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Race Day Guide

Start Times & Course Maps
New Race times for 2019!

Step 1: Have fun!

The Peterborough Kids Triathlon is designed to encourage kids to be active and healthy while introducing them to the joy of triathlon. Our emphasis is on having fun in a safe supportive environment.

Step 2: Register

Register online via YourNextRace.com (visit our Register page to be directed to the website)

Our race is capped at 250 participants and traditionally sells out so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment. Race day registration is not available. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on Sunday July 14th.

Two weeks prior to race day your entry price will increase and your T-shirt size plus a customized race bib are no longer guaranteed, so be sure to register early!

Age is your age on July 1st, 2019.


Step 3: Train

Kids with the basics in swimming, biking, and running should be able to happily complete their race. However, a little practice will go a long way. Consider trying the distances and transitioning from swim to bike to run, maybe even scout out Beavermead Park beforehand.


Step 4: Race Kit Pick Up

Avoid race morning line ups and pick up your race kit at Runner's Life, 174 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, from 10 am to 5pm on the Friday prior to race day. Or, race day kit pick up is also available at Beavermead Park. Inside you will find your race number, t-shirt, and swim cap.


Step 5: Race Day Morning

Plan to arrive at least 1 hour before your event. Pick up your race kit if you have not already done so the day before. Next, attach your race number to the front of your chosen race top. Then, find the body marking station to get your race number written on your arm and leg - just like the pros!

Stop by the Wild Rock tent to have your bike safety checked.

Now, it’s time to listen for the announcer who will tell you when the transition area is open. When transition is open, set up your bike and set out your helmet, shoes, and any other gear you need. Don't forget to remember how to find your bike after the swim, and how to get back to your gear after the bike!


Step 6: The Main Event

Head down to the beach ready to swim then... Ready, set GO!

Volunteers are available to help you through every step of the way. Parents are not allowed on the course so they will be running around like crazy to keep up and cheer you along.

SWIM: First- swim cap required, goggles and flotation device optional. Some racers swim with a top and their race number already on, some wear water shoes that they can also bike and run in -- lots of choices!

BIKE: Second- you must put your bike helmet on before you grab your bike. Then walk/run your bike through transition area, then hop on and peddle! Afterwards it goes in reverse; Dismount, walk/run your bike through transition, return your bike to its spot, and only then take your helmet off. Lots of volunteers will help if needed.

RUN: Third- Yup, run!

The age groups who are required to do more than 1 lap are responsible for keeping track of their own laps during the bike and run.


Step 7: Finish

Good work! You have earned that finisher's medal!


Step 8: Post Race

Don't forget to cheer the next kids along too!

RESULTS - Chip timing provided by Splits Timing. Total elapsed time will be provided. Finishing times will be posted on site after each age group wave is completed. Final results will be available online at splitstiming.com.

PRIZES - Shortly after each age group wave we will give out prizes to our top 3 participants plus a few draw prizes too! Every athlete receives a finisher medal, certificate and finish line picture. Certificate and picture will be emailed to email address provided with registration. 

FOOD - A yummy post race meal is provided to all race participants. (but not for spectators or family so please come prepared!)

PLAY - Beavermead Park has an amazing kids play area that includes a new jungle gym & sandy beach area! 

It all happens at Beavermead Park!

Beavermead Park is located off of Ashburnham Dr. in Peterborough. It is easily accessible from Highway 115, or Highway 7.

Park Address: 2011 Ashburnham Dr, Peterborough, ON K9L 1P8


Free parking will be provided nearby - please watch for signs. The Transition Area is directly beside the Beavermead Pavilion in a grassy area shaded by a large maple tree for ages 5+. For our 3 year old age group, they are in their own area near the beach. Signs and volunteers will indicate where to put your bike in transition. Your bib number will also indicate where you put your bike. The Splits Timing finish line is directly beside the Transition Area. For 2019, we are happy to be able to use the finished sidewalks along Ashburnham road following a large redevelopment of the area. These sidewalks are protected by a curb and a bike lane and are even marked down the centre for two directional traffic. Athletes will not be on the road, they will only be on trails and sidewalks. Using these sidewalks should help avoid congestion in the park, especially for the older athletes as the paths are very narrow. The swim will be an out and back around giant inflated swim buoys. For most children, because of the sandy base of Little Lake, they can touch if they stand up. They exit the beach by running up a sandy hill into the Transition Area. For age groups 8-9 and 10-11, they are responsible for counting their own laps, however there will always be a lead cyclist and a sweep cyclist volunteer on either end of the group. For our younger age groups (5 and under) they will have a volunteer run beside them on both the run course and the bike course! There will still be a lead cyclist and sweep cyclist. 

11:40  am Girls & Boys 3 years old

25m Swim/100m Bike/100m Run


































11:20 am Boys 4 & 5 years old

25m Swim/350m Bike/250m Run

11:00  am Girls 4 & 5 years old

25m Swim/350m Bike/250m Run










10:50 am Boys 6 &7 years old

50m Swim/1k Bike/500m Run

10:30 am Girls 6&7 years old

50m Swim/1k Bike/500m Run






















10:00 am Boys 8 & 9 years old

50m Swim/3.8k Bike/1k Run

9:30 am Girls 8 & 9 years old

50m Swim/3.8k Bike/1k Run










9:00 am Boys 10 & 11 years old 

100m Swim/5.7k Bike/1.5k Run

8:30 am Girls 10 & 11 years old

100m Swim/5.7k Bike/ 1.5k Run