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Ann Arbor Kids’ Triathlon presented by Goldfish Swim School

August 5 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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The Ann Arbor Kids Tri presented by Goldfish Swim School has three age divisions — 5 and 6 year olds, 7 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 14 year olds — all competing in age-appropriate distances. The Goldfish Kids Tri is ideal for children of all abilities: those who have always been curious about the triathlons their parents love to do, those who compete on the junior tri circuit, and those who just want to give a new and exciting sport a shot!  Events by Age:

5 and 6 year olds — 50-yd swim, 1-mile bike, half-mile run 
7 to 10 year olds — 100-yd swim, 2.75-mile bike, half-mile run
11 to 14 year olds — 200-yd swim, 4.3-mile bike, 1-mile run

Parents: Please note that, as a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, the Ann Arbor Kids Tri brackets participants according to their age as of December 31 of the race year.

  • If your child is 6 now but turns 7 in September, he will be in the 7-10 age group.
  • If your child is 10 now but will turn 11 in July, she will be in the 11-14 age group.
  • If your child is 14 now but will turn 15 in November, she will be considered 15 on Race Day and would participate in Sky Tri, not in Goldfish Kids Tri.

Our registration system brackets automatically; please input your child’s actual birthdate during registration. Thank you!

Kids Triathlon Clinic: Epic Races is excited to have the University of Michigan Triathlon Club offering a free Kids Triathlon Clinic at Goldfish Swim School Ann Arbor. Check back soon for details on this event. This clinic will help prepare young athletes racing The Ann Arbor Kids’ Tri feel as comfortable about their upcoming race and get them excited about participating in more triathlons in the future! The Kids Triathlon Clinic will cover the swim/bike transition (T1), biking safety tips, the bike/run transition (T2), and running/racing tips. Wear a swimsuit under comfortable clothing and bring a bike, helmet, and running shoes!


The Ann Arbor Kids’ Tri is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.

The Ann Arbor Kids’ Tri is a Leave No Trace event. Learn more about our race-day recycling and composting efforts here. Want more information about running a great race and leaving no trace? Click here to visit Happy Planet Running!

The Snake Swim

Kids will line up based on how fast they think they will swim. We have experts on deck to help with this! They will enter the water individually at 5-second intervals. They will then swim the one length, go under the rope, then swim back down the lap lane. They will continue snaking up and down the lanes until they reach the end.  This description makes it sound more complicated than it is!

USAT (USA Triathlon) Information

USAT Sanctioned Event Color

Ann Arbor Kids Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). USAT members must present a current USAT card (either the issued membership card or the digital version) at packet pick-up or race-weekend registration or it will be necessary to pay the one-day USAT license fee.

Beginning on January 1, 2016, there will no longer be USAT one-day youth memberships. For youth, there will only be annual memberships available; these will cost $10 per child per year. Non-USAT members who pay a one-day USAT license fee need not present proof of membership. All participants, regardless of whether or not they are USAT members, must present photo ID.

Click here to see USAT’s competition rules. To learn the most common USAT rule violations, click here.


Event Schedule

8:50 a.m. - Mandatory meeting for all participants in the pool bleachers
9:00 a.m. - AA Kids' Tri begins
10:00 a.m. - Post-race celebration begins
11:00 a.m. - Awards ceremony begins (approximate time)


5-6, 7-10, 11-14


Age group awards three deep for the following age divisions:
5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
All finishers will receive fabulous finisher's medals.

Ann Arbor Kids' Triathlon presented by Goldfish Swim School Entry Fees

Early Bird Deadline

April 17, 2018 – April 30, 2018


May 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018


July 1, 2018 – July 15, 2018


July 16, 2018 – August 4, 2018


August 5, 2018 – August 5, 2018


August 5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Categories:


734-585-7101 x700


Packet Pickup Information
Friday, August 3 from 4 PM to 6 PM at Halfmoon Lake (Ann Arbor Tri race venue) OR Saturday, August 4 from 5:45 AM to 7 AM at Hafmoon Lake (Ann Arbor Tri race venue)


1300 Campus Parkway
Saline, MI 48176 United States
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