Niagara (SOLD OUT)

Date: August 18, 2024

Time: Start at 8:30 AM

Location: Vale Health and Wellness Centre, Port Colborne, ON. View map

Pre Race Communication and Information

On the Monday prior to TRi KiDS Niagara powered by Pure Flavor, the “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 pickup 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.

We post all information related to the events on the website, Facebook and Twitter. We also recommend checking our FAQ page, and the Rules for Safety page.

Official Race Hotel

Our official race hotel for Niagara is the Residence & Conference Centre Welland, located at Niagara College’s Welland Campus. The hotel is a quick 15 minutes drive from the race site.

Click the logo below or use the promo code TRIKIDS24 to receive an exclusive discount on stays for August 16 – 18. The room block is not guaranteed and all rooms must be booked by July 16 to receive the discount.

Race Kit Pickup

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024

Location: Vale Health & Wellness Centre

Time: TBA

We encourage all athletes to pick up their race kits on Saturday and attend an orientation session.

Orientation Session

Orientation sessions are offered during race kit pick up. The orientation session is approximately 30-40 minutes in length and include a course overview.

Date: TBA

Location: Just outside Vale Health & Wellness Centre next to the transition area

Times: TBA

Race Day

Race day kit pickup will open at 7:30am.  The first wave will start at 8:30am with the 3 to 5 age group.  Arrival times for all age groups will be posted in the Guide.   

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


Click on the RACEPOINT icon for the TRi KiDS Niagara interactive map. Hover over the icons for more more information.

Age GroupBib ColourSWiMBikeRun
3 to 5yellow15m500 m100 m
6 - 7red25m (1 length)1.5 km (1 loop)375 m (1 lap)
8 - 9blue75m (3 lengths)3 km (2 loops)750 m (2 laps)
10 - 11orange100m (4 lengths)4.5 km (3 loops)1.5 km (4 laps)
12 - 13green200m (8 lengths)7.5 km (5 loops)1.9 km (5 laps)
14 - 15black300m (12 lengths)9 km (6 loops)2.25 km (6 laps)

Above is the distance chart for TRi KiDS Niagara. Please note that distances may change if necessary and age group distances will vary at each race venue


The swim takes place in the 6 lane, 25 meter indoor YMCA pool at Vale Health & Wellness Centre.  Lifeguards will be on deck at all times.

  • There will be a maximum of 12 athletes per wave. Two athletes per lane.
  • The swim will start in the water (no diving or jumping).
  • One parent/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 and supplied for all age groups.
  • Life jackets are offered so that athletes feel 100% comfortable swimming in the race 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.
  • Contact us with special requests for the swim portion.


The bike course is a 1.5 km loop on Elizabeth St.- closed to traffic. All age groups will do multiple loops to complete their distance.


The run course takes athletes around the perimeter of the of the main soccer pitch adjacent the pool building. The run is a 500 meter ‘track’ entirely on grass. Athletes will complete the required number of laps to achieve their 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

Celebrate your accomplishment with some healthy and fun veggie snacks from Pure Flavor! Don’t forget to check out all of the fun activities that have at the finish line.

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 are posted at Chiptime Results within a few hours after the race.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land on which we host our Niagara (Port Colborne) event is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Attiwonderonk, and the Haudenosaunee peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Port Colborne is covered by Treaty 3 (Between the Lakes Treaty) with the Mississaugas of the Credit

Venue Information

Vale Health and Wellness Centre
Port Colborne, ON

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