Presented by Virtua, our KidzTri3 South Jersey Youth Triathlon is located on the campus of Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) in Sewell NJ. Kidz ages 7 to 15 can participate (see Participant Age below).
All KidzTri3 events take place on a specifically designed closed course, which means there is no vehicular traffic permitted during the event, so your kidz are always safe on a KidzTri3 Race Course.
Nothing is more important than the safety of your athlete. Any time you have a bunch of kids together there is bound to be a scraped knee or elbow, but we have gone to great lengths to make this as safe a course as possible.
Before registering your child for KidzTri3 South Jersey, they must be able to swim, unassisted, at least 50 meters and ride their bike without training wheels.
The Race Course
Athletes will have a real treat swimming in this beautiful indoor 50 meter Olympic pool, where many elite swimmers from across the country have swam before! Each athlete will enter the water one-by-one in a time trial start, approximately every 3 to 5 seconds, by age group. You will be able to cheer on your athlete during the entire swim from the grand stands area!
Athletes will exit the pool and run a brief distance to the Transition Area. Transitioning to the bike course, athletes will bike through flat campus roads, which will be closed to vehicular traffic during the race. Families and fans will be able to see their athletes as they pass the transition area for multiple loops on the bike course.
After athletes complete the bike course, they will enter Transition to re-rack their bikes and exit onto the run course. The run course weaves its way through the campus and back to the cheers of adoring fans and great music as you hear your athlete’s name announced as they cross the finish line!
Participant Race Age
Boys and girls ages 7 to 15 can participate in KidzTri3 South Jersey. As a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, we must adhere to USA Triathlon’s Competitive Rules, including age group classifications. An Athlete’s race age is determined by their actual age on December 31, 2017. Athletes turning 16 during the race year, are not eligible to participate in KidzTri3 events.
How Does My Triathlete Know Where to Go on the Race Course?
All our race courses are color coded by age group so triathletes can easily see where they should be at all times by following the course markings in their race color. When your triathlete pickups up their race packet, they will receive a swim cap, wristband, bike frame number and run bib number all in the color of their age group (see Participant Race Age for more information on your triathlete’s “race age”). This also allows our Race Crew and Volunteers to ensure your triathlete completes the correct course distance.
Age Group Colors >> 7-8AG GREEN, 9-10AG ORANGE, 11-12AG YELLOW, 13-15AG PINK
Bike & Helmet Inspection
Safety is our first priority and to participate in any KidzTri3 triathlon, your triathlete’s bike and helmet must pass a safety inspection by one of our Bike Shop Partners, to ensure their equipment is road worthy, as outlined in USA Triathlon’s Competitive Youth Rules. Inspections are provided FREE, by our Bike Shop Partners, and are required for your triathlete to participate.
Once your triathlete’s equipment passes the safety inspection, a special waterproof “race sticker” will be placed on both the bike and helmet, which ensures access to Transition on race morning. NO Sticker, NO Race, NO Exceptions.
Bike Shops receive an event’s specific sticker three weeks prior to race weekend, so if you are a KidzTri3 family that races with us often, you will need to have your triathlete’s equipment inspected for each event. This is because anything can happen between races while kidz are riding around playing and we want to ensure their equipment is not only safe for them, but safe for the triathletes who will be riding around them.
Three weeks before race weekend, we will post on our website the Event’s Athlete Guide. An email will be sent to all registered participants when the Guide is live and everything you and your triathletes need to know about race weekend is in the Guide. Many questions we receive leading up to race weekend are found in the Guide so be sure to review it with your triathletes.
To ensure the safety of our athletes, we need Volunteers to help throughout race weekend. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up HERE or email our Volunteer Coordinator. Do you know any high school or college students that need volunteer hours? This is a great way for them to have lots of fun, make a difference in the lives of these kidz, and get their hours!
Saturday ~ August 19, 2017
Mandatory Packet Pickup. Check out the Event Schedule for times and activities.
Sunday ~ August 20, 2017
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