1. ARRIVE AND REGISTER
On event day you need to turn up to the registration tent first to collect your race pack before racking your bike.
Registration will be done by event and age group. You will be required to show your confirmation of entry before receiving your race pack with bib, swim cap, timing chip and other information.
You will then get your number written on your right arm and leg with texta. Our volunteers will do this for you.
You can then head to the transition area.
2. GO TO TRANSITION
It is now time to head to transition. You will need to line up to have your brakes and helmet checked. Remember to put your helmet on your head before getting to the front of the line. Once in transition find your numbered bike rack and place your bike on the rack.
Place a towel on the ground next to your bike and then place your shoes, socks and clothing that you will wear on the ride and the run here. Remember to also place your cap, sunglasses and any other equipment in transition. Place your helmet on your bike so that you do not forget it.
3. WALK TO THE START OF THE SWIM FOR YOUR BRIEFING
Event briefing will always be at the start of the swim. You will hear an announcement to tell you when to head over for your briefing. Please be patient and listen to the announcer as we would hate for you to miss your briefing. Your briefing will inform you of any details about the course and what to expect out on the course.
4. GET READY TO SWIM!
There will be anywhere from 5 – 10 wave starts for the swim, depending on entries. Each wave will have between 10-20 participants and will be set off 3-5 minutes apart.
The swim is very straight forward. Swim to the buoy which corresponds to your age group and then turn right around it and swim to the shore and the designated exit point.
6. EXIT THE SWIM AND RUN TO TRANSITION
You now need to get ready to ride your bike. Exit the water and run/walk into transition. Remember your legs may be a bit wobbly so take your time and get your breath.
7. TRANSITION NUMBER 1 (T1)
This is your first and probably most confusing time for transition. Find your bike and put on your shorts and a shirt. Take your time, put your socks and shoes on last then make sure you put your helmet on before unracking your bike. Take your bike off your rack and look for the CYCLE EXIT sign. Once you exit the transition a technical official will show you the “mount line” which is where you can hop on your bike.
Enjoy your bike ride. Make sure you keep left and ride at a nice even speed. Don’t ride too close to the person in front and do not ride next to anyone unless you are passing them. If you are passing, you must pass on the right hand side. Complete your lap/s and head back to transition.
9. TRANSITION NUMBER 2 (T2)
On your second visit to transition you will need to return your bike to the same place on the bike rack. Only once your bike is racked can you take your helmet off. If you need to place a cap or sunglasses on, now is the time. Turn and look for the RUN EXIT sign and head out onto the run course.
Time to Run! You know your distance and how you feel so look after yourself and enjoy the last part. Keep to the right hand side of the footpath at all times on the run course.
If it has rained or is raining, and the event can still be conducted safely, the event will go ahead – with possible course adjustments if required. However, if weather conditions before or on the day of the event make it unsafe for the event to proceed, and adjustments cannot be made to make it safe, the event will be cancelled. An event may be cancelled depending on the effect or likely effect of actual or forecast weather conditions. Please note that the decision to cancel an event is not made lightly and safety is our priority when making this decision including the safety of the children.
Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. You will need to register and then pin your bib on your suit, take your bike into transition and get everything ready. To ensure a stress free time please give yourself at least one hour prior to your event start to get ready
Yes the course is set up so that your supporters will be able to see you regularly. They can then cheer you on as you swim/ride and run your way around the course.
The medical service tent will be located at the finish line too. If at any time you require medical assistance please seek out a volunteer or go straight to the medical tent.
One drink station will be located on the run at the turn around point where you will be provided with water. There will also be water and fruit at the finish line recovery area.
You will receive your finishers medal at the presentation following conclusion of the event.
All roads within the Memorial Park and St Ives Showground are closed to traffic on event day.
Every finisher gets a Go - Series medal.
Yes every participant will receive finish time. After the event we will post the results on the event website where you can view how you and your friends went.
Event results are available on the Go-Series Facebook page and the website after event day under the “Event Results” link.
Mildren Events is an event management company specialising in sporting events. Mildren Events work with Triathlon NSW to provide this opportunity to all the enthusiastic young people wanting to get involved in the sport.
The Event Crew volunteers all wear a Hi-Vis vest. They will be able to assist you. If they can’t they will be able to steer you in the right direction.
No, not specifically. We suggest that they have their water with them next to their bike in the transition area. They can then take a drink after the swim and before the run.
Parking is available in the surrounding streets, King St, Arana St. The Memorial Park is closed to all cars.
We suggest that kids go to the toilet before the event starts. If they need to go during the event and cannot hang on, they can just let a Volunteer know and they will be able to take them to the toilet. They will be able to rejoin the course at the place where they left. There are toilets located at the far end of the bike course and in the middle of the run course.
It's highly recommended at the beginning of the day you organise with your child a special spot to go to if they cannot find you or you cannot find them. At the finish area would be the most obvious point. Lost parents announcements can also be made over the PA system.
Event Day Checklist!
- Confirmation of Entry that was emailed to you upon entering
- Swimsuit and goggles
- A towel - a brightly coloured towel will make it easier for your child to find their bike in the transition area.
- ASSA approved bicycle helmet.
- A safe and mechanically sound bike (working brakes, all mechanical parts checked and with safe tyres inflated to correct pressures)
- A good comfortable pair of running shoes.
- Sun screen and a hat or cap
- Warm clothes for before and after the event
- Healthy snacks, like fresh fruit, and drinks
- Why not make a day of it? Bring a picnic lunch to have after the event, and bring your whole family!
- Most important of all help your child to bring a positive attitude and a big smile for the photographers!
Transition is the area where you put your bike and other equipment for the event i.e. helmet, riding / running shoes, riding / running shirt, cap sunnies etc. Only athletes will be allowed in transition during the race. Athletes and ONE parent will be allowed in transition before the race to help set up.
After racking your bike you can place a towel beside your bike for your clothing and shoes. Place your helmet on your bike for easy access.
One adult per athlete ONLY can help set up the bike and helmet in the transition area before the event. Adults are NOT permitted into transition during the race. There will be a team of volunteers to help where necessary. Once the event is finished transition will be open to athletes and one adult to help collect equipment. Bikes are not to be removed from transition until advised.
No you cannot. Each participant must have their own bike. This is to ensure that no bikes are stolen and there are not people in transition trying to change bikes whilst others are trying to participate in their event
All bikes are racked according to bib numbers so just look for your rack line number and/or the number, which is the same as your bib number. Another good method in to find a marker like a tree or bush and remember where your bike is in relation to that.
If they feel comfortable and you want them to be sun smart then we suggest they do wear a hat. It is not an event requirement
Yes, each participant will receive a time and results will be available on the website www.mildrenevents.com.au following conclusion of the event.
The Go - Series is all about fun, participation and giving it a go. Every participant receives a finishers’ medal once they cross the line.