TOUGHKids Championship Triathlon

Event Date

Sat, Sep 6, 2014


Croton-on-Hudson, NY

About This Activity

The 6th annual TOUGHKids Triathlon will take place in Croton Point Park September 6, 2014 as part of the Toughman Triathlon weekend festival.  RACE STARTS AT 10AM.

Entry Fees

Individual $45 (until 7/31)

Individual $50 (after 8/1)

No Relays available for the Championship Race.


Age Requirements

You must be at least 4 years old and under 15 years old to participate in this race. Children's ages will be determined based on their age on December 31, 2014 so they may be in an older age group than the age they actually are on race day. This follows USA Triathlon Competitive Rule 3.2a.

Swim Requirements

Parents will be signing a waiver at packet pick-up that attests to the following:

  1. Your child must be able to swim the required distance in the race
  2. Your child has had open water swimming experience
  3. You will accompany your child during the swim portion in the 4-6 year old category (mandatory)

Champions Wave

To qualify for a slot in the Champions Wave, you would need to either:

1) Finish in the top 3 boys/top 3 girls for your specific age at any ONE of the 2014 series' races

2) Be the 1st place girl/boy for your specific age at last year's TOUGHKids race

3) Become an All-Star by racing in 3 of the summer series races (not including Croton)

This wave is invitation only and will start 3 minutes ahead of the main pack, to give them the racing advantage of a much smaller wave, smooth waters, empty transition area and a clear bike & run course. The final racing times are weighted so that there is no timing advantage to starting earlier. In essence, an athlete from the main wave can still win a podium place if they have a top 3 finishing time in the age group.

USAT Insurance

You have two options during registration to obtain the mandatory USAT insurance coverage.

1. Purchase or renew your child's annual membership for $15 (if your child's membership expires before race day you will need to renew it during the race registration).

2. Purchase a 1-day membership for $10

Entry Fee Includes

• athlete entry

• race T-shirt

• post-race refreshments

• swim cap

• finishers medal

• goody bag

• timing chip with splits

Packet Pick-Up

Wednesday before race day:  NYC.

Friday before race day: Croton Point Park

Race day: 7:15am-9:15am  Croton Point Park


  • Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Boys AND top 3 Girls in each age group: 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14
  • All-Star TOUGHKids (racing in 3 of the 2014 series races)

Refund Policy

There are no refunds. If your child is unable to participate for whatever reason please contact us before September 2 to make arrangements.

Event details and schedule

Start tIme: 10:00AM 

Transition opens at 7:15 AM on Saturday morning.

There will be five TOUGHKids races at the Championship event determined by
age group: 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. The 4-6 year old race will
start the day’s events at 10AM and the other four age-group races will
follow immediately after in consecutive order. You can expect the 7-8 year
old race to begin around 10:15AM, the 9-10 year old race around 10:50AM,
the 11-12 year old race around 11:15AM, and the 13-14 will start around

The awards ceremony for all five races will follow the completion of the
final event at approximately 12:45PM.

PARK CLOSED - NO ACCESS TO TRANSITION **Important** Please note that the park will be CLOSED to any cars entering/leaving until all athletes are off the course. If you are in an earlier race, you will NOT be allowed to gain access to your child's gear in transition or exit the park until after 12:45PM.  We do this for the safety of all children participating as we have 5 consecutive kid's races with no break in between to open transition so please, no exceptions. Please be prepared to stay for half a day and cancel any other sports practices/games that your children may have.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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