Last Try at Summer Kids Triathlon

Ages 6-11
50 Meter Swim  |  1 Mile Bike  |  .5 Mile Run

Ages 12-14
50 Meter Swim  |  2 Mile Bike  |  1 Mile Run

Saturday, August 4th 2018
Time:  8:30 am
Location:  Papio Bay Aquatic Center, 815 E. Halleck St
Fee:  $35.00

Papillion Recreation and the Papillion Triathlon Club are teaming up to give kids the opportunity to complete a Triathlon while having lots of fun in a safe environment.  The Last Try at Summer triathlon will act as an introduction to triathlons for kids ages six to 14.  All racers will receive a finishing medal and a event shirt.


Registration is now closed.

Closes July 31st at 5:00 pm. Limited to the first 200 racers. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!


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Important Times

  • 7:15-8:15 am Check In and Body Marking
  • 8:15 am Transition Area Closes
  • 8:15 am Street Closures
  • 8:20 am Announcements and Race Briefing
  • 8:30 am Race Start


Traffic volunteers will guide cars into the parking lot area designated just north of the Papio Bay Aquatic Center off of Halleck Park Road.  Just a friendly reminder, that the entire course will be closed to ensure the kids safety.  We will close down entrance to the park at 8:15 am and will re-open the Lincoln St. entrance at 9:30 am.

Packet Pickup

Will occur the day of the race.  There will be a registration tent on-site from 7:15 am-8:15 am.

Body Marking

There will be volunteers by the registration tent doing body markings.  The race number will be marked on the right arm and age on the right calf.

Transition Area

One side of the Papio Bay Aquatic Center parking lot is designated for the transition area.  Bike racks will be provided and is on a first come first serve basis.  Volunteers will be in the area to help the triathletes with anything they need.  The transition area will close at 8:15 am.  Each participant should make their way inside the pool area for instructions and race start.  No parents/spectators will be allowed in the transition area once is closes.

Swim - 50 Meters

There will be 6 Divisions:

  • 6-7 year olds
  • 8 year olds
  • 9 year olds
  • 10 year olds
  • 11 year olds
  • 12-14 year olds

We will start in descending order with the 12-14 year olds starting first at 8:30 am.  Participants will swim the perimeter of the pool.  Lifeguards will be stationed above the pool as well as in the middle of the pool.  This is not a sanctioned USAT event so participants are allowed to use kickboards, floats, noodles, etc. if they wish.  A limited amount of kickboards and noodles will be available-our recommendation is to bring your own if you plan on using one.  We will do a staggered start with 8 participants at 10 second intervals.  If for any reason a participant needs help in the water, they are to pump their arm up and down to flag a lifeguard.

After the swim they will transition to the opposite end of the pool.  Participants will exit out of the side of the building into the transition area.  We ask for safety reasons that you inform your child to walk after exiting the pool.  The pool area will be very slick and we don’t want kids to slip and fall.

Bike - 1 Mile (2 mile for 12-14 age group)

Every participant MUST wear a helmet.  No biker will be allowed on the bike course without wearing one.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

The bike course is a 1 mile loop ride around Halleck Park Road for 6-11 year olds and a 2 mile loop for the 12-14 year olds.  The participants will follow a counter-clockwise route with cones positioned at the end of the loop to direct them either to the transition area to start the run or to continue on for the final loop on the bike course.   A volunteer will be there to direct the racers where to go.  

The entire bike course will be closed off to ensure kids safety on the bike course.  We will barricade the entrance to the event at the intersection of Lincoln Rd and Halleck Park Rd as well as Halleck St. and Halleck Park Rd.  There will be 1 water aid station on the bike course.

Run - .5 Mile (1 mile for 12-14 age group)

The last part of the race will take the participants along the sidewalk area that is adjacent to the transition area.  Participants will run a .5 mile loop and finish at the finish line located on the trail.  There will be 1 water aid station on the run course.


The best part-the finish line!  We will have medals and t-shirts for the triathletes at the end of the race.  There will be food and water for them at the finish line.  

The FUN FEST will be located in the opposite parking lot. There will be bounce houses, activities, and other fun things for the kids to do after they finish.

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Kids Triathlon Boot Camp

Has your child ever expressed interest in competing in a Triathlon?  Now’s their chance to get some training to compete in the Last Try at Summer Kids Triathlon.  This one-day boot camp will help them learn everything they need to know about swimming, biking, transitioning, and running their way across the finish line.

Session I:  Saturday, July 28th
Time:  8:00-10:00 AM
Location:  Papio Bay Aquatic Center
Fee:  $21.00

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Participants must sign up for the Kids Triathlon at Papio Bay separately.

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Kids Tri Camp is a single day all intensive learning experience.  Kids will be instructed in everything triathlon!  Instructors will coach on swim mechanics and technique, bike fundamentals, running mechanics, and transition strategy.  The camp will be held at Papio Bay Aquatic Center and will start early at 8am and end at 10am.  

The camp will help the participate become more knowledgable about the sport of triathlon and feel confident about racing in the Papillion Kids Triathlon.  The camp will take place the two Saturdays before the Kids Triathlon and are independent of one another.  Attending both camps are not required.

Space will be limited to the first 50 kids per camp.