Oakville (3 to 9 year olds) (SOLD OUT)

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017

Time: Start at 8:30 AM

Location: Appleby College, Oakville, ON View map

Appleby College is located at 540 Lakeshore Road West in Oakville.

Driving directions can be found on this link.

Click here for a campus map. Race kit pickup is located at the J.S. Gairdner Arena shown on the map.

Due to the construction of a new athletic complex at Appleby College a section of Ring Road and the transition area are out of bounds, we therefore have limited TRi KiDS Oakville to age groups 3 to 5, 6-7 and 8-9 as the revised course is only suitable to younger age groups.

TRi KiDS Oakville is sold out.  The wait list is closed.

Pre Race Communication and Information

The Race Weekend Guide has been sent to all registered athletes.  It is posted here.

One the Monday prior to TRi KiDS Oakville  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, July 8th, 2017

Location:  J.S. Gairdner Arena, Appleby College Campus. Link to campus map.

Time:  10:00 am – 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.

Orientation Sessions

There are three orientation sessions offered. Orientation sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length and include a course overview.  Attend the session of your choice. 

Times:  10:30 and 12:00 pm

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

Race Day

Review the Race 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 -5 age group in the water.  Arrival times for all age groups will be posted in the Guide.  Wave times for all ages will be posted at race kit pickup.

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

Course Description

Age GroupBib ColourSwimBikeRun
3 to 5yellow20 m500 m150 m
6 - 7red25 m1.5 km500 m
8 - 9blue75 m3 km1 km

Above is the distance chart for TRi KiDS Oakville. 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 5 lane, 25 meter, indoor pool at Appleby College.  Lifeguards will be on deck at all times.  Please note this is not a spectator friendly pool due to the size and parents are advised to leave the pool deck prior to your athlete’s swim.

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.  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 however special arrangements can be made.  Contact us with special requests or for specific details on the swim.

Bike**

The bike course takes place on Ring Rd., a traffic free campus road. Athletes will complete multiple loops of Ring Rd. in order to achieve their respective distance.

**The bike course is best suited to mountain style bikes as there are 6 speed bumps approximately 150m apart. Athletes will be instructed by volunteers to slow down at each bump. The speed bumps are not abrupt but are wide with a flat 2′ top and easy to negotiate with reduced speed and two hands on the handle bars at all times.

Run

The run course will take place on the very scenic wood chip running trail around the campus. 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 bike 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 safe racing condition! Visit their website for stores hours and directions. 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.

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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

Appleby College
Oakville, ON

Appleby College is located at 540 Lakeshore Road West in Oakville.

Driving directions can be found on this link.

Click here for a campus map. Race kit pickup is located at the J.S. Gairdner Arena shown on the map.

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