February 18, 2017
Starting this year, the Treeathlon hosted by the Stanford Triathlon Team, will be offering F1 Draft Legal racing for triathletes aged 11-16. F1 racing was established as a developmental race format to transition athletes from entry-level youth (“kids”) triathlons into the more challenging draft-legal racing format, while still providing age-appropriate racing distances. The purpose of these events is to enable more young athletes to develop competency in the draft-legal race format before they commit to national-caliber Youth Elite or Junior Elite Cup triathlons.
The F1 distances at this year’s race will consist of a 350m swim, a 10.3K bike, and will finish with a 2.5K run.
The Stanford Treeathlon is in its 13th season and will be held at the Pacific Shores Center and Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City on March 4th and 5th. Racing begins on Saturday with the Saplingathlon race which is a bike-run duathlon for youth from ages 5-12. The Sunday events will kick-off with the Draft Legal races which will be followed by the “Classic” sprint triathlon races.
For more information on the 2017 Stanford Treeathlon please visit the race website at http://treeathlon.co/