Youngsters gear up for triathlon meet

Wednesday 10 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports


Youngsters gear up for triathlon meet
The Paradise Supplies Kids’ Triathlon will be held this Saturday. Pictured are participants from last year’s event. SUPPLIED/21020913

The annual Kids Triathlon to be held this weekend will see competition in three age categories; age 9 and under, age 10-12 and age 13-16.

Cook Islands Triathlon Association is looking forward to their next big event, the Paradise Supplies Kids’ Triathlon, to be held on Saturday.

The triathlon will once again be held at the Enua Manea Hall in Tikioki, thanks to the support from the Raina family.

Cook Islands Triathlon president Roland Neururer said all entrants should be at the venue from 1pm with the event starting at 2pm sharp.

There will be three age categories; age 9 and under, age 10-12 and age 13-16.  The course for the younger age group is a 100 metre swim, a 3 kilometre bike and a 1km run. 

Both older age groups will race the same course which will be a 200m swim, a 5km bike and a 2km run.  

Entry is free to all kids and prizes generously sponsored by Paradise Supplies and Vaima Water will be given to all competitors.

According to Roland Neururer: “All children entering the competition should have basic water competency and swimming skills, and those competing in the 200m course must be able to swim in water too deep to stand in.”

“The cycle and run parts of the course are on the open roads, and parents are requested to please ensure that their children are competent to ride and run on the road when there will be traffic passing. All competitors must wear a fastened cycle helmet when on their bike.”

Cook Islands Triathlon Association kindly requests all road users to be especially careful and vigilant through Tikioki and up to the Queen’s Representative’s residence where the children will be cycling and running. 

“Your patience and support for the children is very much appreciated, thank you.”

The Triathlon Association is looking forward to an amazing afternoon of fun for the kids and is requesting all registrations to be sent to by 4pm on Friday, February 12.