Back in 2018 is our KT3 Racing SuperSprint, which our South Jersey Race Weekend! This event is for teenagers 13 to 17 that are not yet ready for an open water swim, but want the experience of racing longer distances, or just want another long distance course to race.
On the campus of Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) in Sewell NJ, the course is on a specifically designed closed course, which means there is no vehicular traffic permitted during the event.
The Race Course
Triathletes will swim 400 meters in a beautiful indoor 50 meter Olympic pool. Each athlete will enter the water one-by-one in a time trial start, approximately every 5 seconds. You will be able to cheer on your athlete during the entire swim from the grand stands area!
Triathletes 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 10 miles (5 loops) on the bike course.
After triathletes 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 athletes will complete 3 miles (3 laps) and finish down our finish line chute to cheers of their adoring family and fans.
Participant Race Age
Boys and girls ages 13 to 17 can participate in the Kidz SuperSprint. 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, 2018. Athletes turning 18 during the race year, are not eligible to participate.
This is a sanctioned YOUTH EVENT. Under USA Triathlon’s Youth Rules, athletes MAY NOT have aerobars on their bikes or use aero helmets.
Bike & Helmet Inspection
Safety is our first priority and to participate in our events, 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!