Klein Vaarwater (map)
XTERRA JUNIOR is the cross-triathlon on Sunday morning for young triathletes from 8 to 15 years. The juniors are divided into the categories XS 8+ (2013-2014), XS 10+ (2011-2012), S 12+ (2009-20010) and S 14+ (2007-2008).
Compared to previous years, the bicycle and running course has been completely changed due to the new finish location (about 400m from the start).
On the bicycle, the children will follow the course from the swimming pool via paved and unpaved roads and paths in the area around the “BurenBlinkert’and ‘Oostbos’ to the Transition zone T2. This year the course of the junior S (12+ & 14+) race includes the beach trail.
The route is marked with Yellow Route signs.
The start is at Recreation Park Klein Vaarwater in Buren. There is swimming in the pool. The start is from 10 a.m. All participants must be in the swimming pool 15 minutes before the start of their start series at the designated places. The participation packages with starting number, steering number, swimming cap and transponder for all participants are ready at the secretariat. On Friday and Saturday at T2 / XTERRA Village and on Sunday at Klein Vaarwater.
The run number must be worn on the front.
All participants will also receive a corresponding driver number which can be attached to the steering wheel with straps included.
BOAT TICKET PASSENGER AND BICYCLE TRANSPORT
The boat ticket for passenger transport and mountain bike transport will be sent on September 2 to the address given for participants who registered before 1 September 2022, with the exception of participants with an address on Ameland.
Participants from abroad will receive there tickets per email.
The order of the starting series of the Rabobank XTERRA JUNIOR with times and the layout of the course for swimming can be checked in Participant .
The race briefing Junior S is at 09.30 and Junior XS at 10:30 at Klein Vaarwater, where the clothes can also be put on the numbered chairs.
Everyone must then be present.
Prior to the event, the children can change in the hall next to the swimming pool. When the children come out of the pool, they must walk to their clothing via the indicated route. There they can then change clothes and prepare for the bicycle part. As a true triathlete you can just keep on your swimwear, you pull on your bike / running gear that saves a lot of work. The clothing can also be placed with the bicycle, but this should not hinder other participants.
NB If there are children who also change shoes after cycling, make sure that the running shoes in switch zone T2 are on your numbered spot! You have to take care of this yourself.
Parents are NOT allowed to enter the transition zone. Follow the instructions of the volunteers.
During the competition briefing, the classification of the starting series will be announced and in which order and in which course the start will be made. This classification can be viewed on the website in advance. The children are in a job with a number of them. So take each other into account. Try to swim as much as possible after each other, so keep both the way there and the way to the right (then you swim as it were a kind of ’round’ within your lane). Swimming on the back is not allowed! You can use this to hinder other children. The Junior S participants must be in the pool at 09:45, Junior XS participants must be in the pool at 10:45 and can wait here at the children’s pool until the other starter series are ready.
View the map Klein Vaarwater (PDF)
Everyone is obliged to wear a bicycle helmet during the race. This can be placed with clothing or with the bicycle. The bike must be placed before the start in the transition zone (change zone T1) at the indicated numbered places. Remember where you park your bike, and check your steering number on departure, so that you don’t take someone’s else’s bike. In the transition zone T2 at the finish the places are not numbered (follow the instructions of the supervisors).
If you do not have a good or reliable bicycle yourself, you can borrow one for free at Fietsverhuur Metz. Register for this via email@example.com, and include your height. Please note that these are rental bikes with 3 gears and no racing bikes. On the race day, or the day before, you can your pick up your bike at bike rental Metz (strandweg 37, Buren Ameland). This is close to Klein Vaarwater (± 400 m.). The bicycle must also be returned here. The transition zone T1 where the bicycles will be located is at the rear of Klein Vaarwater. Remember where you park your own bike.
The participants of the Junior XS (8+ & 10+) run 1 lap of 1.25 km. The participants of Junior S (12+ & 14+) run 2 laps of 1.25 km
Like all athletes participating in the XTERRA NETHERLANDS, the RABOBANK XTERRA JUNIOR will also finish on the site (T2 / XTERRA Village) behind Camping Kiekduun.
FOR THE PARENTS
Of course you want to help and assist your child as much as possible in this wonderful competition. But in order to offer all children space, we have a number of rules for parents:
• Due to the limited space with the large number of participants, no parents are allowed in the pool
• Only at Junior XS children may be helped to change by a maximum of 1 parent/guardian, but make sure that you do not hinder other children! Follow the instructions of the volunteers.
• Parental access to the transition area is prohibited.
• After the swim you naturally want to go to Transition Zone T2, the finish area as quickly as possible. To make everything go as safe and fair as possible, we ask you NOT to cycle with your child. Doing so may disqualify your child!
The transition zone T2 is located approximately 400m from the main building of Klein Vaarwater. You will be in time to see your child transition from cycling to walking again.
Swimwear can be taken immediately. If you are in a hurry to forget about it, Klein Vaarwater's banquet hall will remain open all afternoon.
For the registration of swimming, cycling and running times we use REGISTRATION Racetimer / Chronotrack time tracking system. Every participant is obliged to wear the (rental) transponder on the ankle. Required ankle straps are supplied with the transponder.
The (rental) transponder for time registration is issued when the participation package is collected from the race officet.
The transponder must be returned to the organization after the finish. If the transponder is lost or not returned, an amount of € 50.00 will be collected.
The MTBs have to be picked up and returned at Bike Rental Metz in Buren.
Preparatory training sessions are organized in collaboration with the schools on Ameland. This is a wonderful promotion of the sports offer on Ameland and an incentive for children to discover and develop their endurance sports talents. Of course you can also train if you are not in a school on Ameland.
Download all information with times, locations and form to give you (PDF)
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