Kids Triathlon

The Third Annual Blue Springs Kids Triathlon was on June 21, 2014. Thanks to Blue Springs HyVee's sponsorship, we were able to introduce reduced registration fees! This triathlon has 4 brackets, as listed below.

Tri for Tots
Tri for Tots is for participants ages 4 and up who need an assisted device during the race. Swimming will be in the indoor warm water pool at the YMCA and participants may use flotation device.

Participants may also use training wheels or big wheel (non-motorized) for bike portion and parent / guardian may run with the participant in the running portion.
Kids Triathlon Logo
Additional Details
  • Registration fee: $15
  • Swim 20 yards, bike .25 miles, and run .25 miles
Novice
This new bracket is designed for participants ages 6 to 10, who are new to triathlons or not able to safely do the longer competitive distances. Swimming will be in the indoor lap pool at the YMCA. Participant start times will be staggered every 20 seconds. Start times will be provided at packet pick up and be based off the approximate time to complete the swim distance.

Additional Details
  • Registration fee: $25
  • Swim 25 yards, bike 1.25 miles, and run .53 miles
Competitive Divisions
This bracket is designed for participants ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 14 who can safely complete the distances. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 males and top 3 females for both age divisions. Swimming will be in the indoor lap pool at the YMCA. Participant start times will be staggered every 20 seconds. Start times will be provided at packet pick up and be based off the approximate time to complete the swim distance.

Additional Details
  • Registration fee: $25
  • Ages 6-10: Swim 100 yards, Bike 2 miles and Run 1 mile.
  • Ages 11-14: Swim 200 yards, Bike 4 miles and Run 2 miles.
Triathlon Training
Kids ages 6 to 14 can prepare for the triathlon at the Blue Springs Family YMCA. This 8-week program concentrates on all aspects of the triathlon. Training will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 6 p.m., from April 21 through June 14.

Additional Details
  • Registration fee: $45 (included Kids Triathlon registration)
  • Registration fee (Triathlon training only): $30
Kids Triathlon Event Details
The events begin at 7:30 a.m. Each participant must have their body marked on event site with appropriate number (matching bib) by 7 a.m. Participant equipment and clothing must be placed in appropriate transition area prior to the event start. Participant bicycle drop-off will be from 6:15 a.m. to 7 a.m.

There will be an optional Participant Informational Meeting on Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Blue Springs South High School. More information is as follows:
  • Packet Pickup - Wednesday through Friday, June 18 through 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Parks and Recreation counter in City Hall. Friday, June 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Blue Springs South High School cafeteria.
  • Race Day Check-in / Body Marking - Race day check-in will be at the Blue Springs YMCA. Race chips for timing will be available at check-in outside main entrance to the YMCA. Triathlon tattoos will be provided at packet pick up and used for body marking.
  • Race Course - Swimming will be in the pool at the Blue Springs YMCA, biking will be on Adams Dairy Parkway (closed for the event) and running will be through the campus of Blue Springs South High School and adjacent Young Park.
  • Required Equipment - Participants must provide their own swim suit, goggles, towels, running shoes, socks, running clothes, bicycle, and bike helmet. Participants will not be able to compete without proper attire or safety equipment. Parents / guardians are required to be on-site during the entire event.
  • Refunds - This event will not be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather. Refunds will not be provided if the event is cancelled or a participant does or cannot compete after registration is paid. Proceeds from this event will support the Let’s Move! Blue Springs initiative for healthy eating and active living.
  • Awards - Each participant will receive a finishing medal. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 males and females in each competitive age division only.
Race Results
Congratulations to all of our competitors!  Below are the official results of the race listed by category: Additional Information