Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series (TYTS) races are for the entire family! Whether your child is new to the concept of a kids’ triathlon, or has participated in previous years, we aim to make it a fun, learning experience! No prior triathlon experience is necessary. Read on for information about the series, race distances, award categories, and our race course. Information on entry fees and participation deadlines can be found under the “registration” tab.
In 2014, there will once again be three races in the Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series. We will hold our YTS Youth and Adult Super Sprint Triathlons in May and September, and then in July, we are pleased to once again host a USA Triathlon Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon (swim/run race).
- May 18th
- July 13th (Splash and Dash)
- September 7th
Families are encouraged to invite friends and family to cheer on the triathletes! Races feature:
- Race t-shirt and “goody bag” for all participants
- The full “Triathlon Experience” – pre-race marking, swim cap, etc!
- Safe and fun course
- Chip timing with online results
- Finish Line Celebration – complete with refreshments, activities and entertainment!
- Event photographer
- Family Swim Time following the race
- Finisher Medals for all athletes
- Awards for top finishers in each age group
- FREE Training Clinics
- Newcomer Race Preview (held prior to race dates)
- Series Points Championship
- .. and much more!
Per USAT rules, athlete’s age on 12/31/14 determines the age group. See “Age-Up Rule” below.
5 & 6-year olds:
7 & 8-year olds:
9 & 10-year olds:
11 & 12 year olds:
13 – 15 year olds:
Adult Super Sprinters (over age 15):
- same distances as 13 to 15-year olds
- Perfect for parents, college students … any triathlon newcomer!
All TYTS events will follow the USAT “Age-Up rule”. This means the age of the athlete is determined not by the age on race day but rather by the age the athlete will be on December 31, 2014. **For example, if your child is 8 years old today but will turn 9 on November 20, 2014, he/she will race as a 9 year old. This may require that your athlete goes from a shorter race distance to a longer race distance. However, if the distance is a concern, you may choose to have your child race-down (stay in the shorter race distance). He/she will still get a final race time, but will not be eligible for awards (of course, everyone receives a finisher’s medal!) Our priority is to ensure the kids are comfortable with their distance, and that they have fun and stay safe!
The top three male AND female finishers in each individual age group will win an award. In addition, the top five finishers in each individual age group, and participants from the Splash & Dash, will be awarded Series Championship Points (SCP), which qualify them for a Grand Prize at the final TYTS race (September 7, 2014). Additional details on age group awards, plus guidelines for earning SCP, can be found on the “RESULTS” tab.
Use the map below to get personalized driving directions to the FSU Morcom Aquatic Center. The pool is located at 2550 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310. For individual course maps by age group, please follow the links above under “Race Distances.”