Kicking off this summer is the CompliMed Midlands Ultra Triathlon - KZN's premier triathlon!
"This prestigious triathlon is back again on the weekend of the 30th November / 1st of December at the beautiful Midmar Dam," said B-Active Sports Race Director, Damian Bradley.
"The CompliMed Midlands Ultra Triathlon caters for the whole family, with the Kiddies Splash & Dash events on the Saturday and the Corporate Team Relay; the Sprint Triathlon and the Ultra 1/2 Ironman distance triathlon taking place on the Sunday," Bradley said."This event is a must-do event and is ideally suited for new competitors to see what triathlon is all about. And just a warning - this sport is addictive!"
On Saturday, kids from 5 years old and up get to race in the Splash & Dash events. They do a swim in the clean waters of Midmar Dam followed by a run all within the Midmar reserve.
"Sunday sees the Individual Sprint event kicking off at 6:50am, with the Corporate Team Relay kicking off at 6:55am. At 7:20am the Ultra ½ ironman distance Triathlon starts, taking the swimmers on a 1.9km swim course before they head into the meandering hills of the Midlands. There will be sporting stands, displays and food and drinks available the whole weekend, so bring the family along.
Pre-entries for the Sprint and Ultra events will receive a Goodie bag, Event T-shirt and a Custom Swim cap for their event. There will be R40 000 in prize money to be won and R50 000 in prizes to be given away at prize giving, so don't disappear after your race. "I Care" 4 Street Children are the Charity partners with the Midlands Ultra Triathlon and will be on-hand to assist competitors and spectators throughout the weekend.
The "I Care" for Street Children Charity" has also stepped behind the CompliMed Midlands Ultra Triathlon Series, as the Official Charity in 2013 and will be managing race registration. Gail Elson from I Care, says, "We are very excited about the Midlands Ultra Triathlon , as it is KZN's flagship triathlon and promises to generate support for the charity work we do in rehabilitating street children in our province. We are immensely grateful to the organisers and sponsors for choosing to support our cause"
"So book you place now and join us for some exciting summer fun at one of SA's premier events."
For more information, go to www.midlandsultra.com.