Young Hearts Triathlon Race Course

The focus of the children’s triathlon is safety, enjoyment and participation. Parents are encouraged to support children in age groups 4-5 and 6-7 during the race. We suggest that parents of children who are in categories 8-9 and older allow them to experience a truer sense of independence and self reliance during the event. Each age group will race separately, however the exact start time for each age group cannot be pre-determined until race day. More detailed information will be communicated closer to race day.


Ages 14-15  8:00am sharp

Ages 12-13  Approx. 9:15am

Ages 10-11  Approx. 10:15am

Ages 8-9  Approx. 11:00am

Ages 6-7  Approx. 11:30am

Ages 4-5  Approx. 12:00pm

Young Hearts Swim


The swim start is about 20m down the beach west of the swim finish.  Kids simply swim out to the orange buoy and return.  Parents will be allowed to accompany their child in the water, but will only be allowed on the barge if space is available.

Please be assured that changes to distances in the swim event will be made if weather conditions are not satisfactory or alternatively, the race may change to a Run/Bike/Run event. Qualified lifeguards and volunteers will escort children during the swim. Parents of children aged 4 to 7 are encouraged to join their children in the water during the swim event and children may use any type of flotation device desired, including flippers.

A swim cap will be included in your child’s package. Parents of children aged 8 and older are asked to ensure their children are sufficiently competent to complete their swim distance with ease. If children do not feel confident, please either escort them in the water or provide them with a flotation device for their safety and enjoyment.


  • Helmets are mandatory & must be secured prior to mounting bikes.
  • Cyclists must walk their bikes to & from the “mount/dismount” line.
  • Ensure bikes are in good repair and tires are inflated adequately. Bring an extra tube and pump to the race start to avoid disappointment should a flat occur.
  • Parents are asked to ensure children are familiar with the cycle distance for their age group and aware of the turnaround point(s).


  • Parents are asked to ensure children are familiar with the run distance and turnaround point(s) for their age group.
  • Water is offered at aid station after leaving transition


  • Snacks and refreshments will be available near the finish line.
  • Remember to wear the timing chip on the ankle for accurate timing results.
Young Hearts Run