The biggest IRONKIDS race in the world is fast approaching and is home to the beautiful city of Nelson Mandela Bay.
Spur IRONKIDS entries sold out months ago, as many of the local youngsters wanted the opportunity to race at this prestigious event and dream of one day following in the footsteps of the likes of South Africa’s pro-athlete Kyle Buckingham. Kyle will be competing in the IRONMAN 70.3 on Sunday, hoping to beat his previous record of send place and take the win.
IRONKIDS focuses on participation, allowing each entrant to feel like a winner. The event is designed to encourage children to get involved in outdoor activities and promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
The event begins at McArthur’s Pools with the swim and finishes at Hobie Beach, in the same place where the IRONMAN 70.3 athletes will cross the finish line the following day.
Spur IRONKIDS is open to children aged 6 – 13 years. They are further divided into two age groups:
- 6 – 9 years who are required to do a 60m swim and a 1.2km run.
- 10 – 13 years who are required to complete a 100m run and 2km swim.
Every entrant will receive a cap, t-shirt, goodie bag, as well as a finisher medal and certificate, along with their photo.
Go down to the beachfront this Saturday, 28 March and support all the IRONKIDS, who are going out to have a good time, as well as the Corporate IRONMAN which will be taking place a little later on Saturday. Head back down there on Sunday 29 March for the main event, IRONMAN 70.3 and support South Africa’s Kyle Buckingham.
This is weekend packed full of activity and pure excitement. Make sure you don’t miss out and head down to show your support for all the brave athletes.