Kids Tri

Get the whole family involved in the fun!

The best event of the entire weekend:

For the 2014 race we have made a few changes. This year there will be two different kids races. The first event will be a Kids Mini Tri for kids age 5-10. The Kids Mini Tri will be a full triathlon that consists of a 50 yard swim, 1 mile bike and .5 mile run. We are excited to offer our mini triathletes their own special race!

The second event, which will take place at the same time as the Kids Mini Tri, is the Annual Fronhofer Tool Kids Triathlon. This event is the same as in past years and will be available to kids age 11-15. The event distances are a 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike and 1 mile run. The Kids Triathlon will take place within the boundaries of the park making it a fun, competitive and safe event for our young triathletes.

Last year we had over 100 young triathletes participate in our kids triathlon. It was a blast watching the smiles of those kids cruising through course. If you have a beginner triathlete don’t let them miss this great event!

Date: Friday, August 1, 2014
Location: Lake Lauderdale County Park – Cambridge, NY
Start Time: 6:15 PM
Fees: $25 for each race, $10.00 USAT (if athlete is not already an annual member)
Sanctioned By: USAT (annual Membership at

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up: 4:30-6:00pm

*T-Shirts Guaranteed to Pre Registered Athletes*

Important Information:

  • Race day registration and Packet pick-up will be Friday, August 1 from 4:30-6:00 PM.
  • Mandatory Race Meeting 6:15pm Race to follow. Racers will leave in waves.
  • All racers must be on 2 wheels. Training wheels permitted, but no tricycles.
  • All pre registetered athletes will receive a race shirt. Only pre-registered registrants are guaranteed exact sizing.
  • T-Shirts will be available to race day registrants if available.
  • The park will be closed to all traffic from 6:00-7:15, for the safety of all the kids on the course.
  • The mini-triathlon  race will start at approximately 6:15 after the Mandatory Race Meeting and the Kids triathlon race will immediately follow.
  • No parents/spectators are allowed in the transition area. If your child needs help with their shoes or helmets there will be volunteers in the transition area to help
  • Life jackets are permitted. Please note that “most” kids can touch the entire length of the swim course and there are lifeguards all along the swim course.
  • All youth ages 17 and under are required to be annual USAT members to compete in sanctioned events (a one day permit can be purchased when signing up on line for the race or you can sign them up on line at
  • Training wheels are permitted on the bike course.
  • There will be no tricycles or “Big Wheels” permitted.
  • All athletes must wear a helmet on the bike course!


Course Information:

  • The SWIM is an oval loop with several volunteers and life guards the entire way.  Athletes will be able to stand at any point of the race for safety.
  • The BIKE is an out and back on a closed road.  Athletes will be required to slow themselves at each turn around for safety. Volunteers have the right to pull bikers from the course if they are not acting a safe manor or following the direction of the volunteers.
  • The RUN is on an out and back on a closed road.  There will be cones marking where to go and when to turn around.


The Mandatory Meeting will confirm each course and any changes that have been made from previous years.  There will be a course map provided for each athlete at packet pick up.  It is the athletes responsibility to know the course.  There will be plenty of volunteers to ensure a safe and fun race.


Age Groups:

Fronhofer Tool Mini Triathlon:Youth Junior (5-10): 50 yard swim, 1 mile Bike,
.5 mile Run

Fronhofer Tool Kids Triathlon:Youth Senior (11-15): 100 yard swim, 3 mile Bike, 1 mile Run

The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. The age up rule applies to youth events.  USA Triathlon requires age group divisions:

 Specific Age Groups:

Fronhofer Tool Mini Triathlon: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Fronhofer Tool Kids Triathlon: 11-12, 13-15


The kids race has grown to be one of the most exciting parts of our triathlon weekend. It has become a tradition to host the kids’ race on Friday evening and what a success it has been! The course is always lined with spectators and athletes cheering on our future triathletes. It is always much fun to watch the smiling faces go cruising by.  We encourage you to bring your children and their friends to give the sport a “tri”. The course is set up for beginner triathletes.


As an extra bonus, participants in Saturday’s race can pick up their packets that night.  So, bring the kids along and join in the fun!

The 2014 Fronhofer Tool Mini Triathlon and the Fronhofer Tool Kids Triathlon are both USA Triathlon sanctioned events. Therefore, all USAT rules will be in effect. A complete listing of the USAT rules can be read online at



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