Triathlon to hold adventure race for men

Thursday 25 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Other Sports

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Triathlon to hold adventure race for men
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Cook Islands Triathlon Association is excited about their forthcoming event this Saturday, the Annual Aroa Vegeland Men’s Triathlon.

Association president Roland Neururer said: “What is always a hugely fun and exciting afternoon will be made even more dramatic this week because of the heavy rainfall which would have made the mountain bike trail very boggy.”

“Spectators will be able to take some fantastic muddy shots of all our competitors!”

The event is an adventure race which breaks away from the usual triathlon disciplines, and sees the men battling a 1.2 kilometre stand up paddle board course, a 19.8km mountain bike ride which crosses some of the inland areas, the bush and the water intakes, and a 2km road run to finish. There is a break in the mountain bike ride and competitors need to run a 1.4km hill section.

Neururer said: “Grateful thanks is given to Ariki Adventures who have loaned paddle boards for all competitors, to Aroa Vegeland and The Bond Store for their generous sponsorship of prizes and to the Raina family for graciously allowing CITAI the use of the area behind Enua Manea Hall to host the event.”

Entry fee is just $10 per person and registrations are welcome from all men over 16 years, either as an individual or a team.  

Please note that due to the nature of the course this race isn’t suitable for children to participate but the association encourages everyone to come along and cheer on their friends and families. 

“We would appreciate all competitors to enter by email ing jennieinraro@gmail.com by 4pm on Friday, February 26.”