KIDS RACING IN ADULT RACES
Every event season we get multiple requests to have kids racing at our events. We've set a minimum age of 15 at all RTB events and make few exceptions. But exceptions are made on occasion and here are the circumstances and information to consider before contacting us if you are <15, or are the parent of one.
Swim Races: We'll consider exceptions if the athlete has swam competitively for a year or more and has completed the chosen race distance successfully. AND we prefer them to be in a wetsuit.
Triathlons: The swim standard is the same as above and running/walking is typically not an issue. Cycling is the toughest hurdle for <15's in an adult triathlon and permission to race rests heavily on our assumption that all the athletes who've entered come prepared and experienced by cycling in the conditions that happen on race day: (In fact, this is what athletes agree to when they register).
You triathletes are a tough bunch, and a when things get tough, you want to push through to the finish line. Circumstances like asthma or SIPE on the swim, or falls on the bike can jeopardize a finish line for an athlete. Here's what you need to know if you get injured or have a medically-related challenge.
If you clicked on the link above you might have seen that "Continuous Improvement" is one of our other core values. I have no doubt that for as long as RTB produces races, we will have many many opportunities to improve! Thanks to those of you who keep coming back to RTB Events - for your excitement and sportsmanship and awesome racing. You are the best part of RTB Events!
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