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
I have 8 year old twins and this was their second year participating in the Burlington Triathlon. My kids enjoyed themselves immensely. The organization of the event is incredible. You do an amazing job making sure that this is a fun event for everyone involved. You manage to take the stress out of the day and we love how you encourage participation and not winning. CONGRATS to another well planned and successful event.
“OMG just watched my grandchildren complete the triathlon in Port Colborne. It was an absolute pleasure….They LOVED it and I was absolutely amazed at the organization and everything about the event. Heartiest thanks and congratulations to all involved. Everyone we met and everything about it was fantastic….they had a wonderful experience and are already talking about the next triathlon.”
My two children age 10 and 12 just competed in their first tri in Ottawa today. I had to write to thank you for such an amazing first experience! My husband and I were amazed at the number of helpful volunteers and staff on the course. I have participated in many races but I have never seen one so well organized and managed from start to finish.
This event was so impressive in how well it was organized! There are a lot of moving parts and it was excellent!
Excellent event. Well run. On time. Nice quality medals at the end. Ability to get the stuff out of the transition zones allows families to get on the road back home which is appreciated. Overall, the volunteer team and organizers should feel very proud of the event. Very well run.
This was our family’s first time participating in a triathlon but we’ve participated in many events of different varieties and I must tell you, this was such a marvelously run event I am simply in awe. Such attention to so many details to make everything run smoothly, and such terrific staff/volunteers to ensure every kid had a positive experience. Planning and organization, enthusiasm and good humour, all played a role in making the whole event enjoyable for participants and spectators alike.
My family would like to thank you and your organization for this past weekends Tri Kids Niagara race in Port Colborne. Our 5 year old completed her first race. It was an awesome event. We look forward to next summer when we can enjoy more races, and see the confidence and pride on all the kids faces for having completed such a fun and challenging journey.
My 7-year old daughter just completed her very first triathlon at your Niagara event and wants to do another one – now! She was very nervous going into this and any glitch could have resulted in this being her first, and last, triathlon. I have to commend you for an incredibly well run event! Everything from email notifications, race kit pickup, orientation, transitions, course marshals, etc., everything! I understand that your events sell out very quickly and I can see why.
This was the second year that our children have participated in the Burlington Triathlon and this year was another OUTSTANDING year. My husband and I have been so incredibly impressed with your events – the professionalism – the overall vibe of the events are so positive and encouraging…a huge thank you for running these events and encouraging athletes of all abilities to participate, have fun and succeed! You should feel really great about the work you do – it goes a long way to building confidence and esteem in many, many children. So again – a huge thanks – and a special shout-out to all the amazing volunteers too!
This is our second year participating in the TriKids at Burnaby. We have had a fantastic experience both years. Well organized, enthusiastic volunteers and a great course for the kids. We’re excited to come back next year. Thanks so much!