Saturday, September 28 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Williston Northampton School

START: 80 Park Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
FINISH: Galbraith Fields, Taft Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

In partnership with the Williston Northampton School, we welcome you to the 1st annual JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon in Pioneer Valley!! We recommend you print and study the course maps (Short and Long) with your child to help familiarize them with the race. Visit our racer resources page on our website for details about what to wear and bring to the race.

Please note: NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SITE.

Packet Pickup

Williston Northampton School Athletic Center
80 Park Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

DAY TIME DETAILS / NOTES
Saturday, 9/28

Saturday, 9/28

1-4 pm

1:30, 2:30, and 3:30

MANDATORY – you must get your packet during this time frame

Information Sessions / transition demonstrations

It is MANDATORY for you race packet to be picked up on Saturday. Packets will not be available for pickup on Sunday, however, a friend may pick up your packet for you. It is required that all racers fundraise a minimum of $50 to be eligible to pick up their race bib and take part in the triathlon. At packet pickup you will collect your critical race packet, race shirt, and swag plus, get body marked, collect incentives, and put on your wristband.

If you have checks or cash collected, please bring it with you to packet pickup.

Race Day

DAY TIME DETAILS / NOTES
Sunday, 9/29

Sunday, 9/29

Sunday, 9/29

Sunday, 9/29

7:30 am

8:30 am

9:00 am

10:45 am

Campus opens to racers

Opening Ceremonies on Sawyer Field/ Transition Areas Close.

Race begins (Long course then Short course)

Awards Ceremony on Galbraith Fields (time is approximate)

Campus Access and Parking

Parking Map and Details

Parking is available at Galbraith Fields (Finish Line Area on Taft Ave.). Please try to park before 8:30 am to limit cars crossing the race route. If you do park at Galbraith Fields (this is recommended), please walk to the start line via Taft Street, Hisgen Ave and Ward Ave. You will be able to cut through the Philipp Manufacturing Company parking lot to arrive at the start line. If walking this route during the race, please take caution and stay to the side of the road.

Parking is not available at the Williston Northampton Athletic Center, but is available at the Lossone Rink (22 Greenwood Ct., across the street from the athletic center) and in a small lot directly across from the Athletic Center. There will be signs to help direct you to these parking areas. These two lots will also be available to drop off a racer and bike (with an adult!) near Transition 1 before going to park at the finish line.

Please be courteous if you park in the surrounding neighborhoods and allow for enough time to walk to the opening ceremonies from your space. If you require handicap parking, please contact race director, Anne O’Connor.

Party Zone Information

Food will be available for purchase in the Party Zone. Stay after the race and play games, meet and mingle with other racers and their families and enjoy the morning and your child’s outstanding accomplishments! Chairs and blankets welcome! Please, no pets. Note: the party zone is on grass and may be damp. Choose footwear wisely!

Bathrooms are located inside the gym, near the opening ceremony (Sawyer Field) and near the party zone and finish line (at the entrance to Galbraith Fields). Please take caution when crossing the race course.

Transition Areas and Bike Drop Off / Pick Up

Note that there are two transition areas for this race. Transition 1 (T1) is next to the Athletic Center at 80 Park Street; this is where you need to drop off your bike before the race. Transition 2 (T2) is within the fence on Galbraith Turf Field, near the party zone. You will be able to pick up your bike from Transition 2 after all racers have gone through.

We recommend that the following items be placed in Transition 1 with the racer’s bike before the race: sneakers, socks, any clothing desired for biking and running, towel, water bottle, and helmet. Note that parents will not be allowed in the transition area during the race. Our amazing volunteers will be available to help with everything from directions to tying shoes. Visit our Racer Resources webpage for more information about what to bring.

Parents will be able to pick up any items left in Transition 1 (goggles, towels, etc.) after the last racer has gone through.

Helpful Tips and Requests

While we expect beautiful weather for race day, it will likely be quite cool in the morning. Please bring warm clothes for racers to wear over their bathing suits. Extra layers can be left with parents right before racers are called into the pool area/start line. We aim to be especially conscious of our trash and recycling use on race day. Please refrain from using single use water bottles and be aware of trash and recycling receptacles around the race course. Help us keep Williston’s campus clean!

Race Safety

The safety of our athletes, volunteers, and spectators is our primary concern. In the event of inclement weather, the race will continue under the following circumstances:

    • Lightning: The event will be postponed by 30 minutes. All racers and spectators will move to the Field House for shelter. If the lightning continues, the race will be cancelled.
    • Rain: The event will NOT be canceled due to rain alone. If it is determined that the bike portion of the race would be unsafe due to wet roads, then the race will be changed to a swim-run duathlon. Athletes will be informed of such a change via announcements on race day.
    • Tornado warning: The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.

Racers must have a properly fitted bike helmet with secured strap that is worn at all times when riding the bike.  

We kindly request that spectators remain off the course at all times unless guided by our invaluable volunteers. There will be times when you can run near your racer, but there are also times when we ask that you allow them to ride independently. Know that racers will never be out of sight of a volunteer. Thank you for your cooperation.