somersault wylie ryan kids' event series
We think our Wylie Ryan Kids' Series of events meets the needs of kids 11 years and younger who want
to enjoy running, or swimming/wading, at their own
speed. There are 9 Wylie Ryan Kids' Series races in 2016. The program emphasizes and recognizes participation. There is no minimum age, although we think the races are most appropriate for participants 6 to 11 years of age.
Wylie Ryan Kids' events encourage - and in fact require - parental
involvement. This involvement is for the
safety and encouragement of all participants. Every
participant in a Wylie Ryan Kids' Series race must be accompanied
to the event by a parent/guardian. One adult may accompany several children.
Parents, friends or older siblings may accompany the participants during their run (at no cost), and strollers may be used for children who are too young to walk. However, parents with strollers must start behind the runners.
In keeping with the participation theme, each participant
will receive a finisher's medal at the finish line. Although
each kid will wear a timing chip and receive a finish time, we do not provide prizes or awards for place of finish and the results are printed alphabetically.
Results will be posted for information only - in alphabetical order.
All participants are eligible to receive a draw prize
if they are lucky, and if they are in attendance for
the draw. Their results can be found online at http://www.somersault.ca/results.htm.
championchip timing band
We use Sportstats Timing at all Wylie Ryan Events. This timing system requires that each participant wear a ChampionChip Timing strap on their ankle during the race. This band contains a computer chip that allows them to be timed. No chip = no time.
You are responsible for obtaining the ChampionChip band on race morning from Sportstats at their tent near the Finish Line. Do this at least 30 minutes before your race - earlier is better. Races will not be held up waiting for those who forgot their Timing Chip.
The kids' must return their ChampionChip band immediately after they cross the finish line. You are responsible for the cost of your chip if it is not returned - and it is expensive!
eLoad or Skratch brand fluid replacement , water, a banana, and a bagel are provided to participants in the finish pen
at all events. They can be picked up following the finish.
and course measurement
Courses are measured by bicycle odometer.
There are no refunds for any reason, due to the nature of this event.
All Wylie Ryan participants who enter an event by the Sunday (6:00 p.m.) before the event, will receive a free souvenir event shirt.
We do our best to ensure that all participants receive the T-shirt size of their choice, but cannot guarantee sizing, even with advance entry.
Somersault Series souvenir shirts are available to those who enter the event on race weekend (late).
We recommend that you enter online, but you can drop
off, or mail in entries if you wish at the advertised
location - see the adult race on the same date for these locations.
drop off or mail in entries
To enter by hard copy entry form, please click on the ENTER NOW button, print out and complete the entry form, enclose a cheque made payable to Somersault Promotions (no credit cards please), and mail it to, or drop it at:
Somersault Event Series, 1915 Sunland Drive, Ottawa, ON K4A 3T4
of entry fees
Due to the large number of entries received on race weekend in 2016, and the disappointment of not receiving the souvenir shirt, we urge you to enter by the online entry deadline. To encourage pre-event online entry, and to discourage late entries on race weekend, there is a late entry fee on race weekend (cash only).
The event rules and regulations are set out in a separate
section. It is your responsibility to know and have
the kids adhere to the rules. Click on http://www.somersault.ca/ruleskids.htm, to view the rules.
It is important to be familiar with the flow of event day. Doing so
will reduce anxiety levels on race day, and contribute to a smooth
flowing event. Here are some tips to assist you in planning
for race day.