Kids’ Triathlon

Saturday August 1, 2020
2nd Annual Cayuga Lake Kids’ Triathlon
50-100 meter swim, 3-5 kilometer bike, 1 kilometer run

It is with a very heavy heart that we will have to cancel the Cayuga Lake Tri Relays (June 27th) and Cayuga Lake Tri Kids’s Race (August 1st). The pool we use for these events at Cass Park in Ithaca will not be opening this summer. We will reach out separately to all those registered with refund and deferral options. We very much hope to be able to offer these events in 2021.


Registration Fees

Up to Feb 28 March 30 to June 30 As of July 1
Kids’ Race  $20  $30  $40

Number of Entries

  • 100; may change due to demand


Friday, July 31, 2020

5:30-7:00 PM Packet pick-up at the Cass Park Pool

Saturday, August 1, 2020

7-7:45 AM Packet pick-up at the Cass Park Pool
8 AM Kids’ Race starts

Where is the kids’ triathlon?

Ithaca’s Cass Park pool and on the (closed) Waterfront Trail.

What is a triathlon?

A triathlon is a race where competitors swim, bike and run – in that order. For this race, the swim will take place in Cass Park Pool, and the bike and run will take place on the Waterfront Trail. We’ve designed a safe, car-free course that is the perfect introduction to triathlon, no experience necessary!

How old can my participant be?

The kids’ triathlon is for participants age 6-11 (as of December 31 of the year of the race)

What are the distances?

Kids ages 6, 7 and 8 will swim 50 meters, bike 3 kilometers and run 1 kilometer. Kids ages 9, 10, and 11 will swim 100 meters, bike 5 kilometers and run 1 kilometer.

What equipment does my child need?

Kids should wear a bathing suit. Goggles would be helpful, but are not necessary. They will receive a swim cap with their race packet.

Kids will need a bike (any type will do!), a bike helmet (mandatory to race), a shirt and sneakers to put on after the swim. (They can leave the bathing suit on for the duration of the race.) The shirt is important because your child will need a place to pin a race number. We’ll provide the safety pins. If you child does not have a bike, we have some available to borrow. Just e-mail race director Alex Kleinerman.

Other items that may be useful are a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle and a smile!

Where can I watch?

Spectators can stand anywhere along the course, but the best spot is just outside of the transition area. It’s important to know spectators cannot help the racers. If you’d like to help, please sign up as a volunteer. The more people we have out on the course, the better the experience for the kids. If you don’t know much about triathlon, don’t worry; we’ll give you an easy job.

Anything else I need to know?

Need-based scholarships are available by contacting Alex Kleinerman. There’s a training opportunity at the kids’ triathlon mini camp, at Cass Park for ages 6-14. Dates for 2020 TBD. Learn more and register here.


Check out the results for past races! If you see any issues, email