Hawk Island Kids Triathlon

Saturday, June 1


Saturday, September 7



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Kids registered for the spring race receive a discount code for $5 off registration for the fall race ($10 off if registered before December 31). Register early to get the lowest price AND most savings!  



Goldfish (age 6 and under): 25m swim, 150m bike, 100m run.

Dolphin (age 10 and under): 100m swim, 3 mile bike, 1 mile run.

Shark (age 14 and under): 200m swim, 4.5 mile bike, 2 mile run.



Swim: Goldfish swim in shallow water parallel to shore (life vests and other swim aids allowed for this age group). Dolphins swim the perimeter of the shallow beach area, inside the buoy lines. Sharks swim the perimeter of the entire beach area, outside the buoy line. Lifeguards are positioned on a floating dock and in the water along the entire course.  


Bike: Golfish bike in a cordoned-off parking area (training wheels/scooters allowed). Dolphins bike 2 loops around the rivertrail within Hawk Island Park. 3 loops for Sharks.


Run: Goldfish run in a cordoned-off parking area parking area. Dolphins run out and back along beach path and boardwalk. Double loop for Sharks. 



Registration for all 2019 Hawk Island Triathlons opens at midnight on December 6, with early bird rates through the end of the year. Rates increase on January 1, March 1, May 1, and May 26 (June race) or August 1 (September race). 


Goldfish: $25 early bird / $30 / $35 / $40 / $45

Dolphins/Sharks: $35 early bird / $40 / $45 / $50 / $55


 Race Shirts

Cotton race shirts are included with kids registration. Click for youth race shirt sizing chart.   

Shirt sizes can only be guaranteed if registered before midnight on Friday, May 24 (June race) or August 30 (September race). Overruns in various sizes will be available for purchase on a limited "first-come" basis after the race. 



Goldfish are non-competitive. No timing.

Dolphins/Sharks wear bib chips that record overall time. No splits.



Top three boys and girls in each age division (Dolphins and Sharks).



Hawk Island County Park is located at 1601 E. Cavanaugh St. between Pennsylvania and Aurelius Roads in Lansing, MI. The park features a beautiful beach and swimming area, splash park, playground, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic grounds and shelters, and a beach house/snack bar.


Park Policies

 No glass bottles or alcoholic beverages allowed in Hawk Island County Park. Dogs ARE allowed on leash in the park and off leash in the 17 acre Soldan Dog Park located at the northeast corner of Hawk Island Park.



On-site parking is available for $3 for Ingham County residents, $5 for non-residents. Free parking is available at overflow lots within a half mile of the race pavilion.



Kids check-in begins 2 hours before and closes 15 minutes prior to the race start. Participants receive bib#, goody bag, shirt and body marking.


Race Policies

BIB Transfers: Registrations can be transfered to another child through Active.com. There is a $10 fee. Racers handle all financial transactions related to swapping registrations. No transfers allowed after 5 p.m., Thursday, May 30 (September 5 for the fall race).

Note: If the registration transfer is complete by May 24, shirt size can be changed. After May 24 (September 5 in the fall), the new participant will get the original shirt ordered.


Transition Area: For the safety of our participants and the security of their belongings, the transition area is off limits to everyone except racers and volunteers wearing fluorescent volunteer shirts. Race numbers MUST be displayed to gain access to the transition area. **The only exception is for Goldfish. Parents are allowed to assist their child along the entire course. 

The transition area will reopen after the race at the discretion of Race Staff. 


Athlete Conduct: We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who behaves inappropriately toward fellow competitors, volunteers, or race management staff.


No Refunds: While we sympathize with athletes who register for our event but later find themselves unable to participate, no refunds will be given under any circumstance. You may opt to purchase race insurance from Active.com.  


Safety/Medical Services

Lifeguards from the Park and local YMCAs will be on shore and in the water monitoring the swim. First Aid is available at the finish line courtesy of McLaren Greater Lansing nurses. The First Aid tent is equiped with: cots, IV supplies, gauze, BP cuffs, stethescopes, antibacterial ointment, bandages, alcohol wipes, ice packs, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, ambubags, anelgesic spray, and oxygen. 


Aid Stations

Water is available on the run course, under the race pavilion, and at the finish. We do not have water on the bike course – make sure to bring a bottle. 



Our volunteers ensure we provide a safe and enjoyable race experience for particiants and spectators. Some of our most enthusiastic helpers at the kids race are parents and family friends. Volunteers assist with set up, tear down, check in, body marking, goody bags, transition security, course monitoring, water station, finish line, post-race food, etc. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping, please follow the link, and sign up today!    



Proceeds from this event support South Lansing CDA programs that support community health, economic opportunity, and quality of life in South Lansing, e.g., urban farming, garden/nutrition education, and a weekly farmers market providing lower-income residents access to healthy, affordable fresh food.


Race Weekend Schedule

Friday (May 31, September 6)

6-7:30 p.m.  Practice Swim and Free Triathlon Clinics hosted by Lansing Triathlon Team.


Saturday (June 1)  *September 7, all times shift 1 hour later.

8-9:45 a.m.   Check-in

10:00 a.m.    Goldfish

10:20 a.m.    Dolphins

10:40 a.m.    Sharks

11:00 a.m.    Food Served

11:30 a.m.    Awards