Registration opens for TMR Kids Duathlon
Bermuda’s schoolchildren are invited to take part in next month’s MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda Festival Weekend.
During the Tokio Millenium Re Kids Duathlon, they will be able to compete on part of the same racecourse that the world’s top triathletes will race on the next day.
Phil Schmidt, chairman of the Local Organising Committee of World Triathlon Bermuda, said: “The TMR Kids Duathlon is an important part of the weekend of festivities.
“It’s by participating, especially in this environment with world class athletes, that young people become inspired to develop their athletic skills.
“Flora Duffy, at the age of 9, set her mind to become the World Champion and achieved it.”
A spokeswoman added that the event on April 27 was “a rare opportunity to experience a famous blue carpet finish, with all the action on Front Street, Hamilton”.
The TMR Kids Duathlon is open to all children, including first time participants, aged 7 to 15.
The event will start at 7pm and take place in three sections: run, bike and a second run.
Unlike a triathlon, there is no swimming and the spokeswoman explained this was done so that junior athletes do not have to swim at night.
She added: “This also encourages more children to participate, as running and cycling in Bermuda is more popular than swimming.
“Race organisers are taking information to schools to attract new young participants to the sport.
“Children will race in age groups, with a shorter distance for seven to ten-year-olds.”
Race registration is a requirement for entry. Registration is FREE and is now open at www.tribermuda.com.
The ITU-governed World Triathlon Series will be held on April 28 and a weekend of festivities is planned for April 26 to 29.
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