The Happy Kids Duathlon #1

Saturday, January 27, 2018 | Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA

The Happy Kids Duathlon race features a 1 mile run – 3 mile road bike – 1 mile run course with five races to choose from. This race offers young athletes a chance to run and bike together in one-fun-race! The 1 mile first run begins the race followed by a 3 mile road bike on roads closed to traffic and the final run is 1 mile on soft crushed granite and sand paths. This is a great early-season race for young triathletes.

Happy Kids Duathlon Series

The January 27th Happy Kids 5-Mile Duathlon will be the first of our Five-Race Happy Kids 5-Mile Series (February 10, February 24, March 10, and April 8) for which we will have Series Champions in each 2-year age group (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14). Finishers at each race will receive a TBF Finisher Ribbon.

To be eligible for the Series Championship athletes must race in at least four of the five events. Athletes racing in all Five Happy Kids Duathlons will receive a Series Finisher Medal.


Start Time

  • Happy Kids Duathlon: 8:30am


  • Run 1 mile – Bike 3 miles – Run 1 mile

Run – The 1 mile run course will run on granite paths for a short loop before returning to the Transition Area where the bikes are set up. Run Map

Bike – The bike course is course located entirely within the park on roads closed to traffic. It will exit the parking lot area at Granite Beach, then complete a 3 mile loop within the park. Bike Map

Run – The 1 mile run will run on granite paths, single track trails, with an aid station at the start of the run and the half way point.

Transition Area

The Transition area will be on a first-come basis. The transition area at all TBF Racing events is for athletes only. All non-athletes must remain outside of the transition area at all times on race day. Bodymarking will be take place at the entrance to the transition area and must be completed before you enter the transition area. Athletes will have their race number marked on their legs and arms and have their age division on their calf. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be located in the transition area and at mile one on the run course, serving cold water and FLUID Electrolyte beverage.


Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc…are not allowed on the run or bike courses. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times. Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line.

Packet Pickup

Race packets will be available race morning from 6:30 am am to 8:30 am at the race site.

Event Schedule

6:30 am Registration/Packet Pick up
6:30 am Transition Area opens
7:30 am Race announcements begin
8:30 am Start of Happy Kids Duathlon
10:00 am Start of Awards ceremony for Happy Kids Duathlon

For the Happy Kids 5-Mile Duathlon there will be 2-year age groups for boys and girls 5 to 14 years old. These age groups will be: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Awards will be presented three-deep in each 2-year age group.

For the Five-Race Series, athletes racing in at least four of the five events will be eligible for Series Championship Awards. Athletes changing age groups during the Series will finish the Series in their earlier age group.

Entry Fees

Until Dec 1 Until Race day Race day
Happy Kids 5-Mile Duathlon $30 $35 $40
All FIVE Happy Kids Duathlons $130 $140

Refund and transfer policy

TBF Racing has a no refund policy on all of our events. A refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week. ALL TBF Racing events are held rain or shine.

Competitor Goodies

Included for each competitor is a custom Kids 5-Mile Duathlon race shirt and athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar, Emerald Nuts, and other product samples.

Athletes racing in all three Happy Kids 5-Mile Duathlons will receive a Series Finisher Medal.

Post Race Athlete Food

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot soup or chili with fruit, cookies and beverage.

Training and Coaching:

TBF Training provides group workouts and coaching for the sport of Triathlon along with individual Multi-sport Coaching and Personal Training.