6th Annual iCAN TRI Triathlon
The "iCAN TRI Triathlon" is scheduled for Sunday, July 16th, 2017. Adult Age Group, Super Sprint and Sprint Divisions. The Youth Divisions will be open to participants ages 6-19. The F1, draft legal, developmental race is for participants ages 12-18. This is a spectacular venue, featuring outstanding courses for each division. It's a perfect venue to experience your first triathlon, or challenge a previous PR. The swim complex has (2), 50-meter pools for short and long course swimming. The bike courses are closed to traffic to keep all participants safe. The bike and run courses are scenic and fast courses. Finisher medals will be given to each participant crossing the finish line. Individual awards will be presented to the top (5) finishers in each one-year youth age group 6-12 and the top (3) finishers in each one-year junior age group 13-19. Individual awards will be presented to the top (3) finishers in each 10-year adult age group divisions. The race will be chip timing with T1 and T2 splits.
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Inaugural iCAN TRI Youth Triathlon a Major Success
SEE THE 2012 RACE VIDEO
The “iCAN TRI”, held July 22, 2012 at Clovis North Education Center proved a tremendous success for its first “TRI”. Nearly 150 youth, ages 6-18 participated in this USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
The swim was staged in the Clovis Aquatics Swim Complex utilizing the two 50-meter pools. The bike and run courses were scenic, looped cources of varying distances for each of the (4) age divisions.
A USAT sanctioned event means the race must adhere to strict USA Triathlon’s race requirements. Safety plans, course maps, and event details must be submitted and approved by the USAT Race Sanctioning Department.
iCAN Junior Triathlon Club hosted the event, bringing its vibrant flavor to the race; evidenced not only by the bright green and blue club colors spread across the venue, but also by a spectator friendly course and a “community village”/expo that included water slides, free food and cold water.
“My two sons are not experienced triathletes, but the race staff and volunteers made the whole experience easy, safe and enjoyable. The event ran smoothly, transition areas were well laid out, the large number of police and volunteers kept things safe, and the post-race expo area provided great food and fun for the kids,” said Chris Fiorentino.
“Sometimes spectating triathlons can be challenging. As a parent you want to see as much of the event as possible and your children like to be seen. Being able to see the transition area, bike in and out, run course and finish line without going very far was a huge plus and unique to most other youth triathlon I’ve attended,” said DeAnna Turner. “Clovis North had a perfect setup for this. When you're dealing with kids, the safety and logistics of race have a big impact on a parent’s decision to travel long distances for a youth triathlon.”
Safety was the event director's main consideration. CHP and Fresno PD officers patrolled the bike course to ensure traffic closures and safety. Athletes traveled as far as Southern California and the Bay Area to participate with local triathletes. The race attracted both first-time participants, as well as experienced youth triathletes.
“Central California needs this caliber of a youth triathlon event in order to recognize and appreciate what is happening in youth multisport,” said race director, Todd Waldner. Our ideal venue and location make it a prime spot to bring together southern, coastal, and northern California’s new, developing and experienced youth triathletes."
The iCAN Junior Triathlon Club, a community benefit organization, has been in existence since 2006. The club puts great emphasis on a creating a fun, positive, and safe environment where youth can learn the sport of triathlon as well as iCAN’s core life principals of confidence, patience and determination.
In 2011, USAT recognized iCAN Junior Triathlon Club as one of the top three youth clubs in the nation amongst 323 youth clubs across the country.
For more information on iCAN Junior Triathlon Club, please visit www.icantriclub.com