London

Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Time: Start at 8:30 AM

Location: Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre, London, Ontario View map

Carling Heights is located at 656 Elizabeth Street.

Driving directions can be found here.

Pre Race Communication and Information

On Monday prior to TRi KiDS London a “RACE WEEKEND GUIDE” will be sent to all registered participants. The Guide covers final details for race weekend and includes parking suggestions, set-up times, course information, race kit pick up instructions….and much more. The Guide is sent to the email address provided at registration and it will also be posted on our home page under the News section. Please review this newsletter as it contains very important information.

We receive many emails and phone calls each day during the busy TRi KiDS race season. We do our very best to respond as quickly as possible, however we are often out of the office and away from our computers, particularly during race week. We do not answer calls or pick up voice mail starting on Friday of race weekend. We prioritize emails and respond to the questions pertaining to the race that coming weekend. We post all information related to the events on the website and keep it up to date. We highly recommend checking our FAQ page, the Rules for Safety page, the Race Checklist as well as the 8 minute You Tube video. We are confident your questions will be answered with these resources.

Race Kit Pickup

Date:  Saturday May 27, 2017

Location:  Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre

Kit pick up time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm  

We encourage all athletes to pick up their race kits on Saturday and attend an orientation session. Wave times are posted at race kit pickup. Please do not contact us in advance for wave times, we will only provide arrival times listed in the Guide.

Orientation Sessions

Orientation sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length and include a course overview.  You may attend the session of your choice.

Times:    10:30 am and 12:00 pm

The busiest time at race kit pickup is just prior to an orientation.

Race Day

Review the RACE DAY CHECKLIST.

Race day kit pickup will open at 7:00 am for those unable to attend on Saturday.  The first wave will start at 8:30 am with the 3 to 5 age group in the water.  Arrival times for all age groups will be posted in the Race Weekend Guide.  Wave times for all ages will be posted at race kit pickup.

The event will run rain or shine.  See our FAQ page for more details.

Course Description

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Course map will be posted soon.

Age GroupBib ColourSwimBikeRun
3 to 5yellow20 m500 m100 m
6 - 7red25 m1.5 km500 m
8 - 9blue75 m3 km1 km
10 - 11orange100 m4.5 km1.5 km
12 - 13green200 m7.5 km2 km
14 -15black300 m9 km2 km

Above is the distance chart for TRi KiDS London. Please note that distances may change if necessary and age group distances will vary at each race venue.

Swim

The swim takes place in the 6 lane, 25 meter indoor pool at Carling Heights.  Lifeguards will be on deck at all times.

There will be a maximum of 10 athletes per wave.  Athletes will swim two per lane. The swim will start in the water (no diving or jumping) and will end in the shallow end for all athletes 6 years and older.  One parent or guardian must accompany participants of the 3-5 age group in the water (swim takes place in shallow end only) and on foot for the bike and run.  All athletes may use water wings, puddle jumpers or a life jacket (if desired). Life jackets will be supplied.  Flutter boards or flippers are not permitted. It is expected that athletes 6 years of age and older will not require assistance in the pool however special arrangements can be made.  Contact us with special requests or for specific details on the swim.

Bike

The bike course covers the parking lot and roadway entrance into Carling Heights.  Older age groups will do multiple loops of the bike course.

Run

The run course takes athletes around the perimeter of the baseball diamond on Elizabeth Street and the sidewalks of Carling Heights. There will be one water station set up for all age groups.  The older age groups will pass the water station several times.

Bike Inspection

 

 

Information coming soon.  Bike inspection is not mandatory.

Post Race

Please be sure to pick up ALL belongings after the race. Lost and found items are gathered and left at the race site. The organizers are not responsible for items left at the race site.

Finishing times will be posted on this link within hours of race completion.

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Photos taken during the race by Zoom Photo will be uploaded as soon as possible and usually within 24 hours of race completion.

Venue Information

Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre
London, Ontario

Carling Heights is located at 656 Elizabeth Street.

Driving directions can be found here.

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