Here is the 2022 Race Day Schedule along with important notes, tips, and advice to help make your day fun and memorable.
IMPORTANT: There will be no parking on the bike course (La Sierra Dr., from Berrendo Dr. to Casmalia Way) and the Arden Park parking lot will be closed. We will have a designated spectator bike parking area next to the pool. Car parking will be available along all the cross streets of La Sierra Dr., but you will not be able to cross La Sierra Dr. during the event. Please plan your parking accordingly. La Sierra Dr. will also be closed to foot traffic and riding of bikes except for participants during their wave and event volunteers.
View the 2022 Arden Park Youth Triathlon Bike course map.
6:45 – 8:15 a.m. – Athlete Check-in and Body Marking opens at 6:45 a.m. and closes at 8:15 a.m. Participants must check in during this time (see below). Run and Bike bibs will be distributed along with a timing chip to be worn around the ankle. Allow time for affixing these items to shirts, bikes, race belts, etc.
IMPORTANT: All participants must check in before 8:15 a.m. in order to be confirmed in the timing system and have a timing chip issued. It is each participant’s responsibility to check-in before the start of the event (8:15 a.m. NOT their specific wave time start). We cannot add participants once we start the timing program. Also, it is important to have a volunteer complete the participant’s body marking. We have a set format that helps the volunteers complete timing with minimal errors.
Transition Area – The transition area will be staffed with experienced volunteers who can assist you in setting up. This area will be divided into different sections based on age groups.
What to bring: Bike, helmet, running shoes, socks, towel, extra clothing and a water bottle. One parent is allowed in transition area to assist in setup, but we encourage letting the athletes be responsible for their own setup. This event is designed as a fun, learning experience. Once the transition area closes (approximately 8:15 a.m.) only volunteers and athletes will be allowed in.
IMPORTANT: Absolutely no riding inside the transition area.
- 8:15 a.m. – Transition area closes.
- 8:15 a.m. – Pre-event announcements will be made at the finish area.
- 8:30 a.m. – The race will start with the first heat of the day. View our Estimated Start Times page for details. Please note that start times, duration between waves, and the order of age groups are varied; please verify your start time the morning of the event.
No athletes will be allowed on the bike course without a helmet. Absolutely NO exceptions! The chin strap must also be fastened. Volunteers will be in the transition area to check helmets, fasten when necessary, at the “Bike Out” exit (the driveway heading into and out of the park).
Run Lap Completion Arm Marking: Volunteers will be marking the right arms of each participant after the completion of each lap of the run. This will be done near the tennis and basketball courts.
The bike course (closed to traffic) for the 5/6 and P/C age groups, is a 1 mile counterclockwise loop (out and back) heading .5 miles west (toward Casmalia Way, turning LEFT out of the park) along La Sierra from the park entrance, and then back east making a RIGHT turn into the park. The 7-16 age groups will complete one full lap of a two mile loop heading one mile in both directions of the park (right out of the park, u-turn at Berrendo Drive, down to Casmalia Way, another u-turn and back to the park). The run course is a 1/4 mile loop. Your age division determines the distance of swimming, biking, and running. Please see the Distances page to determine your distances.
Water station: Water will be available on run course.
Race Etiquette: For the safety of all athletes, please talk to your child about riding the bike to the right and in a straight line. When passing a rider, call out “On Your Left” as you pass to the left.
Finish: The children will receive a finisher’s medal after crossing the finish line. There will be water, fruit, and treats as well. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be handed out throughout the day.
Please make use of the podium/photo backdrop to record your child’s accomplishment. Also, if you have any photos that you’d like us to put on our website photo album please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The details of racing a triathlon can seem overwhelming. Please rest assured that there will be several experienced Triathletes stationed in the transition area to help you set up, and answer any questions that you might have. Our goal is to educate and inspire these athletes to accomplish something great with little assistance as possible.
Thanks for your support, your cheers, and encouragement of all athletes.