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MINI-Mini HaHa Triathlon for Kids
The 4th Annual MiniMini HaHa Triathlon for kids will be held on August 17, 2014!

Welcome!
Welcome to the 3rd Annual MiniMini Haha Triathlon designed just for kids! This event is designed just like our adult triathlon – MiniMini ‘cuz it’s extra short for kids, and Haha, ‘cuz it’s super fun!!! This is a non-competitive event designed to help encourage kids to be active and healthy and make exercising fun, rewarding, and a life-long skill. The event will be a non-timed event to keep the spirit of the competition that every child is a winner, just for participating and accomplishing their goals! Of course, having a parent participant in the adult version should help motivate them as well to be like one of their family members!
 
Please note that this is not a timed event! To encourage participation and fun, we are trying to keep it non-competitive! This event is about the experience, the fun, and the motivation to get out there and do something fun and active as a family! If you wish to time your child on your own, go for it!

Registration
Registration begins July 8. Registration forms will be accepted through August 13 or until the event maximum of 125 participants is met.
Fees: $20/$25 Individual.
Please register online or fill out your registration form (coming soon!) completely and include payment and mail them to or drop them off at one of our facilities:

Broomfield Community Center
280 Spader Way
Broomfield, CO 80020
303-464-5501 

Paul Derda Recreation Center
13201 Lowell Blvd
Broomfield, CO 80020
303-460-6901 


Distances
Our Mini-Mini Kids’ Triathlon involves swimming, biking and running in that order. Participants will start by swimming in the Community Center indoor pool. Participants will then bike and finally, participants will run or walk on paths through neighborhoods to the finish line at the Bay Aquatic Park.
  • 6-8 year jolts: 25 yards swim, 1 mile bike, .25 mile run
  • 9-11 year olds: 50 yards swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run
  • 12-13 year olds: 100 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
 

Packets & Race Location: Broomfield Community Center
Packet pick-up will begin Thursday, August 15 at the Broomfield Community Center. Packet pick-up continues until race start. There will be an informational meeting from 5:30-6pm August 15 to answer any questions you may have. We will also take you through the pool and transition area and show you the bike/run start! All participants receive a t-shirt and 1 free pass for the Bay! The Bay will open at 10 a.m. on race day.
Broomfield Community Center
280 Spader Way
303-464-5500
(Located just North of 120th and Lamar across the street from the City and County offices and the Police Station.)
Hours of Operation:
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteers
We need parents and volunteers to help lead heats on the bike! Along the biking course, signs will be posted alerting vehicles that an event is taking place and orange cones will help guide the cyclists. Please note that all traffic laws must be obeyed and helmets are required. Volunteers are needed! We will post volunteers at water stations and by intersections along the biking and running courses. These volunteers will help guide and cheer on the athletes participating in the event. Please contact Stephanie at 303.464.5540 if you are available to help us out!

Race Day
Warm-Up/Transition Set-Up
Our Kid’s Triathlon takes place on August. On Triathlon Day, the pool and transition area will be opened at 7:30 a.m. for transition area set-up. The warm-up and areas will close at 8:15 a.m. for the race start. Swimming age groups will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will start every 5-10 minutes thereafter.

What to Bring to Race Day
  • Sunscreen! Snack and water!
  • For the pool: swimsuit, swim cap & goggles, heat card
  • For the Transition area: towel, clothes, socks/shoes, race bib #
  • For the bike: your bike, water, shoes, helmet & sunglasses
  • For the run: shoes & water and your bib #

Timeline

  • 7:45-8:25 a.m.: Participants arrive to the Community Center to set up their bikes in the transition area, pick up their packets if need be, get ready for fun!
  • 8:20 a.m.: All volunteers should be in place for the start of the race. Transition area needs to be cleared.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Race begins! Heats will run accordingly
    • 8:30 a.m.:
      • Heat 1: 8 year olds
      • Heat 2: 6 & 7 year olds
      • (Before beginning Heat 3, 6-8 year olds will be allowed to finish the bike portion of the race)
    • 9 a.m.:
      • Heat 3: 12-13 year olds
      • Heat 4: 9 year olds
      • Heat 6: 10 year olds
      • Heat 7: 11 year olds
  • 10 a.m.: Approximate ending time of race: Start and Finish will be at the Broomfield Community Center!

The Swim
The swim will be held at the Broomfield Community Center in the pool.
  • You may begin warming up in the pool at 7:45 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. The first heat of the swim will begin promptly at 8:30am. Heats will begin after the end of the previous heat.
  • Each participant will receive a heat number and lane number for the swim. There will be 2 swimmers per lane. Swimmers will stay on their side of the lane they are assigned to. If swimmers are to swim more than one length of the pool, they will swim straight down their side of the lane, and straight back.
  • We will have 2 heats in the pool area at a time – one swimming, and one on call on the side deck. All other heats will wait in the gymnasium until called.
  • There will be an in water start for each heat from the deep end of the pool.
  • There will be a signal, “swimmers take your mark” and then a whistle blow, to signal the start!
  • Any stroke may be used and you may switch strokes if you so desire throughout your swim. Lifejackets will be allowed for the younger age groups if needed. We will also have a lifeguard on duty.
  • Upon completion of the swim, participants will exit the pool to the transition area which will be located on the east side of the Community Center, back by the lake and the entrances to all the trails and paths.
  • There will be a water station in the transition area
  • Distances are:
    • 6-8 year olds: 25 Yard swim.
      • Participants will start in the deep end of the pool in the water, swim one length across the pool to the shallow end. Participants will climb out of the pool, go up the steps to the sundeck, exit out the doors and gate to the grass area where they will have their bikes set up in the grass area. From here, they will head out on their bike, on the path, towards the Bay Aquatic Park.
    • 9-11 year olds: 50 Yard swim.
      • Participants will start in the deep end of the pool in the water. Participants will swim down to the shallow end, back to the deep end, and climb out of the water, exit out the double doors to the back grass area where their bikes will be set up. Participants will get their bikes and head east on the path. Participants will have the option to lay their bikes down, or use the bike stands provided.
    • 12-13 year olds: 100 Yard swim.
      • Participants will start in the deep end of the pool in the water. Participants will swim 4 lengths of the pool, back to the deep end, climb out of the water, and exit out the double doors to the back grass area where their bikes will be set up. Participants will get their bikes and head east on the path. Participants will have the option to lay their bikes down, or use the bike stands provided.

The Transition Area
  • The transition area will open at 7:45 a.m. and will be cleared for the race start at 8:25 a.m. Please be aware of the other participants! Participant bikes will be set up in the grass area and asphalt area on the east side of the Community Center.
    • 6-8 year olds will have their bikes in the grass area on the far south east side of the building. Participants may choose where they want to set up their bikes and equipment.
    • 9-11 year olds will have their bikes in the grass area on the north east side of the building. Participants may choose where they want to set up their bikes and equipment. We will have bike racks available for people who choose to use them, but they are optional.
    • 12-13 year olds will have their bikes set up on the north east side of the building, set up on bike racks on the asphalt area. Participants may choose where they want to set up their bikes on the racks.
  • Please be considerate of the other racers – watch for them so that you do not interfere with their race!!!
  • In the transition area you may dry off, put on your shoes/socks, shorts, t-shirt, or whatever else you feel you need to do to get ready for the bike ride and run. No full changes will be allowed in the transition area. It is up to you to remember where your bike is located. Please remember to have your bib number somewhere on your body when you finish the race!
  • You will not be allowed to ride your bike within the transition area. You must walk your bike to the path. After returning from the bike ride, you must slow down and exit off your bike at the entrance to the transition area and walk your bike back to your bike stand before beginning the run.
  • We are asking everyone to be respectful of the other participants. Parents may assist their children that are ages 6-8 years old in the transition area. Please make sure that unless you are a participant racing or a parent helping, please stay out of the transition area! You are only allowed in the transition area when you are competing, or setting up prior to the event. We ask that you wait until all bikers have finished the race, before you remove your bikes and equipment to leave.
 
The Bike
We require that all participants wear a bike helmet during the bike ride for your safety. Helmets must be clipped on before starting the bike and stay on until they dismount from their bike.
  • Participants should stay on the path with the exception of Highlands Ranch Drive which takes them through the community. Please make sure that participants stay on the right side of the street.
  • We will have a lead biker that will make sure the kids are going in the right direction. We would love to have a few parents who are willing, to ride back and forth on highlands park, as well as down by the skate park and ball fields, just to make sure all the kiddos are safe! Please let Dawn know if you are interested or come prepared to bike!
  • 6-8 year olds: (Bike Route – 1.0 mile loop around City and County Building)
    • Participants will start in the transition area, on the grass. They will walk their bike to the mounting zone, which will be the bike path by the Bay, between the Community Center and the Bay, leading to the City and County Buildings. Bikers will ride down the path on the left side of the path, cross Lamar street, turn left onto the bike path that goes around the City & County Building and Police & Courts Buildings. The path will take them back to Lamar street where they will cross and stay on the left side of the path, back to the transition area. The dismount zone will be the same as the mounting zone. Parents may run or ride with their kids in this age group. We are asking that the kids remain on the sidewalk, but parents may run or ride in the street next to them. We have entrances coned off around the building, but please make sure they are still watching for cars and other bikers! Kids may pass each other in the street, just again, make sure they are watching for cars and being careful when they pass. Again, would be great to have some parents helping along the route to help keep the kids safe!
  • 9-13 year olds: (Bike Route – 2.0 mile loop on bike path to Highland Park, Skate Park, Ball Fields, back to Community Center.)
    • Participants will start in the transition area. They will walk their bike to the mounting zone, which will be the path that leads to Highlands Park (same route as the adult Mini Haha run). They will ride their bikes down the path to Dover Court, turn right, and then turn right on Highland Park Drive to the path that takes them to the skate park. The path will cut across to the bridge to 1st Avenue, then back to Lamar street. They will stay on the path until they come to the path between the Community Center and the Bay, that will take them back to the transition area on the east side of the building.
    • 9-11 year olds will complete the loop once.
    • 12-13 year olds will complete the loop twice.
 
The Run
From the transition area you will leave your bike and take off on the bike path in back of the Community Center that will then lead to the gravel trails. The path will be coned off and volunteers will be there to help you out. You may run or walk this route or a little of both. There will be one water station along the route. The run will end in the Community Center parking lot! Again, parents may run with their children that are 6-8 years old to help encourage them, but also feel free to just let them do it! You did it – congratulations!
6-8 year olds: Run Route - .25 mile loop trail to finish
9-11 year olds: Run Route - .50 mile loop on trail and back to finish
12-13 year olds: Run Route - 1.0 mile loop on the trails and back to finish

Finish Line!
Every participant will receive a medal at the Finish and goodie bag! There will be food, drinks, and popsicles for everyone! We have included enough Bay passes in the packets so that the whole family will be able to swim for free! A great way to start the day