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TOUGHKids-NJ at  Cheesequake State Park

ALL MUST ENTER THE PARK NO LATER THAN 7:15AM. Roads will be closed with NO ACCESS

All participants will go in the age group event according to their age on 12/31/2017 (USAT RULES)

First event starts 7:30 AM  (11-14 year olds)

Any Questions Please email us here

11-14 year olds   Swim 200 yards, Bike 5 miles, Run 1 mile

7-10 year olds    Swim 100 yards, Bike 2.5 miles, Run 0.5 mile

Starts when last biker goes out on the run

4-6 year olds    Swim/Run 20yrds, Bike 1 mile, Run 100yrds 1 helper allowed. Starts when last biker goes out on the run

Race Day Details

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  • We will have three different races, starting with the first race for the older kids(11-14 year olds), second event will be 7-10 year old's. Third will be 4-6 year old's. Second and third events will not start until the last runner goes into the run course.

  • Please make sure the kids get their number written on their arm. We will have volunteers holding up markers to mark arms. This is part of the excitement!! NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE PARKING AREA UNTIL THE YOUNGEST GROUPS IS OFF THE BIKE.  Please stay and cheer them on

  • Kids will be given a bib with the timing chip on it. Please make sure all triathletes have their bib on the front of their shirt when they come out of the swim. Do not swim with bibs on.

  • The kids will line up on the east side of the beach. The swim will be a small horseshoe -type course with at least 8 lifeguards in the water. No one will be more than 100 yards from shore. Swim out a little along the buoys, keeping the buoys on their right side at all time. See Swim Course Map

  • Exit the water on the right side of the beach and into the transition area on the grass.

  • Every participant must wear a helmet. Please make sure the kids know to buckle the helmet before they get on the bike.

  • Walk the bike out of the transition area, mount the bikes once on pavement

  • Bike Route Here are the maps for the bike course. The 9-14 year old's will be doing two 2.5 mile loops. When they come back to the parking area, GO SLOW on the down hill, very steep and sharp right turn. Around the cones in the parking area and start the second loop.Younger Triathletes will only do one loop. 4-6 year old's will do 2 loops around the perimeter of the parking lots. Please when you arrive, please do not park in any perimeter slot.

  • Run Route.  This is the run route for the older kids, 1/2 mile out turn around and come back. Younger kids will do exactly half of that.

 

See Transition Area Layout

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Backpacks will not be permitted before, during and after the event.

  • Any items needed for the event, i.e. clothing, water bottles etc, should be carried in a clear plastic bag or clear garbage bag.

  •  Officers will be directing anyone seen with a backpack to leave their backpack in their vehicle.

  •  Anyone refusing to leave the park with their backpack will be escorted from the park and dealt with accordingly.

  • Water Temperature should be in the mid 70's.

  • We will have three separate races, starting with the older kids(11-14 year old's) first and then 7-10 year old's and then 4-6 year old's at the end. First heat starts at 7:30AM.  It is important to spread out for the start.

  • Please make sure the kids get their number written on their arm. We will have volunteers holding up markers to mark arms. This is part of the excitment!!

  • Kids will be given a bib with the timing chip on it. Please make sure all triathletes have their bib on the front of their shirt when they come out of the swim. Do not swim with bibs on.

  • EVERY PARTICIPANT must wear a helmet. Please make sure your kid(s) know how to buckle their helmets before they get on the bike.

  • Note for parents: At the finish line, every child will receive a medal. Age Group Placement awards will not be given out because we feel that everyone is a winner.

  • Bring your cameras and get ready to be a very proud parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister,brother or friend!

 

Course Maps

Swim- Along the shore, very shallow water

 

Bike

7-10 1 loop, 11-14 2 loops

4-6 Year Olds 2 loops in parking area

Run Course  

Out and back

11-14 year old's to .5 mile point and return (WATER STOP IS THE .25 MARK, YOU NEED TO RUN ANOTHER .25 THEN TURN AROUND AT THE RUN TURN SIGN)

7-10 year old's  to .25 mile point and return (water Stop) DO NOT RUN PASS THE WATER STOP

4-6 year old's directly to finish from transition area

 

Transition Area

Where is Cheesequake State Park?

Map to Start

What will the water temperature be?

Normally the water temperature is in the 70s in June.

Will my child get any type of award or medal?

Every child that participates will get a medal at the finish line. We are not doing awards for first, second, third place, etcetera because we believe all the children are winners just for getting out there and trying!

Does my child need a helmet for the bike portion?

Absolutely!

 

There is plenty of parking at the Lake in Cheesequake State Park. Please park in the interiro portions of the parking area ( not the outside) since the kids need the perimeter for some of the bike portion. Also no cars will be allowed to leave until all kids in all three races are off the course. If you are one of the older kids with family, pack your car, get comfortable and help the younger ones manage and be safe on the course.

thank you

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ToughKids NJ

 

June 24, 2017

Matawan, NJ