7 July 2023
Lanesboro, Co. Longford.
The Two Provinces Kidathon is one for the 8 to 15 year olds. A 100m shoreside swim, followed by a 5km cycle on closed roads and ending with a 1km sprint to the finish!
Registration for the 2023 Two Provinces Kidathon has now closed.
As Darragh Did
The 2023 Two Provinces Kidathon is sponsored by As Darragh Did.
As Darragh Did is a charitable organisation that funds local clubs, societies, groups and projects with a donation to be used to encourage participation.
To find out more, or to donate, please visit their website.
Two Provinces Kidathon – Race Day Information
NOTE: All details for the 2023 event are provisional and subject to change.
Please see map below of competitor parking for the Two Provinces Triathlon, which will be located on the Longford Road, next to Lanesborough National School. We ask all competitors to park here. It is located a short walk from registration via the pedestrian access.
Directions to Parking:
- Approaching Lanesboro from Longford direction, turn right just before the town centre as directed.
- Coming from Roscommon direction, turn left at junction in town centre and then left again.
- If approaching from Ballymahon / Mullingar direction, turn right at junction in town centre and then left.
2. Kidathon Timetable
NOTE: Times are provisional and subject to change. Please check back closer to the event.
Wave lists will be available here closer to the event.
Friday (7 July)
|17:00-18:15||Race sign on will take place in St Mary’s Hall located on Main Street, beside the bridge.|
|19:00||Transition closes at 19:00 sharp|
|19:30||Wave 1 start (Ages 8-10 as per Triathlon Ireland age category rules)|
|19:35||Wave 2 start (Ages 11-12 as per Triathlon Ireland age category rules)|
|19:40||Wave 3 start (Ages 13 and over as per Triathlon Ireland age category rules)|
|20:30||Last runner in|
- It is essential to be on time for this race to avoid any disappointment
- Triathlon Ireland membership or One Day Licences are necessary for the race.
- It recommended that competitors in the Kidathon use mountain bikes or hybrid bikes as these would be more suited to the road surface in the race.
- All competitors in the Kidathon will receive a medal directly after finishing the race.
3. Road Closures
For health and safety during the Two Provinces Kidathon, the following road closures are going to be in place:
- The Rathcline Road from entrance to event car park to Harolds Cross on the 7 July from 19:30-20:30
You must have your 2023 Triathlon Ireland membership card or One Day Licence in order to race. Only one member of a relay team is required to have a TI or One Day Licence. Your 2023 TI membership card must include a photo. You must bring proof of purchase of ODL to registration.
You will not race without presenting your TI card or ODL proof of purchase.
Registration will be in St Mary’s Hall, which is located on Main Street beside the bridge, on Friday from 17:00-18:15.
5. Main Transition Zone & Secondary Transition Zone
The main transition zone is located beside the car park and harbour on the Lanesboro side of the river. Transition will open on Friday from 18:00-19:00. Please note that no bags may be left in transition during the race.
On entering transition you will need to:
- Demonstrate that your bike is safe and roadworthy: wheels properly tightened, adequate tyre pressure, functioning brakes, bar stops/ends on handlebars, etc.
- Have your helmet on and properly adjusted and fastened
We take bike security seriously and your bike cannot be taken out of transition without your bib number being displayed. This year there is a secondary transition zone in the Kidathon. This is at the quarry where the Kidathon cycle will end and the Kidathon run will start (see maps below). This is to ease the transition for children from cycle to run and avoid cross over at the main transition zone.
6. Race Briefing
The race briefing will take place beside transition at 19:15. Attendance is compulsory. Timing chips must be worn on lower left leg by competitors while on the course.
7. Swim Course
The swim is a 100m shoreside swim in Lough Ree. Your own wetsuits and also the swim caps provided at registration must be worn. The swim will be in three waves at 5 minute intervals starting at 19:30. Competitors will be counted into the water according to start wave. The swim will have a waist- to chest-high, static start, and will not begin until all competitors are in the water. There will be a number of boats and kayakers, as well as life guards on duty to assist swimmers. If you are a weak swimmer it is advisable to stay to the back, as you save energy and time trying to avoid the stronger swimmers.
8. Bike Course
The bike course is a 5km cycle on closed roads, starting out via the quarry and then onto Rathcline Road. The Rathcline Road section is an out and back course returning, via a private road, back into secondary transition at the quarry, where the run course starts on the woodland walk track.
9. Run Course
The kidathon run is a 1km sprint on the woodland walk track, running as far as the woodland entrance and back to the main transition zone and back to the finish line.
10. Prize Giving/Presentation Disco
This year, there will be a presentation disco in St Mary’s Hall after the race. All competitors in the Kidathon will receive a warrior medal and there are bronze trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd by male and female for age groups 8-10, 11-12, 13 and over.