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  • How old does my kid have to be to do the Kids Triathlon?

    We are excited for 2023 to be the first year where the triathlon will be for only kids!! The distances are 2 laps in a pool, 2 miles on a bike, and 1-mile run, which we think are appropriate distances for 7 to 14-year-olds. The bike route is on the roads surrounding Jones Track, which the UA Police will close during our event, and the run will be on Jones Track. Of course there will be volunteers along the route. So we feel comfortable that it will be a safe event for kiddos.
  • How does the Kid's Fun Run work?

    Registration for The Fun Run will take place at the Mallway beginning at 8:30 AM.  Upon check-in, families and children will head over to the Jones Track.  The races will begin promptly at 9:00 so be sure to get their early!  The races will be in 3 different heats of 1 lap (suggested ages 5 and under), 2 laps (suggested ages 6-8), and 4 laps (suggested ages 9+).  Immediately following the run, children and families are encouraged to head back to the Mallway to receive their medals and prize!  Our top three children fundraisers will be announced at the opening ceremony of The Berkshire Triathlon.  Plus, we'll hopefully have some food trucks with donuts, coffee, and sweets!  You don’t want to miss it!
  • Is the event competitive or timed?

    The Berkshire Triathlon has always been about fun, not competitiveness. But we think that some kids might really enjoy being timed. So if we get enough participants to offset the cost of renting the timing equipment we'll do that. As the event approaches and registrations come in, we'll let everyone know.
  • Do I need to buy expensive equipment?

    Not at all - it’s possible to compete with equipment you have in your garage and closet.  In fact, most people just use their everyday bicycle.
  • Where do I put my event equipment?

    We will have an area sort of fenced off near the entry to Jones Track at Coventry where bikes can be stored. Please be sure to clearly mark you bike, in case someone else has a similar bike.
  • Where do I park for the event?

    As you pull up to the event, there is a parking lot across from the Mallway Park. There is also street parking near the event. We will have volunteers guiding you as to where to park!
  • How do I register as a team?

    We welcome people doing the triathlon or duathlon as a team.  One person can do each or more than one leg of either event. For example, Lama, Maya, and Amalee could each be on a single team doing the triathlon where Lama does the swim, Maya does the bike, and Amalee runs. Each person on a team must register separately though. That way, everyone signs a waiver, everyone checks in, everyone gets swag, and everyone can try hard, have fun, and help kids heal!



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