Sunday, July 21, 2013
H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre
Waves start at 8:30 am
The H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, located at 4075 Gordon Drive is a state of the art waterpark, Olympic Length 50M pool and more! Follow this link for directions.
One week prior to TRi KiDS Okanagan a "Pre Race Newsletter" will be sent to all registered participants. This newsletter covers final details for race weekend and includes parking suggestions, set-up times, course information, race kit pick up instructions....and much more. The newsletter 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, July 20, 2013
Location: Conference room, H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, 4075 Gordon Drive
Kit pick up time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Participants will receive a race kit with a TRi KiDS t-shirt, race number and much more.
Race kits will not be available for pick up before 10:00 am.
Out of town participants are encouraged to pick up their kits on Saturday. The excitement of the event begins at race kit pick-up and the orientation sessions are very important. We will not be mailing kits out.
Orientation Sessions (during Race Kit Pick Up)
Orientation sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length and include a full course tour. Attend the session of your choice. NEW TIMES for 2013!
Times: 10:30 am and 11:30 am
Note: The busiest time at race kit pick up is just prior to an orientation. We strongly encourage all parents and athletes to attend an orientation session.
Review and/or print off the RACE DAY CHECKLIST.
The first wave will start at 8:30 am with the youngest athletes in the water. Start times for all ages will be posted at race kit pick up.
The event will run rain or shine.
Click here to link to the sample distance chart. Please note that age group distances will vary slightly at each race venue.
The swim takes place in an indoor 25m pool and lifeguards will be on deck at all times. Athletes will swim 2 per lane. There will be a maximum of 12 athletes per wave. One parent or guardian must accompany participants of the 3-5 age group in the water and on foot for the bike and run.
All athletes are welcome to use water wings or a life jacke. Life jackets will be supplied on the pool deck. Flutter boards or flippers are not permitted. It is expected that athletes 6 years of age and older will not require assistance however special arrangements can be made. Contact us with special requests or for specific details on the swim.
The bike course will be completed on traffic free roads around the grounds of the H2O Fitness Centre.
Athletes will run within the grounds and on grass. This is a very spectator friendly run course. There will be one water station on the run course for all age groups.
In order to avoid disappointment on race day we strongly recommend that you take your bike in for a pre-race bike inspection the week before the race. Technical problems can easily be avoided.
Cyclepath Kelowna, located at 2169 Springfield Road in Kelowna, is our exclusive 'pre-race bike inspection' shop. Drop in or give them a call at 250-868-0122 to make sure your bike is in racing condition! Visit their website www.cyclepathkelowna.com for stores hours and directions. Be sure to tell them you're a TRi KiDS participant!
We strongly recommend that you take your bike in for a pre-race bike inspection the week before the race. Technical problems can easily be avoided. Bike inspection is not mandatory.
Finishing times will be posted on this link within hours of race completion. Photos taken during the race by Ryder Photography will be uploaded as soon as possible and usually within 24 hours of race completion.