Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon Saturday | Community Spirit
Nearly 200 kids ages 6 through 15 are expected to take part in this Saturday’s Hy-Vee IronKids youth triathlon at Rochester Athletic Club in Rochester.
The action starts at 8 a.m. when the Senior competitors (ages 12-15) take to the water for the swim portion of the event. At the conclusion of the Senior race, the Intermediates (ages 9-11) will race, followed by the Juniors (ages 6-8). A tentative schedule of events is outlined below.
The USAT-sanctioned IronKids youth triathlons follow the same swim-bike-run format as an adult triathlon, with distances adjusted for the ages of the competitors. The top five boys and the top five girls at each age level will qualify to compete in the Hy-Vee IronKids U.S. Championship, to be held September 1 in Des Moines.
Schedule of Events – Hy-Vee IronKids triathlon – Rochester Athletic Club
3100 19th Street Northwest, Rochester, MN
Friday, July 20th
8 a.m. to noon Building the course
3 – 7:30 p.m. Registration/packet pick-up/IronKids Expo open
4:45-5:15 p.m. Triathlon transition clinic – free to all participants
5:15 – 6 p.m. Race director’s course talk – all participants urged to attend
Saturday, July 21st
6 – 7:45 a.m. Packet pick-up (NO race-day registration)
6 a.m. – Noon IronKids Expo
6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Transition opens – all athletes
8 a.m. Senior Division start (ages 12-15)
9:30 a.m. Intermediate Division start (ages 9-11)
10:15 a.m. Junior Division start (ages 6-8)
11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony – all divisions
For more information, visit the Hy-Vee IronKids Rochester website. Also, a course map can be found here. Online registration closes at 10 p.m. Wednesday, but on-site registration is available Friday from 3-7:30 p.m. at the race venue.