COOL Kids Triathlon is this Saturday

The 2018 COOL Kids Triathlon, brought to you by Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, is Saturday, June 9. There’s still time to register! It’s not a race — the idea is to finish and have some fun trying new sports. Here are some tips to help get your child ready for race day.

Days before the race
  • Keep an eye out for emails with important race day information. You’ll be reminded about packet pickup start time and more.
  •  Check your child’s bike and helmet. Both should be appropriate for your child’s size.
COOL Kids Triathlon Packet Pickup

Friday, June 8
Time: 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center
201 Reservoir Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Saturday, June 9
Time: 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center
201 Reservoir Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

The night before the race
  • Dinner is even more important than breakfast on race day. Make sure your child has a well-balanced dinner of lean protein and carbohydrates. Hydration also is important, so stick with water or milk instead of sugary and caffeinated drinks.
  • Check the weather. It’s going to be hot, so plan what your child will wear accordingly.
  • Lay clothes out the night before. This step can help ease stress in morning.
Morning of the race
  • Give yourself plenty of time. Get up early enough to give your family time to get ready, eat, hydrate and travel to Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center. Have your child eat first thing, and take a snack and water with you to have a few minutes before the start.
Event schedule
  • Packet pickup/body marking: 8 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Transition area set-up: 8 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Course rules: 9:45 a.m.
  • Race start: 10 a.m. (ages 12 to 14 first, ages 9 to 11 next, ages 6 to 8 last)
  • Awards: approximately 11:15 a.m.

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