Summerland hosts Sprint Triathlon

Children and adults will compete in a triathlon on the Labour Day weekend.

Children and adults will compete in a triathlon on the Labour Day weekend.

The 13th Annual Summerland Orca Swim Club Sprint and Kids of Steel Triathlon will be held at Peach Orchard Beach on Sunday, Sept. 6.

It will have categories for children from six to 16 years of age, as well as adult categories.

For adults, it will include an 800-metre swim, a 20-kilometre bicycle portion and a five-kilometre run.

To accommodate the racers, Lakeshore Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon.

Delano Ducheck, co-coach of the Summerland Orca Swim Club and an organizer of the event, said the distances are possible for those who are willing to put in the training.

“If they did something every day from now to Sept. 6 and are in good health, they should be able to participate with no problems,” he said.

Last year’s first adult finishers completed the race in roughly one hour.

The children’s categories will begin at 8:25 a.m., when the six- and seven-year-old competitors will begin.

Other youth categories will begin in five-minute increments.

The adults will begin at 10:05 a.m.

The awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.

Last year, more than 350 people participated in the various age categories. In addition to the individual age categories, there was also a relay category for adults.

This year, more than 200 people have already registered, most in the individual categories.

To register, visit the Summerland Orca Swim Club website at orcaswimclub.net.

Those who have questions should contact Ducheck by email at orcaswimcoach@gmail.com.

 

 

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