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Entries open for Port Elizabeth's inaugural People’s Triathlon event

Jul 4, 2019
Entries open for Port Elizabeth's inaugural People’s Triathlon event

Port Elizabeth - The residents of Nelson Mandela Bay will be the focus for the all new triathlon, which will be in the spotlight this spring. The inaugural People’s Triathlon will take place along the Summerstrand beachfront in event which is an all local affair.

Created by a local events company specifically for the people of Nelson Mandela Bay this race is one for all those athletes, who know and train on this scenic beachfront route.

The People’s triathlon, which is set to take place on the 1st of September, will be limited to the first 1 000 entrants and will focus on being one for the family.

With early bird entrance fees until the 7th of June only R2000 per entrant, this People’s Triathlon comes in as by far the most affordable in the triathlon manic environment in which it has been born.

Sports events organiser, Port Elizabeth resident and People’s triathlon creator, Michael Zoetmulder, has spoken about why the event was so desperately needed in Nelson Mandela Bay.

“The triathletes in PE and surrounds have been asking for an affordable yet professionally managed triathlon event in the city and this is exactly what the People’s Triathlon will give. Port Elizabeth naturally offers the perfect venue and has been attracting international triathletes to its shores for a number of years," he said.

"This event gives the opportunity for everyone to compete in a world class triathlon”. Participants will have to conquer the course which will start with a 2km swim in the ocean at Hobie Beach. They will then have to get on their bikes and endure a 90km cycle along the stunning Algoa Bay coastline."

The final transition will be into a 21km run made up of 5 laps of a 4.2km course before reaching finish at Hobie.

Zoetmulder added, “The course was chosen carefully from a range of different options because of how fast and effortlessly it runs, and we believe that the spectator friendly nature will add a great deal to the fun and family atmosphere which the event hopes to create at South Africa’s ultimate triathlon destination”.

For those taking on and finishing the gruelling test there awaits a fantastic goodie bag at registration and well-earned finishers T shirt and medal on completion.

Whether you are training for the next big race or testing yourself against the best, the People’s triathlon may be one of a few which ticks all the boxes on your triathlon journey.

Entries and race details found at www.zsports.co.za/ultratri.

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