Middleton Kids Triathlon

August 19, 2023 | Bauman Aquatic Center, Middleton, WI

In-Person and At-Home courses available

presented by Harbor Athletic Club

Race Info

Friday, August 18th – EARLY PACKET PICKUP

There will be a packet pickup on Friday, August 18th from 5pm-6:30pm in the parking lot of the Harbor Athletic Club Wellness Studio (2711 Allen Blvd. Middleton, WI). Full details will be sent to registered race participants. Participants may also pick up their packet in the Registration Area at Bauman Aquatic Center on the morning of the race.

There will be a course talk at 5:30pm; come hear all about this race and get your questions answered before race day! If you are unable to join us in person, view our general course talk video here.

Saturday, August 19th – RACE DAY

Race starts at Bauman Aquatic Center (2400 Park Lawn Pl. Middleton, WI) and finishes at Firemen’s Park (7400 Lee St. Middleton, WI).

7:00am: Registration area and Transition area open

8:30am: Long Course begins

9:30am: Medium Course begins

9:45am: Long Course awards ceremony

10am: Intermediate Course begins (Note: Intermediate Course participants MUST have their gear loaded in Transition prior to 9:30am)

10:30am: Short Course begins

10:45am: Medium Course awards ceremony

11:15am: Intermediate Course awards ceremony

11:30am: Short Course awards ceremony


We offer 4 course distances at this event. See below for courses and approximate distances. While there are recommended ages listed below, please select the course distance that best matches your child’s ability, regardless of age. If your athlete is using a balance bike or bike with training wheels, we strongly recommend that they register for the Short course. There is also an at-home option for participants who are interested in a virtual option.

Long Course (rec. ages 11-14): Swim 100 yards, Bike 4 miles, Run 1 mile

Long course athletes will need to do two loops of a portion of the bike course. Athletes are responsible for keeping track of their own number of loops. You may want to station an adult at the loop location if you think it may be a challenge for your child to keep track of their own loops.

Medium Course (rec. ages 7-10): Swim 50 yards, Bike 2.1 miles, Run 0.75 mile

Intermediate Course (rec. ages 7-10): Swim 25 yards, Bike 2.1 miles, Run 0.75 mile

Short Course (rec. ages 3-6): Swim 25 yards, Bike 0.5 mile, Run 0.24 mile

At-Home: Complete your race wherever and whenever you like! Please follow all traffic rules and safety recommendations as you complete your race.

See the Course Maps below to view each course. The Swim course will be in the Bauman Aquatic Center pool. The Bike course will be on city streets. The Run course will be on sidewalks. View our Middleton recap video to see what this race looks like in action!

NOTE REGARDING COURSE CHANGE REQUESTS: We can accommodate course change requests up until 5pm the Wednesday before the event, unless a particular course is sold out; please contact our Race Director via email (kbrasel@tri4schools.org) prior to that time if you need to change your child’s registered course. We will be unable to make any course changes at packet pickup or on the day of the event.


Race Entry Fees

Individual Registration (ages 3-14)

  • Early Registration (until 11:59pm on 6/24): $25
  • Standard Registration (until 11:59pm on 7/22): $29
  • Last Chance Registration (until online registration closes at 10pm on 8/16): $35
  • Race-Weekend Registration (if available): $39 – Register in person at our Friday Packet Pickup (5pm-6:30pm at Harbor Athletic Club Wellness Studios)

Financial assistance is available for any child who qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Please email kbrasel@tri4schools.org if you need help with your child’s entry fee.

With registration, each athlete receives:

  • Your race entry fee donated towards heath and fitness programs at local schools
  • Event bib
  • An event t-shirt (guaranteed availability and size only if registered by 11:59pm on July 26, 2023)
  • Professional race timing and race results available online (for in-person participants only)
  • Finisher medal

Wait List

When an event sells out, we offer a wait list option. For details on how we manage an event’s wait list, see please see the Frequent Questions section of our website.

Refund Policy

Our events are held rain or shine, and we do not offer refunds for weather-related delays or cancellations. In the event that you are unable to attend the race due to illness, quarantine, or other reason, we are happy to switch you to the at-home race option and you will still receive your t-shirt, bib, and finisher medal. Please email kbrasel@tri4schools.org if you need to make a change to your registration.

The triathlon begins at the Bauman Aquatic Center (2400 Park Lawn Place, Middleton, WI) and participants cross the finish line at Firemen’s Park (7400 Lee St. Middleton, WI). Parking will be available in specific lots near Middleton High School. Please see the Parking Map below for recommended parking locations. There are handicap accessible parking options near Firemen’s Park; we recommend spectators with accessible parking needs park here to watch their athlete cross the finish line. Please contact us if you have additional accessible parking needs.

**2022 Update: There is construction in the high school stadium/track. Spectators will need to walk through the parking lot to get from the main race site to the Finish Area.

All participants receive finisher medals. All in-person participants will be timed and trophies will be awarded to the top three girls and boys in each of the divisions listed below. There will be a brief awards ceremony in the Finish Area after the completion of each course. If an award winner is not able to be present at the awards ceremony, they will contacted after the race with information about how to pick up their trophy.

Long Course Award Divisions

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Ages 11-12
  • Ages 13-14

Medium Course Award Divisions

  • Ages 6 and under
  • Ages 7-8
  • Ages 9-10

Intermediate Course Award Divisions

  • Ages 6 and under
  • Ages 7-8
  • Ages 9-10

Short Course Award Divisions

  • Ages 3-4
  • Ages 5-6

Go to the Results tab above to view previous race results.

Click on links below to view previous race results.

2023 Results

2022 Results

2021 Results

2020 Results (none – the 2020 event was not a timed race)

2019 Results

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 results

2014 Results

2013 Results

2012 Results

2011 Results

As we enjoy a return to in-person racing, we want to keep you informed on the ways we are keeping our events safe for participants, volunteers, and staff. Here are a few things you can expect when participating in a Tri 4 Schools event in 2023:

  • We will follow any current local health recommendations.
  • All event activities are outdoors, which allows for good air circulation and opportunities for social distancing.
  • Participants will start their race individually, spread across various wave times, to maintain distancing on the course and at the race site.
  • We ask that any participant, volunteer, or spectator who is experiencing any illness symptoms or has recently tested positive for COVID to refrain from attending the event.
  • Even with the return to in-person racing, we will continue to offer an “at-home” option for any participants who would prefer to complete their race at home.

Are you ready to have a happy, healthy, and confident kid?

Register for this triathlon today!