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Due to a mechanical failure in the Chugiak H.S. pool the kids Triathlon has to be switched to a Duathlon. We are just as bummed as you, but it is our mission to still host an event regardless of the current circumstances.


  • Kids Duathlon Saturday, June 3rd 2023​​

    • Cost $25 (Feb-June 2nd)

    • limited to 150 racers or reg closes June 2nd.

    • T-shirt sizes not guaranteed after April 1st

    • 6-12 yrs old, individual only

    • 10:30am - transition set up.

    • Wave starts by age group.

      • 6-7 12:00pm

      • 8-9 12:15pm

      • 10-12 12:30pm 


Bib Pick Up 

  • May 30th @ Chain Reaction Cycles 5:30-7pm

  • June 1st @ Trek store of Anchorage 5:30 -7pm

  • Race day starting at 10:30am.

Race age: Age is based on age you will be on December 31st of the race year per USAT rules (i.e. for the 2023 race it will be the age you are on on 12/31/2023).

Awards ceremony will be as soon as possible following the finish of the last racer.

  • Top 3 Overall M/F

  • 1st Place Age Group Awards: (6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12 M/F top 3 removed from AG)



The Eagle River Kids race is a fantastic way to get your young athlete into the adventure that is multi-sport! We really wanted to make the kids race something special, so in 2023 we are giving the kids their very own day/race.


The race is sanctioned as competitive so it will be timed but make no mistake, fun is what it's all about! Why timed you ask? Everyone likes seeing a time for their effort, be it for personal improvement or seeing how you did compared to the rest of the field. Kids are no exception to that rule just ask the timer how many "what was my time" questions they get after each kid's race. We hope that by offering the full experience of a "competitive" event the kids will feel like their race was the main event and not just an add on. After all, these events are very important to the developing athlete and they deserve the full attention.



Run #1 ~.4mi


Key Run #1 details:

  •  Start/staging: Staging of racers will be in the start corral on the northeast side of the building. All racers must be in the start corral before the first wave starts in order to avoid on course traffic. Help cheer on your fellow racers as they pass by and enjoy the action from a front row seat! We will be sending off racers by age groups as follows:

    • 6-7 12:00pm start​

    • 8-9 12:15pm start

    • 10-12 12:30pm start

  • Course: Run #1 is a shorter 3/4 lap around Chugiak H.S on the same course as the bike. There will be a T1 chute for racer to enter as they round the school and head into T1. The run course is short enough we don't see there being any runners still on course by the time the first bikers get though T1 and get on course. But we ask that runner stay to the right just in case we have a superhuman kiddo that happens to overlap a few runners. ​

  • Timing Chips: ankle straps will be assigned at the volunteer/check in tent just south of T1. Place the strap on you left ankle, DO NOT take off your ankle strap chip until you cross the finish line. These are not disposable chips and must be removed at the finish line and placed in the chip bucket. Find Yoda.

BIKE – ~2 miles

The bike course has been redesigned due to a construction project on Birchwood Elementary which rendered it not available for rent. The new course will be 4 laps around Chugiak H.S which will make the event very spectator friendly and we believe it will be a keeper. The course does have a small section of gravel road on the back half of the school but it's in pretty good shape so no real concerns. Riders should be a little more caution on the gravel section. Spectators are the biggest concerns safety wise so please be very aware when/if crossing any section of the course. We will do our best to provide dedicated areas to cross but just like you taught your kiddos, look both ways before crossing!


Key bike details:

  • Bike drop off begins race morning at 10:30 a.m. There is no drop off prior to that time or the day before.

  • All participants must wear an undamaged and unaltered helmet, which meets or exceeds the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and which is clearly labeled by the manufacturer as satisfying such standards.

  • Helmets must be worn whenever on the bike including when transporting bike to and from your vehicle from the event area. 

  • The chin-strap must be fastened at all times.

  • Obey all directions of volunteers and traffic officials. 

  • Do not get on your bike in the transition area. Walk/run your bike through the transition area to the “mount” line before getting on your bike.

  • When returning back to the transition area, get off of your bike at the “dismount” line before entering the transition area. 


View Bike Course Map

RUN – ~.8 miles

The run course also had to be redesigned due to the Birchwood Elementary construction so it will now be an out and back skirting the edge of the grass practice field just west of the stadium/track. Again, this drastically increases the racers visibility from a spectator's point of view so we are optimistic it will in a lot of ways be an improvement over the old course. There will be plenty of room for spectators just use caution when crossing the course where racers exit T2.


Key Run #2 details:

  • Obey all directions of volunteers and traffic officials. 

  • You are responsible for knowing the run course. Any potentially confusing intersections will be marked.

  • Wear your bib in the front. Make sure your bib number is visible to the front when you cross the finish line. 

  • The timing chips are not disposable chips and must be left at the finish line and placed in the chip bucket. A volunteer will assist you in taking your timing chip off.

  • Once you complete your race hang out and enjoy some snacks on us!

View Run Course Map


There are two transition areas for the kids race this year T1 & T2. Bikes will be set up in T1 between 10:30 -11:50. After the first run the racers will enter T1 heading north buckle their helmets, grab their bike and head out on the same course for the bike. Once the racer has completed 4 laps of the bike course, they will enter into T2, drop their bike off and begin run #2.

Key details:

  • T1 and T2 are not in the same place so please review the map before the race.

  • Transition set-up/bike drop-off begins race morning at 10:30 a.m. Once the race starts at noon everyone must be out of transition and all racers need to be staged inside the start corral for safety of the racer and those waiting to race.

  • Only racers and ONE adult are allowed in the transition area during set up. 

  • Stay within your own space and do not intrude on others space.

  • Bikes will be allowed to be laid down or positioned upside down.

  • Each age group will have its own dedicated section with in the transition area to help make finding the bike easier

View Transition Area Map


USAT Rules & Sanctioning


This is a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event. All USAT rules apply. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races. 


For more information on USA Triathlon, race rules, and FAQs visit the USAT website at


It is every racer’s responsibility to know the rules, but we like to point out some key USAT rules and other things to remember:

  • No transferring bib numbers to another participant.

  • Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event (including when transporting bike to and from your vehicle.). Chinstraps must be fastened while on your bike.

  • All bicycle bar ends must be solidly plugged.

  • Drafting on the bike is not permitted. Keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds. 

  • Adult participants (13 and over) shall not accept assistance of any kind (such as food, drink, equipment, pacing or bike handling) from any person except a race official. 

  • Adult participants must display their race number at all times. Racers are responsible for making sure the timers are aware of their number. Solo racers have different colored numbers than teams.

  • All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course must stay on the athlete the entire time

  • It is your responsibility to know the course and transition areas.

  • No headphones allowed while racing.

Race Rules


The event is timed by Fall Line Fitness Timing. 



We welcome spectators at the event. Please leave your dog friends at home. We know they are great cheerleaders, but a loose dog can quickly turn a racer's day south. 


Official race bib transfer policy: No participant may transfer his/her entry slot/bib number to another individual. If an individual is found to have raced under someone else's name or bib number, that person, and the originally assigned racer will be disqualified and risk being banned from future Eagle River Triathlon events. 


Name changes will be available for Teams at a charge of $10.00/person/change. There will be no name changes made on race day.

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