Young Hearts Triathlon
Saturday July 20, 2024
Kinsmen Beach, Invermere
Age 4 to 5
50m Swim / 1.5km Bike / 500m Run
Age 6 to 7
50m Swim / 1.5km Bike / 500m Run
Age 8 to 9
100m Swim / 3.0km Bike / 1.0km Run
Age 10 to 11
200m Swim / 5.0km Bike / 2km Run
Age 12 to 13
300m Swim / 7.0km Bike / 3.0km Run
Age 14 to 15
400m Swim / 9.0km Bike / 4.0km Run
Includes YH souvenir tech t-shirt if you register before June 1.
OUR CHARITY PARTNER
We are supporting Kronos Kids Triathlon Club again this year. The Heart of the Rockies events weekend will match donations up to $50.00. Please help us make a difference.
ABOUT THE RACE
The Heart of the Rockies events are held in Invermere, BC and surrounding area. Invermere is a 3-hour drive south west of Calgary in the beautiful Columbia Valley. From Calgary, take Highway 1 west through Banff, Alberta to Castle Mountain Junction (30 kms west of Banff) and take Highway 93 south through Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park to Radium Hot Springs. Take Highway 95 south to Invermere (approximately 20 kms). The town of Invermere is located at the northern end of Lake Windermere and is a popular destination for Canadian and international tourists.
Young Hearts Triathlon Schedule of Events
Race Package Pickup
Friday – Kinsmen Beach Park by tennis courts
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Kinsmen Beach Park by Dorothy Pond (south of tennis courts)
Race Morning – Saturday
Kinsmen Beach, Invermere, B.C.
Last chance race package pickup at race start. Please do not bring pets to the event at Kinsmen Beach.
Parking WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE in these areas:
- Any of the roadways that are part of the Young Hearts Triathlon race course.
- Along Beach Drive leading to Kinsmen Park
- Station Neighborhood Pub parking lot
Washroom Facilities: Public washroom facilities are available at Kinsmen Beach.
UPON ARRIVAL AT THE EVENT
Please refer to the “Start Times” below for the timing schedule of race day morning relating to the distribution of timing chips, last-minute package pickup, the pre-race meeting, and age group assembly.
TIMING CHIPS & RACE NUMBERS: Parents are asked to ensure that each child picks up an ankle timing chip on race day morning. The timing chip must be worn on the ANKLE only.
CHANGES TO AGE GROUP: Children’s age category is based on their age as of December 31st of the race year. (To check if your child is in the correct Age Group, please refer to the link “YHT Confirmation List”. Contact us if you wish to change the age information we have on record.
CHANGES TO AGE GROUP DISTANCES: Please review the age group triathlon distances for your child. If preferred, children may race in a younger age category upon request, and you may make this choice during the registration process. Once registered, please contact us to make any changes to age group categories. Category changes must be made at least 3 days prior to race day.
AGE GROUPS 4-5 and 6-7: The distances for these 2 groups are the same and we may group them together if numbers allow.
PLACEMENT OF BICYCLES & TRANSITION GEAR: The parking lot of Kinsmen Beach will be the transition area for the Young Hearts Triathlon. Bike racks will be available and areas designated specifically for each age group.
RACE START TIMES
Group A (Ages 10 -14)
Arrive from 7:00 – 9:00am for timing chip to be worn on the ankle in order to receive timing results.
This group uses the GROUP A bike racks and race in separate waves as follows:
Ages 14-15 8:00am sharp
Ages 12-13 Approx. 9:15am
Ages 10-11 Approx. 10:15am
Group B (Ages 4-9)
Arrive between 10:00 – 11:00am for timing chip to be worn on the ankle in order to receive timing results.
This group uses the GROUP B bike racks and race in separate waves as follows:
Ages 8-9 Approx. 11:00am
Ages 4-7 Approx. 11:30am
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.
TRANSITION ZONE & SWIM COURSE
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.