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Nelson Mandela Bay triathlon season kicks off this weekend

Nov 22, 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay triathlon season kicks off this weekend

The local triathlon season will kick off this weekend with About IT hosting the 2017/18 Nelson Mandela Bay Triathlon Championships at Pollok Beach, Port Elizabeth and then following this up with the 4-part About IT Triathlon Summer Series in December.

Sunday's event will feature 3 triathlon distances and whilst only Triathlon South Africa registered participants can contest for Championship medals, the events are open to all budding triathletes.

On offer will be a Super Sprint Triathlon (300m Swim / 10km Cycle / 2.5km Run) for those 12 years and older, a Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim / 20km Cycle / 5km Run) for those 16 years and older and an Olympic distance triathlon (1500m Swim / 40km Cycle / 10km Run) for those 20 years and older.

Online registration (on www.zsports.co.za) is essential with a race briefing taking place at 5pm on Saturday at the Summerstrand Shopping Village. As a further incentive, Knysna Elephant Park have offered a 'be touched by an elephant' tour for 2 adults and 2 kids as a lucky draw attendance prize on the Saturday with some resident shops also offering specials.

All participants at Sunday's triathlon will be treated to an ice cold organic Soga frozen orange Ice rocket with Score Energy Drink available to all finishers.

Medals and sparkling wine will be up for grabs for the age group podium finishers and a host of fantastic lucky draw prizes will also be available including a R500 Caltex Eastern Cape fuel voucher.

See website for further information and to register ahead of the weekend. A late entry fee will apply to all entries received on the weekend.