First kids triathlon brings fun and action to Elk Valley

Kids from all over the Elk Valley have joined together to take part in a kids’ triathlon.

The kids had a lot of fun at the first triathalon.

Kids from all over the Elk Valley have joined together to take part in a kids’ triathlon.

The first kids triathlon ever held in Fernie hit the trails on Saturday, September 10. Children from the ages of 4 to 15 swam, biked and ran to the finish line at the Fernie Aquatic Centre.

Scott Dressler, Co-Race Director said, “We have seen large numbers of Fernie kids in other nearby triathlons. We thought that if we had an event that was closer to home, it might be possible to get even more kids interested in this great sport.

“The day was highly enjoyable for all. There were lots of happy faces at the finishing line, kids and parents alike. For many children it was their first triathlon, and while there may have been some nerves at the start, you would never know so many were doing something for the first time. This was in part due to the support of parents but also down to the strong contingent of volunteers that were on hand to point the children in the right direction and keep them smiling.”

Seventy-five children, the large majority from the Elk Valley, registered for the event. Co-Race Director Pepper Coelle-Sterling said, “Not only did we get a great response from kids in terms of registering for the event, we had great support from the community in terms of volunteers as well as sponsors.”

Having satisfied their primary goals for the first race, safety and fun, the committee has begun planning the event for next year. The date will be similar and they will strive to increase the registration while improving the experience for all participants.

With so many great memories and a strong focus on accessibility, it is sure to be a highly anticipated event in years to come

 

For more information on this event, go to www.ferniekidstri.com or contact Scott (250) 423-2035, or Pepper (250) 423-0150

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