Niagara (Port Colborne)

Date: To Be Confirmed

Time: Start at

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

Pre Race Communication and Information

On the Monday prior to TRi KiDS Niagara 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.  Please review the Guide carefully and thoroughly as it contains important information on NEW race protocols and processes.

We post all information related to the events on the website, Facebook and Twitter. We also recommend checking our FAQ page, the Rules for Safety page and the COVID-19 updates page.

Race Kit Pickup

Date:  To Be Announced

Location: Vale Health & Wellness Centre – outside under the vestibule

Time: To Be Announced

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 minutes in length and include a course overview. New info on COVID race protocols will be covered.

Time: To Be Announced

Race Day

Race day kit pickup will open at TBA.  The first wave will start at TBA 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.

Distances

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

Age Group Bib Colour SWiM Bike Run
3 to 5 yellow 15m 500 m 100 m
6 - 7 red 25m 1.5 km 500 m
8 - 9 blue 75m 3 km 1 km
10 - 11 orange 100m 4.5 km 1.5 km
12 - 13 green 200m 7.5 km 2 km

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

Swim

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 6 athletes per wave. One athlete 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.

Bike

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.

Run

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

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.

Venue Information

Vale Health and Wellness Centre
Port Colborne, ON

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