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Tuffkidz Triathlon 2020

Do you want to be a triathlete? Do you want to be a TUFFKID?
Then register for the Ipswich City Rotary TUFFKIDZ mini triathlon

About this Event

 Do you want to be a triathlete? Do you want to be a TUFFKID?

Then take the opportunity to experience the Ipswich City Rotary TUFFKIDZ mini triathlon series.

These events are specifically designed for all children in grades Prep to High school who want to be a triathlete for a day and a registered TUFFKID.

Entry Fee:

$10 per person - online$15 per person - on the day 

Times, Categories and Distances:  

Time Triathlon Event Grade7.00am Bike 500m (2 laps), Run 300m (1 laps) Prep7.10am Bike 500m (2 laps), Swim 25m (1 lap), 300m (1 laps) Grade 17.20am Bike 500m (2 laps), Swim 25m (1 lap), Run 300m (1 laps) Grade 27.30am Bike 725m (3 laps), Swim 50m (2 laps), Run 600m (2 laps) Gread 37.45am Bike 1000m (4 laps), Swim 50m (2 laps), Run 600m (2 laps) Grade 48.00am Bike 1225m (5 laps), Swim 100m (4 laps), Run 900m (3 laps) Grade 58.15am Bike 1500, (6 laps), Swim 100m (4 laps), Run 900m (3 laps) Grade 68.30am Bike 1500 (6 laps), Swim 150m (6 laps), Run 1200m (4 laps) High School8.45am Presentations All

Team entries available

An approved bike helmet, running shoes and a t-shirt are compulsory.

Important Information:

This event is operating under a COVID safe plan and social distancing of spectators will be enforced during the event, please be mindful of adhering to social distancing measures.

Teams - Tuffkidz teams are available! Teams of up to three can register for a triathlon. When registering all team members details will be required and which event leg they will be participating in. Teams must consist of up to three team members from the same event grade/s.

On the Day registration - Online registration will be available until Saturday 7th November at 3:00 pm.

On the day registration will be next to the pool from 6:15 am for $15 per person (online registration prior to the event is $10).

Parking - Street parking is available on Hunter Street. 

Limited parking on school grounds available, only accessible before 6.55am.

On the Day - All legs will take place in the Ipswich State High School grounds next to the swimming pool. 

-Arrive approximately 30 minutes before the start of your event. 

-If you have registered online you still need to check in at the registration area. Each participating child will be required to be present so they can get their unique number written on their arm. The number on their arm identifies they are registered for the Tuffkidz Triathlon.

You will be riding your bike first so keep your bike with you ready for when you are called to the start area.

Please note: Parents/guardians are not permitted in the transition area. Adult Members of the Ipswich Triathlon club will be available to assist your children to transition from their bike through the shoot to the swimming pool.

An approved bike helmet, running shoes and a covered torso are compulsory.

 All finishers receive a TUFFKIDZ medallion!

Contact us - For registration information contact:

Ipswich Hospital Foundation on 1300 736 428

For event information contact:

Peter McMahon: 0409 897 188

First Aid - Qualified first aid personnel will be in attendance.

About the Tri Legs

Bike Leg

The bike leg will be conducted around a 300m bitumen road and a number of circuits of this distance will be done depending on the class level.

These bicycle routes will be marked out by witch’s hats and the number of speed bumps that are present on the road will be supervised by members of the club.

All bicycles will be inspected by the Ipswich Triathlon Club members prior to the beginning of the race to ensure that they are safe and roadworthy.

Swim Leg

After completing the 300m route, the bikers will dismount on the road and walk their bikes to a holding area. In this area, competitors will either tag a team member or if competing individually, run to the pool area over the grassed area and up a slope covered with an all-weather matting.

The pool that the swim will be conducted in is a 25m, eight-lane pool that is divided by lane ropes to separate swimmers. Competitors will be directed to swim on the left-hand side of the lanes at all times.

Upon completing the swim, competitors will exit via the gate, proceeding down the same slope and run for approximately 40m to the oval at which the final leg of the race will be held. The pool will be under the constant supervision and controlled by CPR qualified personnel.

Run Leg

The third leg of the race will be held on a flat circuit that will be marked by witches hats. Competitors will run the 300m circuit, completing the race on the same oval.

A water station will be placed between the bicycle circuit and the running oval. All legs of the race will be conducted within the school grounds. Traffic and parking will be in a separate area that will be under the control of nominated members of Ipswich City Rotary Club.

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