The Tri 4 Schools Middleton Kids Triathlon is presented by our friends at Harbor Athletic Club and is held at the Bauman Aquatic Center. Our 2018 race date will be August 18.
Looking for your 2017 results? Click here.
Registration is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who has made this our biggest triathlon yet at 625 participants!
2017 Tri 4 Schools Kids Triathlon Pricing Information
Remember to enter the name of the school you would like to donate your money to when you register!
You may mail in a check to IMAthlete instead of paying via credit card online until two weeks prior to race day. Mail checks to IMAthlete, PO Box 667, Santa Monica, CA 90406.
|Category||Until 7/21/2017 at 11:59pm||From 7/22/2017 until 8/17/2017 or sell out|
|Each Additional Child (for families with multiple children)||$15.00||$20.00|
|2 person relay team||$45.00||$50.00|
|3 person relay team||$60.00||$65.00||$70.00|
Scholarships Available! If your child would like to participate in the Tri 4 Schools Kids Triathlon and will require financial assistance to enter, please contact our Race Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tri 4 Schools race will be held at the Bauman Aquatic Center in Middleton and surrounding neighborhood. Safety is our primary concern so we may create a fun race for all participants!
The swim will be held in the outdoor pool at the Bauman Aquatic Center. The short course swimmers will start at the island in the middle of the pool and swim in towards the shallow water. They will only be in water over their head for approximately eight feet. The middle and long distance course athletes will complete their swim in the lap lane portion of the pool, and will exit the pool on the end closest to the parking lot (transition area). We will use lane lines to help keep kids going in one direction safely and smoothly, and athletes will cross under the lane lines as they “snake” across the pool. The swim map is below for your review:
In case of rain, the race will continue unless it is deemed to be unsafe by local authorities on the morning of the race. Please check back on our race site prior to race day to check in on weather updates!
To all parents/guardians: your child must be comfortable in a pool to participate. ONLY children who are registered in the short course can use a flotation device such as a noodle or kickboard. Lifeguards can temporarily assist them if needed, but they cannot pull your child through the water for the duration of the swim course. Please work with your children on being comfortable in the water, or consider making a relay team with a more experienced swimmer. Thank you for your cooperation!
The bike course will take place on neighborhood streets surrounding the Bauman Aquatic Center. Participants will do one or two loops depending on age, with our youngest athletes completing one loop of a shorter course. All roads on the bike course will be closed to traffic, meaning no cars will be allowed to leave their driveways during the event. We will also have police-controlled intersections and 30 course volunteers helping children and neighborhood citizens stay safe during the event. Training wheels are allowed for this race.
You can view and print this version as well: Middleton 2016 Bike Courses
The long course athletes will complete TWO loops of the course below.
2. Turn left on Franklin St.
3. Turn left on Woods Rd.
4. Turn left on Maywood Ave.
5. Turn right on Mayflower Dr.
6. Follow the road to the right as it turns in to Columbus Dr.
7. Turn around in the cul de sac of Pinta Ct.
8. Proceed back on Columbus Dr. on the right side of the road.
9. Turn right on Maywood Ave.
10. Turn left on Bristol Street to complete a second loop OR if you have completed the second loop, turn right to head to the parking lot and transition area.
The medium course will complete one loop of the course in the same direction as the long course. Instead of turning left on Bristol Street, they will turn right and re-enter the parking lot and transition area. Please see the long course description for turn-by-turn directions.
The short course bike will be an out-and-back loop of Bristol Street.
- When exiting transition and the high school parking lot, turn left onto Bristol Street.
- Turn around at the intersection of Bristol and Franklin St., going around the Turnaround point.
- Proceed back up the right side of the road on Bristol St.
- Turn right into the high school parking lot and return to transition.
The run course will be take place on the Middleton High School campus for our short and medium course athletes, and on the Pheasant Branch trail for our long course athletes. The courses are shown below.
Long Course Run Map
The long course run includes a large stretch of running along the south side of the Pheasant Branch trail. Our oldest athletes will exit the transition area on the opposite side as the short and middle courses and turn left onto Park Lawn Place. They will then make a left onto the Pheasant Branch trail, and take that until it meets up with Parmenter St. Athletes will turn left and run on the sidewalk, making a left into the Office Building parking lot. They will run through the lot, cross Clark St. and run on the sidewalk around the MASH parking lot, crossing Lee St. and entering Firemen’s Park.
Medium Course Run Map
The medium distance run course takes place largely on grass. Upon exiting the transition area, athletes will merge onto the sidewalk in front of the high school track, turning left at the end and crossing Lee Street onto the sidewalk in front of the Performing Arts Center. They will then cross the street and make a loop of the practice baseball field and football field before crossing Lee St. and entering Firemen’s Park.
The short course run takes place completely on the sidewalk, with one street crossing. Upon exiting the transition area, athletes will merge onto the sidewalk in front of the high school track and turn left at the end. They will cross Lee St. and run onto the sidewalk in front of the Performing Arts Center, and finish by turning left into Firemen’s Park.
The area is divided into three sections according to race distance, and will have color-coded signs with names of fruits on them to help children remember where their belongings are located. You will place your bike, shoes, helmet, water bottle and any other items you need during the bike and run portions of the race here prior to going to the pool for the swim start.
Middleton 2016 Transition Map – Printable map here!
The divisions and distances are as follows. Please note that kids can choose the most appropriate distance for them, regardless of age:
|Short (rec. ages 3-6)||25 yards||.3 mile||.2 mile|
|Medium (rec. ages 7-10)||50 yards||2.25 miles||.5 mile|
|Long (rec. ages 11-14)||100 yards||4.5 miles||1 mile|
The race will be held at the Bauman Aquatic Center – 2400 Park Lawn Place, Middleton, WI 53562
Driving directions via Google Maps can be found here.
There are three parking lots available on race day. We will have limited parking available in the high school lot in front of the track. Both this lot and the Performing Arts Center are open for parking, but these will NOT be open to exit during the race.
If you need to exit during the race, we recommend parking in the Lee St./Clark St. lot across from the finish line and Firemen’s Park.
For a map of all parking lots, including handicap accessible parking, please check out the map below. Alternatively, a printable map is located here.
Please avoid parking on the streets being used for the race, as those roads will be closed for the duration of the race and you will not be able to exit.
The parking lot in front of the Bauman Aquatic Center and the MHS track will not be open for parking, as they will be used during the race. Please do not enter from Park Lawn Place as you will be directed back towards Parmenter Street.
Key Things to Remember:
- When the transition area is closed, no one may enter or exit. This is for the safety of competing athletes and athletes/spectators waiting to enter the area. We will periodically open the transition area for placement and removal of your equipment.
- Please arrive one hour before your race is scheduled to start. Start times are estimated and we cannot hold waves for athletes who have not yet arrived. This will allow you time to get aclimated to your environment and the race layout.
- Consider picking up your packet on Friday night to save you time on Saturday!
Friday, August 18th – Harbor Athletic Club
|4:30pm||Packet pick-up opens|
|5:00pm||Course Talk and Transition Area tips|
|5:45pm||Course Talk and Transition Area tips|
|6:30pm||Packet pick-up ends|
Saturday, August 19th – Bauman Aquatic Center, Middleton, WI
|7:00am||Packet pick-up and transition area open|
|7:30am||Course Talk, Relay Team prep, and Transition Area tips|
|8:00am||Race Day registration closes if race is not full|
|8:15am||Transition area closes for start of first race|
|8:30am||Long course race begins|
|9:00am||Estimated opening of transition area for arriving athletes|
|9:45am||Estimated start time for middle distance race|
|9:45am||Estimated award ceremony for long course race|
|10:00am||Estimated opening of transition area for arriving athletes|
|10:30am||Estimated start time for short course race|
|10:45am||Estimated award ceremony for middle distance race|
|10:45am||Estimated opening of transition area for removal of equipment|
|11:00am||Estimated award ceremony for short course race|
|12:00pm||Estimated race end|
Here are the rules we will follow for our race. These are in place for the safety of all of our participants, spectators, and volunteers!
- Bike helmets must be worn on the bike course and should be buckled BEFORE leaving the transition area, as well as at all times when a participant is riding their bike. All helmets should be approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
- Your bike must be safe enough to ride. We will have a bike maintenance crew available before the race, but if you have time, get your bike a tune-up at your local bike shop. Remember, it’s okay to use training wheels for this race!
- Participants that wish to use kickboards or a water noodle will be able to do so for the swim portion of the race ONLY IF THEY ARE REGISTERED IN THE SHORT COURSE. No inflatable flotation devices will be allowed.
- Children ages six and under will be allowed one parent in the transition area to help them. Any child ages seven and older must be able to get themselves through the transition area on their own.
- Particpants are not allowed to wear headphones on any portion of the race course.
- Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and will result in a disqualification. Remember, respect earns respect!
- Race numbers must be worn on your front on the run course. It is optional to wear your race number on the bike course.
The Tri 4 Schools Kids Triathlon has both a two and three person relay team division. What this means, is that you can team up with one or two friends to complete the triathlon. Relay teams will complete the same distance as individual competitors, but will choose the leg (or legs) of the race where they are strongest.
For example, one person could do the swim, another could do the bike, and a third could do the run. With a two person team, one person could do the swim, and the other could do the biking and running (or any other combination of the three legs). The athlete who will be running will wear an electronic disposable timing chip, as well as the race number bib. In a three person team, only one team member should complete each event (for example, all team members do not need to bike or run). This is a great option if your child is not a strong swimmer – just find a friend that likes to swim and you are ready to go! In a two person relay team, one athlete will do two legs of the event.
A meeting will be held the morning of the race to help relay teams understand where they need to be in the transition area.
All participants will receive finisher medals. The top three athletes in each age category and gender will receive a trophy, as well as the top three finishers (boys and girls) who are competing in a distance longer than the recommended distance for their age – 10 and under (Long Course), and 6 and under (Middle Course).
For our relay participants, the top team in each race distance will receive awards: short, middle, and long distance.
Award ceremonies will take place at approximately 9:45 for our long distance race, 10:30 for our middle distance race, and 11:15 for our short distance race.
Finally, we have two special awards: one which will be awarded to the school with the most participants for our Middleton event; and our Fittest School Award, which will be presented at the school with the most participants over the course of our race season!
Results & Photos
Follow the link below to see your results! The slideshow below is a collection of photos taken by Krakora Studios from our 2011 race. Girls 3-4 1. Aubrey Hynes 2. Claire Bertram 3. Julia Strasia Boys 3-4 1.Calvin Wroblewski 2. Leo Wilson 3. Camden Parker Girls 5-6 1. Jenna Kline 2. Morgan Hendrickson 3. Sylvie Gill Boys 5-6 1. Drew Henrickson 2. Henry Schnell 3. Isaac Williams Girls 7-8 1. Kylie Steel 2. Stella Gill 3. Claudia Apodaca Boys 7-8 1. Landen Schmitt 2. Luke Strasia 3. Will Rothering Girls 9-10 1. Isabella Bloom 2. Ella Cotter 3. Summer Steel Boys 9-10 1. Cole Dwyer 2. David Banker 3. Aidan Vosberg 6 and Under – Middle Course Girls 1. Virginia Schumacher 2. Emma Drye 3. Adelyn Hynes 6 and Under – Middle Course Boys 1. Levi Baldwin Hart 2. Andrew Bertram 3. Everett Ruder Girls 11-12 1. Addie Johnson 2. Grace Klaas 3. Kate Tueting Boys 11-12 1. Courtland Flanigan 2. Owen Sheehan 3. Malachi Fretz Girls 13-14 1. Brooke White 2. Abigail Utter 3. Payette Nees Boys 13-14 1. Griffin Ward 2. Adam Cotter 3. Alex Starr 10 and Under Long Course Girls 1. Isabella Woods 2. Olivia Strasia 3. Olivia Chellevold 10 and Under Long Course Boys 1. Celton Dunn 2. Ian Vogel 3. Quinn Miller >
Follow the link below to see your results!
The slideshow below is a collection of photos taken by Krakora Studios from our 2011 race.
1. Aubrey Hynes
2. Claire Bertram
3. Julia Strasia
2. Leo Wilson
3. Camden Parker
1. Jenna Kline
2. Morgan Hendrickson
3. Sylvie Gill
1. Drew Henrickson
2. Henry Schnell
3. Isaac Williams
1. Kylie Steel
2. Stella Gill
3. Claudia Apodaca
1. Landen Schmitt
2. Luke Strasia
3. Will Rothering
1. Isabella Bloom
2. Ella Cotter
3. Summer Steel
1. Cole Dwyer
2. David Banker
3. Aidan Vosberg
6 and Under – Middle Course Girls
1. Virginia Schumacher
2. Emma Drye
3. Adelyn Hynes
6 and Under – Middle Course Boys
1. Levi Baldwin Hart
2. Andrew Bertram
3. Everett Ruder
1. Addie Johnson
2. Grace Klaas
3. Kate Tueting
1. Courtland Flanigan
2. Owen Sheehan
3. Malachi Fretz
1. Brooke White
2. Abigail Utter
3. Payette Nees
1. Griffin Ward
2. Adam Cotter
3. Alex Starr
10 and Under Long Course Girls
1. Isabella Woods
2. Olivia Strasia
3. Olivia Chellevold
10 and Under Long Course Boys
1. Celton Dunn
2. Ian Vogel
3. Quinn Miller