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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

TRi KiDS Milton

All registered athletes in TRi KiDS Milton will be sent the Race Weekend Guide on Monday, June 24th. Please keep an eye out for the Guide (email account used for registration) and review before the weekend. Please check all email accounts.

The Guide can be found on this link.

Registration Update

We have closed the wait list for both TRi KiDS Burnaby and TRi KiDS Burlington. As we receive withdrawals we will contact the next athlete on the wait list. TRi KiDS Milton is filling fast and has only 90 spots open.

New Refund Policy

With the new 3-race Ontario schedule the transfer policy that has been in place for the past 10 years has been adjusted. If your child cannot participate in the race originally registered for and there is space in another race we can transfer to the new race provided the request is received at least 2 weeks before the new race.

We have a new refund policy which should be reviewed prior to registering for a race. Find it here. This is a firm policy and we will refer to it when receiving inquiries.

Have Questions?

The 2016 TRi KiDS season is just around the corner!

This is a great time to review the very helpful, informative resources on our website.  We are always updating the FAQ list and other pages so that you are completely informed and know what to expect when race day arrives.

Each race has it’s own page with venue-specific information.  In addition, below we list links for general information that we guarantee you will find helpful:

FAQ

Race Details and Rules for Safety

Age Group Assignments and Distances

We also ask that you review the NO REFUND and transfer policy before registering.

 

 

 

TRi YOUTH Relay Category

In addition to offering a unique race experience for youth ages 14 to 17, a relay category has been added to the TRi YOUTH Triathlon races.  The 3-person relay has each athlete completing one leg of the race.  Learn more about TRi YOUTH Triathlons here.

Partner with TRi KiDS!

TRi KiDS continues to expand, and with expansion comes great opportunities for sponsors.  Consider partnering with Canada’s only triathlon series JUST FOR KiDS!  TRi KiDS offers unique benefits and tremendous exposure for local and national sponsors.  Contact us to learn more.