Race Day Info

Here is the 2023 Race Day Schedule along with important notes, tips, and advice to help make your day fun and memorable. Details are subject to change so be sure to confirm the morning of the race. With no Bike leg this year, parking will be available on the streets of Arden Park including La Sierra Drive. There will be NO parking, however, on the premises of Arden Park.

7:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Athlete Check-in and Body Marking: Run bibs will be distributed along with a timing chip to be worn around the ankle. Please allow time for affixing these items to shirts, race belts, etc.

IMPORTANT: All participants must check in before 8:45 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 (9:00 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. Athletes will locate a spot before check-in and place their Swim to Run equipment. Normally in a triathlon this is where an athlete transitions from Swim to Bike and then from Bike to Run.

What to bring: Swimsuit, Towel, Goggles, Shirt, Running Shoes, & Water Bottle. Athletes must wear a t-shirt or one piece swimsuit on the run with their race bib number clearly visible on the front. They must also wear running shoes and not run barefoot for the run portion of the event. 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 8:45 a.m.) only volunteers and athletes will be allowed in.

    • 8:45 a.m. – Transition area closes.
    • 8:45 a.m. – Pre-event announcements will be made at the finish area.
    • 9:00 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.

Run Lap Completion Arm Marking: Volunteers will be marking the arms of each participant after the completion of each lap of the run. This will be done near the tennis and basketball courts.

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.

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 ardenparktriathlon@gmail.com.

The details of racing a triathlon can seem overwhelming. Please rest assured that there will be volunteers 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.