Hawk Island Kids Triathlon


Sunday June 6, 2021



Saturday September 11, 2021




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. 




Rates increase on April 1, May 1, and May 22, 2021. 


Goldfish: $30 / $35 / $40 / $45 

Dolphins/Sharks: $40 / $45 / $50 / $55 


Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 3 for the spring race (Thursday, September 9, for the fall kids race). Late registration is available during Saturday check-in for an additional $5 ($10 for relays). Due to COVID, we are unable to offer race day registration. 


 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 29 (or September 3, fall 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.



All particiapants receive a finisher medal. Top three boys and girls in each age division receive placement awards (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.

IMPORTANT: Cars can enter the park before 8 a.m. and after 10:15 a.m. The park entrance is closed to incoming and outgoing traffic during the bike portion of the Sprint/Super Sprint.  



Early check-in will be scheduled in 5 minute intervals on Saturday, June 5, from 10-4. Participants receive bib#, swim cap, shirt, and body marking (if requested, otherwise race day). We are not offering goody bags due to COVID. 

Race day kids check-in is 6-7:30 a.m. (for those with family racing earlier) or 10:30-11:45 a.m. 


Race Policies

BIB Transfers: Registrations can be transfered to another child through Active.com ($10 fee). Racers handle all financial transactions related to swapping registrations. No transfers allowed after 11:59 p.m., Thursday, June 3 (Thursday, September 9, for the fall kids race).

Note: If the registration transfer is complete by Friday, May 29, shirt size can be changed. After that, 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 unable to participate due to injury, illness or other circumstances, no refunds will be given under any circumstance. This includes cancellation due to severe weather and natural disasters. You may opt to purchase race insurance from Active.com.  


Safety/Medical Services

Lifeguards 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.  


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 and Lansing Triathlon Team. South Lansing CDA programs 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. Lansing Triathlon Team members are dedicated to the sport and build enthusiasm for fitness in the Lansing community. 


Race Weekend Schedule

Friday (June 4, 2021)

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


Saturday (June 5, 2021)

10-4 p.m.    Early check-in, scheduled in 5 minute intervals.


Sunday (June 6, 2021)  

10:30 a.m.    Kids check-in, transition area opens

11:45 a.m.    Kids check-in, transition area closes

12:00 p.m.    Goldfish

12:15 p.m.    Sharks

12:30 p.m.    Dolphins

1:00 p.m.      Awards