Donner Lake Kids Triathlon

Saturday July 27, 2024

The Donner Lake Kids Triathlon is an actual triathlon featuring the swim-bike-run classic format. The focus and emphasis is to provide and opportunity for kids to experience the sport of triathlon. The distance of the course is age appropriate. A finishing medal is provided to all the kids and they are recognized as a group during the awards ceremony.

Parents, please note that you can check in one hour prior to your kids start time.


See the schedule for the start times. We operate the event so that ALL participants are off, complete, with their bike stage prior to starting the next age group. There is a lead and sweep for each age groups bike stage. This helps with the event operations and safety. Therefore, there maybe some delay for the posted start times.


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.


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.


The run courses are on surface streets and are out and back, turnarounds are clearly marked and staffed.

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.

Donner Lake Triathlon Kids By 12/31 By 3/31 By 7/26 Onsite if not sold out
Kids 6 & Under $65.00 $70.00 $75.00 $80.00
Additional Sibling 6 & Under $55.00 $60.00 $65.00 $70.00
Kids 7-8 Years $65.00 $70.00 $75.00 $80.00
Additional Sibling 7-8 Years $55.00 $60.00 $65.00 $70.00
Kids 9-10 Years $65.00 $70.00 $75.00 $80.00
Additional Sibling 9-10 Years $55.00 $60.00 $65.00 $70.00
Kids 11-12 Years $65.00 $70.00 $75.00 $80.00
Additional Sibling 11-12 Years $55.00 $60.00 $65.00 $70.00



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.

Click here for USA Triathlon recommended competition distances for youth.

  • Event T-shirt
  • Finishing Medal
  • Chip Timing
  • Recovery Food
  • Post event meal


  • Swim 150 meters, Bike 3K, Run 2K


  • Swim 100 Meters, Bike 3K, Run 1K


  • Swim 50 Meters, Bike 2K, Run 1K

6 & Under

  • Swim 25 Meters, Bike 1K, Run 500 Meters