Kids’ Race to Christen Course for the Pros at Portsmouth Criterium!
Pre-registering on-line at www.bikereg.com (search Smuttynose)
is highly recommended to help ensure a race entry.
Registration opened May 1, 2012
Download 2012 Kids Race Flyer Here
Day of Race - On-site registration begins at 8:30am on Pleasant Street.
On-site registration ends, and all riders must check-in by 10:00am.
Registration fee for both on-line and race-day registration is $5.00.
|Start Time||Age Group||Length||Field Limit|
|11:00 am||4-6 (training wheels)||300 meters||40|
|11:00 am||4-6||300 meters||60|
|11:00 am||7-9||1 lap||60|
|11:00 am||10-12||2 laps||40|
There will be four different race categories for kids, divided by age group, starting at 11:00 am. The afternoon will begin with a training wheels race for kids ages 4-6 racing approximately 300 meters, starting at the corner of Congress Street and Maplewood Avenue and finishing in front of Popovers. Kids ages 4-6 on regular bicycles will follow, racing the same course. Kids 7-9 will race approximately one lap of full 0.6 mile race course. Riders aged 10-12 will each race approximately two laps of the course. Medals will be presented to the top finishers in each category. Based on numbers registered, there may be multiple heats in each age group, in which case medals will be awarded in each heat.
Check-in will happen Sunday morning between 8:30 am-10:00 am on Pleasant Street between Market Square and State Street. There will be a bike safety check and helmet fit check for all participants. A properly fitting helmet is required to race.
Please note check-in will end at 10:00 am to allow time for all racers to get their bicycles checked for safety and get to the starting line! This means ALL pre-registered kids-race riders must check-in by 10:00 am. We ask parents to PLEASE arrive early to minimize delays in getting through the check-in process and safety checks.
Families that stick around after the kids' race will get to enjoy an afternoon of world class cycling. The criterium style of racing, which features multiple laps on a short circuit, is the most spectator friendly type of bike race, as riders sprint for prizes on each lap and viewers can watch the race develop and the lead change over multiple circuits. There will also be a Lifestyle Expo featuring cycling demonstrations, health & fitness exhibits, sports & recreational organizations, children’s activities, bike safety & tunings, sponsor booths, entertainment and more.
Portsmouth boasts a long history of professional bicycle racing: from a steady series of downtown races throughout the 1970s and 1980s, to three races held since 2000 attended by the highest-caliber national racers. This year a $4,000 prize list will bring some of the best cycling teams from around New England and the country. Closed streets will create a festival atmosphere from 10:00 to 5:00 pm.
So bring the family and enjoy a great afternoon of cycling and fun in Downtown Portsmouth!
Contact Scott Bogle with questions: KidsRacing@PortsmouthCrit.com