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The Hampton Roads Sports Commission, in conjunction with Water Country USA, will host the inaugural Water Country USA Kids Triathlon. The Water Country USA Kids Triathlon offers youth athletes, experienced and first-timers alike, the unique opportunity to swim, bike and run in and around Water Country USA. 


Boys and girls ages 6-10 (junior varsity division) and 11-14 (varsity division) are eligible to participate. Registrants receive a complimentary ‘Stay and Play’ ticket to Water Country USA, valid on June 1 or June 2, 2019 only. All participants receive a race-day ‘Swag Bag’, including an official  race shirt, in addition to a finisher’s medal upon completion of the race. The top three male and female finishers in each age group category will earn a trophy. The five age categories are 6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year.


Inaugural Water Country USA Kids Triathlon


Course Distances: 

Swim*- 210 meters - swim course map

Bike - 1.6 miles - bike course map

Run - 0.5 miles - CHKD Sports Medicine run course map

Transition Area - transition area map

ALL athletes will follow the same course (distances listed above).

Athletes will still be split into two different divisions so that they are competing with similarly aged individuals.

* The depth of the Hubba Bubba Highway is 39".


Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:15 am


Parking Address: 

176 Water Country Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Parking Map 

Host Hotel:

Fort Magruder Hotel

6945 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Reservation Instructions

Entry Fee:

Entry fees are non-refundable - no exceptions permitted.

*$45.00 before April 1

*$50.00 before May 1

*$55.00 after May 1

Online Registration for the 2019 Water Country USA Kids Triathlon will close at 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 30. You may register at packet pick-up (Map) on May 31 but there will not be Race Day registration available.

*Registration fees apply. Additional Water Country USA Stay & Play tickets available for purchase during registration at a discounted price ($30). All participants are required to have a valid USA Triathlon Youth Annual Membership.

Packet Pick Up / Check-In: 




Race-Day Checklist: 

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Fort Magruder Hotel, a Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Fort Magruder Hotel, a Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Water Country USA Kids Triathlon Race-Day Checklist

Race-Day Exhibitors

Greater Williamsburg HEARTSafe Alliance.
Velocity Urgent Care

How To Set Up Transition:



Due to the nature of the event and the fact that it is held within an amusement park, there are limitations to the accessibility of spectators to the course. These limits are in place to ensure the safety of all parties involved and to make sure the event is properly and fairly executed. 

Here is the recommended viewing areas for parents, family, and friends: Parent Viewing Areas

Available Friday, May 31 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Water Country USA. All participants are required to have a valid USA Triathlon Youth Annual Membership. The registration tent will be located in the Water Country USA employee parking lot. Access to the employee parking lot is available via the Water Country USA team member entrance off Marquis Parkway across from Target shopping center. We strongly encourage you to pick up your registration packet and drop off your bike on Friday to help eliminate congestion at check-in on race day (Saturday). Overnight security will be provided. (Map)