5th Annual Try-Athlon - FULL

May 1, 2019 - Parkland School Division is proud to announce that the 5th Annual Try-Me Try-Athlon is completely full. Thanks again to all of those who expressed interest in the event or signed up. 

Registration is now closed. Please visit our Try-Me Try-Athlon page, for more details.


Date: Friday, June 7th
Time: Warm-up 9am, Race begins 9:15am
Location: TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove, AB

The Try-Me Try-Athlon is a Kids of Steel (KOS) triathlon, which will be held on Friday, June 7 at the Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. KOS Triathlons are designed to offer youth the opportunity to experience the sport of triathlon in a positive environment. The distances are much shorter than those in adult triathlons and change as participants mature.

This event is a district-wide celebration of physical literacy and movement in 2019 using these three skills: swimming, bicycling and running. All children ages 5 and up are welcome to register for this event with the support of their classroom or school-based teacher. The Try-Athlon will encourage students to train with their schools and at home in order to learn new physical skills and movements that will allow them to feel more competent and confident in multiple environments. All this for a small registration fee.

When Registering Your Child

Make sure you have:

  • Made arrangements with a classroom teacher to partake in the Try-Me Summer Try-Athlon including plans for missed assignments or work. 
  • Notified the school office of the planned excused absence. 

Registration Fees

All registration and fees will be handled in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Individual students may register to participate in all three legs of the race for $35 each.

Optional Choose a Race Leg - Students can register as part of a 3-person team. Each team member will complete one discipline of the race - either swimming, bicycling or running. Team members can register for the race for $15 each.

Please note: Even though a student may be signing up to participate in one sport of the Try-Athlon, a registrant who chooses the $15 individual entry must register as a member of a 3-person team.

If you're in the neighbourhood during the race, please note that the southbound lanes of Jennifer Heil Way will be closed for the duration of the race (starting at 9:30am), and traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction. The RCMP will be on hand to direct traffic. Please be prepared for some delays, and plan your morning commute accordingly.

Race Kit Equipment

You can enter the Try-Athlon with a minimum of equipment. All you need is:

  • A bike (either road or mountain bike)
  • An approved helmet (ANSI or SNELL)
  • Running shoes
  • Swim suit or shorts
  • Goggles (if desired)
  • T-shirt or race singlet for boys
  • smile and a desire to have fun

Race Kit Drop-Off

Participants are to drop off their race kits at the Tri-Leisure Centre (north field) on Thursday, June 6 from 4:30-7pm.

Transition Area Equipment

A race kit is composed of all the items you will need during the race. The following items are to be kept in the transition area during the race:

Required Transition Area Equipment:

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Shoes
  • Race Number (Boys - with shirt)

Recommended Transition Area Equipment:

  • Required equipment, plus
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle

To learn more about the Try-Athlon and to register, please visit our Try-Me Try-Athlon page.

For more information contact:
Miranda Niebergall
Collaborative Teaching Partner
Parkland School Division
Phone: 780-221-4564

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