C3 Benson Steel - Royal Containers Kids & Adult Pool Triathlon in Caledon
Join Olympic Coach Barrie Shepley & C3 Volunteers
& High-Performance Team for the 17th Annual
Vanilla Pre-Paid presents the C3 Benson Steel - Royal Containers
Kids of Steel & Adult Pool Triathlon
Join Olympic Coach Barrie Shepley & C3 Volunteers & High Performance Team for the 19th Annual Caledon Benson Steel - Royal Containers C3 KIDS and Adult Pool Triathlon on Sunday May 26th at the Mayfield Swim Complex. When former Olympic coach Barrie Shepley returned from the Sydney Olympics 19 years ago, the C3 organization decided to start youth riathlon to honour Simon Whitfield’s gold medal performance. Over the years near 15 000 boys and girls of all ages have crossed the finishing line in Caledon and received the same medal Simon got in his first race 30+ years ago. A decade ago, C3 added in the very popular Adult Pool Division.
New in 2019, will be a prize money pro race where Canada’s top elite and development athletes will do two draft legal races. The morning qualifier gets the best dozen athletes into the afternoon prize money final. This is a first for a youth triathlon in Canada. Family members will get a chance to see Canada’s top athletes racing in the Olympic draft legal format.
The day will begin with the adult categories and provide opportunities for 3-6 year olds, all youth ages (7-18), and the elite pro division. The entire event is a big-family day and we encourage you to bring your entire family out and participate in some fashion.
Swim: The entire swim is in a warm new 25m x six lane swimming pool at Mayfield. Waves will have 2-3 participants per lane and there will be lap counters.
Bike: The bike is a 3km, flat road that is 100% closed to traffic. Athletes will do 1-5 loops of the 3km bike loop to do your proper bike race distance. The only exception is the 7 & under timed will do half a loop on the road for 1.5km and the 3-6 year old non-timed kids will stay 100% on the parking lot of the race venue. Helmets and working bikes are required for all participants.
Run: The run is a 1km loop on the grass and on the 400m track at the venue. Each lap athletes will come back near the finishing line before heading out again. The only exceptions are the 7 & under timed who will do a smaller run loop to accomplish a 500m run distance and the 3-6 year olds will run from their bikes directly to the finishing line (i.e.. 200m).
GOODIES: Every participant’s race entry will include:
Race T-shirt & finishers medal
Timed race and results
Safe - fair - fun event
Post race food
Opportunity to win draw prizes and post race top 3 awards
RELAY TEAM: You can do the event as a relay team. One swimmer, one biker, and one runner.
Note that you go in the category of the oldest person on the team.
May 26 8:00 AM EDT - Start