The Squamish Youth Triathlon is running the third annual TinyTri event for kids 5 and under who are eager to participate in their first multi-sport event! This event is un-timed. Tiny triathletes must be accompanied by a parent throughout the entire course, and yes that means an adult must be in the water with them for the swim.
Each athlete will swim across the shallow end of the pool, from the beach entrance near the lifeguard office, to the west exit (approximately 25 m). Floatation of any sort is allowed, but a parent must be in the pool with each child.
Bike transition will be on the grass immediately outside the west exit of the pool. See map here. Athletes will ride one to three laps of the short, closed bike course in the parking lot (100 - 200m) before returning their bike to transition. Anything with wheels is OK -- run bikes, big wheels, training wheels or two-wheelers. Helmets are mandatory.
From transition, athletes will run approximately 90 m towards the finish chute and under the brand new SYT arch where they will receive their finisher award and a cupcake.
Distances are approximate, but most Tinies will be able to complete the course in less than 10 minutes.
Registration is capped at 30 registrants.
On Race Day (May 14th), check in will be in the auditorium between 10:30 and 11:00. Participants will be body marked (if they would like). Parents can fill out the Tiny Triathlete’s Profile form (found in the race package) if they wish. Between 10:15 and 10:30 am, please take your bike and gear (towel, water bottle, runners, shirt with race number attached, whatever other clothes you want to wear) in to the transition area, and then at 10:30 am, go (dressed to swim) to the auditorium for instructions.
The Tiny Tri will be underway by 11:00am, or when the last SYT racer completes the main course.
This race is introductory, fun and non-competitive. Emphasis is on "Complete" not "Compete". Every Tiny racer will receive a reward at the finish line. Older athletes and fans will be asked to line the course and cheer for the Tinies as they race through the course. The Awards Ceremony for the Squamish Youth Triathlon will follow the Tiny Tri.