Sun Prairie Kids Triathlon

The Tri 4 Schools Sun Prairie Kids Triathlon is NEW for 2016 and will be held at the Prairie Athletic Club.  Please select a tab below for more information on the race.  Our 2016 race date will be Saturday, July 9th.


Online registration is now OPEN!  Click HERE to register online now.

2016 Tri 4 Schools Kids Triathlon Pricing Information

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Category Until 6/03/2016 at 11:59pm From 6/4/2016 until 7/6/2016 at 11:59pm or sell out Race Weekend Pricing (if applicable)
Individual $25.00 $30.00  $35.00
Each Additional Child (for families with multiple children) $15.00 $20.00 $25.00
2 person relay team $45.00 $50.00 $55.00
3 person relay team $60.00 $65.00 $70.00
Family Day Water Park Pass – with meals $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Individual Day Water Park Pass – with meals $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Family Day Water Park Pass – no meal $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Individual Day Water Park Pass – no meal $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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  For those who register at least two weeks out from the race, we can work with sponsors to find a bike or running shoes for your child if needed.

Race Information

The Tri 4 Schools race will be held at Prairie Athletic Club in Sun Prairie 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 indoor pool at Prairie Athletic Club.  The course design is currently under way, and more information, as well as maps, will be posted as race day approaches.  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.

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 Prairie Athletic Club.  We will have volunteers, signage, and police-controlled intersections helping children and neighborhood citizens stay safe during the event.  Training wheels are allowed for this race!

Short Course Bike Route

SP Short Bike for website

The short course bike route is an out/back on Fitness Run, turning around at Millrun Circle.








Med/Long Course Bike Route

SP Med Long Bike for website

The medium and long course route takes place on residential streets, and includes a loop for long course athletes at the intersection of Fitness Run and Grandview Drive.







Short Course


The short course run is a loop that takes place within the parking lot of Prairie Athletic Club

Medium Course

SP Med Run for website

The medium course run takes place on the sidewalk surrounding Prairie Athletic Club and Tower Drive. The course takes a right turn on Fitness Run and then athletes will run on the right side of the road back to the finish within the Prairie Athletic Club campus.






Long Course Run

SP Long Run for website

The long course run starts with the same path as the medium course run, but athletes will turn left at the intersection of Fitness Run and Tower Drive and complete a loop that turns around on Millrun Cir. Athletes will be running against bike traffic, in accordance with normal laws.






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.  We highly encourage those new to triathlon to attend our Friday evening course talk so we can share strategies for ensuring a successful transition experience!

The divisions and distances are still being measured, but approximately distances are listed below. 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  .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 Prairie Athletic Club – 1010 N. Bird Street, Sun Prairie, WI, 53590.

Driving directions via Google Maps can be found here.


A parking map and recommended lots for each distance will be posted as we get closer to race day.

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.

Site Map

Our 2016 site map is listed here.

Sun Prairie Site Map

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, July 8th – Prairie Athletic Club, 1010 N. Bird Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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, July 9th – Prairie Athletic Club

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
9:30am 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 NOVICE SWIM CATEGORY. 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).  A timing chip is passed between the team members to record your time.  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!

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.  You can display it proudly until the following year!



The link for race results will be posted within 24 hours of race day.



2016 Award Winners



Thank you to our event sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors