Conte's Power Kids Triathlon

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  • Best & biggest Kid's triathlon in Virginia!
  • Entry includes:  race t-shirt, finisher medal, moon bounce, teeny tiny farm, snacks, drinks, swim caps, vendors, professionally timed tri with all 5 splits, free swim clinic on May 3, and more!
  • Shady Grove YMCA in Richmond's far far West End is the host race site, some call it the "Short Pump bubble" where you have access to so many restaurants, shopping, and amenities like Short Pump Mall
  • Kids ages 5-14 (age as of 12/31/current year!) 2 separate distances & start times, yes even 4 yr olds are racing!
  • Power Family Tri weekend  with parents racing GroundForce IT Power Sprint Tri  the next day



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Also Benefiting: The Shady Grove YMCA Summer kids camp programs

YMCA Summer Camp can be a memorable and magical time for children and families. By donating to the “campership” program you are helping send children to camp even if their parents cannot pay the full fee. Your generosity now will mean more happy children in September.


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Triathlon Race Distances

USA Triathlon requires participant's age for registration to be age as of  12/31 of the current year of the event (not as of the event date).  We will have 4 yr olds racing.  If your child is 14, turning 15 after the race, they are not eligible to race.

Ages 5-8: Indoor Swim 50 meters - Bike 1.8 miles (1 lap) - Run 0.6 mile

Ages 9-14: Indoor Swim 100 meters - Bike 4.8 miles (3 laps) - Run 1.2 mile

Race Amenities

  • Ultra-soft high end full color cotton shirts (your child must be registered before shirt order deadline on May 9th at 9am)
  • Powerkids Commemorative Finisher Medals
  • Fast Track timing with 5 splits for swim, bike, run & both transitions
  • Accurate swim, bike and run splits
  • Food and drinks post race
  • Race photos from Competition Imaging
  • Race swim caps are complimentary on registration, but optional.  You may wear your team cap instead or opt out of a cap.
  • SWAG: Cool color-changing cups!

Registration Fees

The registration fees below do not include online processing charges or the USAT Youth Membership cost ($10 for youth one-day fee or $15 for youth annual membership). This USAT fee is mandatory for your child to race for insurance purposes. You may purchase the USAT Youth Annual membership online or at packet pick-up.  The One-Day Membership is only available at packet pick-up.  If you choose to pay for the membership at packet pickup, please download the USAT Youth Membership Application, sign and fill it out, make a copy for yourself, and bring it with you along with $15 for an annual membership or $10 for a one day insurance fee.  CASH OR CHECK ONLY, made payable to USA Triathlon.  REGISTER AGE AS OF 12/31/current year. 

Register 3 or more children from the same family and receive a $10 per children discount.  Email for your discount code. 

An online processing fee of 5% + $1 will be applied by RaceIt at checkout.

Early Bird
Oct 10 - Dec 17 Midnight

December 18-
February 25 Midnight

Feb 26 - April 15

April 16 - May 13

Individual $45 $55 $65 $75

*Race Day $85 if available

Race Cap

300 (Race filled in 2013.  Don't let your Powerful kid miss this one!)


Please note the race director reserves the right to add or delete the number of awards in age group categories prior to race day based on registrants in that category 2 weeks prior to race day. Awards will not be mailed out. You must be present to collect your award or have someone pick it up for you.

  • Top 3 overall male and female Ages 5-8
  • Top 3 overall male and female Ages 9-14
  • Age groups (3 deep) male and female (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14)
  • Top Relay (may go deep depending on number of relays entered)
  • Great Ball of Fire Award - goes to the most spirited individual or team at the race
  • School with the most triathletes

Additional Information

  • This is a USAT Sanctioned race. Learn More »
  • Drafting is prohibited.
  • The race will go on rain or shine.
  • Timing will be done by Fast Track Timing.
  • The race director reserves the right to alter the event for any reason due to logistics, safety or course hazards. 

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Race Timeline

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • 4:00pm-7:00pm Mandatory packet pick-up location to be announced
    BYOB = Bring Your Own Bag, we are a VA Green event!
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm Pre-race briefing location to be announced.  

    USATriathlon Requirements
    **All racers must have an annual USAT youth membership ($15) or pay for a 1-day USAT pass ($10) during registration. Annual USAT membership eliminates all one day insurance fees for 1 year.  It also gives you the USAT magazine and national rankings.

    **Race day packet pickup must be pre-approved, so we can have packets organized and reduce lines & wait time. Email for approval. We highly encourage all racers to attend the packet pickup and briefing so they they will have a great race experience.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • 6:30am - 7am pre-approved packet pickup at the pavilion behind the pool area.  Please email to be pre-approved for race day packet pickup.  Please avoid this is possible so your child has all their race numbers and free swag.
  • 6:30am - 7:30am : Timing chip pickup at pavilion behind pool. Racers will be using the new MyLaps disposable timing tag; view instructions here
  • 7:00am Transition opens
  • 7:45am Tranistion closes
  • 7:50am Pre-race meeting behind YMCA at swim pool entrance/exit MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS THEIR CHIP ON & GOES IN THEIR ASSIGNED WAVE
  • 8:00am Race start for kids age 5-8, big kids please cheer on the lil guys!
  • 9:00am Race start for kids age 9-14, all big kids need to have their gear set up by 7:45am before the lil kid's race begins!
  • 10:45am Awards presentation

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There are no refunds for any reason. You may do a one time transfer of your registration to a next year's race or to another racer.  A $15 fee along with any difference in registration costs will be charged to transfer.  The deadline for transfers is 30 days out from race day.  No transfers will be accepted after this date.  All racer swag orders are due by this date.

You may also choose a one time deferral for your registration to the same event next year .  A $15 fee along with any difference in registration costs will be charged to defer.  The deadline for deferrals is 30 days out from race day.  No deferrals will be accepted after this date. 

To update/change your registration go to the RMS race calendar page and click on the UPDATE INFO button under the appropriate race. Enter your confirmation # and DOB, then click the desired option.

Swim Seed Times/Changes

Racers are assigned bib numbers based on their estimated swim times. Ex: Racer with bib #1 is the fastest swimmer and will start first, Racer with #300 is the slowest swimmer and will go last. AN ACCURATE SWIM TIME IS VERY IMPORTANT.

Racers will be able to update their own swim seed time until Wednesday, May 13th at noon. To update your swim time, go to the RMS race calendar page and click on the UPDATE INFO button under the appropriate race. Enter your confirmation # and DOB, then click the EDIT option and enter your updated swim seed time.


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Bike Course Map

Run Course Map

Course Descriptions


Ages 5-8: swim 2 lengths of the pool (up and back) equal to 50 meters.

Ages 9-14: swim 4 lengths of the pool (up and back twice) equal to 100 meters.

There will be 2 kids per lap lane and 12 kids per swim heat

There will be no DQs for hanging on the lane line, using a kickboard, or resting on the wall. Kids will be seeded based on their estimated swim times entered at registration. Lifeguards will be on hand during warm up and race. Swim caps are not required for pool swim triathlons.


Bike course is a loop course on Hickory Park Drive.

Ages 5-8: ride 1 lap (1.8 miles)

Ages 9-14: ride 3 laps (4.8 miles)

Volunteers will check and keep track of laps.

Training wheels are allowed. Parents will not be allowed to run along with their child on their bikes for the 5-8 yr. old division only. The course is closed to traffic!

* The YMCA has construction of a new pool on its radar.  If this happens, the bike course will change.


Run course is a loop course completely on YMCA property.

Ages 5-8: 1 lap (0.5 mile)

Ages 9-14: 2 laps (1 mile)

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The following local groups have training programs specifically for the Power Kids Sprint.

View a complete list of RMS Tranining Resources »

Most programs run year round and will pro-rate cost if you start late, unless they are full! 


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Packet Pickup /Race Briefing Venue

To be announced

Race Venue

Shady Grove Family YMCA
11255 Nuckols Road Glen Allen, VA 23059


For race day, parking at the YMCA is limited to members using the facility. Parking for racers (even those who are members) will be available in the HHHunt parking lots off Hickory Park Drive behind the YMCA building. Enter this lot by the Suntrust off Nuckols Road. Note that the bike course goes through these lots, so you will not be able to leave until the race is complete. Additional parking is available on the north side of Twin Hickory in the strip mall lot. See the map HERE.


Hampton Inn – Richmond West  (Innsbrook)

Address: 10800 West Broad St., Glen Allen VA 23060
Phone: 804-747-7777
Rate: To be announced
Please ask for the "Power Kids Triathlon" room rate or book online

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Timing disputes, please email Mike Hall head timer

5/22/2014 RESULTS

5/22/2013 Final Results

5/19/2012 Results

5/21/2011 --

Age Group 5-8 Results

 Age Group 9-14 Results

5/22/2010 Overall Results

5/30/2009 Overall Results

5/31/2008 Overall Results

6/02/2007 Overall Results

5/27/2006 Overall Results

5/28/2005 Overall Results

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Competition Imaging Logo

2014 Photos by Competition Imaging - coming soon

2013 Photos by Competition Imaging

2012 Photos by Competition Imaging

2011 Photos by Total Photography

2010 Photos by Happy Face Children's Photography

2009 Photos by Brightroom Photography

2008 Photos by Brightroom Photography


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