Course Details and Distances

 

In the spirit of being the best you can be in times that are as challenging as they have been for some people we wanted to provide a variety of options for the various skill, experience and training levels.  We also understand that not everyone will have access to a pool and have provided some alternative suggestions.

If you are a family who has access to a pool and your child is excited about the true triathlon experience consider following Table 1 distances below.  This closely follows the live event distances we have hosted over the years.  These distances can be challenging for some so it will be important that their coach (parent, grandparent, guardian and/or biggest supporter) monitors each athlete closely.

Table 1 Triathlon Distance Options

Age

Swim

Bike

Run

3-5

25 m

200 m

100 m

6-7

25 m

1.25 km

400 m

8-9

50 m

2.5 km

600 m

10-11

100 m

5 km

1.6 km

12-14

100 m

6.5 km

2 km

14-99

100 m

8 km

3 km

 

If you are family who is looking for an alternate because you don’t have access to the pool but still want to experience the formality of a structured event consider a Run-Bike-Run.  We have suggested some comparable distances in Table 2 that we hope will provide a similar challenge, all the fun but without the water.

Table 2 Run-Bike-Run Distances

Age

Run

Bike

Run

3-5

50 m

200 m

50 m

6-7

200 m

1.25 km

200 m

8-9

300 m

2.5 km

300 m

10-11

800 m

5 km

800 m

12-14

1 km

6.5 km

1 km

14-99

1.5 km

8 km

1.5 km

 

We would like to provide a 3rd option that will require a bit more creativity and adventure.  Consider swapping out the swim for some other water event.  We have suggested a few water events to consider under Table 3 but very excited to see via photo submission what creative ideas that people come up with.

Table 3 WATER! Bike Run Distances

Age

WATER!

Bike

Run

3-5

Water Balloon Toss

Sprinkler Dance

Garden Hose Spray

Bucket of Water on Head

Slip and Slide

Turtle Pool Splash

200 m

50 m

6-7

1.25 km

200 m

8-9

2.5 km

300 m

10-11

5 km

800 m

12-14

6.5 km

1 km

14-99

8 km

1.5 km