Counting Down the Days to TRi KiDS 2017!
Welcome back TRi KiDS families and a warm welcome to families new to the Series!
We are preparing for another great season of racing and look forward to seeing you again in our 9th season. We have an updated schedule to share with you, a new charitable partner to introduce and a multiple race discount for individual athletes. Also new this season is a volunteer program for clubs and groups, new medal design...and much more.
Here is a list of TRi KiDS 2017 race dates and locations:
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 past years.
TRi KiDS BURNABY - June 4:
We return to Burnaby for our 6th year. This race sold out in February last season. We have increased capacity for 2017, however we recommend you register early!
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.
TRi KiDS VANCOUVER - July 1:
We are working with the City for approvals and permits and hope to have confirmation for a race at Killarney Community Centre in January. Celebrate Canada Day with us!
To TRi KiDS Burnaby families who are interested in the Vancouver race we recommend you register for Burnaby in the event Vancouver does not get added to the schedule in 2017. If it does, we can transfer your registration to TRi KiDS Vancouver if desired.
TRi KiDS OAKVILLE - July 9:
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!
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 YOUTH Triathlons are an opportunity for youth to experience the 'next step' in triathlon. Learn more about this new program here.
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.
TRi KiDS MILTON - September 3:
Our largest race and season closer. Always a great celebration to end the year. Includes a TRi YOUTH race.
TRi KiDS EDMONTON is not on the schedule this year. This was a difficult decision to not return as the families we met and staff we worked with were very welcoming. Unfortunately, after 2 years low participation numbers do not make it feasible for us to return. We would love to see you at TRi KiDS Calgary and offer a $10 voucher per athlete for families who participated at TRi KiDS Edmonton in 2016. Contact us for details.
Dates and locations are up to date on our website. Each location has an information page which will continue to be updated as we head into 2017. 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.
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Thank you for your continued support of TRi KiDS,
Tara and Brad Melville