Founder Kris Henderson moved her family to Boulder County from Scotland in 2014. Prior to the move, the Henderson’s were involved in triathlon as a family in a club where as many as 80 KIDS showed up for 6am swim training while parents trained at the same time.
With that as inspiration, Kris did the research and developed the support and facilities to start her own ‘Family Friendly Club’ and the Coal Creek Tri Club was born. Read about their 2016 Kick Off event here. Their programs have been at capacity this season, with the limiting factor being pool space. With mid week running and cycling sessions, members have weekend morning workouts where the kids swim while the adults do a land based training session and then they swap.
The kids participated in the Longmont Kids Triathlon in June and had a great time! Check out the fun on their Facebook page.
Next season the club members will be setting their sights on and training for the Without Limits Productions famed Oktoberfest in September.
With two successful seasons now behind them, the club is looking forward to beginning another fall season. Registration is not happening on their website HERE
In a continued effort to be involved in the community and giving back, Kris and the Coal Creek Tri Club have been instrumental in organizing the Inaugural Superior 5k that will happen on Sunday August 27. Join them in this great event and learn more about their successful program.
With their skilled, accomplished and certified coaching staff, Coal Creek Tri Club offers some of the best coaching around.
USA Triathlon has developed an indoor triathlon program called USATri60 to introduce individuals to the sport of triathlon at a grassroots level. The purpose will be to expose participants to the sport of triathlon in a one hour, non-threatening setting and with a built-in support system built to drive the concept that ‘anyone can be a triathlete’. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and the Rocky Mountain State Games are partnering to offer this event as a part of the 2017 State Games. The YMCA will host qualifying events at two separate YMCA locations (listed above) in April and the top three athletes in each division will advance to the championships to be held during the Rocky Mountain State Games on Sunday, July 23. All athletes will receive a USA Triathlon goodie bag and participation medal and the qualifying athletes who compete in the RMSG Championship in July will compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Rocky Mountain State Games medals. A maximum number of athletes will be permitted to each qualifyer due to facility capacities. All participants will be assigned a race number that will be visible on all swim caps as well as marked on the top of each participants hand. All results will be listed on the Rocky Mountain State Games results page and the USATri60 results page after the event.
**Note: An active USA Triathlon membership is required. Athletes can either show proof of an active annual membership or puchase a one-day membership during online registration. Cost of a one-day race licenses for this event is $15 for adults. Annual memberships can also be purchased on-line for adults ($50) and youth ($10). There is no one-day membership option for youth so the annual membership for $10 must be purchased for non-members. Please note: adult one-day licenses are only good for a single event. If you qualify for the championship, you will be required to purchase an additional one-day license for $15 or you can choose to apply the previously purchased one-day license credit toward the purchase of an annual membership. For additional questions on USA Triathlon memberships, please contact Nick Koppin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE First Timer Clinic
New to the sport of triathlon and wondering how it all works? Check out our free first timer clinic hosted by the Rock Tri Club. For more information about the clinic, including date, time, location and registration, click here.
Tri the Rock now competes based on the athlete’s age as of RACE DAY. Be sure to register accordingly.
25-meter swim (one pool length)
1-kilometer bike ride (one lap around Butterfield Park) – course map
Tri the Rock encourages kids to get active and try something new. To that end, a portion of every registration is donated back to each participants school or tri-club. Be sure to indicate your school or club during registration. And remember, the school with the most participants will get the honor of displaying the Tri the Rock trophy for the next year!
Tri the Rock Trophy winner
Clear Sky Elementary School narrowly claimed the victory for the fourth year in the row, with Aspen View Academy running close behind. Through the Give-Back Program, Clear Sky Elementary earned $430 for their physical education program. Can your school claim the 2017 trophy?
Mini Mortals Triathlon (MMT) is a reverse order youth triathlon following the Ordinary Mortals race and distances are based on the age of participant on 12/31 (so children turning 9 at any point during the year will compete in the 9-11 year age group and distance:
5-8 years: 0.5 mile run, 1.6 mile bike, 25 yard (one length) swim. One parent may escort on course.
Few other sports offer the variety and fun of a triathlon, and the VillaSport indoor Youth Triathlon is a new and inventive way for kids to experience that fun. It is also a great way to create some wonderful memories. Your children will compete in a 50-yard unassisted swim, a scooter board course, and an obstacle run.
Prizes, fun, and glory! Awards for the fastest boy and girl of each age group. Registration fee includes an event T-shirt.