2024 TRi KiDS Burlington is SOLD OUT

The 2024 TRi KiDS Burlington powered by Pure Flavor event scheduled for June 9, 2024 at Nelson Park is officially sold out! Parents can sign up for the waitlist here and will be contacted in the order of sign up if spots become available.

There is still room at our other 2024 events, although spots are filing very quickly! Don’t get caught with your guard down, sign up today at trikids.ca/register before its too late!

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Registration Now Open for 2024 Season

TRi KiDS Triathlon Series powered by Pure Flavor is pleased to announce that registration for the 2024 season opened on January 12th at 12pm. Athletes can be registered for all four of our events, something we suggest you complete sooner rather than later. All our events sell out quickly, so secure your spot by going to trikids.ca/register today!

We strongly suggest you thoroughly review the individual event page and our refund policy before signing up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us before completing the registration process.

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2024 Season Dates & Registration Information

As snow begins to fall and the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to begin planning for Summer 2024. We have confirmed our schedule for the next season of the TRi KiDS Triathlon Series powered by Pure Flavor and are so excited to share it with you:

  • London (Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre) – May 26, 2024
  • Burlington (Nelson Pool & Park) – June 9, 2024
  • Niagara (Vale Health Centre, Port Colborne) – August 18, 2024
  • Milton (Milton Sports Centre) – September 1, 2024

You can find additional information for each race by clicking on the applicable link. If you have any questions, you can find FAQs here or email us here.

Public registration opens for all races on January 12, 2024 at 12:00pm. Newsletter subscribers will get early access to registration before anyone else.

If you deferred your registration from 2023, you will receive additional information over the next week or so with more details on how to process a registration for 2024.

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2023 Milton Race Weekend Guide

2023 Milton Race Weekend Guide

 

And just like that it’s the end of the summer! We’re in Milton for the fourth and final race this weekend of our 2023 season powered by Pure Flavor! All athletes have been sent the Guide to the email address used when they registered. Please review the Guide before the weekend.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. Please note that email response times will be delayed during the race weekend.

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

-TRi KiDS Triathlon Series powered by Pure Flavor

2023 Niagara Race Weekend Guide

2023 Niagara Race Weekend Guide

 

We’re back in Niagara for the third race of our 2023 season powered by Pure Flavor! All athletes have been sent the Guide to the email address used when they registered. Please review the Guide before the weekend.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. Please note that email response times will be delayed during the race weekend.

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

-TRi KiDS Triathlon Series powered by Pure Flavor

2023 TRi KiDS Niagara is SOLD OUT

The 2023 TRi KiDS Niagara event scheduled for August 20, 2023 at Vale Health & Wellness Centre is officially SOLD OUT! Parents can sign up for the waitlist here and will be contacted in the order of sign up if spots become available.

Registration for TRi KiDS 2023 is now closed as all events have SOLD OUT. You can still sign up for PureKids races in Windsor and Leamington this summer here if you’re looking to get racing.

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Important Burlington Race Safety Update

Important Burlington Safety Update

As you are probably aware, there are numerous forest fires in Quebec and northeastern Ontario that have resulted in smoke plumes that have deteriorated air quality in much of the province, including Burlington. We’ve received some inquiries regarding our response and wanted to provide an update to all parents and athletes for this weekend’s race at Nelson Park & Outdoor Pool.

Safety is of the utmost importance for TRi KiDS, and we will always prioritize the safety of our athletes and spectators over all else. As such, we have developed a set of contingency plans based on the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) score published by Environment Canada for Burlington.

To be clear, TRi KiDS Burlington is currently proceeding as planned this weekend. The situation is dynamic and any updates will be communicated as soon as possible via our website, email, and social media.

The following plan will apply based on the AQHI for Burlington:
If the AQHI is 6 or less: proceed as usual
If the AQHI is 7 or 8: the bike and run portions of the event will be reduced
If the AQHI is 9 or greater: the race will be cancelled*
*Due to scheduling complexities, we will not be able to postpone the event to a new date should it need to be cancelled. If the event is cancelled, all registered athletes can pickup their race kit on Saturday or Sunday, including a bib, goody bag, t-shirt, and medal.

The final decision on whether the race proceeds will be made by Saturday, June 10 at 11am.

No matter the decision made, we recommend exercising caution when racing this weekend, particularly for those with asthma or other lung conditions. If you or anyone with you is experiencing difficulty breathing at the event, please consult with our medical team under the Orange medical tent.

We understand that decisions like these are difficult, but please rest assured that they are made in the best interests of you and your family. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our plan, please do not hesitate to reach out.

– TRi KiDS Triathlon Series powered by Pure Flavor

2023 Burlington Race Weekend Guide

2023 Burlington Race Weekend Guide

 

Please review important safety information relating to air quality here.


We’re back in Burlington for the second race of our 2023 season powered by Pure Flavor! All athletes have been sent the Guide to the email address used when they registered. Please review the Guide before the weekend.

Please note that the following policies apply for TRi KiDS Burlington powered by Pure Flavor, taking place on June 11:

All athletes in the 6-7 age group will be required to wear a CSA-certified life jacket (provided by the City or you) during the swim portion of the event.

All athletes in the 8-9 and 10-11 age groups will be required to complete a 25m swim test in advance of their race. If you would like to complete the swim test, please arrive at the yellow wave calling tent between 9:50am and 10:30am to be marshalled for the swim test. All athletes will be required at arrive at the swim test by 10:30am to allow enough time for setting up the 8-9 age group. The first wave of 8-9 year olds will begin swimming at 11:10am.

If an athlete chooses not to complete the swim test during the allocated period or fails the swim test, they will be required to wear a CSA-certified life jacket (provided by the City or you) during the swim portion of the event.

We are unable to provide exceptions to this policy as it is mandated by the City of Burlington.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. Please note that email response times will be delayed during the race weekend.

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

-TRi KiDS Triathlon Series powered by Pure Flavor

2023 London Race Weekend Guide

2023 London Race Weekend Guide

 

We’re back in London for the start of our 2023 season powered by Pure Flavor! All athletes have been sent the Guide to the email address used when they registered. Please review the Guide before the weekend.

There are still limited spots available in the race on Sunday. If you’re interested in participating, please attend our Race Kit Pickup on Saturday, May 27 at Carling Heights between 11:30am and 2pm to register in person.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. Please note that email response times will be delayed during the race weekend.

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

-TRi KiDS Triathlon Series powered by Pure Flavor

2023 TRi KiDS Milton is SOLD OUT

UPDATE: The waitlist for Milton is now FULL and additional spaces are not available by email.`

The 2023 TRi KiDS Milton event scheduled for September 3, 2023 at Milton Sports Centre is officially SOLD OUT! Parents can sign up for the waitlist here and will be contacted in the order of sign up if spots become available.

There is still space available at our London and Niagara events, although spots are filing very quickly! Sign up today at trikids.ca/register before its too late!

As a reminder, sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about any updates and special offers!

 

2023 TRi KiDS Burlington is SOLD OUT

UPDATE: The waitlist for Burlington is now FULL and additional spaces are not available by email.`

The 2023 TRi KiDS Burlington event scheduled for June 11, 2023 at Nelson Park is officially sold out! Parents can sign up for the waitlist here and will be contacted in the order of sign up if spots become available.

There is still room at our other 2023 events, although spots are filing very quickly! Don’t get caught with your guard down, sign up today at trikids.ca/register before its too late!

As a reminder, sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about any updates and special offers!

Registration Now Open for 2023 Season

TRi KiDS is pleased to announce that registration for the 2023 season opened on January 12th at 12pm. Athletes can be registered for all four of our events, something we suggest you complete sooner rather than later. All our events sell out quickly, so secure your spot by going to trikids.ca/register today!

We strongly suggest you thoroughly review the individual event page and our refund policy before signing up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us before completing the registration process.

P.S. You can stay up to date first by signing up for our newsletter. You’ll get unique content, fun giveaways, and more delivered right to your inbox. Plus, subscribers get access to deals, products, and registration before anyone else!

2023 Season Dates & Registration Information

As snow begins to fall and the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to begin planning for Summer 2023. We have confirmed our schedule for next season and are so excited to share it with you:

  • London (Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre) – May 28, 2023
  • Burlington (Nelson Pool & Park) – June 11, 2023
    • The Burlington event will return to a regular schedule with the first wave of 3-5 year olds beginning their race at 8:30am
  • Niagara (Vale Health Centre, Port Colborne) – August 20, 2023
  • Milton (Milton Sports Centre) – September 3, 2023

You can find additional information for each race by clicking on the applicable link. If you have any questions, you can find FAQs here or email us here.

Public registration opens for all races on January 12, 2023 at 12:00pm. Newsletter subscribers will get early access to registration before anyone else.

If you deferred your registration from 2022, you will receive additional information over the next week or so with more details on how to process a registration for 2023.

P.S. You can stay up to date first by signing up for our newsletter. You’ll get unique content, fun giveaways, and more delivered right to your inbox. Plus, subscribers get access to deals, products, and registration before anyone else!

2022 Milton Race Weekend Guide

2022 Milton Race Weekend Guide

 

Our final and largest race of 2022, TRi KiDS Milton, is back and it’s this weekend! All athletes have been sent the Guide to the email address used when they registered. Please review the Guide before the weekend.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. Please note that email response times will be delayed during the race weekend.

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

– Ryan & the TRi KiDS crew

2022 Niagara Race Weekend Guide

2022 Niagara Race Weekend Guide

We are aware of the rain in the forecast on Sunday. Please note that TRi KiDS races operate rain or shine and cannot be postponed to a later date. If rain makes the bike course unsafe, the race will move to a run only event. In the event of lightning or thunder, the race will be delayed until 30 minutes after the last occurrence and updates will be communicated promptly. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

 

TRi KiDS Niagara is back in Port Colborne and it’s this weekend! All athletes have been sent the Guide to the email address used when they registered. Please review the Guide before the weekend.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. Please note that email response times will be delayed during the race weekend.

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

– Ryan & the TRi KiDS crew

2022 Burlington Race Weekend Guide

We are aware of the rain in the forecast on Sunday. Please note that TRi KiDS races operate rain or shine and cannot be postponed. If the City closes the pool due to heavy rain, the race will move to a bike-run event. If rain makes the bike course unsafe, the race will move to a run only event. In the event of lightning or thunder, the race will be delayed until 30 minutes after the last occurrence and updates will be communicated promptly. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

2022 Burlington Race Weekend Guide

TRi KiDS Burlington is back for the first time since 2019 and it’s this weekend! All athletes have been sent the Guide to the email address used when they registered. Please review the Guide before the weekend.

Additionally, please review the following important swim information for Burlington. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

– Ryan & the TRi KiDS crew

2022 TRi KiDS Milton is SOLD OUT

 

The 2022 TRi KiDS Milton event scheduled for September 4, 2022 at Milton Sports Centre is officially sold out! Due to high demand, we are actively looking at expanding capacity however it is not guaranteed. Parents can sign up for the wait list here and will be contacted in the order of sign up if spots become available.

There is still room at our Niagara event, although spots are filing very quickly! Don’t get caught with your guard down, sign up today at trikids.ca/register before its too late!

As a reminder, sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about any updates and special offers!

 

2022 TRi KiDS Burlington is SOLD OUT

The 2022 TRi KiDS Burlington event scheduled for June 12, 2022 at Nelson Park is officially sold out! Due to high demand, we are actively looking at expanding capacity however it is not guaranteed. Parents can sign up for the wait list here and will be contacted in the order of sign up if spots become available.

There is still room at our Niagara and Milton events, although spots are filing very quickly! Don’t get caught with your guard down, sign up today at trikids.ca/register before its too late!

As a reminder, sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about any updates and special offers!

 

Registration Now Open for 2022 Season

TRi KiDS is pleased to announce that registration for the 2022 season opened on January 6th at 10am. Athletes can be registered for all three of our events, something we suggest you complete sooner rather than later. All our events sell out quickly, so secure your spot by going to trikids.ca/register today!

We strongly suggest you thoroughly review the individual event page and our refund policy before signing up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us before completing the registration process.

As a reminder, updates regarding COVID-19 will be posted here as they become available.

For those of you who cannot make an in-person event in 2022, we will continue to offer the TRi KiDS at Home program, with registration opening in early March. More details will be available soon.

P.S. You can stay up to date first by signing up for our newsletter. You’ll get unique content, fun giveaways, and more delivered right to your inbox. Plus, subscribers get access to deals, products, and registration before anyone else!

2022 Season Dates & Registration Information

As snow begins to fall and the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to begin planning for Summer 2022. We have confirmed our schedule for next season and are so excited to share it with you:

  • Burlington (Nelson Pool & Park) – June 12, 2022
    • Due to renovations on other City pools, this race will take place in the afternoon, with the first wave starting at 3:30 P.M.
  • Niagara (Vale Health Centre, Port Colborne) – August 21, 2022
  • Milton (Milton Sports Centre) – September 4, 2022

You can find additional information for each race by clicking on the applicable link. If you have any questions, you can find FAQs here or email us here.

We are proud to announce that all of our events will return to full capacity (subject to applicable public health guidelines at the time of each race). For more details about our COVID-19 precautions as the races approach, please keep on eye on this page.

We have also heard your suggestions for future venues, so keep them coming! We will base our decisions for future races on your demand, so in this case the loudest might win! For those of you who cannot make an in-person event in 2022, we will continue to offer the TRi KiDS at Home program, with registration opening in early March. More details to come.

P.S. You can stay up to date first by signing up for our newsletter. You’ll get unique content, fun giveaways, and more delivered right to your inbox. Plus, subscribers get access to deals, products, and registration before anyone else!

A message from our new Series Director

As you may have already seen, Series Founders Tara & Brad Melville have decided to hang up their running shoes and pass on the torch that is TRi KiDS.

My name is Ryan Baldwin and I’m honoured to introduce myself as the new Series Director for the TRi KiDS Triathlon Series.

I’ve been a part of TRi KiDS since 2012; first as an athlete, then volunteer, and finally as a crew member. From my very first experience with the Series, I knew that it was something special. Organizing an event series built just for kids that promotes physical activity is the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m thrilled to be taking on the task.

In the coming months, you will hear more communication from me regarding updates for 2022 and other great opportunities to engage with the Series.

While it’s been a couple of years since “normal”, we are hoping that 2022 allows us to return to a full slate of races in Ontario with 100% capacity. Our discussions with municipalities are ongoing, but we will let you know if there are any updates. We will announce our finalized dates and venues in early December and open registration in early January. (P.S. Newsletter subscribers will get early access to registration so subscribe if you haven’t already!)

If you ever have any questions or comments (or just want to say hi) please feel free to email us or message us on social media, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting TRi KiDS over the past 13 seasons—we are truly grateful and cannot wait for many more years.

– Ryan

Registration Opening!

You heard right!

The TRi KiDS Triathlon Series will open registration on Friday, July 23rd at 10:00am. The following races will be open to registration:

TRi KiDS Niagara (Port Colborne) – Sunday, August 15

TRi KiDS Fergus (age groups 3 to 5, 6-7 and 8-9 only) – Sunday, August 22

TRi KiDS Milton – Sunday, September 5

The link to register will be on our website.

All deferrals have been contacted, please check your inbox if you deferred a race in 2020. If you received a refund last year (most did) you are not considered a deferral.

Due to public health guidelines we have reduced capacities and safety protocols will be in place. There will be no wait lists for any race.

We ask for your patience as we update the website. Most pages are not up to date.

We are excited to be back racing again and look forward to seeing our TRi KiDS families soon.

TRi KiDS at Home 2021 (SOLD OUT)

Announcing TRi KiDS at Home 2021! —-SOLD OUT

Although we are hopeful there will be in person TRi KiDS races later this summer, we would like to offer the opportunity to host your own TRi KiDS race at home complete with a race bib, medal, tote bag, Fruit to Go and more.

With TRi KiDS at Home athletes and parents can be creative in designing your own event. Choose your three events, pick your distance or amount of time for each activity, and get moving. If you do not have access to a pool, try substituting an activity like skipping, jumping on a trampoline or make it a run-bike-run. We have even included a colourful streamer to break through at the finish.

Each TRi KiDS at Home race kit includes a race bib, tote bag, pencil case, mini cow bell, button, tattoos, Fruit to Go, helpful race tips, finish line streamer and medal.

The fee of $30 per kit includes tax and shipping. Payment is accepted by e-transfer.

You also have the option of adding a sporty royal blue TRi KiDS race hat to your kit. The hats are lightweight and washable. Although they have an adjustable clasp we recommend measuring to ensure a good fit. The inside circumference is approximately 20” with the clasp adjusted to the smallest size. To include a hat in your race package please add $18.

To order a TRi KiDS at Home race kit or kits send us an email and include your family name, full mailing address and number of kits requested. You will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions. Start planning your TRi KiDS at Home race today! TRi KiDS at Home is open to everyone.

Have fun and stay active!

Tri Kids Medals

January Update

Dear TRi KiDS Families,

With vaccinations and increased prevention measures we are both optimistic and realistic for the upcoming TRi KiDS season. We are preparing for, at the very least, an abbreviated schedule with lower capacities and safety modifications.

Unfortunately, due to the timing of TRi KiDS Burnaby we have made the decision to cancel the event for 2021. It is not realistic to plan for this race considering we, and the crew travel from Ontario and with it being so early in the pandemic recovery. This is extremely disappointing given the tradition of TRi KiDS Burnaby being the kickoff to the season and it is one of our largest races with 650 athletes.

The remaining events are still in the planning stages. Even with the uncertainty we want to be ready to go when events get the green light, and we feel we can provide a safe environment for everybody.

With that we will postpone the opening of registration until April when we hope there is more clarity.

Announcements will be made on our website, social media as well as through email.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Tara and Brad

Fall Update

We hope you are well and staying active into the fall and winter. It has been a while since we have posted so here is an update. Positive vibes please!
We are optimistic for the return to TRi KiDS events in 2021, although with some necessary modifications to keep us all safe. Wearing masks, physical distancing and crowd size will be the key priorities. Of course, as things related to COVID19 change our plans will adapt and adjust accordingly. Some possible adaptations we are considering and preparing for include; reducing race capacities, staggered age group check in throughout the day, one athlete per lane in the swim, minimizing interaction with volunteers/crew, reducing the number of bikes in each row in transition and pre-packaged items only post race. It is our intention to host TRi KiDS events in 2021 in the same locations and weekends. Traditionally registration would open in January, however we will be postponing this until such time as we have all regional and municipal approvals to proceed. We estimate this to be in early spring.
As always, we are committed to providing the most positive, enjoyable, safe, athlete and family-oriented events possible.
We will provide another update in January.

TRi KiDS at Home

Even though there are no TRi KiDS races on the calendar this summer the season is all about enjoying the outdoors. Whether you’re taking daily family walks, brisk hikes or long bike rides, being physically active is more important than ever.
TRi KiDS at Home is an event that parents and athletes can create together and complete at home this summer. Triathlon combines three sports; swimming, biking and running but TRi KiDS at Home can be tailored to include any three activities. No pool, no problem, replace the swim portion with skipping rope or jumping on a trampoline. Take this opportunity to create your very own triathlon!
After completing the TRi KiDS at Home event parents can award their athlete with a 2020 TRi KiDS medal (sure to be a collectors item) and a snack!
TRi KiDS at Home fee is $18 for the first athlete and $5 for each additional athlete. Payment accepted by e-transfer only. Package includes a medal and snack for each athlete.
Be sure to post pictures of your athletes during and after your TRi KiDS at Home event, and share your ideas with others. Tag @ TRiKiDSTriathlonSeries and @ for a chance to win a TRi KiDS prize pack, including the 2020 designed hat! The random draw will take place in September.
To register, send us an email and include your family name, full mailing address and number of athletes participating (number of medals). You will receive a confirmation email and payment instructions. TRi KiDS at Home will be available all summer long while supplies last.
Have fun and stay active!

TRi KiDS Niagara and Milton Cancelled

Dear TRi KiDS Athletes and Families,
As you may know we have had to cancel our first four races of the season and rescheduled TRi KiDS Milton to September. Our sincere hope was that we would find ourselves in a position to hold races by August. Unfortunately this is not the case and we have now made the difficult decision to cancel both TRi KiDS Niagara and Milton.
Physical distancing is one of the key strategies against the spread of COVID 19 and the very nature of our events is about the gathering of athletes, families and volunteers, not only in preparation for the race during kit pick up, but during the excitement of the race and the celebration at the finish line. The guidelines and processes that would have to be implemented are significant and in some cases impossible. Public health and safety of all is a priority as is ensuring our volunteers and crew are comfortable.
We will be refunding your registration fee in full, including tax. The refund will not include the processing fee that was charged by Race Roster, a third party registration provider. Refunds will be processed starting June 8th.
We are very disappointed to lose the entire 2020 TRi KiDS season and will miss the time we share with you, the volunteers and the TRi KiDS Crew.
Thank you for your loyalty and enthusiasm for the TRi KiDS Triathlon Series. Stay tuned for an announcement about the TRi KiDS at Home program launching in June.
We will be back in 2021 and look forward to seeing everyone then!
Tara and Brad Melville