USAT South Midwest Regional Youth Race Series
The South Midwest Region (AR/LA/OK/TX) features one of America’s only youth triathlon race series for young people 7-15 years of age. Divided into age groups (7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-15) and male/female gender divisions, kids are able to compete against their peers in search of a South Midwest (SMW) Regional Youth Race Series Championship.
This year’s series features 9 races culminating in a double points, SMW Youth Regional Championship, event. Individual points are scored through placement in each event entered, the more events undertaken the greater chance for garnering points. At the end of the season, total points are calculated and the top 3 per age group are identified as Youth Regional Champions, receive an award and certificate to honor their accomplishment.
Youth races within the series are directed by independent Race Directors who develop their respective event to parallel USAT recommended race distances, age groups, and closely follow USAT Youth Supplemental Rules.
USAT SMW Regional Chairman: Youth/HS/U23; Recording Secretary; HOF Committee
CSCS RSCC *Emeritus
Registered on or before 1/31/2018
Eligibility - The minimum age to participate is 6. The right to accept or reject any entry is reserved. For younger participants, please contact email@example.com.
***If you want your child to be seeded properly by swim time, please make sure they are registered by Saturday April 15th. All athletes that are registered after this date, will be placed in numerical order by when they pick up their packet. All athletes will go in numerical order at this race.
All Playtri Triathlons are USAT sanctioned and led by a USAT Level 2 Certified Race Director
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McKinney High School
1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy
8:30AM Youth Transition Opens
10:00AM 6-10 yr old Race Starts
10:45AM 11-15 yr old race starts
***We will start in numerical order - no exceptions.
6-10: 100 yard pool swim - 2.5 mile bike - 0.5 mile run
11-15: 200 yard pool swim - 5 mile bike(2 loops)- 1 mile run
Swim Course Map
Bike Course Map
6-10 Run Course Map
11-15 Run Course Map
The bike is on nice concrete urban road with cones separating kids from cars along with police support. The course is slightly hilly, but fun! On the run course there will be an aid station equipped with water.
Packet Pick Up/ Late Registration**
Tuesday, April 17th 4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, April 18th from 11:00am-7:00pm
Playtri Dallas Store
Thursday, April 19th 11:00am-7:00pm
Playtri Colleyville Store
Friday, April 20th from 11:00am-7:00pm
Playtri Cycling Plano Store
Saturday, April 21st from 9:00am-5:00pm
Playtri Mckinney Store
Race morning pick up is available from 8:30 - 9:00am for an additional $10.
All finisher's will receive a finisher's medal.
Top Three awards in the 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15 Competitive age divisions only
Every participant must show photo ID and proof either of USAT annual membership. If one of these is not provided at packet pickup, the participant will be required to purchase an annual membership to pick up his or her packet, regardless of whether or not he or she already has a membership. ($10 for youth).
No Refunds or Transfers allowed.
FREE Pre-Race Course Preview
Open to all registered athletes.*
When: Saturday, April 15th, 9:30-11:00 AM (please arrive a little early - we will start promptly at 9:30!)
Where: McKinney High School parking lot (near the football field)
What: Overview of the swim course, and a preview of transition, bike and run (we will ride one loop of the bike course). Review of USAT rules as well as expectations and recommendations for race day.
What to bring: Bicycle in good working order with brakes (please make sure tires are aired up prior to coming to the clinic), properly-fitted helmet with no damage, water bottle, running shoes, comfortable exercise clothes (overly baggy clothes discouraged as they can make biking less safe)
FREE Pre Race Clinics
Free Pre Race clinics will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30pm at Playtri Dallas and Saturday, April 22nd at 2pm at Playtri McKinney. We will go over what to expect on race day, setting up transition and any general questions.
USAT Youth Racing Rules
In addition to the USAT Youth Racing Rules, please review the following rules thoroughly and make sure your child is prepared for race day - all USA Triathlon rules WILL be enforced:
- No flotation devices may be used during the swim.
- No training wheels are allowed on the bicycle.
- Only standard drop, straight, or curved handlebars are allowed. No aero or time trial bars may be attached to the bike or used during competition.
- No disk wheels or wheel covers are allowed.
- No time trial, “chrono,” or “aero” helmets with a tail may be used.
Many volunteers from numerous North Texas civic organizations are committed to make your race a safe and memorable experience.
Weather / Water Temp
Average temperature on race day: low 50 - high 80.
For safety reasons, Playtri Racing reserves the right to modify or cancel a race due to severe weather conditions. When severe weather is present, all precautions will be made to ensure the safety of the athletes.
This is a chip timed event. Each participant will be required to wear a timing chip in order to be counted in the results. Timing chips are assigned to participants according to bib number. Please pick up your timing chip the morning of the race at the chip timing station beginning an hour before race start. ALL TIMING CHIPS SHOULD BE RETURNED AFTER YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE. A $30.00 fee will be charged to the participant if the timing chip is not returned. Awards are based on chip times.
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Post race photo booth will be available for all participants.
By Registering for this event, Ali Zaher Enterprises LLC, has consent to all Race photography and videos from the event to use in any advertising, marketing & promotional materials
This event benefits the Kiwanis Club of McKinney. The funds are used for MEF scholarships and donations to community charities.
1900 Gateway Blvd
McKinney, TX 75070
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