February Update

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.

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Newsletter Sent

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.

Register Now

Registration is Open

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

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

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!


Refresher – Equipment Rules and Guidelines

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 Ottawa – Race Weekend Guide

The excitement is building!

TRi KiDS Ottawa is this weekend.  All registered athletes were sent the Race Weekend Guide via email today, Monday, August 1st.  Please review before the weekend.  Online registration has closed and the race has reached maximum capacity.

The Guide can also be found here.

TRi KiDS OKANAGAN Race Weekend Guide

All athletes registered for this weekend’s TRi KiDS Okanagan would have received the Race Weekend Guide sent by email to the address provided upon registration.  Please review the Guide and the resources on our website before the weekend.

You can find the link to the Guide here.

We are looking forward to our trip to Kelowna!

Here we go! TRi KiDS Oakville I

All registered athletes for this weekend’s TRi KiDS Oakville I have been sent their Race Weekend Guide to the email address used on registration.  Please review with your athlete before the weekend.  See you on Saturday.

The Guide is also posted here.

**UPDATE** TRi KiDS Niagara

Ridley College has recently informed us that they are no longer permitted to privately rent the campus pool. This directive came to them from the Niagara Region Health Department with very little advance notice. Our search for an alternate venue in the Niagara region was not successful as we were unable to find a venue that meets our requirements for a safe and positive TRi KiDS experience. Although there are suitable sites the challenge is finding an available date on or close to August 21st. It goes without saying that we are very disappointed the pool is not available to us.

TRi KiDS Niagara 2016 will now be a Duathlon: Run, Bike, Run. After a very successful Duathlon in Burlington this past weekend we are confident that the energy and excitement will carry over to Niagara.
All registered athletes in TRi KiDS Niagara were sent a notice by email on Tuesday (yesterday).  Read the full post here.
We are no longer accepting requests for refunds – this deadline has passed.  The transfer policy set out for all races – see the registration page – is still in effect for TRi KiDS Niagara.

Next Stop – TRi KiDS Edmonton!

Online registration is now closed for next weekend’s race in Edmonton.  All registered athletes will receive their Race Weekend Guide the evening of Monday, June 20.  Please look out for it in your inbox; the email used upon registration.

We accept walk up registrations, space permitting, on Saturday only (no race day) during race kit pick up.  Details for race kit pick up will be posted on the Guide.

TRi KiDS Edmonton Race Weekend Guide – click here.


TRi KiDS Burlington DUATHLON

Athletes registered for TRi KiDS Burlington on Sunday, June 19th will receive their Race Weekend Guide by email on Monday, June 13th. Please review the Guide before race weekend. You can find the Guide here.

The race starts with the 6 – 7 year old age group at 9:00 am.

Finishing Times – the LINK is posted in the Race Guide on the POST RACE page.

Have Questions?

The 2016 TRi KiDS season is just around the corner!

This is a great time to review the very helpful, informative resources on our website.  We are always updating the FAQ list and other pages so that you are completely informed and know what to expect when race day arrives.

Each race has it’s own page with venue-specific information.  In addition, below we list links for general information that we guarantee you will find helpful:


Race Details and Rules for Safety

Age Group Assignments and Distances

We also ask that you review the NO REFUND and transfer policy before registering.




Volunteer waving kids in to the finish

Volunteer Draw Prizes

NEW this season – Volunteer draw prizes! Register to volunteer in 2016 and you could be the winner of a TRi KiDS prize pack or gift card. Winners this year include; Gabby and Charlie (1st volunteers to register), Krysten O., Marianne A. and Lauren T.

Visit the volunteer page to learn more about volunteer positions and to register online.

New Charitable Partners in 2016

We are pleased to welcome Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation as partners of the 2016 TRi KiDS Triathlon Series.

Alberta Children’s Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital provide advanced pediatric research and education, specialized equipment and excellence in family centered care. Edmonton’s Stollery Hospital is the second busiest hospital in Canada with over 215,000 patient visits per year.  Alberta’s Children’s Hospital has a terrific Kids Helping Kids program that encourages having fun while raising funds – even the smallest hands can make a big difference!

Visit our Charities page to learn more and start fundraising today!


TRi KiDS Oakville I SOLD OUT

We have reached maximum capacity for TRi KiDS Oakville I on July 3rd.  We will take names for a short wait list.  TRi KiDS Oakville II has over 200 spots left, however that race will fill quickly too.  Register soon!

TRi KiDS Burnaby

The first race of the 2016 season, TRi KiDS Burnaby has reached maximum capacity.  We have also closed the wait list to new names.  TRi KiDS Okanagan is still accepting registrations – yes, a bit of a drive but a beautiful one!


February Updates

The most recent TRi KiDS newsletter was sent out on Wednesday.  Please check your spam/junk folders if you did not receive it.  We have posted it here as well.  TRi KiDS Burnaby has sold out since the newsletter went out.  We are taking names for a wait list if you would like to be added.  A few of the other races are filling fast – check out the newsletter for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

We continue to add to the list of frequently asked questions.  Whether your family is new to TRi KiDS or have been racing for years, the FAQ list will provide answers to important questions.  Be sure to review after registering and before race day!

TRi YOUTH Relay Category

In addition to offering a unique race experience for youth ages 14 to 17, a relay category has been added to the TRi YOUTH Triathlon races.  The 3-person relay has each athlete completing one leg of the race.  Learn more about TRi YOUTH Triathlons here.

Partner with TRi KiDS!

TRi KiDS continues to expand, and with expansion comes great opportunities for sponsors.  Consider partnering with Canada’s only triathlon series JUST FOR KiDS!  TRi KiDS offers unique benefits and tremendous exposure for local and national sponsors.  Contact us to learn more.

Volunteer helping in the transition area

Volunteer Registration is Open!

We LOVE our TRi KiDS Volunteers!  Why not join the TRi KiDS team for a race or two this summer? You’ll be helping young athletes as they swim, bike and run, and will have just as much fun.

Grab a friend and register to volunteer!  Visit our Volunteer page for a list of roles and descriptions, and the online registration form.

We look forward to having you on our team.

2016 Newsletter Hot Off the Press

The first newsletter of the 2016 season was sent out today highlighting some of the exciting changes and updates for this season.  You can find the newsletter posted here.

Hoping for lots of TRi KiDS talk at the dinner table tonight!