SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series
Counting Down to the 2017 Season!

This is awesome...just 4 months to the first TRi KiDS race in London, ON 

If you missed our last newsletter, see below for a list of race dates and locations for the 9th season of TRi KiDS.  As expected races are filling up quickly.  TRi KiDS Burnaby has less than 40 spots left and TRi KiDS Oakville and Milton will be early sell outs. 
TRi KiDS LONDON - May 28:
Formally Kids Tri 4 Kids. After 6 years as presenting host ScotiaMcLeod has decided to pass on the torch. Same location, Carling Heights Community Centre in London and same weekend as in past years.

TRi KiDS BURNABY - June 4:
We return to the great park setting at Burnaby Lake for our 6th year.  Less than 40 spots left. 

TRi KiDS BURLINGTON Duathlon - June 18:
This race will once again be a duathlon (run-bike-run) for ages 3 to 15. We look forward to returning to a triathlon when Nelson Pool re-opens in 2018.

Age groups 3 to 5, 6 - 7 and 8 - 9 only. 
Due to the construction of a new athletic complex at Appleby College a section of Ring Road and the transition area are out of bounds. Therefore, we have limited TRi KiDS Oakville to age groups 3 to 5, 6-7 and 8-9 as the revised course is only suitable to younger age groups.  

TRi KiDS OKANAGAN - July 16:
We return to Kelowna, home of our Title Sponsor SunRype for the 7th year! The beautiful Okanagan Valley is the first of back to back races in Western Canada.

TRi KiDS CALGARY - July 23:
TRi YOUTH has been added to TRi KiDS Calgary.  TRi YOUTH races are for 14 to 17 year olds interested in a racing experience similar to a Give-it-a-Tri or Sprint Triathlon found at traditional adult events. 

TRi KiDS OTTAWA - August 6: 
We look forward to returning to the Richcraft Athletic Complex for TRi KiDS Ottawa and TRi YOUTH Ottawa.

TRi KiDS NIAGARA - August 20:
We have a new location for TRi KiDS Niagara, the Vale Health & Wellness Centre,  a new, state-of-the-art facility for sport and recreation - the first of its kind in the Niagara region. The Centre is located in Port Colborne, Ontario and will be a great venue for TRi KiDS.

TRi KiDS FERGUS - August 27:
One of our favourites! Same date and location. Enjoy the quaint town and rural setting.

TRi KiDS MILTON - September 3:
Our largest race and season ending event. Always a great celebration to close out the series. Includes a TRi YOUTH race.

Visit the REGISTRATION page for information and details, no refund policy and important dates.

Each race location has an information page which will be updated regularly. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and announcements. The links are posted at the bottom of this newsletter.  

Thank you for your continued support of TRi KiDS,
Tara and Brad Melville 
Align Your Company with Canada's Only Youth Triathlon Series

TRi KiDS continues to expand, and with expansion comes great opportunities for sponsors. Consider partnering your company with Canada's only triathlon series JUST FOR KiDS! 
TRi KiDS offers unique benefits and tremendous exposure for local and national companies.  Sponsoring the TRi KiDS Series provides an opportunity to connect with athlete families, spectators and the community, to build brand awareness and showcase your company's support of an important cause: our kids!

Contact us to learn more about sponsorship and what TRi KiDS has to offer.

The SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series is proud to welcome Holland Bloorview Foundation as a charitable partner.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is committed to creating a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities. The largest foundation supporting childhood disability in Canada, Holland Bloorview Foundation was established in 1996 to inspire community interest and raise funds in support of  Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Already registered for a TRi KiDS race? Start fundraising today. I t's easy! And by doing so you are supporting Holland Bloorview's commitment to creating a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities. Set up your personal fundraising page here.

From March 6-12, wear a cape and raise money to create a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.  Join the hundreds of people who are wearing their cape and raising money to create a world of possibilities through Holland Bloorview's Capes for Kids. 

TRi YOUTH - Welcomes 14 - 17 Year Olds

This season we have added Calgary to our list of TRi YOUTH races.  TRi YOUTH Triathlons are geared towards TRi KiDS who are 'aging out' of the program or for those who want to experience the sport for the first time. 

Athletes in the 14 -15 age group have the option of registering for TRi KiDS or TRi YOUTH events. 

Races will be held in Calgary on July 23, Ottawa on August 6th and Milton on September 3rd in conjunction with TRi KiDS races.

This is an opportunity for youth to experience the 'next step' in triathlon. Races are timed, however are non-competitive (no awards) and do not require specialized equipment. The TRi YOUTH environment is one of support, learning and of gaining experience. Learn more and register here.

Volunteer Registration is Open

"Volunteers don't necessarily have the time, they just have the heart!"

We are always looking for volunteers to join us on race weekend.  TRi KiDS volunteers are engaged, enthusiastic, passionate and play an important role in the safety and success of TRi KiDS races. Please consider joining us for a race or two!   A great way to obtain high school volunteer hours too.

Follow this link to online registration.

More Events to Mark on Your Calendar

Family fun, active living and enjoying the great outdoors - we hope to see you there!

The 13th annual Cadillac Fairview 5K Run/Walk takes place on Sunday, April 30th at Shops at Don Mills, Toronto ON.
The CF5K and CF Kids 1K supports POGO and Sick Kids. Learn more and register here.

Nicola's Kids Triathlon
The purpose of Nicola's Kids Triathlon is to raise awareness and funds for MFM research at SickKids Hospital. This triathlon is great for first timers as well as more serious athletes - it is all about personal achievement. The distances are short, any bike will do and the kids can do all or just one of the segments. 
After the race the children can enjoy fun activities and a BBQ all conveniently located near the finish. 

Learn more about the June 11th race here.

Aloha! We end our race season with our tropical themed Island Girl Half Marathon & 5K, Presented by Sparkling Ice on September 17th. The 'tropical' Toronto Islands set the stage for our women's only race. Leis, grass skirts, a live steel drum band and tropical fruit await you. Grab your sister, friend, mom or running partner, lace up your sandals and join us on the Island.  2017 marks the final sail....don't miss the boat!

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Tara and Brad Melville
Series Founders and Directors
SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series
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