- June 24, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Come and join us for our first race of the season. We have never offered a summer race for the kids, because it was always too hot once the adults are done with the sprint distance. This year, because we have a summer series, we are starting the kids earlier and including them. This means 2 things:
- Children need to be supervised by the parent or someone the parent has put in charge of supervising, if the parent is racing the sprint event.
- The youth race will start promptly at 7:00am. We will not delay the race for any parent who is racing the sprint.
Registration opens at 6:30am, race starts at 7:00am. Our youth race is either a mini or a double mini.
Mini- 50 yard swim, 2 mile bike, 1/2 mile run
Double Mini- 100 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run (Two laps on the mini course.)
For the swim, we have the kids swim parallel to the shore so they may stand up if they have any issues. Sometimes, with the weeds, we put a kayaker in the water and have the kids swim around the kayaker and back. Water wings or other PFD’s are certainly permitted and parental help and supervision are permitted and encouraged. (2nd loop if doing the double)
The bike is an out and back, straight up the South Boulder Beach ramp and a left on the road behind the camping/RV park for a mile and back. Any bike that is operational is fine. Training wheels are okay. Again, parental supervision and assistance is permitted and encouraged. (2nd loop if doing the double)
The run is across the dirt parking lot to the North Boulder Beach ramp, turn left and turn around at 1/4 mile. (2nd loop if doing the double)
This youth race is to foster the love for the sport. We will require a helmet and operational bike, but are pretty relaxed on the rest of the rules. The kids aren’t timed. We will gently remind the kids of USAT rules as they go along and if parents could help, that would be great. For example, no riding your bike in transition. Put your helmet on and clip it before touching your bike, etc. We will not disqualify a kid in violation of these rules, but we will have them correct it.
To the Boulder Beach location:From Boulder City to Boulder Beach: Travel on Highway 93/95 South to Boulder City. Turn left at the Boulder City traffic light and continue on 93 South. Continue on 93 South until you see signs for Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Enter the National Park and stop at the entrance station to pay the National Park Service entrance fee. Stay in the left lane into the Park and continue on Lake Shore Drive. Lake Mead RV Village is located at the second turn on your right.
From Las Vegas to Boulder Beach: Lake Mead is located approximately 45-60 minutes from the Strip. From I-15 South or Las Vegas Blvd., exit on 215 East. 215 East will turn into Lake Mead Drive. Stay on Lake Mead Drive until you enter the National Park. After you pay the National Park Service entrance fee at the entrance station, take the very first right, towards Boulder Beach. You'll pass a Ranger Station and the Fishery. Once you pass the sign for Boulder Beach, turn left immediately into Lake Mead RV Village.
Boulder Beach Address: 268 Lakeshore Road, Boulder City, Nevada 89005