Race information

July 22 2018

 Tartu Kids’ Triathlon at 15.00
Place: Tartu center, river Emajõgi and surrounding parks
Address: Vabaduse avenue, Tartu, 51004, Estonia

Race organizers
NGO TriSmile
Address: Sepa 24b, Tartu, 51013, Estonia

Head organizer: Ain-Alar Juhanson, phone: +372 53338272, e-mail: ain@tartutriatlon.ee
Head referee: Eero Raudsepp, phone:+372 56473479, e-mail: eero.raudsepp@triatlon.ee

Local federation
Estonian Triathlon Association
Address: Tabasalu pk. 85, Harku, Harju county, 76901, Estonia
E-mail: info@triatlon.ee

Tartu Kids’ Triathlon: 0.16 km swim, 5 km bike, 1.6 km run

Age limits
The distance is open for children born in 2003-2011.

Age groups
Boys and girls are considered separately.
Children E: born 2009-2011
Children D: born 2007-2008
Children C: born 2005-2006
Youth B: born 2003-2004

Registration and fees
Pre-registration is open online on Tartu www.tartutriatlon.ee until July 15 2018. Race materials will be issued at race center on Thursday July 19 at 9.00-19.00, Friday July 20 at 9.00-19.00, Saturday July 21 at 9.00-19.00 and Sunday July 22 at 9.00-14.00.

Every competitor must accept and sign (at race center) the general rules of the competition and the hold-harmless agreement. Children must have a parent’s/legal guardian’s permission to participate.

Fees include:
Fees for Tartu Mill Triathlon individual competitors include:

  • professional organizing by TriSmile
  • a medal after finishing
  • a diploma (downloadable)
Until 15.07.2018 On the spot 19.-22.07.2018
Tartu Kids’ Triathlon (0.16+5+1.6) 5 EUR 10 EUR

Confirmation of registration
The competitor is registered only after payment. The fee will be calculated by the time of payment, NOT by the time of registration.


9.00-14.00 Issuing of race materials and on the spot registration
13.30-14.30 Transition area open for check in
14.45 Race briefing at the start area
15.00 START
16.00-17.00 Transition area open for check out
17.30 Awards ceremony

Competition rules
The rules of International Triathlon Union ITU (available here) and the competitors manual (available here) apply at the race. The competitors accept these rules by registration. Additionally, the Estonian Highway code applies. The The bike, helmet and other gear must be brought into the transition area early, so the competitor has time to change them according to rules if necessary.

Race briefing
Race briefing is before the start on Sunday at 14.45 and it is mandatory for all competitors.

Drafting is allowed. 

Competition referees and competition jury
Estonian Triathlon Union and TriSmile

Competition jury will act after the race in the case of a protest. It consists of representatives of organizers, Estonian Triathlon Union and the head referee. The exact composition will be announced on the race day.

The protest must be submitted to the head referee maximum 15 minutes after the last competitor finishes. The protest fee for 2018 is 50 Euros, which will be refunded if the protest is granted.

Tartu Kids’ Triathlon race course
Start area
Start area is next to river Emajõgi, near Atlantis building.

Swim start will be in the water. Each age group will have a separate start. Competitors swim 160 m downstream the river Emajõgi to Tartu Market Building. Competitors must wear the swim caps provided by the organizer.

The course is one 5 km lap in Tartu city.

The run is 1.6 km. The finish of the run and the whole competition is on Küüni street.

Transition area
In order to get into the transition area the competitor must have their race number with them. Only competitors, referees and special permit holders are allowed into the transition area. NB! Only the competitors themselves may check in and out of the transition area with their gear, no one is allowed to accompany them into the transition area (including no relatives). The gear must be checked in to the transition area with time to spare, so that if necessary it can be made to correspond with the rules.

Security of transition area
The transition area is guarded and surrounded with a fence. The competitor must bring their race gear in and after the race remove the gear at scheduled time. The gear that is left behind will be taken to the information tent.

During the competition bike will be guarded by people appointed by the organizer.

There is no servicing on the course. Water and isotonic drinks be provided to all competitors after the race.

Timing chips are provided by race organizers and must be returned to them after the race. If the chip is lost the competitor must pay for it (45 Euros). There are several timing points along the course to get separate splits for swim, bike, run and a finish time.

Time limits
Swim + bike + run: 40 minutes.

Medical aid
Race organizers provide medical aid point at the race centre during the whole race and lifeguards during swimming.

Lost and found
All items found will be taken to race information tent. Inquiries about lost and found items should be sent to info@triatlon.ee after the race.

Traffic and parking during the race
All participants and spectators are advised to have spare time to find a parking space and get around. The bike course is closed to traffic and parking along the bike course is forbidden. It is mandatory to follow the instructions of the police, referees and traffic controllers while parking and during the race.

Information for spectators
For those, who wish to watch the race at one point, we recommend the race centre on Vabaduse avenue; swimming, running and both transitions can be observed from there. There will also be commentators who will share information about what is happening on the course. Spectators are not allowed to escort the competitor on foot nor on bike. Also helping a competitor is not allowed.