Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If something comes up and my child can no longer participate, am I able to receive a refund?

Entry fees are non-refundable – no exceptions.

Are parents allowed to help in bike transition?

No. The bike transition area will be open to athletes and race staff ONLY. This means parents will not be allowed to assist their athlete with finding his/her bike during the race and/or after the race. Our transition staff are dedicated to making sure all athletes find their bikes quickly and safely and are there specifically to help make the transition easy for each participant.

Do parents need to purchase "stay & play" tickets to Adventure Island?

A Stay and Play ticket is NOT needed to watch the race before the park opens. Parents who plan to visit Adventure Island after the race MUST buy additional "stay & play" tickets (valid only on race day). They are available for purchase at the discounted rate through the kids tri registration system.

Where will event photos be posted?

All event photos and recap videos are shared via the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon Facebook Page.

Is this event cancelled due to public health conerns regarding COVID-19?

As we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and public health concerns, the 8th annual Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon scheduled for April 18 has been cancelled. The health and safety of all participants, volunteers, attendees and staff is our number one priority. All registered participants will be issued a full refund, please allow a few weeks for this process. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols issued by public health officials during this challenging time. Participants and families can obtain the latest information on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health. If you would like to support our race benefactor, FARA, the donation link is active online at Please direct any and all inquiries to Thank you for your understanding and support.

How much are additional "stay & play" ticket(s)? Is there a limit on how many I can purchase?

Up to six (6) additional “stay & play” tickets to Adventure Island can be purchased during online registration for a discounted rate of $33.00.

How do I get my "stay & play" ticket(s)?

You will collect your "stay & play" ticket(s) at packet pick-up.

Is there a fee for spectators wanting to watch the race?

No, there is no fee for spectators.

If I have an Adventure Island pass do I still need to purchase a "stay & play" ticket?

No, anyone with an Adventure Island Fun Card or Annual Pass does not need to purchase additional "stay & play" tickets.

Are the race distances the same for both divisions?

Yes, the race distances are the same for both JV and Varsity. The two divisions will have different start times so that they are not on the course at the same time 200 meter swim 1.5 mile bike 0.5 mile run

How do I know if my child is one of the first 400 participants to register?

You will be notified via the registration site if your child is NOT one of the first 400 registrants.

Can I use my "stay & play" ticket(s) any day?

Adventure Island "stay & play" tickets are valid on race day only.

If we are going to Adventure Island after the race, do we just stay in the park?

If you and your family opt to stay and play at Adventure Island you will be asked to re-park your cars at the main visitor parking lot located at the main entrance of the park and re-enter there.

Is the race USAT sanctioned?


Can bikes be staged and left in transition the day before the race?

Bikes will not be permetted for drop off the day before the race. Registration and bike racking will stay open longer on the morning of the race (5:00 - 7:45 AM) to accommodate everyone.

Where can spectators watch the race?

All friends and family are welcome to join us at the park on race day to watch your athlete(s) compete in the race. There are several locations inside the park and along the run course for spectators to observe sections of the course. The bike course is the only section of the course that will not be accessible to spectators.

How are the awards broken down?

Trophies and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in their age group. The five age categories are 6 year olds, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.

Can bikes have aerobars or training wheels?

Aero bars, training wheels, wheel pegs and all musical devices/headphones are not permitted.

When does registration open?

Registration for the 8th Annual Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon is now open!

Please see the athlete guide for questions not answered below
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