The Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon (“SVKT”) is one of the country’s largest triathlons specifically for kids age 15 and under.
A triathlon is a race that consists of a combination of three sports: swimming, cycling, and running. The kids start the race swimming at the De Anza College pool in "waves" (triathlon speak for groups) of 25 to 50 kids. From the swim, they run to the transition area to put on their helmets, shoes, and anything else they need. Then they mount their bikes and head out to the bike course on roads closed to traffic and inside the De Anza College campus. When the kids are done with the bike, they head back to transition to put their bike away, and head out to run around the De Anza Track. They finish the race on the track by crossing through the finishing chute right into the event expo to celebrate their great accomplishment!
Event distances are based on the age of the athlete:
6 & under: 25-yard swim; 1-mile bike; 600-yard run
7-8 years: 50-yard swim; 2-mile bike; 1,000-yard run
9-10 years: 100-yard swim; 4-mile bike; 1,000-yard run
11-12 years: 150-yard swim; 6-mile bike; 1,800-yard run
13-15 years: 200-yard swim; 6-mile bike; 2,600-yard run
NOTE: Event age group placement is based on age on race day – June 2. USAT ranking status is based on age as of December 31 of the same year