The organizers of South Africa’s leading off-road triathlon, Fedhealth XTERRA, are introducing an XTERRA Kids event to both XTERRA Buffelspoort (North West Province) and XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay (Eastern Cape).
“Introducing an XTERRA Kids event to Buffelspoort and Nelson Mandela Bay has been long overdue,” said Michael Meyer, Managing Director of local event organizer Stillwater Sports.
“Each year we are overwhelmed by the support that the XTERRA Kids receives in Grabouw. We have also received a number of requests from locals to host a kids’ event in Buffelspoort. We value the feedback and are very happy to announce that Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay and Grabouw will now follow the exact same event schedule, with the XTERRA Kids taking place on the Friday, XTERRA Full on the Saturday, XTERRA Lite and PUMA Trail Run on the Sunday. We are really excited by this change and look forward to welcoming families to all three events.”
Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of sponsor company Fedhealth, added, “What made XTERRA really appeal to us, is the fact that it allows the whole family to be involved, whether in a team, in the kids events, or in the Lite and Full. Family values lie close to our hearts as a scheme.”
Junior XTERRA Warriors will be able to enter one of three age categories: 6-8 years (50m swim, 1,5K cycle, 1K run), 9-11 years (100m swim, 5K cycle, 2K run) and 12-14 years (200m swim, 10K cycle, 3K run).
All Fedhealth XTERRA Kids entrants will receive ‘a fun goodie bag, while medals will be awarded to all finishers.’