2023 Triple Threat Kids of Steel Race at Birds Hill Park
Triple Threat Triathlon Club is excited to host the first in-person Kids of Steel (KOS) race of the 2023 Triathlon Manitoba outdoor season on June 10th!
Held at the East Beach at Birds Hill Provincial Park, it is an early start to the day! You won’t need a Provincial Park Pass as our event is held during the annual free-pass weekend at Birds Hill Provincial Park.
Athletes of all abilities or gender-identities are welcome to participate at the Triple Threat KOS race at Birds Hill.
Please Note: Public Health Orders of the day will be followed. If Public Health Orders do not allow an in-person race, a virtual option will be offered to all registered participants.
The East Beach at Birds Hill Park is the start and end of the event. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 7:45 a.m. sharp. Please allow enough time to check in and get set up in Transition.
Once the athlete has checked in with registration and has been body marked with their race number, the bike can be taken to transition to go through the bike and helmet check and then hung on the bike rack signed for the athlete’s event.
The swim takes place in the man-made lake which is very shallow. The swim course is set up parallel to the shore with a series of buoys creating loops of different distances for each age group. All swim course distances are counter-clockwise and are supervised by lifeguards and volunteers in kayaks to ensure a high level of safety.
The bike course exits the East Beach parking lot, goes up Festival Drive and turns right at the stop sign. It continues for another 1.5 km and then turns around, coming back to the parking lot. One loop is 5 km. Cyclists are to stay in the bike lane except to pass. Volunteers will be at the turn around to control traffic.
TTTC KOS Race 8-9 10-11 12-13 Bike
TTTC KOS Race 12-13 14-15 Bike
Six to seven year old athletes have a different bike course on the paved path past the concession stand, around the east end of the lake, out and back. Volunteers will be on the course to guide young athletes.
The run course is an out and back on the gravel road and asphalt paths that run parallel to the lake and lead to the southwest side of the lake. Coloured markers matching their wristband will be on the course to indicate where the different age groups turn around.
Note: We will be following the Public Health Orders of the day.
Event Distances and Start Times
|Cycle Distance||Run Distance|
|1||Ages 6/7||8:15 a.m.||50||m||1.5||Km||500||m||Green|
|2||Ages 14/15 (Long Course)||8:40 a.m.||500||m||10||Km||4||Km||Yellow|
|3||Ages 12/13 (Long Course)||8:50 a.m.||300||m||10||Km||3||Km||Orange|
|4||Ages 14/15 (Short Course)||9:00 a.m.||300||m||10||Km||3||Km||Orange|
|5||Ages 12/13 (Short Course)||9:10 a.m.||200||m||5||Km||2||Km||Blue|
|6||Ages 10/11||9:10 a.m.||200||m||5||Km||2||Km||Blue|
|7||Ages 8/9||9:20 a.m.||100||m||5||Km||1||Km||Red|
Post-race food will be available for athletes following their race… as well as a small participation prize!
Race Officials will advise when Transition can be accessed to retrieve the athlete’s bike and equipment.
In the case of severe circumstances (i.e. pandemic, lightning, high winds, flooding, or other natural events), the race may be modified or cancelled if athlete safety is at risk. In the event the weather is not suitable for swimming, the race may be changed to a duathlon. In the case of cancellation, registration fees will not be refunded.
|KOS Registration Fee|
|Early Bird (until April 30)||$30|
|Late (June 1-5)||$40|
Note: Above fees do not include Triathlon Manitoba membership or CCN Processing fees.