IMPORTANT PRE-RACE REMINDERS
While we make final preparations for the Nottingham Kids Triathlon on Saturday, August 24, make sure you and your triathlete are ready by reading our pre-race reminders.
ABOUT THE NOTTINGHAM KIDS TRIATHLON
Now in its sixth year, the Nottingham Kids Triathlon presented by MINI COW TRI CLUB encourages healthy lifestyle choices through multisport with an emphasis on fun! Open to all knights and maidens ages 7 to 15 (age as of December 31, 2013, per USA Triathlon age up rules), the Nottingham Kids Triathlon will challenge young triathletes with graduated race distances based on age:
7-8 year olds: 50 meter swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run
9-10 year olds: 100 meter swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run
11-12 year olds: 100 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
13-15 year olds: 150 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
The races will be run consecutively, with our older triathletes starting first. Triathletes will be grouped in waves based on age, and all races will start and finish at the Nottingham Swim Club.
The swim takes place in the Nottingham Swim Club's 25 meter, six lane, outdoor pool. The bike course is a two mile loop through the rolling hills of Nottingham (11-15 year olds will complete two loops). The run is flat and fast with a cross country style finish.
When: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Nottingham Swim Club, 1104 Kingsbridge Terrace, Mount Airy, MD.
Who: Knights and maidens ages 7 to 15 (age as of December 31, 2013, per USA Triathlon age up rules). Membership to the Nottingham Swim Club and/or MINI COW TRI CLUB is not required to participate.
Fee: $50. USA Triathlon Youth Membership required (An annual youth membership may be purchased for $15 during registration).
Registration: Register online at imATHLETE.com/events/NKT. No race day registration. No refunds.
Field Limit: 250. Registration will close once the field limit is reached. In 2012, registration closed in record time.
While there is no rain date for this event and there are no refunds, we're parents too and we know life happens. That's why we think you'll appreciate our new cancelation policy in place for all of our 2013 races. You may cancel your child out of an event for any reason. Cancelations received prior to 21 days before the event date will receive a discount code valued at 50% of the event registration fee and valid for 12 months. This discount code may be applied towards the registration fee of a future MINI COW TRI CLUB event through imATHLETE only. Excludes the 2013 USAT Skills Camp. Other restrictions may apply. The last day to cancel out of NKT6 and receive a 50% discount code is August 3, 2013.
USAT COMPETITIVE RULES
As a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event and the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Championship, the Nottingham Kids Triathlon will follow all USAT Competitive Rules including the USAT Supplemental Youth Rules. Specifically, "Only standard drop, straight, or curved handlebars are allowed. No aero or time trial bars may be attached to the bike or used during competition" and "No time trial, 'chrono,' or 'aero helmets' with a tail may be used."
BIKE SAFETY CHECK & TRIATHLETE CHECK-IN
There will be a mandatory bike safety check, though parents will have the option to take their triathlete's bike to any bicycle shop to have the safety check completed. Also, triathletes will have the option to check-in the evening before the race or race morning. Thy Triathlete Guide – chock full of important pre-race and race day information – will be available in late July.
Questions regarding the race? Contact the Race Director at brian@MiniCowTriClub.com or 301.524.0777.