• BENDIGO KIDS TRIATHLON

    Date

    1 Dec 2019
  • BENDIGO KIDS TRIATHLON

    Date

    1 Dec 2019
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Bendigo Kids Triathlon

Get Ready Kids! Bendigo is set to host an ALL NEW, KIDS ONLY Triathlon Experience
If you’re aged, 7 to 15 years and you love having fun times with your mates in the outdoors, then we have just the day out for you, and your family. This ‘kids only’ triathlon experience is a non-competitive, fun day out aimed at encouraging our young champions of tomorrow to be active, have fun, and enjoy it all in the company of their best mates. The Bendigo Kids Triathlon is for kids aged 7 – 15 years of age and includes all the fun of a triathlon with a swim, ride and run combined into one action packed event. Events for our young champions include:
  • 7 – 9 yrs: 25m Pool Swim | 2km Ride | 500m Run
  • 10 - 12 yrs: 50m Pool Swim | 4km Ride | 1km Run
  • 13 – 15 yrs: 75m Pool Swim | 6km Ride | 1km Run

Events

Bendigo Kids Triathlon

Canterbury Park Gardens

Napier Street, Eaglehawk, VIC

CLIMATE

Summer 240/270

PRIZE POOL

$5,000

Time Table

* Note: Bike Collection may be delayed until all participants have finished the bike leg of the event.

** Note: Event Briefing and Start may be delayed if the previous age group have not all finished the swim leg of the event.

*** Note: This timetable may change based on the number of entries for each age group. Final times will be published the week before the event.

Registration All Events
TIMEEVENTLOCATION
7:00amREGISTRATION OPEN | All EventsRace HQ
7:00amTransition Open | All EventsTransition
9:00amREGISTRATION CLOSED | All EventsRace HQ
9:15amTransition Closed | All EventsTransition
13 to 15 Years Event
TIMEEVENTLOCATION
9:15am13 - 15 yrs | Go To Briefing AreaPool
9:30amEvent Briefing | 13 - 15 YrsSwim Start
9:45amEvent Start | 13 - 15 YrsSwim Start
*10:40amBike Collection Open | 13 - 15 YrsTransition
10 to 12 Years Event
TIMEEVENTLOCATION
9:50am10 - 12 yrs | Go to Briefing AreaPool
10:05amEvent Briefing | 10 - 12 yrsSwim Start
10:20amEvent Start | 10 - 12 yrsSwim Start
*11:10amBike Collection Open | 10 - 12 yrsTransition
7 to 9 Years Event
TIMEEVENTLOCATION
10:20am7 - 9 yrs | Go To Briefing AreaPool
10:35amEvent Briefing | 7 - 9 yrsSwim Start
10:50amEvent Start | 7 - 9 yrsSwim Start
*11:30amBike Collection Open | 7 - 9 yrsTransition
Finish All Events
TIMEEVENTLOCATION
9:45am - 12:00pmFinish Line Fun | Photos, Breakfast, Giveaways, ExpoFinish Area
12:00pmEvent Close |
All bikes must be collected by this time.
Race HQ
Transition

Napier Street, Eaglehawk, VIC

Our Partners

Venue

Event Hub

Canterbury Park Gardens, Eaglehawk

Napier Street, Eaglehawk, VIC, 3556

TRAVELLING TO EAGLEHAWK
Venue Map

Venue Map

Canterbury Park Gardens

Canterbury Park Gardens

Canterbury Park Gardens is the jewel in the crown of the Eaglehawk Open Space Precinct.

First proposed in 1870, the garden was set out in 1873 on ‘upside down country’, a reference to the gold rush mining days. Much has changed at this site over the years and the garden now sits along side Canterbury Park Oval, Lake Neangar, Lake Tom Thumb and a sports and events precinct.

Canterbury Park Gardens are known for the annual Dahlia and Arts festival, it’s collection of dahlias, palms and roses and the meticulously maintained ornamental gardens.

The broader Eaglehawk Open Space Precinct is known for it’s tradition of annual sporting events and community spirit. The area also includes an events lawn, the McKern Skate Park and Peter Krenz Leisure Centre swimming pool.

Visit the garden, walk the trails around Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb, see the amphitheatre, jetty and island, check out the Canterbury Park Oval and Sports Precinct and the new playspace.

Find out more here

Eaglehawk Playspace

Eaglehawk Playspace

Located on the shores of Lake Neangar, this contemporary playspace is also near to the Peter Krenz Leisure CentreCanterbury Park Oval and Sports PrecinctCanterbury Park Gardens, the McKern Skate Park and the Mulga Bill bike trail. Shaped like a giant eagle hawk, the new play space caters to children of all ages. The play space is multi zoned with both passive and active areas for children with various skill and abilities. It features custom designed play equipment inspired by the famous Banjo Patterson poem Mulga Bill’s Bicycle which starts with the line “Twas Mulga Bill from Eaglehawk” and a butterfly themed junior play area called Where Angels Play to celebrate the life of baby Zayden Veal Whitting. The play space includes equipment for swinging, spinning and sliding with adventure and movement play, a series of pathways, extensive tree planting, landscaping and picnic and barbecue facilities for the whole family to enjoy. Find out more here
CATERING

CATERING AT THE EVENT HUB

Our Athletes

All of our Bendigo Kids athletes will receive fruit and snacks at the finish line.

Our Visitors

A local community group will be providing a food stall on the day.  Stay tuned for full details coming soon.

Parking and Road Closures

Parking and Road Closures

Event Parking
Event parking will be street parking within the local area.  We ask all visitors to be respectful of the local residents and to park in accordance with local parking regulations and to check all parking signage carefully to avoid fines.
Road Closures
There will be two minor road closures to ensure the safety of our athletes on the day, however all residents will still have access to their property.  Road closures will occur from approx 9am to 1pm and include:
  • Butts Road closed as a crossing point for bikes to cross over to and from Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb; and
  • The entry to the car park form Simpson Road will be closed to enable the safe passage of bikes onto the bike track.
Pets

Pets

Dogs on leads arewelcome in Canterbury Park Gardens, but please be sure to keep them on a lead and under control and to clean up after them.

CERTIFIED ASSISTANCE ANIMALS

Some companion animals are trained to provide assistance to people with a disability to help alleviate the effect of that disability. These assistance animals are not pets. They provide an important service that helps people to more fully participate in personal and public life activities with more confidence and independence.

  • Human Rights Commission Guidelines on Assistance Animals here.

Event Details

Before the Event

There are a number of things you can do before the event to ensure you have a fantastic time on the day.  We’ve included some tips below.

Enter

It’s very important to ensure you enter online before the event.  Numbers are limited so ensure you enter early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Full entry details can be found here.

Get Training

Get training ready for the big day!

The aim of the Bendigo Kids Triathlon is to offer an event that anyone can be a part of, however, to ensure each participant has a fun and enjoyable event we recommend getting out and about with the family in the local area and parklands to go swimming, riding and running before the event, so you know what to expect.

Each participant must be able to swim the distance for their age group.

Check out some tips and hints here.

Check out all the Event Information
  • Read the event website for all the information you’ll need to know for the event.
  • Download the Athletes Guide.  This will be made available online one week prior to the event.
  • Check out the FAQ section for answers to those commonly asked questions.
Prepare the Equipment you need

Full information regarding equipment can be found here.

Know the Rules

A fun, safe event always includes a few rules.  You can check out the rules you need to know here.

Food & Drink
  • Dinner the night before | Whatever the family would normally have for dinner is recommended the night before.
  • Breakfast | We suggest a light meal in the morning before the event to give you energy.  We would suggest avoiding a big breakfast.  Fruit and snacks will be provided to our Bendigo Kids at the finish line, and a local community group will be providing catering on site.
  • Drinks | Water is a great way to hydrate.  We suggest that participants have a water bottle with them next to their bike in transition where they can take a drink after the swim and before the run.  Water will be provided at the finish line.
REGISTRATION
Bendigo Kids Triathlon Registration

All athletes and parents/guardians are required to register at Race HQ between 7am and 9am.

We recommend arriving early to ensure you allow yourself enough time to park, register, set up your equipment in transition warm up before the event, and enjoy the morning.  Being on time is very important as each event will start on time and cannot wait for late comers.

When You Arrive
  1. REGISTER | Register at Race HQ. Head straight to the Check-In tent with your parents or carer.
  2. BRING YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION | Show a copy of your online registration email and collect your race pack which will include your Bendigo Kids Triathlon TShirt to be worn during the bike and run legs of the event.
  3. COLLECT TIES & PINS | Collect ties and pins for your bike and run number at the table near the registration desk.
  4. NUMBER MARKING | Visit the number marking area immediately after registering where our volunteers will write a number on your arm and leg. Please don’t put sunscreen on until you’re number is written on, otherwise they’ll rub straight off. Our volunteers will check you have everything you need and direct you to transition.
  5. GO TO TRANSITION | Take your bike and equipment to the transition area BEFORE the designated closure time. Allow plenty of time for this.

Please refer to the Event Timetable for full details.

Race Numbers

It is very important, and a requirement for participation that all athletes have their race numbers clearly visible at all times including:

  • Number marked on the left arm – please visit the ‘number marking’ area on the day.
  • Bike Number attached to the front handlebars of the bike at all times during the event.  Bike ties are available for collection at registration.  The number must be clearly visible so please do not fold, roll or obscure it in any way.
  • Run Number attached to the front of your Bendigo Kids Triathlon TShirt.  Pins are available for collection at registration.  The number must be clearly visible so please ensure it is attached at all four corners and do not fold, roll or obscure it in any way.
Some more important notes about your Race Numbers
  • Please ensure the numbers are safely secured.  If the number is lost please report the loss to one of the officials at Race HQ immediately.
  • Athletes must have their allocated numbers displayed before entering transition or the course.
  • Please do not cut, alter, disfigure, damage, cover or obscure the numbers in any way. It is important that numbers are clearly visible for safety and identification purposes.
EQUIPMENT

BENDIGO KIDS TRIATHLON EQUIPMENT

The Bendigo Kids Triathlon is all about our young champions getting  into the outdoors and giving it a go.  There’s no need for fancy, or expensive equipment, as long as it’s safe and well maintained.  We’ve included a list below of essential and recommended equipment, plus some tips to prepare.

THE ESSENTIAL STUFF
  • Swimming togs
  • Swim Cap – included in your race pack
  • Bike with race number attached to the handlebars.  The race number included in your race pack. The bike should be in safe condition and checked to ensure all mechanical parts, brakes and tyres are in good working order.
  • Bike helmet that meets Australian Safety Standards.
  • Bendigo Kids Triathlon TShirt with race number attached to the front – Tshirt and race number included in your race pack
  • Clothes to ride/run in
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Covered running shoes and socks
  • Small towel
  • Water bottle filled with water
  • Any medication you need to use during the event such as an asthma inhaler.
  • A big smile and a sense of adventure!
RECOMMENDED STUFF
  • Swim goggles if you usually swim with them
  • Clothes to wear after the event, including something warm for if the weather is cooler and something waterproof for if it’s raining
  • Healthy snacks and drinks
SOME TIPS
  • It’s a good idea not to use any new clothing or equipment on event day.  Ensure you’ve been training and trying out all the clothes and equipment you plan to use on the day well before the event.  That way you know what to expect and there won’t be any surprises.
  • If you’re wearing goggles on the day, ensure you’ve tried them out before the event to ensure the head band is adjusted to the correct size to avoid any leaks.
  • Ensure the bike helmet complies with Australian Safety Standards.  There should be a certification sticker inside the helmet.
  • Have your bike checked over by your local bike store, or someone who knows about servicing bikes to ensure it’s safe and in good working order.
  • Pack everything and tick off the checklist the day BEFORE the event so you don’t have to worry on event morning and you can focus on just having a great time.
Bike Service

Moronis Bikes

A big welcome to the team from Moronis Bikes who will be on hand at Bendigo Kids Race HQ ensuring all our athletes are ready to ride with any last minute bike repairs or equipment.

Bike Service

It’s a good idea to make sure your bike is in good working order before the event to avoid any disappointment on the day, so why not consider booking in for a service.  Or, if you need any other equipment or even a new bike for the occasion Moronis has it all on hand in their store in Bendigo.

Catch up with the team at:

A: 104-106 Mitchell Street, ​Bendigo, VIC 3550
T: (03) 5443 9644

About Moronis Bikes

We stock a wide range of brands across a large variety of bikes, including road bikes, hybrids, track, mountain and children bikes, all the way through to cross bikes, unicycles, e-Bikes and even recumbents! We also stock limited ranges in Willier, ByK, Radius, Gazelle and more.

We always have a mechanic in-store so there’s no need to book ahead for a service! The majority of services can be turned around within the day depending on the time of year and complexity of the service (sometimes we need to order parts) and although we discourage mechanical work on a Sunday, there’s always someone in the workshop for emergencies.

Opening Hours

The weather might change in Bendigo but we don’t change our hours. We’re also open on most public holidays so come in and see our friendly staff for all your needs. We do close the doors on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and AFL Grand Final day because we aren’t that mean!

Monday           9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday           9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday     9am - 5:30pm
Thursday         9am - 5:30pm
Friday               9am - 6pm
Saturday          9am - 3pm
Sunday             10:30am - 3pm

‘Give it a Go’ TShirt

FREE ‘Give it a GO… in BendiGO! Tech T

Each of our champion athletes recieve a FREE ‘Give it a GO… in BendiGO!’ tech T in their race packs.  The shirt is worn during the event to identify each athlete as a  Bendigo Kids triathlete on the day.

IMPORTANT! Please choose your shirt size carefully

When entering online you will be requested to select a shirt size from the options below:

  • Half Chest | W – 40.5cm (XS)
  • Half Chest | W – 43cm (S)
  • Half Chest | W – 45.5cm (M)
  • Half Chest | W – 48cm (L)

Please choose carefully and ensure you have checked the half chest measurements before entering.  The size shirt chosen will be made available in your race pack on the day, however, if it is the incorrect size it may not be able to be changed. While we will make every effort to provide an alternate size, if there are none of the required sizes in stock it will not be possible to change it.  To avoid disappointment, please choose your sizing very carefully before entering.

Transition

Transition

The transition area is where athletes change from one leg of the event to the other.  Participants will exit the swim and change over to the ride leg in the transition area.  After the ride they then return to transition to change over from the ride leg to the run.

There are two transitions during the event:

  1. Swim to Bike
  2. Bike to Run

Transition is located on the oval in Canterbury Park and there is a 150m run on the grass from the pool to the transition area.

Transition Opening & Closing | 7am – 9:15am

After you have registered at Race HQ, had your number marked on your body and attached your bike number to your bike, it’s time to take the equipment you will need during the event to the transition area.

The transition area is open from 7am to 9:15am.  All equipment must be placed during these times.  For safety reasons no equipment can be placed in transition after 9:15am and unfortunately if the cut off time is missed you won’t be able to take part in the event, so ensure you arrive nice and early so you can set everything up ready to go.

Equipment to take to the Transition Area
  • Bike with race number attached to the handlebars – ties are provided at the registration desk at Race HQ.
  • Bike Helmet – placed on your head with straps done up
  • Bendigo Kids Triathlon Tshirt
  • Run Number attached to your Bendigo Kids Triathlon TShirt or Race Belt
  • Running shoes and socks
  • Small towel
  • Water bottle filled with water
  • Any medication you may need to use during the event such as an asthma inhaler.

Leave your equipment neatly next to your bike.  For safety, bags are not permitted in the transition area so please take them out with you.

Need Help in Transition?

One parent/guardian may accompany you in the transition area but if you feel like you would like to do it on your own that’s OK too.  Our friendly True Bluey volunteers will be there to help if you need it.  All you need to do is ask.

Bike Safety Check

When you enter transition, the team from Triathlon Victoria will do a quick safety check on your bike and helmet, to make sure you’ll have a fun and safe ride on the day.  Please ensure that your bike is in good working order,  and handle bar ends are plugged.

Before entering transition please ensure that:

  1. Your MTB Number is attached securely to the bike handlebars; and
  2. Your bike helmet is fitted and fastened correctly
Setting up your Equipment

Each age group will have a separate transition area.  Each row of bikes within that transition area will be identified by race number and cap colour, as well as a familiar symbol such as a koala or something similar so you know the row to go to.

Place your bike on the rack by the seat and place equipment on the ground next to your bike. Each athlete has a 50cm space, so please keep equipment neat and tidy.

If you’re not sure or you need a hand, remember our True Bluey Volunteer team will be there to help, so all you need to do is ask.

Respect in the Transition Area

We’re all at the Bendigo Kids Triathlon to have a great day out!  Each athlete has a 50cm allocated space to rack bikes & leave any kit required during the event. Please keep equipment neat and tidy and please don’t move or interfere with any other athletes gear or bike in the transition area.

If there is an issue with another athletes bike or equipment please see one of the friendly volunteers to assist.

Some Transition Rules

The transition area is a very busy space during the event and there is a lot happening.  To ensure we all stay safe there are a few rules for when you are in the transition area:

  • Ensure your bike helmet is fitted and done up correctly before you pick up your bike in transition.
  • When you return to transition ensure your bike is on the rack before you take off your bike helmet.
  • Ensure your shoelaces are done up before riding or running.
  • Don’t move or touch anyone else’s equipment or bikes in the transition area.
Get to know the Transition Area

It’s important to know where to go in the transition area for the start and finish of each leg. It’s a great idea to check this out before the start.

Take some time in the morning to check out:

  • The Swim Entry and where your bike is located from the entry point;
  • The Bike Exit;
  • The Bike Entry and how to return to your allocated bike space; and
  • The Run Exit.
Transition Closure

The Transition Area will be cleared at 9:15am sharp.  It is important that athletes place their equipment and clear the area by this time. If athletes arrive at Transition at closure time they will not be able to take part in the event.

Bike Collection

Transition for the Bendigo Kids Triathlon has been set up so that each age group may remove their bikes from the transition area after that age group has finished.  The transition will be open for bike collection when the final competitor in each age group has finished their event.

When it is announced by the Race Director that the age group transition is open for bike collection one parent may accompany the athlete to help collect their bike.

To ensure the transition area is safe and secure bikes may not be collected until advised by the Race Director.  Please refer to the event timetable for estimated times.

TEAMS

TEAMS

Bendigo Kids Triathlon is open to 2-person teams

As a 2-person team one athletes completes the swim leg and the other athletes completes the ride leg.  Both team members complete the run to celebrate at the finish line to be presented with their finisher’s medallions.

Teams Age Group Events

For the teams event the age of the youngest person in the team will determine the event in which the team can take part.

For example, if a team includes a 12 year old and a 13 year old, the team would enter the 10-12 year event as their youngest participant is 12 years old.

Bib Numbers

Three bib numbers will be included in the race pack for each team.

  • Bib 1 is to be attached to the handlebars of the riders bike prior to taking it to transition.
  • Bib 2 is to be attached to the front of the riders’ Bendigo Kids Tshirt using the pins provided at Race HQ or by using a race belt.
  • Bib 3 is to be attached to the front of the Bendigo Kids Tshirt that the swimmer will put on for the run leg using the pins provided at Race HQ or by using a race belt.

Team members will also have their race number written on their arm and leg at the number station at Race HQ after registering at Race HQ.

Teams Transition & Briefing

Team swimmer | leave your running gear next to the team rider’s bike.

Both team members go to briefing when that team age group is called.

Team rider | return to the transition area and wait next to your bike.

Swim to Ride Transition

When your team swimmer enters transition after the swim leg, tag your team rider.

Team rider, unrack your bike and walk/run to the bike exit with your bike.

Team swimmer remain at the bike rack and put on your shoes, shirt etc ready for the run to the finish when your team rider returns.

Ride to Run Transition

When the team rider returns from the ride leg,

  1. Tag your team swimmer
  2. Put on your shoes, race number etc.
  3. Both team members run to the finish line together to be presented with your finishers medallions.
Pre-Event Briefing

PRE-EVENT BRIEFING

The Pre-Event Briefing

Before the start of each event a pre-event briefing will be held in the briefing area near the swim start.  All athletes are required to attend the briefing as it covers all the information you need to ensure you have a fun and safe time during the event.

Briefing Times

The pre-event briefing usually takes place approx. 15 mins before your event start.  Check the event timetable for your estimated briefing times and listen for announcements.

When your cap colour is called over the PA, ask your parent or guardian to take you to the briefing area at the pool.

Please ensure you arrive at the briefing area with plenty of time to spare as the briefing needs to start at the allocated time.  Unfortunately if you miss the briefing you will not be able to take part in the event.

Detailed briefing times can be found on the notice board at Race HQ on the day.

Team Briefing

If you are participating as a team, both team members should attend the briefing.  After the briefing the bike riders will be escorted to Transition, ready to meet their team swimmer when they come out of the water.

What to Take to the Briefing

After the briefing you will go straight to the swim start, so please ensure you have all the things you need for the swim:

  • Wear your swimming togs to the briefing.
  • Ensure you have sunscreen applied to all exposed skin; and
  • Take your swim cap and goggles (if you decide to wear goggles for the swim).

Only have your swimming togs, swim cap and goggles on when you go to Briefing.  Leave any other items such as thongs, tshirt, hat with your parent or guardian.

The Finish

THE FINISH

The finish line is a place to celebrate your achievements.

At the finish:

  • Participants will be presented with a finisher’s medallion;
  • Fruit, snacks and drinks will be available; and
  • Have your photo take and the Bendigo Kids podium.
After the Event

There’s lots to do at Canterbury Park including the Eaglehawk Playspace.  There will be catering on site so why not enjoy the rest of the day with your family and friends.

Rules

RULES

A fun and safe event always includes a few rules. Below are some you’ll need to know.

  • Follow any directions given to you by the event team, course marshals, True Bluey Volunteers or any other event officials.
  • Familiarise yourself with the course. Maps are available on the website, in the athletes guide and on information boards at Race HQ.
  • Ensure your bike helmet is fitted and done up correctly before you pick up your bike in transition.
  • When you return to transition ensure your bike is on the rack before you take off your bike helmet.
  • Ensure your shoelaces are done up and tucked in before riding or running.
  • Keep left on the bike and run course so other athletes can easily overtake if required.
  • Your official Bendigo Kids Tri Tshirt must be worn during the bike and run legs. The TShirt is included FREE in your race pack.
  • Don’t move or touch anyone else’s equipment or bikes in the transition area.
  • No drones may be flown in or around the event course.
  • Be respectful of other athletes and encourage each other along the way.
Safety

Safety

The team at In2Adventure have been hosting safe, enjoyable and fun events for over 13 years throughout Australia and provide the safest possible environment for kids to relax, have fun and enjoy the experience.  The event is sanctioned by the sports governing body, Triathlon Australia and complies with all designated rules and safety regulations.  Triathlon Australia technical officials will also be on the course on the day.

Fully trained lifesavers from the Peter Kring Leisure Centre will be on hand throughout the swim leg to guide our Bendigo Kids and provide assistance where necessary.  Our friendly True Bluey volunteers and first aiders, wearing hi-vis vests will also be located throughout the course to assist if needed.

To ensure a safe course, we ask supporters and visitors to ensure they remain in the designated spectator areas and do not enter any area of the course.  This is to ensure that each child has a clear, unobstructed course in which to participate.

Where a participant may have a medical condition that may require assistance during the event, we ask that parents/guardians tell us on the online entry form when entering.

First Aid

A dedicated first aid tent will be located at Race HQ and qualified first aiders will also be strategically positioned throughout the course.

OTHER

OTHER

UNSOLICITED PROMOTION

Our event partners have been extremely generous in supporting this event so we can all enjoy the sport we love.  We reciprocate that support and therefore no signage, flyers, promotional banners, promotional tents, branded vehicles, sales, service or trade displays are permitted to be set up within the Race HQ or car parking areas without written authorisation from the event directors.

If you’re not sure if what you are setting up is against this directive, please see the Race Director or Event Director BEFORE setting up for clarification.
We ask all participants to please be respectful of this to avoid being asked to remove tents etc.

Please see the ‘Event Promotion Policy’ displayed on the Policy page.

ENVIRONMENT

In2Adventure is committed to maintaining a minimal impact policy that will protect the environment and enable us as individual members of the general public and members of the outdoor community to continue to enjoy the vast natural environment that is Australia’s backyard.  Therefore we ask that athletes and visitors read and agree to abide by the Bush Code outlined in our Environmental Policy and ensure that no rubbish, gel packets or wrappers are dropped on the course during the event.

Course

Course

Bendigo Kids Triathlon Course

If you’re aged, 7 to 15 years and you love having fun times with your mates in the outdoors, then we have just the day out for you, and your family. This ‘kids only’ triathlon experience is a non-competitive, fun day out aimed at encouraging our young champions of tomorrow to be active, have fun, and enjoy it all in the company of their best mates. The Bendigo Kids Triathlon is for kids aged 7 - 15 years of age and includes all the fun of a triathlon with a swim, ride and run combined into one action packed event. Events for our young champions include:
AGESWIM BIKE RUN 
13 to 15 yrs75m1 x 75m lap6km3 x 2k laps - Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb1km2 x 500m laps
10 to 12 yrs50m1 x 50m lap4km2 x 2k laps - Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb1km2 x 500m laps
7 to 9 yrs25m1 x 25m lap2km2 x 1k laps - Lake Neangar500m1 x 500m lap
THE SWIM

THE SWIM

The swim leg for the Bendigo Kids Triathlon will take place in the 50m pool at Peter Krenz Leisure Centre.

The swim is the first leg of the triathlon and it’s always a lot of fun.  The swim takes place in the pool and is for athletes and officials only, but don’t worry, you’ll be cared for throughout the swim by the amazing team of lifesavers from Peter Krenz Leisure Centre and our members of our True Bluey Volunteer Team.  The water safety team from Peter Krenz Leisure Centre will be at the side of the pool ready to assist if needed.

To make sure you have a fun time during the swim it’s a good idea to spend some time swimming prior to the event to ensure you feel comfortable in the water. Swimming two or three times a week in the lead up to the event will help you feel more confident on the day.

The Swim Course
  • 13-15 yrs | A 75m L Shaped Swim - 50m up and 25m across
  • 10-12 yrs | 50m lap - swimming the length of the pool
  • 7-9 yrs | 25m lap - swimming half the length of the pool
The Swim Start
  • After the briefing follow the marshal to the swim start area.
  • Have your swim cap and goggles on ready to start.
  • Line up with your group.
  • When asked make your way to sit on the side of the pool.
  • Listen to the start marshals instructions.
  • When the whistle blows slide into the water and follow the swim course to the exit.
THE BIKE

Bendigo Kids Triathlon Bike Course

The bike leg for the Bendigo Kids Triathlon will take place on the trails around Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb.

The bike is the second leg of the triathlon and is the longest section of the event where you’ll be able to take in all the scenery around the beautiful lakes on Canterbury Park. The course includes paths and some trails and is a lot of fun. The bike course is for athletes and officials only, but don’t worry you’ll be well cared for by our True Bluey Volunteer Marshals located throughout the entire bike course.

To make sure you have a fun time during the bike ride it’s a good idea to spend some time riding before the event to ensure you feel comfortable on your bike.  You and your family could even go to Canterbury Park and have a practice ride on the course before the event.

Ensure your bike is in good working order and get familiar with hopping on, using your brakes, riding the corners and slowing down and hopping off.

The Bike Course
  • 13-15 yrs | 6km - 3 x 2km laps around Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb
  • 10-12 yrs | 4km - 2 x 2km laps around Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb
  • 7-9 yrs | 2km - 2 x 1km laps around Lake Neangar
The Bike Transition
  • After the swim follow the signs and bunting to the transition area and the area where you placed your bike.
  • Use the signs on the bike racks to locate your bike.
  • BEFORE you pick up your bike:
    • Remove your swim cap and goggles if you are wearing them and place them on the ground neatly next to your bike.
    • Have a drink if you need it.
    • Put on your Bendigo Kids Triathlon Shirt.
    • Place your helmet on your head and ensure all straps are fastened.
    • Put on your socks and shoes and ensure the laces are done up and tucked away.
  • When all of this is complete pick up your bike and WALK it towards the ‘Bike Exit’.
  • After you have gone past the ‘Mount’ sign, hop on your bike.
While Riding
  • Keep to the left hand side of the track.
  • Slow down on the corners.
  • Use your brakes where required.
  • Remember the number of laps you need to complete
  • Follow the ‘Next Lap’ sign for another laps.
  • When you have completed your laps follow the ‘Back to Transition’ sign.
  • Have fun and be respectful of other athletes. Give them a cheer as you pass.
At the Finish of the Bike Course
  • Slow down when you turn off at the ‘Back to Transition’ sign.
  • Before you reach the ‘Dismount’ sign, hop off your bike and walk back to where you picked it up.
  • Place your bike carefully back on the bike rack.
THE RUN

Bendigo Kids Triathlon Run Course

The run leg for the Bendigo Kids Triathlon will take place around the ovals in Canterbury Park and finish at Race HQ.

The run is the final leg of the triathlon and you’ll be heading to the finish line around the beautiful gardens in Canterbury Park.  The run course includes paths and some grass and will be loads of fun as you head towards the finish at Race HQ to the cheers of the crowd.  The run course is for athletes and officials only, but don’t worry you’ll be well cared for by our True Bluey Volunteer Marshals located throughout the entire run course.

To make sure you have a fun time during the run it’s a good idea to spend some time running prior to the event to ensure you feel comfortable on the day. It’s also a great idea to try riding your bike, hopping off and then running.  It’s a different feeling changing from bike to run, so give it a go before and get familiar with what it feels like.

The Run Course
  • 13-15 yrs | 1km - 2 x 500m laps around Canterbury Park
  • 10-12 yrs | 1km - 2 x 500m laps around Canterbury Park
  • 7-9 yrs | 500m - 1 x 500m lap around Canterbury Park
The Run Transition
  • When you have placed your bike carefully on the rack, take your helmet off and leave it neatly next to your bike.
  • Have a drink if needed.
  • Put on your hat.
  • Exit transition at the ‘Run Exit’ sign
While Running
  • Follow the run signs to the finish line
  • Keep to the left hand side of the track.
  • Cheer on other runners as you go.
  • Remember the number of laps you need to complete.
  • Follow the ‘Next Lap’ sign for another lap.
  • When you have completed your laps follow the ‘To the Finish’ sign.
At the Finish Line
  • Make sure you have a BIG smile for your photo as you cross the finish line.
  • Enjoy being presented with your Bendigo Kids Triathlon Finishers Medallion.
  • Have the biggest celebration and congratulate your mates at the finish line.
  • Have your photo taken on the Bendigo Kids Triathlon podium.
  • Enjoy the fruit, drinks and snacks.
  • Meet your parent or guardian at your designated meeting point.
  • Celebrate your achievements and enjoy the rest of the day.

Travelling to Bendigo

Getting Here

Getting Here

Bendigo is located just 1 hour 40 minutes north of Melbourne.

Travelling to Bendigo

For directions please follow the links below

RACE HQ
Race HQ is located at: 

Canterbury Park Gardens

Napier Street

Eaglehawk, VIC

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION IN BENDIGO

Travelling with the family for the Bendigo Kids Triathlon event? What better way to compliment your visit to the city and beyond than to stay a night or more in one of the many accommodation options we have on offer.

Gently stroll back to your accommodation and savour the fresh country air. Many Bendigo hotels, motels, Bed and Breakfasts, self-contained apartments and hostels are centrally located for great convenience. For those wishing to escape to a rural setting there are farm stays, rural retreats and Bed and Breakfasts outside of the city.

Affordable and welcoming caravan parks and motels are bursting with convenience and things to do. Many have highlights for kids like swimming pools, jumping pillows, playgrounds and kindy playrooms.

Accommodation Booking Made Easy

We offer a free booking service. Search for accommodation online or call our friendly Accommodation Booking Specialists on 1800 813 153 to book.

Please note each accommodation provider has selected the most appropriate category for their business, however some services offered may overlap into other accommodation types.

Car Hire

Car Hire

For rental car information from the airports visit:

For Transport options in Bendigo see Transport in Bendigo for more information

Flights

Flights

Both Melbourne Tullamarine and Avalon Airports hosts flights to and from Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Newcastle, Gold Coast, and a host of regional destinations.

For more information on Melbourne Tullamarine Airport call 03 9297 1600 or visit www.melbourneairport.com.au

For more information on Melbourne Avalon Airport call 03 5227 9100 or visit www.avalonairport.com.au

Bendigo Airport is serviced 6 days a week with QANTAS flights to Sydney. For further information regarding Bendigo Airport operations contact the Bendigo Airport Management team on 03 5434 6078 or send us an email at aiportmanager@bendigo.vic.gov.au.

Rail & Coach

Rail

Public Transport Victoria provides services from Melbourne to Bendigo daily. Phone 1800 800 007 or visit Bendigo Railway Station

COACH

Bendigo Airport Services operates the Bendigo shuttle bus to Melbourne Airport offering several services per day, stopping at Kangaroo Flat, Castlemaine, Chewton, Malmsbury, Kyneton, Woodend and Gisborne en route. Book instantly* on our website by clicking here.

Timetable: visit Bendigo Airport Shuttle Bus

Visit Bendigo

THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

Apart from discovering all the awesome natural beauty of Bendigo, Bendigo is also a city of insta-worthy shops, locally-made drops, pottery, pictures and fun times for the family. Are we ticking off your list here?

In other words, in our lovely city you can partake in your fair share of holiday dining, sampling local wines, craft beer and market goodies.

You can shop for amazing things you never knew you needed until you spied them. Find boutiques curated by quirky locals and collections of Bendigo-made art, craft and fashion. It’s well worth a good old rummage.

You can marvel at our arts and culture in the galleries and museums, then cultivate a healthy love of our natural attractions.

Walk and cycle the city and beyond, book a guided tour of the best bits or take your time experiencing our authentic attractions – if you’ve got kids, you’re going to want to do them all.

Mix and match from these ideas, then hatch your plan for a visit worth writing home about. Or at the very least posting, tweeting, etc etc. Selfies with Sun Loong anyone?

To plan your stay go to bendigotourism.com

VISITOR CENTRE

VISITOR CENTRE

Situated in the historic Post Office, Bendigo Visitor Centre can help you sort out all your needs while you are at the Bendigo Kids Triathlon, including accommodation, shopping, dining, booking attractions & tours, and provide you visitor information, map and guide books. They also have quality gifts and souvenirs so it is a must stop during your Bendigo Visit.  The Visitor Centre opens everyday from 9am to 5pm(except Christmas Day).

CALL TOLL FREE ON 1800 813 153 OR INTERNATIONAL +61 3 5434 6060
BENDIGO VISITOR INFORMATION AND BOOKING CENTRE

Address: 51 - 67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

T: 1800 813 153
E: tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au

VISITOR GUIDE

BENDIGO VISITOR GUIDE

Download our official guides to assist you in planning your stay in Bendigo. Help us save the trees and use an e-copy if you can.

If you require a paper copy to be posted, please contact us and let us know which guides you would like. If you are looking for something in particular, contact one of our friendly staff members on 1800 813 153 or email tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au, they will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

range of maps is also available to download as PDFs.

Official Visitor Guide

The guide features all new experience and motivational sections focusing on our heritage and history, arts and culture, food and local produce, active lifestyle and itineraries.

Bendigo Dining & Shopping Guide

This handy guide is all about finding the perfect dining and shopping experiences whilst discovering the best of Bendigo and the surrounding region.  Explore the city by precinct and discover all the must do experiences.

CLIMATE

CLIMATE

Bendigo’s location on the northern fringe of the Great Dividing Range means it enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. The region avoids extremes in weather such as snow and strong winds and averages 240 rain free days per year.

With the average January temperature of 29 degrees and 12 degrees in July – the variation between the seasons is very pleasant. Bendigo is still one of the few places in Australia that you can enjoy all four seasons.

Weather forecast for the next 7 days for VIC: Bendigo

DINING

DINING IN BENDIGO

You are what you eat… ever fancied being totally scrummy? That’ll be you after a taste tour of Bendigo restaurants, cafes, farmers markets and fresh food stores. You’ll be fashioning napkins willy-nilly in the most unexpected of places.

Dine in a heritage bank vault, in a former glass factory, a heritage-listed Beaurepaires site, plus down laneways, byways and basements.

Many of the loveliest locals grow, make, bake and brew the food, beer and wine on offer. Salt-of-the-earth people who produce seasonal food so good, ironically, you won’t need salt nor seasoning. Meet them at a market, or on a dedicated foodie tour of the city.

Of course you’ll need to be washing all this down with a bevvie or two; a local wine, a Bendigo beer, or something a wee bit fancy from some of regional Victoria’s best cocktail menus.

Find out more at www.bendigotourism.com/bendigo-eat-drink 

Entry Information

Entry Fees

Bendigo Kids Triathlon Entry Fees

Online entries close at 5pm on Thursday prior to the event.  Late online entries will open on Friday morning after 9am and remain open until 8:45am on Sunday morning.  Late online entries include a $5 administration fee.

Closing Date13 OCT 2019
Early Bird
5pm Thurs 28 NOV 2019
Standard
8:45am Sun 1 DEC 2019
Late Online Entries
Solo$40$50$55
Team 2 persons$60$70$75
Entry Inclusions
  • FREE Bendigo Kids Triathlon T - To be worn on the bike and run.
  • Finishers Medallion
  • Snacks at the finish line
  • No credit card fee & no booking fee | The entry price advertised is the price you pay
And all the usual things you’d expect at an In2Adventure event:
  • Spectacular racing on well signed and marshaled courses
  • Medical support
  • Entry into the ‘Fun One’ Prize Draw for Sponsors giveaways
  • High quality video and photo memories
  • A professionally run event in a welcoming atmosphere
Categories & Minimum Age

Bendigo Kids Triathlon Event Categories

7 to 9 Yrs10 to 12 Yrs13 to 15 Yrs
Athletes must be aged between 7 and 9 years on the day of the event.Athletes must be aged between 10 and 12 years on the day of the event.Athletes must be aged between 13 and 15 years on the day of the event.
Swim - 25mSwim - 50mSwim - 75m
Cycle - 2kmCycle - 4kmCycle - 6km
Run - 500mRun - 1kmRun - 1km

*Note: All entrants must be aged at least 7 years on the day of the event and no more than 15 years on the day of the event.

**Note: Team must consist of entrants in the same age category, otherwise they will be placed in the category of the youngest participant.

HOW TO ENTER

HOW TO ENTER

All entries are via secure online entry system provided by eWay.  Payment is by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Enter Online HERE and select ‘Bendigo Kids Triathlon’.

Entries close at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the event.

Bring a copy of your In2Adventure Order Email to registration.  Please note: race packs can only be collected with proof of entry.

LATE ONLINE ENTRIES

Important Note: All late entries are required to be completed ONLINE using phone, device or computer.

Where the event is not fully subscribed by close of entries at 5pm on Thursday prior to the event, late online entries may be made available on Friday morning.

Late Online Entries may be submitted after close of entries and up until 8:45am on Sunday morning.

Late Online Entries incur an additional $5 administration fee.  All late entries must be completed online, manual entries are not available at event registration. Please enter using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

How to Submit a Late Online Entry
  • Enter & Pay Online up until 5pm on the Saturday prior to the event.   Enter Here and Select ‘Bendigo Kids Triathlon”
  • Bring a copy of your In2Adventure Order Email to registration.  Please note: race packs can only be collected with proof of entry.
  • Join the ‘Late Entry’ Queue at Race HQ, show your entry invoice and collect your race pack
EVENT REFUNDS

Please choose carefully. We do not normally give refunds if you simply change your mind, are unable to attend the event or make a wrong selection or decision.

You may read all the Event Policies HERE.

DISCOUNTS

DISCOUNTS

Every effort has been made to keep entry costs to an absolute minimum, however we are keen to encourage families to be involved and we do understand that entries for a large family can add up.

FAMILY DISCOUNTS

If you are a family unit, and members of your family are looking at taking part, then email us at info@in2adventure.com.au PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

  • Your name, telephone number & email address; and
  • The names of those in your family who will be taking part.

We will consider each request on an individual basis and send a email in response.

Important Information about Family Discounts
  • For family discounts, entries must be for members of one family unit. Groups of friends are not eligible.
  • Sending an email does not guarantee a discount. A family discount will be offered only at the discretion of the event managers.
  • Discounts will only be considered prior to entries being received. Discounts cannot be backdated and no refunds will be given as a result of a Family Discount.
  • Family entries must be made on the same order.
  • If a discount is offered and the entry does not match the details in the email request In2Adventure reserve the right, without prior notice, to debit the difference in entry fees from the credit card listed on the entry.

Information for Schools

Many schools throughout the Bendigo Region have already registered to ‘Give it a GO… in BendiGO!’ and as such are eligible to be in the running to win the Bendigo Kids School Trophy, which will be awarded to the school with the most number of participants on the day.

There are many benefits available for schools who register for the Bendigo Kids School Program including:

  • FREE entries to award to students;
  • Discounted entry; and
  • The chance to be in the running for the Bendigo Kids School Trophy

If your school would like to register to be a part of the Bendigo Kids Schools program, please email us at info@in2adventure.com.au and our schools coordinator will send out a full information pack for your school.

We look forward to welcoming schools from across the region!

Volunteer at Bendigo Kids Triathlon

REGISTER

Our volunteer crew, affectionately known as the “True Blueys” are an integral part of all In2Adventure events. Their help, energy and expertise are what make our events possible.  Every minute that is donated by our volunteers is truly valued by our competitors and the event team.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

As a member of the True Blueys, volunteers will have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to play a key role in delivering major events – and the rewards don’t end there! Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new skills, check out what goes on behind the scenes at a major event, experience the excitement of an action-packed event and have a fantastic time outdoors.

Each of our amazing True Bluey Volunteers receive:

  • A meal voucher;
  • A thank you gift pack - usually merchandise such as t-shirts and/or caps, visors, skull cases; and
  • Lots and lots of thanks from our team and our athletes.
COMMUNITY GROUPS/CLUBS

In2Adventure welcomes community groups who would like to be a part of our volunteer program as a fundraising activity for the group.  If your group would like to participate please email our volunteer coordinator at info@in2adventure.com.au

WHAT MIGHT I BE DOING AS A VOLUNTEER?

Village Volunteers | Meet & Greet

Our village volunteers are the welcoming face of the event, they welcome athletes and parents as they arrive and direct them to the relevant areas at Race HQ.  They are also a great source of knowledge, ready to answer the lots of questions that our kids and parents will have on the day.

Our village volunteers also assist at the ‘Get Together Area’, an area for connecting lost kids with parents or guardians.

Registration and Run Course Marshals

Our rego and run course marshal volunteers initially assist at Race HQ, ensuring everyone is registered and collected their race packs.

After registration the fun starts as our HQ marshals are redeployed onto the run course.  This is where all the fun starts, providing direction and lots of encouragement for our athletes as they run to the finish.  Our run course marshals also provide a communication point back to the Run Course Manager and direct spectator traffic.

Registration and Race HQ Marshals

Our rego and Race HQ marshal volunteers initially assist at registration, ensuring everyone has registered and collected their race packs.  They then look after the Race HQ tent assisting our visitors with any questions and merchandise sales.

Athlete Number Marking and Finish Line Marshals

These volunteers initially assist at Race HQ, ensuring all our champions have their numbers marked on their arms.

After registration the fun starts as our HQ marshals are redeployed to the finish line, which is arguably one of the most exciting parts of the course.  The main focus here is lots of encouragement, cheering and high fives.  Our finish line marshals also direct finishers to the snacks and photo area.

Briefing Area Marshals

Our briefing area marshals help us manage athletes in the briefing area.  This means ensuring the right athletes are in the area for the right briefing and directing athletes to the swim start.

This is where all the nerves start so lots of encouragement and support will be a must.

Swim Course Marshals

Our swim course marshal volunteers provide direction at the swim start and finish area and assist with the swim starts.  There will be lots of nerves, so lots of encouragement and support will be needed.

Bike Course Marshals

This is where all the fun happens, providing direction and lots of encouragement for our athletes on the bike.  Our bike course marshals provide a communication point back to the Bike Course Manager and assist with directing spectator traffic.

Transition Area Marshals

The transition area is the hub of the event and is where all the action happens between the swim, bike and run legs.

Initially in the morning our marshals will be managing entry to the transition area and assisting our young athletes to place their bikes in the right place.  Then helping them lay out their equipment.

Between each leg our Transition Area Marshals will assist our young athletes with:

  • Finding their bike after the swim;
  • Putting on their bike kit ready for the ride, including helmets;
  • Returning their bike to the correct place in transition;
  • Putting on their run kit;
  • Providing lots and lots of cheers and encouragement.

Set Up | Pack Down Assistants

For those volunteers who love a bit of physical activity, then assisting with set up and pull down might be the perfect role. Volunteers assist with the logistical set up and pull down of the event including tents, fences, bunting, signage and all the other key logistics involved in the set up.

FAQ’s

About Bendigo Kids Triathlon

What is the Bendigo Kids Triathlon?

This ‘kids only’ triathlon event is a non-competitive, fun day out aimed at encouraging our young champions of tomorrow to be active, have fun, and enjoy it all in the company of their best mates.

The Bendigo Kids Triathlon is for kids aged 7 – 15 years of age.

The event includes all the fun of a triathlon with a swim, ride and run combined into one action packed event.

Bendigo Kids Tri is about having a go and is open to all comers aged 7-15 years, so if you haven’t done a triathlon before that’s OK.  All you need is the ability to swim, ride and run the distances for your age group and be ready to have a load of fun on the day.

What are the distances I will need to swim, ride and run on the day?

The distances our Bendigo Tri Kids complete are determined by your age on the day of the event.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The time it takes to finish the Bendigo Kids Triathlon will depend on your age group and the distances of the triathlon you are taking part in.  13-15 years old generally take anywhere between 20-40mins, 10-12 years old 15-30mins and 7-9 years old 10-20mins. The event has been designed so that each age group may remove their bikes from the transition area after the age group has finished, however, the area can only be opened once the final competitor in each age group has finished their event. Please allow a longer period of time enjoy all aspects of the event including registration, check in, bike pick up and activities on the day.

Will a time be recorded for my triathlon?

The Bendigo Kids Triathlon is a non-competitive event aimed at encouraging our young champions of tomorrow to be active, have fun, and enjoy it all in the company of their best mates. It’s about having fun and having a go, so there is no timing or places, just lots of celebrations for each of our finishers when they are presented with their finishers medallion on the finish line.

How old do I need to be to take part?

Kids need to be aged no younger than 7 years of age and no older than 15 years of age on the event day.

Teams Event

For the teams event the age of the youngest person in the team will determine the event in which the team can take part.  For example, if a team includes a 12 year old and a 13 year old, the team would enter the 10-12 year event as their youngest participant is 12 years old.

Can I take part as part of a team?

The answer to this is YES!  Participants can enter as a team of 2 athletes.

As a 2-person team one person completes the swim leg and the other person completes the ride leg.  Both team members complete the run to celebrate at the finish line and be presented with their finisher’s medallions.

Teams Age Group Events

For the teams event the age of the youngest person in the team will determine the event in which the team can take part.

For example, if a team includes a 12 year old and a 13 year old, the team would enter the 10-12 year event as their youngest participant is 12 years old.

Race Numbers

Three bib numbers will be included in the race pack for each team.

  • Bib 1 is to be attached to the handlebars of the riders bike prior to taking it to transition.
  • Bib 2 is to be attached to the front of the riders’ Bendigo Kids Tshirt using the pins provided at Race HQ or by using a race belt.
  • Bib 3 is to be attached to the front of the Bendigo Kids Tshirt that the swimmer will put on for the run leg using the pins provided at Race HQ or by using a race belt.

Team members will also have their race number written on their arm and leg at the number station at Race HQ after registering at Race HQ.

Teams in Transition

The transition area is where participants move between one leg to the next ie swim to ride,  and ride to run.

The team swimmer leaves their running gear (including their run number) next to the team rider’s bike.

Only the swimmer goes to briefing when that team age group is called.

The team rider will wait in the transition area next to their bike.

Swim to Ride Transition

When the swimmer enters transition after the swim leg, they tag their team rider and the rider starts the ride. The team swimmer remains with the bike and puts on their shoes, race number etc, ready for the run to the finish.

Ride to Run Transition

When the rider returns from the ride leg, they tag their team swimmer, put on their shoes, race number etc and both team members run to the finish line to celebrate and receive their finishers medallions.

What happens if the weather is bad?

If it is raining or the weather is bad, and the event can still be conducted safely, it will go ahead, however, it may include some course changes if necessary. Where it is not possible to conduct the event safely, it will be rescheduled or cancelled.  Sometimes an event may be rescheduled or cancelled due to the effect of weather conditions prior to event day and/or forecast conditions. The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority.

Could the triathlon be cancelled?

Although this is not usual, sometimes, when it is not considered safe for participants, events are cancelled or rescheduled.  The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority. If the decision has been made to cancel or reschedule the event every effort will be made to notify participants.  This will include:
  1. Email to participants to the email address listed on the online entry;
  2. Notification on the event website; and
  3. Posts on In2Adventure social media channels.
We recommend participants check emails and the website before leaving for the event. Even if the weather and everything seems ok, unforeseen incidents may cause a cancellation pre-event or on the day.

Do I need special training to participate?

The aim of the Bendigo Kids Triathlon is to offer an event that anyone can be a part of, however, to ensure each participant has a fun and enjoyable event we recommend getting out and about with the family in the local area and parklands to go swimming, riding and running before the event, so you know what to expect.

Each participant must be able to swim the distance for their age group.

What if I haven’t done a triathlon before?

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t done a triathlon before, in fact the Bendigo Kids Triathlon is a great way to learn about triathlon and have a go at your first one. There’s lots of information on the website that will be helpful to you if this is you’re first one, and we also explain everything you need to know at the event briefing before the event. We recommend getting out and about with the family in the local area and parklands to go swimming, riding and running before the event, so you know what to expect and each participant must be able to swim the distance for their age group.

What are the event rules?

A fun and safe event always includes a few rules. Check out all the details before the event on the website here.

Can Mum and Dad help me at the event?

One parent or legal guardian may assist the athlete set up their bike and helmet in transition before the start of the event.  After transition closes and you go to the event briefing parents can cheer from the sidelines but may not assist on the course.

The good news is there will be lots of our friendly True Bluey volunteer team and Triathlon Australia officials to assist on the course and in transition if required.

When it is announced by the Race Director that the age group transition is open for bike collection one parent may accompany the athlete to help collect their bike.

To ensure the transition area is safe and secure bikes may not be collected until advised by the Race Director.

What if my child has a medical condition?

Where a participant has a pre-existing medical condition that may affect their participation in the event, parents/guardians must advise this on the online entry form. If the participant does not feel well during the course of the event, they can let one of our friendly volunteers or team members know and can be referred to our first aid / medical team on site if required. If your child requires prescribed medication, please ensure that you bring this with you on the day.

Can my family and friends watch?

Yes! We encourage our young champions of tomorrow to bring as many supporters as possible with them, to join in the fun. Although family and friends are not permitted anywhere on the course or in transition there will be lots of viewing areas where they can cheer you on during the event. Spectator viewing areas can be viewed on the venue map on the website here.

On the Day

What do I do when I arrive?

It’s important to allow enough time to travel, park, register and place equipment in the transition area before the event.  Being on time is very important as each event will start on time and cannot wait for late comers.
  1. Register at Race HQ. Head straight to the Check-In tent with your parents or carer, show a copy of your online registration email and collect your race pack.
  2. Visit the number marking area immediately after registering where our volunteers will write a number on your arm and leg. Please don’t put sunscreen on until you’re number is written on, otherwise they’ll rub straight off. Our volunteers will check you have everything you need and direct you to transition.
  3. Take your bike and equipment to the transition area BEFORE the designated closure time. Allow plenty of time for this.
Transition will close at the designated time.  Unfortunately if you arrive at transition after this time you will not be able to take part in the event as it is a Triathlon Australia safety requirement that the transition area is clear before the start of the event. One parent/guardian may accompany their child into the transition area to place equipment, however, after transition closure, no parents/guardians are permitted in the area, but don’t worry, there will be volunteers and triathlon Australia officials there to assist if required.
  1. Look around the transition area a get familiar with where your bike is in relation to the swim entry and bike entry. Identify where you will exit with your bike and for the run.
  2. Stretch and warm up before the start of the event.
  3. Go to the official briefing area for the event briefing. Please note this is for participants only and parents/guardians are requested to encourage their children to pay attention and listen carefully during the briefing.
  4. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water before, during and after the event.

How do I identify event volunteers?

Our True Bluey Volunteer team and the event team will be wearing orange hi visibility vests, so they are really easy to identify.  If you need help, just ask!

Triathlon Australia officials will be wearing yellow hi visibility vests.

What equipment do I need?

At a minimum you will need swimming togs, goggles (if you usually wear them in the swim), a bike, bike helmet, clothes to ride/run in, hat, and covered running shoes. We recommend you check out the full details about the equipment you will need on the website here.

Where will the course take place?

The swim will take place in the pool at the Peter Kring Leisure Centre in Eaglehawke. The ride and run will take place within Canterbury Park. Full course information and maps can be viewed on the website here.

What is transition?

The transition area is where participants move from one leg of the event to the other.  Participants will exit the swim and change over to the ride leg in the transition area.  After the ride they then return to transition to change over from the ride leg to the run. For more information about the transition area please visit the website here.

What do I leave in transition?

Take everything that you will need for the event into the Transition Area.  This includes:
  • Bendigo Kids Triathlon Tshirt
  • Bike with race bib attached to the handlebars
  • Bike Helmet
  • Running shoes and socks
  • Small towel
  • Water bottle filled with water
  • Any medication your parent/guardian thinks you may need to use during the event such as an asthma inhaler.
Leave your equipment neatly next to your bike.  For safety, bags are not permitted in the transition area so please take them out with you. One parent/guardian may accompany you in the transition area but if you feel like you would like to do it on your own that’s OK too.  Our friendly True Bluey volunteers will be there to help if you need it.  All you need to do is ask.

Can we share a bike?

For safety and security each entrant must have their own bicycle and may not share bikes, even between family members.

What happens after leaving my equipment in transition?

If you don’t have to go to the briefing straight away, enjoy some time with your family and friends, until it’s time for your briefing. Listen out for announcements at Race HQ.

What should I take with me to the briefing?

After the briefing you will go straight to the swim start, so please ensure you have all the things you need for the swim including wearing your swimming togs and taking your swim cap and goggles (if you need them).

What are the event rules?

A fun and safe event always includes a few rules. Check out all the details before the event on the website here.

Can Mum and Dad help me at the event?

One parent or legal guardian may assist the athlete set up their bike and helmet in transition before the start of the event.  After transition closes and you go to the event briefing parents can cheer from the sidelines but may not assist on the course. The good news is there will be lots of our friendly True Bluey volunteer team and Triathlon Australia officials to assist on the course and in transition if required. When it is announced by the Race Director that the age group transition is open for bike collection one parent may accompany the athlete to help collect their bike. To ensure the transition area is safe and secure bikes may not be collected until advised by the Race Director.

What if my child has a medical condition?

Where a participant has a pre-existing medical condition that may affect their participation in the event, parents/guardians must advise this on the online entry form. If the participant does not feel well during the course of the event, they can let one of our friendly volunteers or team members know and can be referred to our first aid / medical team on site if required. If your child requires prescribed medication, please ensure that you bring this with you on the day.

Where do we park?

Please see the website for parking details here.

Can my family and friends watch?

Yes!  We encourage our young champions of tomorrow to bring as many supporters as possible with them, to join in the fun.

Although family and friends are not permitted anywhere on the course or in transition there will be lots of viewing areas where they can cheer you on during the event.

Spectator viewing areas can be viewed on the venue map on the website here.

What if I need to go to the toilet?

We suggest that all participants ensure they go to the toilet some time before the event briefing.

If you need to go during the event, just let one of our friendly True Bluey volunteers or event team know and they will direct you to the toilets.  The athlete can then rejoin the course at the same place they left.

What if my child gets lost?

There will be a tent set up at Race HQ as a meeting point. Please advise your child if they are separated from you or cannot find you that they should go to this tent, or ask one of our friendly True Bluey volunteer team to assist.

How do I find my bike in transition?

Each age group will have a separate transition area.  Each row of bikes within that transition area will be identified by race number, as well as a familiar symbol such as a dinosaur or something similar so you know the row to go to.

Our friendly True Bluey volunteer team will also be on hand to assist as well as officials from Triathlon Australia.

When can I collect my bike after the event?

Transition for the Bendigo Kids Triathlon has been set up so that each age group may remove their bikes from the transition area after that age group has finished. The transition will be open for bike collection when the final competitor in each age group has finished their event. When it is announced by the Race Director that the age group transition is open for bike collection one parent may accompany the athlete to help collect their bike. To ensure the transition area is safe and secure bikes may not be collected until advised by the Race Director.

Do I have to wear my Bendigo Kids Triathlon Tshirt during the event?

Yes.  Your T-shirt, which will be included in your race pack identifies you as a participant in the event.  It is compulsory for participants to wear the shirt during the event.

Do I get dressed after the swim?

Normally after the swim, athletes will put their Tshirt on over their swimming togs and then put on their shoes and socks, but if you feel better wearing shorts, you can definitely take the time to put them on.

It’s not a timed event, so you can take as much time as you need to ensure you feel comfortable during the event.

Do I wear a hat?

Being sun smart is always important and we suggest wearing a hat during the run.

Why do I have a number written on my arm?

This is usual practice on any triathlon.  It means each participant can be identified during the swim leg (where they don’t have a race bib) and if, for any reason the race bib is lost on the course then each athlete can still be identified on the ride or run and at the finish line.

What happens when I finish the event?

The finish line is a place to celebrate your achievements.  At the finish participants will be presented with a finisher’s medallion.  Snacks and drinks will also be available and why not have your photo take and the Bendigo Kids podium before you leave.

There’s lots to do at Canterbury Park and there will be catering on site so why not enjoy the rest of the day with your family and friends.

What are the distances I will need to swim, ride and run on the day?

The distances our Bendigo Tri Kids complete are determined by your age on the day of the event. Check out the full details on the website here 

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The time it takes to finish the Bendigo Kids Triathlon will depend on your age group and the distances of the triathlon you are taking part in.  13-15 years old generally take anywhere between 20-40mins, 10-12 years old 15-30mins and 7-9 years old 10-20mins.

The event has been designed so that each age group may remove their bikes from the transition area after the age group has finished, however, the area can only be opened once the final competitor in each age group has finished their event.

Please allow a longer period of time enjoy all aspects of the event including registration, check in, bike pick up and activities on the day.

Will a time be recorded for my triathlon?

The Bendigo Kids Triathlon is a non-competitive event aimed at encouraging our young champions of tomorrow to be active, have fun, and enjoy it all in the company of their best mates.

It’s about having fun and having a go, so there is no timing or places, just lots of celebrations for each of our finishers when they are presented with their finishers medallion on the finish line.

Will I have a safe race?

The team at In2Adventure have been hosting safe, enjoyable and fun events for over 12 years throughout Australia and provide the safest possible environment for kids to relax, have fun and enjoy the experience.  The event is sanctioned by the sports governing body, Triathlon Australia and complies with all designated rules and safety regulations.  Triathlon Australia technical officials will also be on the course on the day.

Fully trained lifesavers from the Peter Kring Leisure Centre will be on hand throughout the swim leg to guide our Bendigo Kids and provide assistance where necessary.  Our friendly True Bluey volunteers and first aiders, wearing hi-vis vests will also be located throughout the course to assist if needed.

To ensure a safe course, we ask supporters and visitors to ensure they remain in the designated spectator areas and do not enter any area of the course.  This is to ensure that each child has a clear, unobstructed course in which to participate.

Where a participant may have a medical condition that may require assistance during the event, we ask that parents/guardians tell us on the online entry form when entering.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Although this is not usual, sometimes, when it is not considered safe for participants, events are cancelled or rescheduled.  The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority. If the decision has been made to cancel or reschedule the event every effort will be made to notify participants.  This will include:
  1. Email to participants to the email address listed on the online entry;
  2. Notification on the event website; and
  3. Posts on In2Adventure social media channels.
We recommend participants check emails and the website before leaving for the event. Even if the weather and everything seems ok, unforeseen incidents may cause a cancellation pre-event or on the day.

If it is raining or the weather is bad, and the event can still be conducted safely, it will go ahead, however, it may include some course changes if necessary.

Where it is not possible to conduct the event safely, it will be rescheduled or cancelled.  Sometimes an event may be rescheduled or cancelled due to the effect of weather conditions prior to event day and/or forecast conditions.

The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority.

Could the triathlon be cancelled?

Although this is not usual, sometimes, when it is not considered safe for participants, events are cancelled or rescheduled.  The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority. If the decision has been made to cancel or reschedule the event every effort will be made to notify participants.  This will include:
  1. Email to participants to the email address listed on the online entry;
  2. Notification on the event website; and
  3. Posts on In2Adventure social media channels.
We recommend participants check emails and the website before leaving for the event. Even if the weather and everything seems ok, unforeseen incidents may cause a cancellation pre-event or on the day.

What should I bring on the day?

A full list of what to bring on the day and equipment can be found on the website here.

What about food and drink?

Dinner the night before

Whatever the family would normally have for dinner is recommended the night before.

Breakfast

We suggest a light meal in the morning before the event to give you energy.  We would suggest avoiding a big breakfast.

Fruit and snacks will be provided to our Bendigo Kids at the finish line, and a local community group will be providing catering on site.

Drinks

Water is a great way to hydrate.  We suggest that participants have a water bottle with them next their bike in transition where they can take a drink after the swim and before the run.

Water will be provided at the finish line.

What about the swim?

The swim will be hosted in the pool at the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre and lifesavers will be on hand to assist. After the brief our volunteers will take you to the start line, at the pool in the leisure centre.  Athletes will start in small groups of up to eight swimmers, seated on the side of the pool. For more information about the swim please visit the website here.

What swim stroke can be used?

Any type of swim stroke is OK, but freestyle is recommended.

Can I wear floaties and/or fins?

Every participant MUST be able to swim. Floaties and fins can obstruct other participants while swimming, so floaties and flippers or other items to assist in the swim are not permitted.

Do I have to wear goggles in the swim?

No, goggles are not compulsory, however if you usually swim with goggles we recommend you wear them on the day.

When do I collect my race pack?

Race packs are collected at the registration area at Race HQ on the day. Please see details on the event website here.

The Course

Where will the course take place?

The swim will take place in the pool at the Peter Kring Leisure Centre in Eaglehawke. The ride and run will take place within Canterbury Park. Full course information and maps can be viewed on the website here.

What is transition?

The transition area is where participants move from one leg of the event to the other.  Participants will exit the swim and change over to the ride leg in the transition area.  After the ride they then return to transition to change over from the ride leg to the run.

For more information about the transition area please visit the website here.

What do I leave in transition?

Take everything that you will need for the event into the Transition Area.  This includes:
  • Bendigo Kids Triathlon Tshirt.
  • Bike with race bib attached to the handlebars
  • Bike Helmet
  • Running shoes and socks
  • Small towel
  • Water bottle filled with water
  • Any medication your parent/guardian thinks you may need to use during the event such as an asthma inhaler.
Leave your equipment neatly next to your bike.  For safety, bags are not permitted in the transition area so please take them out with you. One parent/guardian may accompany you in the transition area but if you feel like you would like to do it on your own that’s OK too.  Our friendly True Bluey volunteers will be there to help if you need it.  All you need to do is ask.

What happens after leaving my equipment in transition?

If you don’t have to go to the briefing straight away, enjoy some time with your family and friends, until it’s time for your briefing.

Listen out for announcements at Race HQ.

What are the event rules?

A fun and safe event always includes a few rules. Check out all the details before the event on the website here.

Can Mum and Dad help me at the event?

One parent or legal guardian may assist the athlete set up their bike and helmet in transition before the start of the event.  After transition closes and you go to the event briefing parents can cheer from the sidelines but may not assist on the course.

The good news is there will be lots of our friendly True Bluey volunteer team and Triathlon Australia officials to assist on the course and in transition if required.

When it is announced by the Race Director that the age group transition is open for bike collection one parent may accompany the athlete to help collect their bike.

To ensure the transition area is safe and secure bikes may not be collected until advised by the Race Director.

Can my family and friends watch?

Yes!  We encourage our young champions of tomorrow to bring as many supporters as possible with them, to join in the fun. Although family and friends are not permitted anywhere on the course or in transition there will be lots of viewing areas where they can cheer you on during the event. Spectator viewing areas can be viewed on the venue map on the website here.

What if I need to go to the toilet?

We suggest that all participants ensure they go to the toilet some time before the event briefing.

If you need to go during the event, just let one of our friendly True Bluey volunteers or event team know and they will direct you to the toilets.  The athlete can then rejoin the course at the same place they left.

How do I find my bike in transition?

Each age group will have a separate transition area.  Each row of bikes within that transition area will be identified by race number, as well as a familiar symbol such as a dinosaur or something similar so you know the row to go to.

Our friendly True Bluey volunteer team will also be on hand to assist as well as officials from Triathlon Australia.

Do I get dressed after the swim?

Normally after the swim, after athletes have run to the transition area, they will put their Tshirt on over their swimming togs and then put on their shoes and socks, but if you feel better wearing shorts, you can definitely take the time to put them on. It’s not a timed event, so you can take as much time as you need to ensure you feel comfortable during the event.

Do I wear a hat?

Being sun smart is always important and we suggest wearing a hat during the run.

Why do I have a number written on my arm?

This is usual practice on any triathlon.  It means each participant can be identified during the swim leg (where they don’t have a race bib) and if, for any reason the race bib is lost on the course then each athlete can still be identified on the ride or run and at the finish line.

What are the distances I will need to swim, ride and run on the day?

The distances our Bendigo Tri Kids complete are determined by your age on the day of the event. Check out the full details on the website here 

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The time it takes to finish the Bendigo Kids Triathlon will depend on your age group and the distances of the triathlon you are taking part in.  13-15 years old generally take anywhere between 20-40mins, 10-12 years old 15-30mins and 7-9 years old 10-20mins. The event has been designed so that each age group may remove their bikes from the transition area after the age group has finished, however, the area can only be opened once the final competitor in each age group has finished their event. Please allow a longer period of time enjoy all aspects of the event including registration, check in, bike pick up and activities on the day.

Will a time be recorded for my triathlon?

The Bendigo Kids Triathlon is a non-competitive event aimed at encouraging our young champions of tomorrow to be active, have fun, and enjoy it all in the company of their best mates. It’s about having fun and having a go, so there is no timing or places, just lots of celebrations for each of our finishers when they are presented with their finishers medallion on the finish line.

Will I have a safe race?

The team at In2Adventure have been hosting safe, enjoyable and fun events for over 12 years throughout Australia and provide the safest possible environment for kids to relax, have fun and enjoy the experience.  The event is sanctioned by the sports governing body, Triathlon Australia and complies with all designated rules and safety regulations.  Triathlon Australia technical officials will also be on the course on the day.

Fully trained lifesavers from the Peter Kring Leisure Centre will be on hand throughout the swim leg to guide our Bendigo Kids and provide assistance where necessary.  Our friendly True Bluey volunteers and first aiders, wearing hi-vis vests will also be located throughout the course to assist if needed.

To ensure a safe course, we ask supporters and visitors to ensure they remain in the designated spectator areas and do not enter any area of the course.  This is to ensure that each child has a clear, unobstructed course in which to participate.

Where a participant may have a medical condition that may require assistance during the event, we ask that parents/guardians tell us on the online entry form when entering.

What happens if the weather is bad?

If it is raining or the weather is bad, and the event can still be conducted safely, it will go ahead, however, it may include some course changes if necessary.

Where it is not possible to conduct the event safely, it will be rescheduled or cancelled.  Sometimes an event may be rescheduled or cancelled due to the effect of weather conditions prior to event day and/or forecast conditions.

The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority.

Could the triathlon be cancelled?

Although this is not usual, sometimes, when it is not considered safe for participants, events are cancelled or rescheduled.  The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority. If the decision has been made to cancel or reschedule the event every effort will be made to notify participants.  This will include:
  1. Email to participants to the email address listed on the online entry;
  2. Notification on the event website; and
  3. Posts on In2Adventure social media channels.
We recommend participants check emails and the website before leaving for the event. Even if the weather and everything seems ok, unforeseen incidents may cause a cancellation pre-event or on the day.

What should I bring on the day?

A full list of what to bring on the day and equipment can be found on the website here.

What about food and drink?

Dinner the night before
Whatever the family would normally have for dinner is recommended the night before.
Breakfast
We suggest a light meal in the morning before the event to give you energy.  We would suggest avoiding a big breakfast. Fruit and snacks will be provided to our Bendigo Kids at the finish line, and a local community group will be providing catering on site.
Drinks
Water is a great way to hydrate.  We suggest that participants have a water bottle with them next their bike in transition where they can take a drink after the swim and before the run. Water will be provided at the finish line.

What about the swim?

The swim will be hosted in the pool at the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre and lifesavers will be on hand to assist.

After the brief our volunteers will take you to the start line, at the pool in the leisure centre.  Athletes will start in small groups of up to eight swimmers, seated on the side of the pool.

For more information about the swim please visit the website here.

What swim stroke can be used?

Any type of swim stroke is OK, but freestyle is recommended.

Can I wear floaties and/or fins?

Every participant MUST be able to swim. Floaties and fins can obstruct other participants while swimming, so floaties and flippers or other items to assist in the swim are not permitted.

Do I have to wear goggles in the swim?

No, goggles are not compulsory, however if you usually swim with goggles we recommend you wear them on the day.

When do I collect my race pack?

Race packs are collected at the registration area at Race HQ on the day.

Please see details on the event website here.

Entry

What are the terms and conditions of entry?

The terms and conditions of entry are outlined on the entry waiver on the online entry form.  Each parent/guardian must read, understand and accept the terms and conditions of entry by ticking the box on the online entry form for entry to be accepted. Terms and conditions of entry can be viewed here.

How can I enter?

All entries are accepted online only.  Full details of how to enter can be found on the website here.

What does entry cost?

Entry prices can be found on the website here.  Enter early to take advantage of the early bird discounted entry price. In2Adventure are keen to encourage families to be a part of the event and details on how to apply for a family discount can be found online here.

What’s included in my entry?

The Bendigo Kids triathlon aims to keep entry costs to a minimum and fun to a maximum.

Full details of what is included in the entry can be found online here

Can I have a refund if I cannot participate?

Full details relating to event refunds can be found in the event refund policy here. It is a condition of entry that all parents/guardians have read, understood and agreed to the refund policy prior to entering.

What happens if the weather is bad?

If it is raining or the weather is bad, and the event can still be conducted safely, it will go ahead, however, it may include some course changes if necessary. Where it is not possible to conduct the event safely, it will be rescheduled or cancelled.  Sometimes an event may be rescheduled or cancelled due to the effect of weather conditions prior to event day and/or forecast conditions. The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority.

Could the triathlon be cancelled?

Although this is not usual, sometimes, when it is not considered safe for participants, events are cancelled or rescheduled.  The decision to cancel is not taken lightly, however, safety of participants is the number one priority. If the decision has been made to cancel or reschedule the event every effort will be made to notify participants.  This will include:
  1. Email to participants to the email address listed on the online entry;
  2. Notification on the event website; and
  3. Posts on In2Adventure social media channels.
We recommend participants check emails and the website before leaving for the event. Even if the weather and everything seems ok, unforeseen incidents may cause a cancellation pre-event or on the day.

Before the Event

What are the distances I will need to swim, ride and run on the day?

The distances our Bendigo Tri Kids complete are determined by your age on the day of the event. Full details can be found here.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The time it takes to finish the Bendigo Kids Triathlon will depend on your age group and the distances of the triathlon you are taking part in.  13-15 years old generally take anywhere between 20-40mins, 10-12 years old 15-30mins and 7-9 years old 10-20mins. The event has been designed so that each age group may remove their bikes from the transition area after the age group has finished, however, the area can only be opened once the final competitor in each age group has finished their event. Please allow a longer period of time enjoy all aspects of the event including registration, check in, bike pick up and activities on the day.

How old do I need to be to take part?

Kids need to be aged no younger than 7 years of age and no older than 15 years of age on the event day.

Teams Event

For the teams event the age of the youngest person in the team will determine the event in which the team can take part.  For example, if a team includes a 12 year old and a 13 year old, the team would enter the 10-12 year event as their youngest participant is 12 years old.

Can I take part as part of a team?

The answer to this is YES!  Participants can enter as a team of 2 athletes.

As a 2-person team one person completes the swim leg and the other person completes the ride leg.  Both team members complete the run to celebrate at the finish line and be presented with their finisher’s medallions.

Teams Age Group Events

For the teams event the age of the youngest person in the team will determine the event in which the team can take part.

For example, if a team includes a 12 year old and a 13 year old, the team would enter the 10-12 year event as their youngest participant is 12 years old.

Race Numbers

Three bib numbers will be included in the race pack for each team.

  • Bib 1 is to be attached to the handlebars of the riders bike prior to taking it to transition.
  • Bib 2 is to be attached to the front of the riders’ Bendigo Kids Tshirt using the pins provided at Race HQ or by using a race belt.
  • Bib 3 is to be attached to the front of the Bendigo Kids Tshirt that the swimmer will put on for the run leg using the pins provided at Race HQ or by using a race belt.

Team members will also have their race number written on their arm and leg at the number station at Race HQ after registering at Race HQ.

Teams in Transition

The transition area is where participants move between one leg to the next ie swim to ride,  and ride to run.

The team swimmer leaves their running gear (including their run number) next to the team rider’s bike.

Only the swimmer goes to briefing when that team age group is called.

The team rider will wait in the transition area next to their bike.

Swim to Ride Transition

When the swimmer enters transition after the swim leg, they tag their team rider and the rider starts the ride. The team swimmer remains with the bike and puts on their shoes, race number etc, ready for the run to the finish.

Ride to Run Transition

When the rider returns from the ride leg, they tag their team swimmer, put on their shoes, race number etc and both team members run to the finish line to celebrate and receive their finishers medallions.

Will I have a safe race?

The team at In2Adventure have been hosting safe, enjoyable and fun events for over 12 years throughout Australia and provide the safest possible environment for kids to relax, have fun and enjoy the experience.  The event is sanctioned by the sports governing body, Triathlon Australia and complies with all designated rules and safety regulations.  Triathlon Australia technical officials will also be on the course on the day. Fully trained lifesavers from the Peter Kring Leisure Centre will be on hand throughout the swim leg to guide our Bendigo Kids and provide assistance where necessary.  Our friendly True Bluey volunteers and first aiders, wearing hi-vis vests will also be located throughout the course to assist if needed. To ensure a safe course, we ask supporters and visitors to ensure they remain in the designated spectator areas and do not enter any area of the course.  This is to ensure that each child has a clear, unobstructed course in which to participate. Where a participant may have a medical condition that may require assistance during the event, we ask that parents/guardians tell us on the online entry form when entering.

What should I bring on the day?

A full list of what to bring on the day and equipment can be found on the website here.

What about food and drink?

Dinner the night before

Whatever the family would normally have for dinner is recommended the night before.

Breakfast

We suggest a light meal in the morning before the event to give you energy.  We would suggest avoiding a big breakfast.

Fruit and snacks will be provided to our Bendigo Kids at the finish line, and a local community group will be providing catering on site.

Drinks

Water is a great way to hydrate.  We suggest that participants have a water bottle with them next their bike in transition where they can take a drink after the swim and before the run.

Water will be provided at the finish line.

Do I need special training to participate?

The aim of the Bendigo Kids Triathlon is to offer an event that anyone can be a part of, however, to ensure each participant has a fun and enjoyable event we recommend getting out and about with the family in the local area and parklands to go swimming, riding and running before the event, so you know what to expect.

Each participant must be able to swim the distance for their age group.

What if I haven’t done a triathlon before?

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t done a triathlon before, in fact the Bendigo Kids Triathlon is a great way to learn about triathlon and have a go at your first one.

There’s lots of information on the website that will be helpful to you if this is you’re first one, and we also explain everything you need to know at the event briefing before the event.

We recommend getting out and about with the family in the local area and parklands to go swimming, riding and running before the event, so you know what to expect and each participant must be able to swim the distance for their age group.

What equipment do I need?

At a minimum you will need swimming togs, goggles (if you usually wear them in the swim), a bike, bike helmet, clothes to ride/run in, hat, and covered running shoes.

We recommend you check out the full details about the equipment you will need on the website here.

Can we share a bike?

For safety and security each entrant must have their own bicycle and may not share bikes, even between family members.

What are the event rules?

A fun and safe event always includes a few rules.

Check out all the details before the event on the website here.

Can Mum and Dad help me at the event?

One parent or legal guardian may assist the athlete set up their bike and helmet in transition before the start of the event.  After transition closes and you go to the event briefing parents can cheer from the sidelines but may not assist on the course.

The good news is there will be lots of our friendly True Bluey volunteer team and Triathlon Australia officials to assist on the course and in transition if required.

When it is announced by the Race Director that the age group transition is open for bike collection one parent may accompany the athlete to help collect their bike.

To ensure the transition area is safe and secure bikes may not be collected until advised by the Race Director.

What if my child has a medical condition?

Where a participant has a pre-existing medical condition that may affect their participation in the event, parents/guardians must advise this on the online entry form.

If the participant does not feel well during the course of the event, they can let one of our friendly volunteers or team members know and can be referred to our first aid / medical team on site if required.

If your child requires prescribed medication, please ensure that you bring this with you on the day.

What if my child has a medical condition?

Yes!  We encourage our young champions of tomorrow to bring as many supporters as possible with them, to join in the fun.

Although family and friends are not permitted anywhere on the course or in transition there will be lots of viewing areas where they can cheer you on during the event.

Spectator viewing areas can be viewed on the venue map on the website here.

Can I race a longer distance even though I am not old enough?

The distances for the Bendigo Kids Triathlon are designed to ensure each participant has a fun and enjoyable event and are based on guidelines outlined by Triathlon Australia.  For this reason it is not possible to race a longer distance, however if an older child wishes to take part on a shorter distance this is allowed.

After the Event

What happens when I finish the event?

The finish line is a place to celebrate your achievements.  At the finish participants will be presented with a finisher’s medallion.  Snacks and drinks will also be available and why not have your photo take and the Bendigo Kids podium before you leave.

There’s lots to do at Canterbury Park and there will be catering on site so why not enjoy the rest of the day with your family and friends.

What if my child gets lost?

There will be a tent set up at Race HQ as a meeting point.  Please advise your child if they are separated from you or cannot find you that they should go to this tent, or ask one of our friendly True Bluey volunteer team to assist.

When can I collect my bike after the event?

Transition for the Bendigo Kids Triathlon has been set up so that each age group may remove their bikes from the transition area after that age group has finished.  The transition will be open for bike collection when the final competitor in each age group has finished their event. When it is announced by the Race Director that the age group transition is open for bike collection one parent may accompany the athlete to help collect their bike. To ensure the transition area is safe and secure bikes may not be collected until advised by the Race Director.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The time it takes to finish the Bendigo Kids Triathlon will depend on your age group and the distances of the triathlon you are taking part in.  13-15 years old generally take anywhere between 20-40mins, 10-12 years old 15-30mins and 7-9 years old 10-20mins.

The event has been designed so that each age group may remove their bikes from the transition area after the age group has finished, however, the area can only be opened once the final competitor in each age group has finished their event.

Please allow a longer period of time enjoy all aspects of the event including registration, check in, bike pick up and activities on the day.

Will a time be recorded for my triathlon?

The Bendigo Kids Triathlon is a non-competitive event aimed at encouraging our young champions of tomorrow to be active, have fun, and enjoy it all in the company of their best mates.

It’s about having fun and having a go, so there is no timing or places, just lots of celebrations for each of our finishers when they are presented with their finishers medallion on the finish line.

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