Menlo Park Kids Triathlon
July 11th, 2015
Join the fun on July 11th and have your child participate in the Menlo Park Kids Triathlon. This event is open to children age 5 through 14 and provides a safe and fun environment for kids to compete in a triathlon with kids their same age.
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 13-14). 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.
The run course will be one loop that runs completely around Burgess park. The run will be staffed with volunteers.
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
13-14 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.
All our Youth Triathlons will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon. An Annual or ONE Day membership has to be purchased to participate in the race for each athlete. This membership provides the athlete with accident insurance for the race.
The term “sanction” refers to the compliance of a multisport event to USA Triathlon’s safety requirements. Safety plans, course maps, and event details are submitted and reviewed by the experienced USA Triathlon staff for approval. This ensures events are safe environments.
USA Triathlon offers a Youth Annual Membership for $15 or a ONE Day Membership for $10. Our registration page will let you purchase a one day pass, or click here to get an annual membership.
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.
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.