Triathletes prepare for September competition

Children and adults will take part in a triathlon in Summerland early in September.

Children and adults will take part in a triathlon in Summerland early in September.

The 12th Annual Summerland Orca Swim Club Sprint and Kids of Steel Triathlon will be held at Peach Orchard Beach on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Bryn White, race director for the event, said the competition is less intense than the Ironman triathlon.

For the adult category, the swim is 750 metres, followed by a 20-kilometre bike ride and five-kilometre run.

There are also team categories in the triathlon.

For children, the distances are shorter.

“It’s just a fun way to do something different,” White said.

She said the event is accessible to those who are not elite athletes.

“Lots of people do this race with mountain bikes,” she said. “You don’t need a fancy bike.”

The course is along Lakeshore Drive and into Crescent Beach. From Peach Orchard Beach, spectators can have a good view of the participants at all stages of the triathlon.

Around 300 participants are expected, half in the children’s categories and half competing as adults.

While many are from Summerland, White said some are from all around British Columbia and Alberta as well.

The first youth races start at 8:30 a.m. with the adult race, for participants 16 and older, beginning at 10:15 a.m.

There is a registration discount for those who register before Aug. 1.

To register online, visit www.orcaswimclub.com and click on the Sprint Triathlon link.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to contact White at brynwhite@telus.net.

 

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