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!
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.
I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for putting on such a wonderful event! We cannot say enough about our experience yesterday – it was so well organized! The highlight was to be able to cheer on and encourage not only our daughter, but all of the children who participated. It was very rewarding to see so many children out being active and to see the enthusiasm, pride, and the satisfaction of such an accomplishment on their faces (and those of parents). I will never forget the image of watching my daughter come across the finish line and the pride I felt! Thank you for bringing this event to BC!
I just wanted to tell you how much my family and I enjoyed the TriKids event yesterday. The entire event was beautifully planned and organized. Despite the huge number of athletes participating in 3 different sports in different age groups, there was perfect coordination, punctuality, no chaos, no stress (at least, none to participants, parents and visitors!!) – it was amazing. Hats off to you and the whole team at TriKids.
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!
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.
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.
This weekend was perhaps our 5th time participating in the event. Just wanted to say that it is such a thrill to have our kids compete in a friendly and safe environment that is unmatched by any other triathlon. The changes you made to the race course this year were a big improvement! Looking forward to many more years of swim bike and run with you !
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.
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.
Celebration Contest! Three TRi KiDS Prize Packs to be Won!/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Celebrate the 10th season of TRi KiDS and enter to win a TRi KiDS prize pack.
“What has TRi KiDS meant to your family?”
To enter tell us what TRi KiDS has meant to your family, whether it’s been 9 years or just one race. We would love to see photos of your most memorable TRi KiDS experience!
Your comment must be on the original Facebook contest post and can include a COMMENT and/or PHOTO.
Be sure to share with family and friends. Complete Rules & Regs can be found here https://bit.ly/2Io7Qyf
Burnaby Wait List is Closed/in Frontpage Article, Updates
We have a wait list of over 20 athletes for TRi KiDS Burnaby and will not be taking additional names for the list.
TRi KiDS Burnaby SOLD OUT/in Frontpage Article, Updates
As expected TRi KiDS Burnaby has sold out earlier than last season. We will take 20 names for the wait list, please contact us by email.
Excited for the June 3rd event!
E-Newsletter Hot Off the Press/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Read the latest newsletter here. We’re counting down the days to TRi KiDS 2018! Only 115 days to go and races are filling fast.
Join us for our 10th season celebrations!
Here’s to Season 10!/in Frontpage Article, Updates
We are excited to announce the opening of registration for the 10th season of TRi KiDS! We are counting down the days to the first race, TRi KiDS London on May 27th.
Please note that the website is still being updated with specific race information. Keep checking back for updated info. If you haven’t already done so like the TRi KiDS page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We post all announcements and updates on social media, and on our website.
The 2018 TRi KiDS Season/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Race locations and dates will be announced as we confirm the venues for 2018. Announcements will be made on the website, Facebook and Twitter. Registration for the 2018 season will open in early January.
Enjoy the fall!
Final Race of 2017 – TRi KiDS Milton/in Frontpage Article, Updates
The Race Weekend Guide has been sent to all athletes registered in this weekend’s sold out race. Please check the email address used upon registration (check ALL your email addresses). Everything you need to know is found in the Guide and on the website. Review the FAQ page, Rules for Safety page and Age Group Assignments page.
The link to confirm registration can be found here. We do not need to be informed if your child is unable to race. There are no refunds under any circumstances. Refer to the Registration page.
See you on the weekend for the season finale!
TRi KiDS Fergus SOLD OUT/in Frontpage Article, Updates
This weekend’s TRi KiDS Fergus race is sold out.
The Race Weekend Guide will be sent out Monday evening to those registered. The Guide is posted here.
TRi KiDS Niagara is Here!/in Frontpage Article, Updates
The Race Weekend Guide has been sent to all registered athletes for TRi KiDS Niagara today. Please check the inbox of the email address used upon registration.
Online registration is still open, closing on Wednesday, August 16th at 9:00pm OR when we hit our maximum capacity.
The Race Weekend Guide is posted here. Please review before the weekend.
Ottawa – Here We Come!/in Frontpage Article, Updates
TRi KiDS and TRi YOUTH athletes would have received their Race Weekend Guide today, sent to the email address used upon registration. The Guide is also posted here.
We are looking for parent volunteers. If you can lend a hand for a few hours please contact us at email@example.com.
See you on the weekend.
Calgary – Race Weekend Guide/in Frontpage Article, Updates
The Guide has been sent by email to all registered athletes. Online registration is now closed. The Race is SOLD OUT. No race day registrations.
Up Next…Kelowna!/in Frontpage Article, Updates
The Race Weekend Guide for TRi KiDS Okanagan has been sent to all registered athletes. It can be found on this link. Please review before the weekend.
We will be taking new registrations on Saturday during race kit pick up hours at the H2O Centre.
TRi KiDS Okanagan Registration Extended/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Online registration has been extended to Tuesday, July 11th at midnight EST.
The Race Weekend Guide will be sent to the email address provided upon registration on Monday evening. Please watch out for it.
Race Weekend Guide TRi KiDS Oakville/in Frontpage Article, Updates
The TRi KiDS Oakville Guide has been sent to all registered athletes. Check the email address used upon registration.
See you on the weekend!
Thank you Sponsors of TRi KiDS Okanagan/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Thank you to our Okanagan local sponsors Cyclepath Cycle & Snow Kelowna and WETS:
Cyclepath Kelowna, located at 2169 Springfield Road in Kelowna, is our exclusive ‘pre-race bike inspection’ shop. Drop in or give them a call at 250-868-0122 to make sure your bike is in racing condition! They offer FREE pre-race bike checks. Visit their website for stores hours and directions. Be sure to tell them you’re a TRi KiDS participant!
WETS: We Teach Swimming is a private swim school for children that offers learn to swim programs using achievable progressions based on the Red Cross Swim Levels. With only 4 students per class your child gets personalized instruction in sync with their personality and strengths to help them learn how to float, swim and play safely when they are in, on or around water.
TRi KiDS Burlington – Race Weekend Guide/in Frontpage Article, Updates
All registered athletes in this weekend’s duathlon have been sent via email the Race Weekend Guide. The Guide can also be found here.
Please review for information on Saturday’s race kit pick up, orientations, parking and arrival times for Sunday.
Registration is still open online until Wednesday at midnight.
TRi KiDS Burnaby Race Weekend Guide/in Frontpage Article, Frontpage Update
All registered athletes in this weekend’s Burnaby race have been sent the Race Weekend Guide to the email address used upon registration.
The Guide is also linked here.
Thanks for joining us at TRi KiDS London/in Frontpage Article, Frontpage Update, Updates
We had a great time – hope you did too.
Remember the POST RACE info found in your Race Weekend Guide. Details on finishing times and photos.
Let the Season Begin!/in Frontpage Article, Updates
We’re just over one week away from the first race of a 10-race TRi KiDS season. Thankfully the weather has cooperated and allowed us to get in the spirit of spring!
All registered athletes in TRi KiDS London will receive their Race Weekend Guide on Monday afternoon (May 22) sent to the email address provided upon registration. The Guide will also be posted here and on the London page. Please review it carefully for race kit pick up times (NEW times), orientations, arrival times on race day and more.
Race Weekend Guide – read it here.
Volunteers! Calling Volunteers! Online Registration is Open/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Follow this link to online registration.
February Update/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Only 4 months until the first TRi KiDS race of the season in London, ON! Have you registered yet? Races are filling up fast – TRi KiDS Burnaby will sell out this week. Read the latest newsletter here for updates.
Have you set up your Personal Fundraising Page?/in Frontpage Article, Updates
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At Holland Bloorview every day is an opportunity to create possibilities for kids with disabilities.
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Newsletter Sent/in Frontpage Article, Updates
We recently sent out a newsletter with the 2017 season race dates, locations and an introduction to Holland Bloorview, our new charitable partner. You can view the newsletter here.
Registration is Open/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Registration for the 2017 season is now open. Please review the information on the REGISTRATION page prior to proceeding to the form. We are using a new third party platform this year and welcome any comments or questions.
Here’s to an awesome 2017 TRi KiDS season!
New Season Around the Corner/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Spring 2017 may seem far in the future but we’re busy preparing for another great season of TRi KiDS racing! Stay tuned for the race schedule and registration opening. We are targeting mid-December to open registration.
Race Weekend Guide – TRi KiDS Milton/in Frontpage Article, Updates
Where did the season go?!? Here we are preparing for the final race of a jam-packed 2016 season!
The Race Weekend Guide has been sent by email to all registered athletes. It is also posted here.
Be sure to review our website for tips, resources, videos, FAQs, equipment rules etc before the race. We update the info and provide answers to most questions. If you have additional questions you can send us an email, but please check the Guide and website first.
See you at TRi KiDS Milton!
Fergus, Here We Come – Race Weekend Guide/in Frontpage Article, Updates
All registered athletes in this weekend’s TRi KiDS Fergus race were sent the Guide on Monday to the email address used upon registration.
The Guide can also be found here. We are looking forward to another fun race.
Refresher – Equipment Rules and Guidelines/in Frontpage Article, Updates
REVIEW the bike rules below BEFORE the race:
A majority of our participants are not affected by these guidelines however, the rules below are enforced for safety reasons only and have nothing to do with performance advantages.
Footwear while riding must have a closed toe box and enclosed heel. No sandals or flip flops.
Clipless pedals are permitted at any age, with the following conditions:
Age group 12-13 and under, the cleat must be recessed into the cycling shoe, such that the sole of the shoe, not the cleat, makes full contact with the ground. The athlete must be able to clip into both sides of the pedal.
For age group 14-15 all clipless pedal systems are permitted.
Cage pedals are NOT permitted at any age.
Aerobars are permitted for the 14-15 age group only and they must not extend more than 15cm beyond the front wheel axle. They must not be longer than the brake levers foremost line and must have a solid bridge.
Torsos must be covered for the bike and run portion of the race. This rule is for both girls and boys. The athlete will be asked to return to transition to put on a shirt. Sleeveless shirts, tri suits and one piece bathing suits are permitted.
If you are unsure about your athlete’s equipment please contact us in advance of the race. If you are a coached athlete or a member of club/team your coaches should be aware of these guidelines.
TRi KiDS Niagara Duathlon Race Weekend Guide/in Frontpage Article, Updates
The Race Weekend Guide has been sent to all registered athletes in this weekend’s TRi KiDS Niagara Duathlon. Please review before the weekend. Looking forward to a great race.
Race Weekend Guide TRi KiDS Oakville II/in Frontpage Article, Updates
All registered athletes in this Sunday’s Oakville II race have been sent the Race Weekend Guide via email. Please review before the weekend.
The Guide is also linked here and on the Oakville II event page.