Big Time Youth Triathlon

Big Time Youth Triathlon

The Joplin Triathlon weekend is June 28-30, 2013 and includes the Big Time Youth Triathlon for traditional youth 5-14 and youth with autism and the Summer Roundup Triathlon with Sprint & Olympic races for ages 15 +. In addition to these races their are pre and post race activities all weekend.

DSC_0714Big Time Youth Triathlon will be held Saturday June 29 8 AM from Missouri Southern State University campus. Rufus Racing will be partnering with Ozark Center for Autism to produce an event specifically for youth with autism that will be in addition to our traditional youth event for 5-14 year olds. A portion of the proceeds from the whole weekend will benefit the Ozark Center for Autism.


RACE START: Saturday June 29, 2013 8 AM Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO

Race Distances:

  • 5-8 year olds: 50 meter swim, 1 mile bike, .5 mile run
  • 9-14 year olds 100 meter swim, 2 mile bike, 1 mile run
  • Race for Youth with Autism: 50 meter swim,1/2 bike, 1/4 mile run

Big Time Youth Triathlon Weekend Schedule (subject to change)

Friday June 28

  • 4-7 PM- Packet pickup & late registration at The Run Around
  • 7 PM- Youth Triathlon Clinic @ MSSU

Saturday June 29

  • 6:30 AM- Transition opens for youth
  • 8 AM- 5-8 year old start
  • 8:20 AM (approx) 9-14 year old start
  • 8:35 AM (approx) Youth with autism start
  • 8:30 AM- Post-Race Party starts
  • 9:30 AM- Youth AwardsDSC_0790


  • All paid youth receive an invitation to the pre-race party, goodie bag & cotton t-shirt and post-race ice cream and other food
  • Transition opens at 6:30 AM
  • Online registration closes Thursday June 27 at midnight
  • Late registration is available on Friday during packet pickup
  • Mail-in registration must be post-marked by June 24, 2013
  • To guarantee shirt size you must be pre-registered by June 13, 2013
  • Event will be held rain or shine

    Event entries are NOT refundable or transferrable between individuals or years. No exceptions will be made to this or any policy.


    • Friday evening at 7 PM at MSSU there will be a free youth clinic hosted by the Rufus Racing Team. Local area triathletes will go over the basics of racing a triathlon and go over the race course.


    • You may pick up your goodie bag, event shirt, & race number
      Friday June 28, 4-7 PM, at The Run Around or race morning from 6:30 AM- 7:45 AM at MSSU


    • This event is chip timed by Time Line Results, LLC
    • All races will receive a finish time ONLY and must return timing chip at finish line


      All youth finishers will receive a finishers award.DSC_7813

      Awards will be presented to boys and girls separately, top 3 male and female overall and three deep in age groups

      • 5&6
      • 7&8
      • 9&10
      • 11&12
      • 13&14
      • Youth with Autism (every youth will be called up for an award not based on time/rank)


      • After you race, hang out at our post-race party: food, awards ceremony, fun, and friends!


      • Post-Race pictures and results will be available online post-race
      • Look for yours on our Facebook page

      Big Time Youth Triathlon will not be sanctioned with USA Triathlon due to the increase in membership fees for participants. No USAT number or fee will be required