Cassadaga Kids Triathlon

Cassadaga Kids Triathlon
Date & Time
August 14, 2021 | 10:00 am
Location
Park Ave., Cassadaga, NY, 14718

About this Event

Calling all kids that want to TRI something new, challenge themselves, and enjoy the world of multi-sport.  We believe that triathlon is one of the greatest lifetime sports ever created and invite your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors to fall in love with lifetime fitness, health and well-being.  Held in the beautiful lakeside community of Cassadaga, NY., just off of I-90, one hour south of Buffalo, NY and 1 hour north of Erie, PA.

For ages 4 – 13 

100meter swim, 3 mile bike, 1 mile run.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Saturday, August 14, 2021  

               – 8:30am – 9:40am Check-in & transition open

               – 9:45am –  Pre-race meeting mandatory at the water front 

               – 10:00am –  Race start    (age group waves of 13-9 and 8 & under)

Due to Covid protocols, there will be NO race day registration. All participants will need to be entered online and parents initial the waiver.  This race is NOT USAT sanctioned so there are no additional fees other than the online registration fee of $2.50.  

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES:

Each participant will need to check in at the table.  Parents – to allow your child to feel independent and take ownership of the fact that they are now a triathlete, we ask that you let them do the talking and answer the questions.  Each participant will be given a bib number, t-shirt and a swim cap.  Clips will be provided to adhere the bib to the front of the t-shirt worn during the bike and run portion of the race. 

BODY MARKING:

Each participant will have their bib # marked on both arms and their age will be marked on their left calf.

SWIM COURSE: 

A quick 100m swim from the Cassadaga Beach in the clear, clean waters of the Lower Lake of the Cassadaga Lakes, all within the roped in area.  Plenty of adult support in the water.  Beach start. You are welcome to use a personal swim buoy, life vest or arm floats for your comfort. 

BIKE COURSE: 

All right hand turns around the perfect 3.1 mile loop around the lake.  Wide shoulders and light traffic make this the perfect bike ride.  Adult support on the bike course.

The 3.1 mile course is all right hand turns. 

  • Out of transition, right onto Park Ave and turn right onto Maple Ave., 
  • Right turn onto Burnham Place
  • Road becomes Alden Road
  • Right turn onto Frisbee Road
  • Right turn at the Stop sign onto Dale Drive
  • Right turn onto Park Ave and back into transition

RUN COURSE: 

The 1 mile run begins as you exit of transition.  Follow the cones along the fence and out of the gate, running next to the Finish Line.  You will run on the left side of the road to the end of Park Avenue and take a left turn onto Dale Drive, staying to your left. Running along the lake on this flat course you will see the turnaround spot at the 1/2 mile point.  Turn around and head back the same way to the Finish Line. 

An aid station will be set up within transition with water available.

PARKING:

FREE parking in several locations within a very short walk to the race site.  No parking on Park Avenue.

 DIVISIONS & AWARDS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male and Female age groups; 5 & Under, 6&7, 8&9, 10&11, 12&13

POST RACE:

Finisher Medals & Race T-shirts

Ice cold water 

Food provided by The Red House (Pancakes, sausage, apples & ice cream.)

RULES:

Race is held Rain or Shine.  

NO DOGS AT THE RACE SITE!!!!

NO SMOKING AT THE RACE SITE OR ANYWHERE NEAR THE FINISH LINE!!!

**Please note that with assuming Covid restrictions will be in place for 2021 – there will be NO race day registration.  Covid protocols will be outlined in an updated Athlete Guide that will be published closer to race day.   Please know that we take your safety very seriously and will follow every direction given by the CDC and the Chautauqua County Health Department.

There is NO refund for this event. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or next years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at tonia@coachmarkwilson.com or 716-353-1288.

Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email CoachMarkWilson@gmail.com or 914-466-9214.

Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut.  We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website at www.CoachMarkWilson.com   Athlete centered, grass-roots racing is what we are all about.

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!

FAQ’s

Can I stay with my athlete during the race?

YES.  We want everyone to be comfortable.  It is good to let them do it themselves but one adult is     welcome to stay next to their child during one or all three of the sports.  We ask that you do not impede another racer in any way.

My child has sensory issues and cannot wear a swim cap or goggles, do they have to wear these items?  Would they have to be body marked?

               No.  We provide each racer with a swim cap at the check-in but if you speak to us ahead of time that is no problem.  The same with body marking. 

   What are you doing for Covid safety?

              In 2020 we held 9 events successfully following strict guidelines for covid.   We  assume the same will be done in the summer of 2021.  Mask guidelines will be followed along with social distancing.  Participants will NOT wear masks during the actual events but will be asked to have one on before and after the event.   Post race food will be decided pre-race and communicated to all participants before race day. 

  Is there a certain type of bike that must be used?

           NO.  Any type of bike that rolls is fine.  Training wheels are permitted.  Handle bar ends must be plugged or taped – no open metal.  This is for everyone’s safety.

   What about safety on the courses?

             The Cassadaga Fire Police are at the major intersections of the bike course along with adult volunteers.  Several adults will be riding their bikes next to the kiddos keeping them to the right of the road and on course.  On the run course there will be adults stationed along the way.   

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