The kids mini Dusky and mini Pyramid were introduced as fun events for kids who are too young to attempt the longer events. They were designed for kids ranging in age from about 5 to 12-14 years. Now that we have introduced a 10km run and 16km mountain bike, some of the older kids may want to try the longer distance. As there is such an age range in these kids ‘mini’ events, we do not award place-getters and there is no formal prize-giving for the kids. However all kids receive a participation certificate, some goodies and the satisfaction of having given it a go.
The Mini Dusky and the Mini Pyramid are aimed at all ages although we ask that kids under nine get accompanied by a responsible older person. Maximum age should be around 12 – 13. The events start and finish at the same place as the larger events and take in parts of the full courses.
Spot prize of a kids bike to be won!
Kids in the Mini Pyramid start on the same route as everyone else but when you cross the bridge over the canal, turn right instead of left. After about 50 metres, a marshal will show you where to turn left into a paddock and keep following the track around beside the fence until you get to a gate.
Another marshal will turn you left onto the single lane track. Follow this down beside the Fraser Stream until you hit the Canal Road and then come back down the road you started on. Approximately 50 metres from the exit gate, turn left and do a small circuit leading into the start/finish area. There will be marshals on all the main corners.
Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager.
The kids events start about five minutes after each of their respective main events.
There is no formal prize-giving for the kids. They are given a certificate and some wee prizes after the event
Adult Race Start
Mini Pyramid Race Start