Fergus (SOLD OUT)

Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time: Start at 8:30 AM

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Fergus, ON View map

Centre Wellington is located at 550 Belsyde Ave in Fergus, ON.

Follow this link for driving directions.

Pre Race Communication and Information

Race Weekend Guide can be found here.

On the Monday prior to TRi KiDS Fergus the “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 pickup 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 the Guide carefully and thoroughly as it contains very important information.

Please do not contact us in advance for wave start times. 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 and the Race Checklist.  We are confident your questions will be answered with these resources.

 

Race Kit Pickup

Date:  Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Location: Sportsplex Gym, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm **new time**

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.

Orientation Sessions

There are two orientation sessions offered during race kit pick up. Orientation sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length and include a course overview.  Attend the session of your choice.

Saturday, August 26th

Orientation Times:  11:30 am and 1:00 pm

Sunday, August 27th

Orientation Time:  7:30 am (abbreviated version of Saturday’s orientation)

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

Race Day

Review the Race Checklist.

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

One abbreviated orientation session will be held at 7:30 am on race day.

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

Course Description

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Click on the racePOINT logo above to view an interactive map for TRi KiDS Fergus.  The interactive map allows you to view the course for each age group.  Hover over the icons for more information.

Age GroupBib ColourSwimBikeRun
3 to 5yellow20 m500 m100 m
6 - 7red25 m1 km500 m
8 - 9blue75 m3 km1 km
10 - 11orange100 m5 km2 km
12 - 13green200 m7 km2.5 km
14 -15black300 m8 km2.5 km

Above is the distance chart for TRi KiDS Fergus. 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 indoor 25m pool at Centre Wellington. 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 is a 1km loop entirely on the paved and flat road within the park grounds. All athletes will be required to do multiple loops to complete their respective distance.

Run

The run course will take place on the hard packed grass of the park grounds. Each athlete will run on the hard packed trail for a distance equaling approximately half of their total distance for their respective age group. The remaining half distance will be covered on the return run to the finish – to the cheers of the crowd!  There will be one water station on the run course for all age groups. Older age groups will pass the water station twice.

Bike Inspection

In order to avoid disappointment on race day we strongly recommend that you take your bike in for a pre race safety inspection the week before the race. Technical problems can easily be avoided.

Spokes N Slopes, located at 307-B Steeles Ave East in Milton, is our exclusive ‘pre-race bike inspection’ shop.  Drop in or give them a call at 905-876-7676 to make sure your bike is in racing condition! Be sure to tell them you’re a TRi KiDS participant!

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. 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

Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Fergus, ON

Centre Wellington is located at 550 Belsyde Ave in Fergus, ON.

Follow this link for driving directions.

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