June 6, 2015
French Creek, Elverson PA
Welcome to the 2nd annual GirlzTri.Du.Rule! Triathlon and Duathlon for girls ages 7 to 17! The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, together with KidzTri3, a 501c3 Premier Youth Multisport Organization, are producing this fantastic event. Girls from all over the area will experience the thrill of crossing the finish line after they swim-bike-run or run-bike-run and become a multisport athlete!
New this year! Girlz Tri. Du. Rule! Will include an age group relay team option, as well as an adaptive race to accommodate Girl Scouts with defined ADA disabilities.
This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and we follow the recommended guidelines as outlined.
Safe, Closed Course
We take athlete safety very seriously and nothing is more important to us than athlete safety. Anytime a bunch of kidz gets together, there is bound to be a scraped knee or elbow, but we have gone to great lengths to make the race course as safe as possible.
Swim Course (Triathlon only)
The race kicks off with a pool swim using a time trial start. This means athletes will enter the water one at a time, approximately every 3 to 5 seconds, ensuring each athlete has ample room to swim. Additionally, Certified Lifeguards will be on duty during the swim portion of the race.
Bike & Run Courses
The bike and run courses will be on Park paths and roads, all closed to outside vehicular traffic. There will be no cars anywhere near your athlete while they are racing and race volunteers will be positioned throughout the course .
Athletes swim, bike and run in age group appropriate distances. (Distances are subject to change based on race day conditions.)
7 to 8 Years Old: 50 yard Swim – 1.5 mile Bike – ½ mile Run
9 to 10 Years Old: 150 yard Swim – 3 mile Bike – 1 mile Run
11 to 12 Years Old: 150 yard Swim – 3 mile Bike – 1 mile Run
13 to 15 Years Old: 300 yard Swim – 6 mile Bike – 2 mile Run
16 to 17 Years Old: 300 yard Swim- 6 mile Bike- 2 mile Run
7 to 8 Years Old: ¼ mile Run – 1.5 mile Bike – ½ mile Run
9 to 10 Years Old: ¼ mile Run – 3 mile Bike – 1 mile Run
11 to 12 Years Old: ¼ mile Run – 3 mile Bike – 1 mile Run
13 to 15 Years Old: ¼ mile Run – 6 mile Bike – 2 mile Run
16 to 17 Years Old: ¼ mile Run- 6 mile Bike- 2 mile Run
Participant Race Age
The GirlzTri.Du.Rule! event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Participant Age is the athlete’s age on December 31, 2015, in accordance with USA Triathlon Guidelines.
Triathlon and Duathlon awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place girls in the following age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-17. Awards will also be given to age-group relay teams. There are no awards for Open Relay teams.
Each participant receives a finisher’s medal, competitor shirt, swim cap, race number, and a race bag plus plenty of great post-race treats!
The 7,526-acre French Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Berks and Chester Counties.
Directions and Parking
Free parking will be available to all participants, spectators, and volunteers. There is absolutely NO PARKING on the grass anywhere in the park! Volunteers will be fined by the park. Click HERE to view address and turn-by-turn directions.
**Please note: French creek State Park is a pet-friendly park; however, pets must be kept on a leash and away from the race course at all times!
There are NO REFUNDS for entry fees. Please understand this policy prior to registering!
This event will go on rain or shine. In the case of thunder, lightning, fog, or any other temporary unsafe condition, expect a delay of start. There will be no delay of start for rain alone unless it is heavy causing unsafe conditions.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for and have specific questions about the race, email the Race Director Kim@KidzTri3.com. If you have specific program questions about this event, email the Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relive the fun we had last year. Check out the video below, you might just spot yourself!