Donner Lake Triathlon – July 23-24, 2016

Kids Triathlon

Donner Lake Kids Triathlon

The Donner Lake Kids Triathlon is an actual triathlon featuring the swim-bike-run format for kids ages 4 to 15. The focus of the event is to provide a triathlon experience to this age group in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere.

Click here for USA Triathlon recommended competition distances for youth.

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Swim: The swim courses are near shore. Younger ages can stand if needed. Corners are marked by large buoys and water safety staff are positioned along the way. The average water temperature of Donner Lake in July is 69 degrees.

Bike: The bike courses take place on South Shore Drive and are paved. Each distance course has a designated turn-around location. Riders stay on the right side of the road.

Mount/Dismount Area: There is a designated spot where riders can mount and then dismount their bikes on the way in and out of the transition area. This is a safety measure to control speed.

Run: The run courses are on surface streets and depending on the distance they are a loop or an out and back.


Remember, kids are NOT adults and need special coaching and training to succeed and stay safe! Read these great Youth Tips from USA Triathlon to prepare for the Donner Lake Kids Triathlon.

Race Distances

Age Division Swim Bike Run
13-15 300 meters 9K 3K
11-12 200 meters 5K 2K
9-10 100 meters 3K 1K
7-8 50 meters 2K 1K
6 & under 25 meters 1K 500 meters

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