Middleton Kids Triathlon

The Tri 4 Schools Middleton Kids Triathlon is presented by our friends at

Harbor Athletic Club and will be held at the Bauman Aquatic Center on August 18, 2018!

harbor athletic club

Looking for your 2017 results?  Click here.


Registration is now open HERE!

Cancellation, Refund, and Deferral Policy

We do offer partial discounts for those canceling during our cancellation periods.

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, a discount code for 75% of your race registration fee will be offered until 21 days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 21 days before the event.

Discount codes can be used to register for another Tri 4 Schools event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.

You may also defer your entry to another Tri 4 Schools event within 21 days of the Middleton triathlon.  This costs $5 and is valid for another event within 12 months.

2018 Tri 4 Schools Kids Triathlon Pricing Information

Want to have your t-shirt & correct size guaranteed? Want your name on your race bib? Please register by August 5th.

Category Until 7/20/2018 at 11:59pm From 7/21/2018 until 8/15/2018 at 11:59pm or sell out Race Weekend Pricing (if applicable)
Individual Child – a $5 discount is automatically given for 2 or more kids registered. $25.00 $30.00  $35.00
2 person relay team $45.00 $50.00 $55.00
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 info@tri4schools.org.

Race Information

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 and modified medium 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 standard medium 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:

tri 4 schools middleton swim course 2018

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 or modified medium 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 2017 Bike Courses (2018 routes are the same as 2017)

Long Course

The long course athletes will complete TWO loops of the course below.

1. When exiting the parking lot and transition area, turn left onto Bristol Street.

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.

Medium & Modified Medium Course

Both of our medium courses 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.


Short Course

The short course bike will be an out-and-back loop of Bristol Street.

Middleton Short Bike Course Map for Website


  1. When exiting transition and the high school parking lot, turn left onto Bristol Street.
  2. Turn around at the intersection of Bristol and Franklin St., going around the Turnaround point.
  3. Proceed back up the right side of the road on Bristol St.
  4. 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

Middleton Long Run Course Map for Website

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

Middleton Medium Run Course Map for Website

Both of the medium distance run courses 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.

Short Course Run MapMiddleton Short Run Course Map for Website

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.

Transition Area

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 2018 Transition Map

The divisions and distances are as follows. Please note that kids can choose the most appropriate distance for them, regardless of age:

Distance Swim Bike Run
Short (rec. ages 3-6) 25 yards (one length)  .5 mile .25 mile
Modified Medium 25 yards (one length) 2.25 miles .5 mile
Medium (rec. ages 7-10) 50 yards (two lengths) 2.25 miles .5 mile
Long (rec. ages 11-14) 100 yards (four lengths) 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.

Site Map

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 17th – Harbor Athletic Club

Time Event Description
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 18th – Bauman Aquatic Center, Middleton, WI

Time Event Description
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 (modified medium immediately to follow)
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



The slideshow below is a collection of photos taken by Krakora Studios from our 2011 race.



2017 Individual Award Winners


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





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