September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kids are filled with the energy to swim, bike, and run to the finish line. Coordinated in partnership with the School District’s Physical Education teachers, 3rd through 8th graders compete in this noncontinuously timed event consisting of a 100m swim, a 3 mile bike ride, and a ½ mile run (7/8 graders will run 1 mile).
While awards are given to the fastest in each division, the real winners are all the spirited students who bolt from the start and head towards every finish. Everyone receives a t-shirt and finisher medal. Park District athletic events are non-refundable. Registration deadline is September 14.
Through Sep 4 $25
Sep 5 – Sep 14 $30
Through Sep 4 $75
Sep 5 – 14 $90
Check-in at Oswego East High School (1525 Harvey Rd, Oswego), Door #30. Pick up shirt, bib, and safety pins. Teams listed under team captain’s name.
To ensure a safe event for the athletes, park in the outer parking lots. These spots will be marked with Event Parking signs. While the spots are farther away, it makes it safer for your kids if you park outside of their biking area.
Your time will be recorded based on your bib number, so we need to see it! Pin your bib on the front of your shirt. Your number will be written on your arm at check-in for the swim leg.
Each leg is timed individually then added together for your final time.
You should bring with you:
- Clothes, swimsuit, and shoes suitable for the triathlon
- A bike and helmet (REQUIRED for the cycling portion of the race). Parents, please ensure the bike is safe and fits the athlete properly.
- Goggles recommended for swimming
- Towel and water bottle
100 meters (4 laps – down and back twice). One athlete per lane. Lifeguards are on site to assist and encourage you. This leg must be completed for a final race time, so if you need a rest, take it! Athletes will not be allowed to use the locker rooms
3 miles (two laps) around Oswego East High School. Bikers may show up anytime after completing the swim and run. Athletes must follow the course marshals, use caution at all intersections, and obey all traffic laws. The parking lot will not be blocked from traffic. The Bike Leg is the longest to record.
½ mile (two laps) around the outside track. 7/8th graders will run 1 mile (four laps) Athletes meet at the track’s infield prior to their heat. Parents may watch from behind the fence or in the stands, but are not allowed on the track. 5/6th Grade Teams and 7/8th grade will compete in the running event first.
Three athletes to a team. One athlete per event. Team information kept under team captain who registered. Members of the teams must wear their bib when they compete in their leg. All times will be added for their overall team score.
Complementary oranges and bananas available to athletes at the track. You may also bring a healthy snack of your own.
Awards ceremony will be conducted in the football stadium once athletes are done competing. Awards will be awarded to the top three athletes in the following categories: 3/4 grade girls, 3/4 grade boys, 3/4 grade teams, 5/6 grade girls, 5/6 grade boys, 5/6 grade teams, 7/8 grade co-ed.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will become a duathlon, consisting of swim and run times. For team divisions, we ask the bike leg athletes to run around the track and will enter two run times towards their overall team time.
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