Thank you to everyone – sponsors, volunteers, and of course, our participants and spectators, who made our second annual triathlon a success! Results from this year’s event are linked HERE, as well as at the bottom of this page. Our 2014 race date will be Saturday, May 3rd.
We set two new records at this year’s event, with 414 athletes participating and raising $10,690 for school health and fitness programs! Our five fittest schools for Waunakee 2013 are:
Arboretum Elementary, Waunakee – 41 athletes (for a second year in a row!)
Prairie Elementary, Waunakee – 39 athletes
Mendota Elementary, Madison – 34 athletes
Whitehorse Middle, Madison – 31 athletes
Waunakee Intermediate – 31 athletes
Online registration is now CLOSED.
2013 Tri 4 Schools Kids Triathlon/Aquathon Pricing Information
Remember to enter the name of the school you would like to donate your money to when you register!
|Category||Until 4/1/2013 at 11:59pm||From 4/2/2013 until 5/1/2013 at 6pm||Race Weekend Pricing|
|Each Additional Child (for families with multiple children)||$15.00||$20.00||$25.00|
|2 person relay team||$45.00||$50.00||$55.00|
|3 person relay team||$60.00||$65.00||$70.00|
Scholarships Available! If your child would like to participate in the Tri 4 Schools Kids Triathlon and will require financial assistance to enter, please contact our Race Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships are available through a grant from Group Health Cooperative and the Downtown Madison Kiwanis Club! We can also help with helmets, shoes, and bikes if you register more than two weeks ahead of time.
The Tri 4 Schools race will be held at the Waunakee Aquatic Center in Waunakee and surrounding neighborhood. Safety is our primary concern so we may create a fun race for all participants!
The swim will be held in the indoor pool at the Waunakee Aquatic Center.
In case of rain, the race will continue unless it is deemed to be unsafe by local authorities on the morning of the race. Please check back on our race site prior to race day to check in on weather updates! Any child that needs assistance with the swim portion will be allowed a kickboard or water noodle to help them. Flotation devices are not allowed per pool rules.
The swim course map below is finalized for our 2013 race!
To all parents/guardians: your child must be comfortable in a pool to participate. They can use a flotation device such as a noodle or kickboard, and lifeguards can assist them if needed, but they cannot pull your child through the water for the duration of the swim course. Please work with your children on being comfortable in the water, or consider making a relay team with a more experienced swimmer. Thank you for your cooperation!
The bike course will take place on neighborhood streets and the bike path surrounding the Waunakee Community High School campus. Participants will do one or two loops depending on distance, with our short course athletes completing one loop of a shorter course on the streets closest to Waunakee Community High School. All roads on the bike course will be controlled by police and coned off from traffic. We will also have volunteers helping children and neighborhood citizens stay safe during the event.
Short Course bike course turn by turn:
1. Exit transition area onto Community Drive and turn right on South Street
2. Turn left on Kingston Way and proceed to turnaround
3. After rounding turnaround, proceed back to transition area on Kingston Way and turn right on South Street
4. Turn left onto Community Drive and return in “Bike In” lane of transition area
View T4S Waunakee 3-6 Bike Course 2012 in a larger map
Medium and Long Distance Bike Course turn by turn:
1. Exit transition area onto Community Drive and turn right on South Street
2. Turn left on Kingston Way
3. Turn right on Wexford Drive
4. Turn right on South Division Street
5. Turn right onto Woodland Drive bike path
6. Turn right onto bike path before County Highway Q (high school campus path)
7. Follow bike path past baseball diamonds and merge with Community Drive
8. Long course athletes will follow Community Drive back to South Street and complete a second loop. Middle course athletes will enter the “Bike In” lane of the transition area.
View T4S Waunakee 7-14 Bike Course 2012 in a larger map
The run course will be held on the Waunakee Community High School track. Our short course athletes will run directly from the transition area to the finish line. The middle course athletes will run two laps around the track (1/2 mile), and the long course athletes will run four laps around the track (1 mile). Everyone will finish at our finish line on the track!
Please take a look at the map of the transition area. Keep in mind that traffic will flow in one direction for T1 (swim to bike) and another direction for T2 (bike to run). We will make sure that only division is in this area at a time to avoid any potential collisions.
The divisions and distances are as follows:
|Distance||Swim||Bike||Run (laps on standard track)|
|Short (rec. ages 3-6)||25 yards||.5 mile||.1 mile (less than one)|
|Middle (rec. ages 7-10)||50 yards||2 miles||.5 mile (two)|
|Long (rec. ages 11-14)||100 yards||4 miles||1 mile (four)|
The race will be held at the Waunakee Community High School Campus – 301 Community Drive, Waunakee, WI 53597
Driving directions via Google Maps can be found here.
Parking will be available in the west parking lot along Community Drive, which is accessible from Highway Q as you enter town. You will also be able to park in the Main lot in front of the high school.
The lot between the High School and Middle School will not be available, as this will be used for the transition area.
Please arrive early as there is a baseball tournament on race day as well, and we will be sharing the parking lot with this group of spectators.
There will be a drop-off zone located on South Street so you can drop off your child’s bike and other transition area items. Please use this for loading/unloading only and then park in one of the two specified lots.
The general site overview is below. It includes the best spectator areas as well. Please print a copy of this map, as limited copies will be available on race day.
Key Things to Remember:
- When the transition area is closed, no one may enter or exit. This is for the safety of competing athletes and athletes/spectators waiting to enter the area. We will periodically open the transition area for placement and removal of your equipment.
- Please arrive one hour before your race is scheduled to start. Start times are estimated and we cannot hold waves for athletes who have not yet arrived. This will allow you time to get aclimated to your environment and the race layout.
- Consider picking up your packet on Friday night to save you time on Saturday!
Friday, May 3 – Waunakee Middle School Gym
|4:00pm||Packet pick-up opens|
|4:30pm||Course Talk and Transition Area tips with Madison Multisport|
|5:30pm||Course Talk and Transition Area tips with Madison Multisport|
|6:30pm||Course Talk and Transition Area tips with Madison Multisport|
|7:00pm||Packet pick-up closes|
Saturday, May 4 – Waunakee Aquatic Center and High School
|7:00am||Packet pick-up and transition area open|
|7:30am||Course Talk, Relay Team prep, and Transition Area tips|
|8:00am||Race day registration closes|
|8:15am||Transition area closes for the start of the first distance|
|8:30am||Long course race begins|
|9:00am||Estimated opening of transition area for arriving athletes|
|9:15am||Estimated start time for medium course race|
|9:30am||Estimated award ceremony for long course race|
|10:00am||Estimated opening of transition area for arriving athletes|
|10:15am||Estimated start time for short course race|
|10:30am||Estimated award ceremony for medium course race|
|10:45am||Estimated start of adaptive aquathon|
|11:00am||Estimated award ceremony for short course race|
|12:00pm||Estimated race end|
These are the rules that our race will follow. These rules are in place for the safety of all of our participants, spectators, and volunteers!
- Bike helmets must be worn on the bike course and should be buckled BEFORE leaving the transition area, as well as at all times when a participant is riding their bike. All helmets should be approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
- Your bike must be safe enough to ride. We will have a bike maintenance crew available before the race, but if you have time, get your bike a tune-up at your local bike shop. Remember, it’s okay to use training wheels for this race!
- Participants that wish to use kickboards or a water noodle will be able to do so for the swim portion of the race. No inflatable flotation devices will be allowed.
- Children ages six and under will be allowed one parent in the transition area to help them. Any child ages seven and older must be able to get themselves through the transition area on their own.
- Participants are not allowed to wear headphones on any portion of the race course.
- Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and will result in a disqualification. Remember, respect earns respect!
- Race numbers must be worn on the run course. It is optional to wear your race number on the bike course.
The Tri 4 Schools Kids Triathlon has both a two and three person relay team division. What this means, is that you can team up with one or two friends to complete the triathlon. Relay teams will complete the same distance as individual competitors, but will choose the leg (or legs) of the race where they are strongest.
For example, one person could do the swim, another could do the bike, and a third could do the run. With a two person team, one person could do the swim, and the other could do the biking and running (or any other combination of the three legs). A timing chip is passed between the team members to record your time. Only one team member should complete each event (for example, all team members do not need to bike or run). This is a great option if your child is not a strong swimmer – just find a friend that likes to swim and you are ready to go!
A meeting will be held the morning of the race to help relay teams understand where they need to be in the transition area.
All participants will receive finisher medals. We are restructuring the awards for top finishers as we are changing the race to be distance-specific instead of age-specific. Awards will be given to the top ten boys and girls in each race (short, middle, and long course).
For our relay participants, the top team in each race distance will receive awards: short, medium, and long.
Award ceremonies will take place at approximately 9:30 for our long distance race, 10:30 for our medium distance race, and 11:00 for our short distance race.
Finally, we have one traveling trophy that will be awarded to the school with the most participants. This will be a traveling trophy presented at your school after the race, and you can display it proudly until the next Tri 4 Schools event!
Results & Photos
Our 2013 results are posted HERE . Check it out!
Check out this link for all the results from our 2012 race!
You can purchase photos here: http://www.pictage.com/
Photographers – if you are interested in photographing a race to get some exposure for your business, please contact us at the above email address or via our contact form.
Long Course Boys – Top Ten 1. Ryan Madoch 2. Michael Madoch 3. Paul Lema 4. Jake Syron 5. Byrne Dobrient 6. Sam Jaramillo 7. Samuel Lynch 8. Emory Lietz 9. Espen Adams 10. Akhil Thandaserry Long Course Girls – Top Ten 1. Martina Walling 2. Alex Manley 3. Olivia Rawson 4. Anthony Donkle 5. Willa Brenneis 6. Molly Warriner 7. Maria Fenolio 8. Hannah Fibikar 9. Gretchen Johnson 10. Riley Armstrong Middle Course Boys – Top Ten 1. Alex Moen 2. Andrew Zimmerman 3. Austin Peterson 4. Henry Noyes 5. Nathaniel Peterson 6. Madux Borrelli 7. Parker Stedman 8. Charles Wood 9. Daniel Shulla 10. Venden Berge Middle Course Girls – Top Ten 1. Emma Bertz 2. Re’gan Armstrong 3. Dylan Ryniak 4. Sarah Foley 5. Sadie Jacobson 6. Abigail Schmeiser 7. Darya Pronina 8. Paris Ainslie 9. Emilie Schmeiser 10. Mara Burch Short Course Boys – Top Ten 1. Michael Gruetzmacher 2. Cameron Held 3. Alexander Jackson 4. Merek Borrelli 5. Ezekiel Jackson 6. Oliver Dugas 7. Matthew Ranum 8. W. Thomas Benton 9. Jakob Duren 10. Cole Montemayor Short Course Girls – Top Ten 1. McKenna De Lee 2. Ellery Helseth 3. Samantha Pokorny 4. Milana Borrelli 5. Charlotte Brown 6. Leslie Schey 7. Cassie Coffey 8. Rowan De Lee 9. Liesel Rettig 10. Sofia Nelson Middle Course Relay – First Place Emma Grindle & Sarah Malone Long Course Relay – First Place Kaden Peterson, Jaden Pape, and Ian Bohachek
Long Course Boys – Top Ten
1. Ryan Madoch
2. Michael Madoch
3. Paul Lema
4. Jake Syron
5. Byrne Dobrient
6. Sam Jaramillo
7. Samuel Lynch
8. Emory Lietz
9. Espen Adams
10. Akhil Thandaserry
Long Course Girls – Top Ten
1. Martina Walling
2. Alex Manley
3. Olivia Rawson
4. Anthony Donkle
5. Willa Brenneis
6. Molly Warriner
7. Maria Fenolio
8. Hannah Fibikar
9. Gretchen Johnson
10. Riley Armstrong
Middle Course Boys – Top Ten
1. Alex Moen
2. Andrew Zimmerman
3. Austin Peterson
4. Henry Noyes
5. Nathaniel Peterson
6. Madux Borrelli
7. Parker Stedman
8. Charles Wood
9. Daniel Shulla
10. Venden Berge
Middle Course Girls – Top Ten
1. Emma Bertz
2. Re’gan Armstrong
3. Dylan Ryniak
4. Sarah Foley
5. Sadie Jacobson
6. Abigail Schmeiser
7. Darya Pronina
8. Paris Ainslie
9. Emilie Schmeiser
10. Mara Burch
Short Course Boys – Top Ten
1. Michael Gruetzmacher
2. Cameron Held
3. Alexander Jackson
4. Merek Borrelli
5. Ezekiel Jackson
6. Oliver Dugas
7. Matthew Ranum
8. W. Thomas Benton
9. Jakob Duren
10. Cole Montemayor
Short Course Girls – Top Ten
1. McKenna De Lee
2. Ellery Helseth
3. Samantha Pokorny
4. Milana Borrelli
5. Charlotte Brown
6. Leslie Schey
7. Cassie Coffey
8. Rowan De Lee
9. Liesel Rettig
10. Sofia Nelson
Middle Course Relay – First Place
Emma Grindle & Sarah Malone
Long Course Relay – First Place
Kaden Peterson, Jaden Pape, and Ian Bohachek