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The 2022 event is OPEN for registrations!


WELCOME BACK TO RACING!

 

Race Package Pickup @ the University of Lethbridge Rock Wall on the main level June 11th from 6-7pm

 

Race registration is OPEN until June 1st

 

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Subaru Lethbridge Kids of Steel Triathlon

 

 

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RACE INFO

Subaru Lethbridge Kids of Steel Triathlon is an event organized to provide Southern Alberta youth the opportunity to try a multidisciplinary sport. We encourage a positive and rewarding environment for youth to support other youth.

 

The age category/distance for a team will be based on the oldest team members age.

 

The swim course is an open pool format with swim buoys. Athletes will be swimming as if in an open water event and swimming on the outside of the swim markers along the edge of the pool. Age groups will have a certain number of laps to complete which will make the swim numbers a bit odd compared to a lane swim, but it is more enjoyable, safer, provides more accurate swim times, reduces the number of volunteers and the kids will have more room to swim.

 

If any athlete becomes worried or panics in the water, they are allowed to hold the edge of the pool, as long and NO FORWARD PROGRESS is made while on the edge of the pool. KOS swimmers will be sent in heats of 5-10 athletes and is a water start. DL athletes in the same category (Male/Female) will all start at the same time. DL athletes have a deep water start, KOS athletes can push off the wall. 7 and under swimmers will enter the water one at a time and be separated by 5 seconds.

 

The bike portion for the ages 14 and up will have a considerable hill to content with. Please familiarize your athlete with this hill and go over gearing and braking on a hill. We will have volunteers along the hill in case of any emergencies. ENSURE BRAKES ARE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER! All athletes will keep to the LEFT on all courses.

 

The run route is common between all events and is a 1 km loop with the 7 and under athletes completing half.

 

                        Swim                   Bike                       Run

7 & Under        50M                      1Km                      0.5Km 1 lap (half loop)

8-9                   90M                      2Km                     1Km 1 lap (1k loop)

10-11               190M                    3Km                      2Km 2 laps (1k loop)

12-13               300M                    6Km (2 laps)         3Km 3 laps (1k loop)

14-15               490M                    8Km (2 laps)         4Km 4 laps (1k loop)

16-19               750M                    20K (5 laps)           5km 5 laps (1k loop)

 

 

ASG athletes will race with DL event.

This race is draft legal for the 14-19 age group as well as up to 21 for Alberta Summer Games qualification. Ensure this is checked during registration.

 

The start order is as follows:

Draft Legal (14-19 DL with 20-21 ASG)

Times under review

 

Pool Break

 

KOS event starts at 8:15am

Be on the pool deck 15min prior to your heat start

 

HEAT TIMES WILL BE POSTED June 6th

 

Watch for other athletes while setting up your own/child's transition, be courteous of ALL competitors.

 

RACE PACKAGES WILL ONLY BE HANDED OUT THE DAY BEFORE THE RACE FROM 6-7PM

Most race coordinators will be there. This is a perfect opportunity to review the race rules, course and ask questions.

 

ENTRY FEES

AGE                            FEE

Individuals 5-19          $35
ASG up to 21yr           $35

TEAMS                       $58

 

Entry fees are refundable up to a month before the race, then the entry can be rolled over to the following year, or used for a different event the SAMS group organizes

 

Entry fee includes - Race entry, safe and fun race course & a finishers medal for KOS! Numerous door prizes available at race package pickup! Medals are given at the finish line for KOS. There will be overall placement awards for DL event so stick around after to get yours if you placed in the top 3!

 

RULES & MAPS

Lapped course with 1 transition, all on University Grounds

 

Swim Lap Map

 

Bike & Run Map

 

Images for the bike courses: 1KM, 2KM, 3KM, 4KM

Image for the run course: 500m & 1KM

 

Equipment rules via Triathlon Alberta

http://www.triathlon.ab.ca/kos

Helmet Fitting, make sure it fits for race day and everyday!

The age category/distance for a team will be based on the oldest team members age.

 

RATIONALE FOR KIDS EQUIPMENT RULES

Safety is of paramount importance for young athletes. Advanced equipment can causes more harm than good when used by novices.

 

Inclusion is a large component of our philosophy. Many young athletes cannot afford top-end equipment, therefore, the rules create a more equitable environment for participation.

 

Development is also accounted for. Basic skills must be mastered as a foundation for future success. Races of longer duration and equipment that restricts basic skill acquisition are not conducive to long term involvement in sport; nor do they promote opportunities for athletes to reach their ultimate potential.

 

What is developmentally appropriate?

Every child develops at a different rate. Biological age, or age of the growing body may differ from chronological age by one to three years. Maturation describes the patterns of development that culminate in an adult state including : skeletal, sexual, neural (brain / nervous system), morphological (height / weight), psychological / emotional, intellectual / cognitive.

 

Guidelines that are developmentally appropriate take maturational patterns into account. They ensure athletes avoid practices that may negatively impact long term involvement in sport and physical activity.

 

For more information on childhood growth and development, sport recommendations, and maturational issues, contact Triathlon Canada.

 

GENERAL RACE RULES

Bike mechanical safety and having an approved bike helmet is the responsibility of each individual participant.

HELMETS MUST BE WORN AND MUST BE SNELL OR CSA APPROVED.

 

-Chinstraps for bike helmets must be fastened at all times while in contact with the bike, this includes walking the bike and riding it.

-Kickstands and pedal baskets are not permitted on bikes. Please remove prior to the day of the race.

-Participants must rack their bikes in the transition area at the location designated by the transition volunteers

-Torsos must be covered during the bike and run.

-Drafting on the bike course is not permitted.

-Participants and parents must follow the principles of fair play and good sportsmanship.

-Parental assistance is not permitted on the racecourse or in the transition area once the race has begun, except with special permission from the race director for young and/or AWAD (athletes with a disability) participants.

-The Officials may disqualify a participant who is in direct violation of the rules.

-Athletes are not permitted to race up an age category.

-All participants will adhere to the equipment regulations specific to their age category.

 

RESULTS

2022 Results will be posted here

 

2019 results here

 

2018 Results

https://zone4.ca/event/2018/LethKOS/

We are disappointed and frustrated to inform you that, for the 2018 event, there was a malfunction and we have no swim times for athletes aged 8-15 (and teams within those ages)

 

2017 & previous year's results available at

www.racepro.ca

 

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are a huge part of the success of this race, and we appreciate them so much.

 

We stand on the shoulders of a great community who support our youth in sports, and we are extremely grateful for their time and commitment.

 

This event takes the coordinated efforts of over 70 volunteers in previous years. With our new format, we only need 40. If you have the time on race day or want to be a part of an organizing committee that is 100% dedicated to the safety and satisfaction of the youth and adults who compete in triathlon, we would love to hear from you.

 

Please email info@samultisport.org for more information to answer any questions or concerns.

 

TRAINING

If you want more out of the sport you have come to love, there are some additional resources available

Zephyrs Triathlon Team

Kinetic Cycle and Fitness

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