Donner Lake Kids Triathlon
Saturday July 22, 2017
The Donner Lake Kids Triathlon is an actual triathlon featuring the swim-bike-run format for kids ages 4 to 12. The focus of the event is to provide a triathlon experience to this age group in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere.
The Donner Lake Kids Triathlon follows the classic form of triathlon featuring the three disciplines of swim, bike and run in that order. The swim is in Donner Lake at West End Beach. This is a sandy bottom smooth transition from land to lake area. The swim course is marked with buoys for the turns and has water safety staff monitoring the course. Age divisions start separately and are divided into groups or waves based on the number of entrants. After completing the swim participants head to the transition area located close the lake shore on a grass field. Kids set up their bikes and other gear in the transition area. They transition from the swim to the bike and then from the bike to the run in this location. The transition area has rows that are numbered. Kids find their spot based on the bib#. Volunteers and staff help in the transition to assist with the gear and directions. Once transitioned to the bike participants head out the bike course. Volunteers and course marking show the way. Once the bike course is complete riders head back into the transition area and transition to the run. Again volunteers and course markings show the way. The run course and the event ends at the finish line and arch where each competitor is presented with a finishing medal. There is post event food (fruit, etc.) provided to all participants.