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What do I do when I get to the race site?
Go to the registration tables inside Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics FIRST. Make sure you fill out all of the registration forms and get your race bag and number. From there you can get instructions on how to go set up your bike and further information about the race course.
What should my child wear to race?
We recommend a swim suit plus a shirt or race belt to pin your number to. Skip the socks and wear easy to put on Velcro running shoes or sneakers with elastic laces. Remember the goal is for the child to do the race under their own power with their own skill. They will only be empowered if they can do it themselves AND THEY WANT TO- EVEN if it takes a minute or to put on the shoes, or shirt or belt. Volunteers are on hand to help children if they need it but we try to let the child do it as much as possible.
Where do I buy a race belt and what is it?
A race belt is a simple way to wear your race number without having to pin it to a shirt. It has a clip that snaps simply around the participant’s waist and makes it a breeze to move through transition. We will have them available for purchase at packet pick up for $7.
Where do I set up my bike? And what do I leave with my bike?
The Huntersville Park across the street has marked chalked boxes for each age group. Please place your bike in one of the empty slots. Please only leave your helmet with your bike. Your shoes, race belt and/or shirt should be with you to be placed at the end of your swim lane.
What is the order of events?
Swim to bike to run. In our triathlon you complete the swim put on your shoes, shirt and /or race belt with number at the end of the lane then run in shoes to your bike. We do this to protect the kid’s feet then they ride the bike course and leave their bike and helmet off in the Transition 2 (T2) and go out on the run to the finish at their age group distance.
Where should I stand to watch my child race?
When the race starts please stay seated in the bleachers to watch your child. Upon completion of the swim you will exit the pool out the front of the building. At no time may you cross the course at random. There will be designated crossing points and viewing points clearly marked for your viewing. It is a safety concern for people to cross the course at random or be on the race course at any time. Please help us put on a safe race.
Why can’t I stay with my child and follow them the whole race?
This is by far the most difficult thing to enforce for you want to see your child throughout the whole race. We want you to be able to see them too, safely. Please listen when we say it is a huge safety concern and liability to have you in the race course at any time. Learning from experience when parents are in the course with their child they tend to neglect any other children that may be on the course. So:” You, you there with the 2 seater stroller, ” Please be mindful there are many kids on the course potentially careening around the corner not prepared for a large obstruction across the course. Please cross only at designated crossing spots and watch at designated viewing areas. If you must get closer please consider volunteering for ALL of the participants.
Why not volunteer?
You would like to be closer to the race scene, why not help us out! We need many people to run this race smoothly. The more people involved the better. Please sign up for volunteering. Use the contact form on the race page to get in touch!