Safety is an important consideration in an event such as this. With so many children and families, here are some things to consider to help make this event safe
- Know the routes. Make sure your children know the routes. We don't want anyone getting lost or wandering off course. Drive it the
day before. Study the maps. Follow the cones and course marshals.
- Make sure that you sign up for the event that is the best fit. Make sure your abilities match the lengths you and your child sign up for.
- Train. We have lots of opportunities already posted, with more on the way. Take advantage of these opportunities so that you're ready physically and
- If it's your first triathlon, learn as much as you can so you're prepared. There are myriad sources including REI's class on April 4, books, and experienced
- Be sure your equipment is in good condition. REI will provide a bike tech at packet pick up on Friday evening and during the event on Saturday.
- Wear a helmet. This is not an option. Stay tuned for community partnerships to help obtain a helmet if you don't already have one.
- Know your swimming ability. Be certain you can swim the distance you sign up for.
- There will be uniformed police officers at risk-prone intersections. Respect them and follow their directions.
- Know the route. Ride and run the route at least one time before the day of the race.
- John Cawley from Associates in Family Medicine will have a first aid booth at the finish line.
- Poudre Fire Authority will have EMTs on the route should an emergency arise.