About the Race
The Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon (“SVKT”) is one of the country’s largest triathlons specifically for kids age 4-15.
A triathlon is a race that consists of a combination of three sports: swimming, cycling, and running. The kids start the race with swimming at the De Anza College pool in waves (triathlon speak for groups) of 25 to 50 other kids. From the swim, they run to the transition area to put on their helmets, shoes, and anything else they need. They then mount their bikes and head out to the bike course on the roads inside the De Anza College campus. When the kids are done with the bike, they head back to transition to put their bike away, and head to run on the De Anza Track. They finish the race on the track by crossing through the finishing chute!
Read about registration and the required one day USAT membership below.
Again for 2015: All of our youth triathlons will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). An Annual or ONE Day membership must be purchased for each athlete to participate. This membership provides the athlete with accident insurance coverage for the race. Your child will not be able to participate under a parent’s USAT membership number. Every athlete is required to have their own annual membership or one day pass.
USA Triathlon offers a Youth Annual Membership for $15 or a ONE Day Membership for $10. Our registration page will let you purchase a one day pass, or click here to get an annual membership.
The term “USAT sanctioned” refers to the approval by USAT of compliance and safety procedures when creating a multisport event. Safety plans, course maps, and event details are submitted and reviewed by the experienced USA Triathlon staff and are approved when race directors follow USAT’s required standards.
Registration opens February 15, 2015!
As part of our “Green” commitment all registrations will be done online.
For families registering more than one child proceed through the registration for the first child and when it asks if you want to register another add the second sibling. It takes you back to the beginning as we need a waiver confirmed for each child. The family discount will be applied when you check out.
All Participants get a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, goody bag and post-race food/fluids.
Refunds: There are no refunds or transfers of registration for the event after April 15th.