Menlo Park Kids Triathlon
July 8th, 2017
Join the fun on Saturday, July 8th 2017 and have your child participate in the Menlo Park Kids Triathlon. This event is open to children age 4 through 15 and provides a safe and fun environment for kids to compete in a triathlon with kids their same age.
Be Sure to Check the Pricing and Registration Schedule Below!
Registration Fees & Price Increases – Applies to all categories/distances:
Family discount (applies to siblings only) – $5 off for each additional sibling registered at the same time.
For families registering more than one child proceed through the registration for the first child and when it asks if you want to register another add the second sibling. It takes you back to the beginning as we need a waiver confirmed for each child. The family discount will be applied when you check out.
Please note dates of price increases.
$40 – Early Bird Special: until 2/28/2017 *no refunds or transfers
$50 – Register between 3/1/2017 – 5/31/2017
$55 – Register between 6/1/2017 – 6/25/2017
*REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED FROM 6/26/2017 – 6/27/2017 TO ALLOCATE AGE GROUP WAVES – (Waves are the groups of children in the pool at one time – the oldest children start first in the morning)
Registration will re-open on 6/28/2017 with LIMITED SPOTS depending on space available in each wave.
$75 – Register between 6/28/2017 – 6/30/2017
$100 – Register between 7/1/2017 – 7/3/2017
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 7/4/2017 – RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY
$125 – Registion on Race Day – ONLY between 7:00am-8:00am
REFUNDS: Refunds only granted until 6/8/2017
Fees & Price Increases
Applies to all categories/distances* no refunds nor transfers
NOTE: When registering for the season pass, under Division, select “Series Pass” instead of “SVKT Only.” This will register you for all 3 races.
Please note dates of price increases.
$110 – ($40 off) Early Bird Special: until 2/28/2017
$120 – ($30 off) Register between 3/1/2017 – 4/30/2017
$145 – ($10 off) Register between 5/1/2017-5/21/2017
Again for 2017: All of our youth triathlons will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). An Annual Membership License must be purchased for each athlete to participate. This membership provides the athlete with accident insurance coverage for the race. Your child will not be able to participate under a parent’s USAT membership number. Every athlete is required to have their own annual membership.
USA Triathlon offers a Youth Annual Membership for $10. (USAT no longer allows one-day licenses for youth but have instead reduced the annual fee from $15 to $10). This 12 month membership covers any USA Triathlon sanctioned event and comes with exclusive sponsor discounts from USA Triathlon Partners. Our registration page will let you purchase the annual membership, or go directly to the USAT site for more information: USA Triathlon.
The term “USAT sanctioned” refers to the approval by USAT of compliance and safety procedures when creating a multisport event. Safety plans, course maps, and event details are submitted and reviewed by experienced USA Triathlon staff and are only approved when race directors follow USAT’s required standards.
6 & Under – 25 yard swim, 1 mile bike, .5 mile run
7-8 years old – 50 yard swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run
9-10 years old – 100 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1.0 mile run
11-12 years old – 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 1.5 mile run
13-15 years old – 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 1.5 mile run
Wave Start Times
Wave start times will be published the week before the event. They will be emailed to the participants and posted on this page and on social media.
The Athlete Guide will be sent to participants and posted the week before the event.
Transition area will be setup in the smaller Burgess Pool parking lot. Bike and run traffic will originate at this location.
Expo and Finish Area
The finish line and expo will be set up in the main grassy picnic/park area adjacent Field 9 and surrounding picnic areas. There will be snacks at the finish line for the participants. No alcohol will be provided or distributed by Threshold Racing.
The triathlon takes place at the beautiful Burgess Pool and Park area in Menlo Park. We expect between 300 and 400 participants spread out over 5 age groups (6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15). Race distances are different for each age group and starts will be staggered to provide the best conditions for the participants and spectators.
The swim course will use all lanes in Burgess pool. There will be multiple start waves defined by age groups. The waves starts will be oldest to youngest. The wave start times will be determined 2 weeks prior determined by participant registration numbers.
The bike course will be a 1 mile loop. It will include multiple loops by different participants.
Bike Course Map
The run course will be one loop that runs completely around Burgess park. The run will be staffed with volunteers.
Run Course Map
The Menlo Park Kids Triathlon will be held at the Burgess Pool and Park Area in Menlo Park.
Burgess Pool and Park Area
501 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Parking for the Menlo Park Kids Triathlon will be in the large Burgess lot and other corporate lots adjacent to fields. Click here for Google map of Burgess Park.
If you’d like to participate, but you can’t race, volunteering is a great way to go.
Please come on out and support the triathlon community. All our volunteers receive free shirts and a 15% discount to any Threshold Racing event, PLUS free food and drink on the day of the race.
We’ll be posting a link to sign up for volunteering soon. Please check back.