Burlington (SOLD OUT)

Date: June 9, 2024

Time: Start at 8:30 AM

Location: Nelson Pool and Park, Burlington , ON. View map

Nelson Park is located at 4235 New Street on the north side just west of Appleby Line.

Driving directions can be found on this link.

Pre Race Communication and Information

On the Monday prior to TRi KiDS Burlington powered by Pure Flavor, a “RACE WEEKEND GUIDE” will be sent to all registered participants. The Guide covers final details for race weekend and includes parking suggestions, set-up times, course information, race kit pick up instructions….and much more. The Guide is sent to the email address provided at registration and it will also be posted on our home page under the News section. Please review the Guide as it contains very important information.

We post all information related to the events on the website, Facebook and Twitter and keep it up to date. We also recommend checking our FAQ page and the Rules for Safety page. We are confident your questions will be answered with these resources.

Race Kit Pickup

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Location: Nelson Park Arena, 4235 New Street, Burlington

Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm

We encourage all athletes to pick up their race kits on Saturday and attend an orientation session. Wave times are sent on the Monday before the event with the Race Weekend Guide.  Please do not contact us in advance for wave times.

Orientation Sessions

Orientation sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length and include a course overview. Attend the session of your choice during Race Kit Pickup on a June 8, 2024.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Location: Soccer pitch next to transition area (exit via ice resurfacing doors at back of arena floor)

Times: 12:00pm & 1:00pm

The busiest time at race kit pickup is just prior to an orientation.

Race Day

Race day kit pickup will open at 7:30am for those unable to attend on Saturday. The first wave of 3-5 year olds will start at 8:30am. Arrival times for all age groups will be posted in the Guide. Wave times for all ages will be posted at race kit pickup.

The event will run rain or shine. See the FAQ page for details.

Course Description

Click on the RACEPOINT logo to link to the interactive map for TRi KiDS Burlington.  The interactive map allows you to view the course for each age group.  Hover over the icons for more information.

Age GroupBib ColourSwimBikeRun
3 to 5yellow15m500 m100 m
6 - 7red25m (1/2 length)1 km (1 loop)375 m (1 lap)
8 - 9blue50m (1 length)3 km (3 loops)750 m (2 laps)
10 - 11orange100m (2 lengths)5 km (5 loops)1.5 km (4 laps)
12 - 13green200m (4 lengths)7 km (7 loops)1.9 km (5 laps)

Above is the distance chart for TRi KiDS Burlington. Please note that distances may change if necessary and age group distances will vary at each race venue. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer the 14-15 age group at Burlington due to facility constraints.


The swim takes place in the 50 meter outdoor Nelson Pool.  Lifeguards will be on deck at all times.

  • There will be a maximum of 10 athletes per wave. Athletes will swim two per lane.
  • The swim will start in the water (no diving or jumping).
  • One parent or guardian (16 years +) must accompany athletes in the 3-5 age group in the water (swim takes place in shallow end only for this age group) and on foot for the bike and run.
  • Athletes 3-5 years may use water wings, puddle jumpers or a life jacket.
  • Life jackets are offered so that athletes feel 100% comfortable swimming in this environment. The life jacket is not intended as an aid for non-swimmers. It is not a requirement for athletes to continuously swim their designated distance. Resting by using the lane ropes or side walls is permitted and encouraged.
  • Life jackets will be offered and supplied for all age groups.
  • Contact us with special requests for the swim portion.

Special Policies for 6-7 Year Olds in the Burlington Event

All athletes in the 6-7 age group will be required to wear a CSA-certified life jacket. You will be permitted to bring your own or the City will provide one to you.

Special Policies for 8-9 & 10-11 Year Olds in the Burlington 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. The race will pause briefly before each of these age groups to allow our team and the City to administer the swim tests.

Athletes registered in the 8-9 will be required to report to the yellow wave calling tent BETWEEN 9:30am and 10:15am to receive a swim test.

Athletes registered in the 10-11 will be required to report to the yellow wave calling tent BETWEEN 11:30am and 12:15pm to receive a swim test.

If an athlete chooses not to complete the swim test during the allocated period for their age group 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 either of the above policies as they are mandated by the City of Burlington.


The bike course is a 1 km loop on a vehicle free road within the park. The road is paved and flat. Older age groups will do multiple loops to complete their respective distance.


The run course takes athletes around the perimeter of the soccer field. The run is a 500 meter ‘track’ entirely on grass. Athletes will complete the required number of laps to achieve their respective distance. There will be one water station set up for all age groups.  The older age groups will pass the water station several times.

Bike Inspection

In order to avoid disappointment on race day we recommend that you take your bike in for a pre-race safety inspection the week before the race. Technical problems can easily be avoided. Check helmets for proper fit.

Post Race

Please be sure to pick up ALL belongings after the race. Lost and found items are gathered and left at the race site. The organizers are not responsible for items left at the race site.

Finishing times will be posted on this link within hours of race completion.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land on which we host our Burlington event is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinabewaki, the Attiwonderonk, and the Haudenosaunee peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Burlington is covered by Treaty 3 3/4 (Brant Tract Treaty 8) with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Venue Information

Nelson Pool and Park
Burlington , ON

Nelson Park is located at 4235 New Street on the north side just west of Appleby Line.

Driving directions can be found on this link.

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