Okanagan

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Time: Start at 8:30 AM

Location: H20 Adventure and Fitness Centre, Kelowna, BC View map

The H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, located at 4075 Gordon Drive.  Follow this link for directions.

Pre Race Communication and Information

 

On the Monday prior to TRi KiDS Okanagan 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 15th, 2017

Location:  H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, 4075 Gordon Drive

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 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.

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 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

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Click on the racePOINT logo above to view an interactive map for TRi KiDS Okanagan.  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 m150 m
6 - 7red25 m1.5 km500 m
8 - 9blue75 m4 km1 km
10 - 11orange100 m6 km2 km
12 - 13green200 m8 km2.5 km
14 -15black300 m10 km3 km

Above is the distance chart for TRi KiDS Okanagan. 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 25m indoor pool at the H2O Centre.  Lifeguards will be on deck at all times.

There will be a maximum of 12 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 will take place on the traffic free Ring Rd. within Mission Park. The 3 km loop is paved and flat and older athletes will complete multiple loops to achieve their respective distance.

Run

The run course takes athletes around the perimeter of the soccer pitches at Mission Park. The run is a 500 meter ‘track’ entirely on grass. Athletes will complete the required number of laps to achieve their respective distance – before running up the finish chute!. 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

In order to avoid disappointment on race day we strongly recommend that you take your bike in for a NO-CHARGE pre race safety inspection the week before the race. Technical problems can easily be avoided.

CyclepathKelownaCyclepath 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 for stores hours and directions. Be sure to tell them you’re a TRi KiDS participant!

 

Thank you to our local sponsor WETS, for supporting TRi KiDS Okanagan. We Teach Swimming (WETS) is a private swim school for children that offers learn to swim programs using achievable progressions based on the Red Cross Swim Levels. With only 4 students per class your child gets personalized instruction in sync with their personality and strengths to help them learn how to float, swim and play safely when they are in, on or around water.

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

H20 Adventure and Fitness Centre
Kelowna, BC

The H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, located at 4075 Gordon Drive.  Follow this link for directions.

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