute is to go to the registration booth and ask to have a race official be notified. Once a race official is with you, please calmly explain your dispute. It is our goal for everyone to walk away with a great experience so we will do our best to resolve all issues in a timely and pleasant manner.
We look forward to a safe and exciting Peach Kids Triathlon event!
Please direct Peach Kids Triathlon questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Race: Food, music, and Tri merchandise door prizes available following awards ceremony.
Bike Tech: Endurance House will be available for last minute bike repairs and purchases.
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event
This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for the sport of Triathlon. We suggest all our participants become familiar with USA Triathlon Rules and Regulations. Officials will be present enforcing these rules.
This is a ChampionChip Timed Event