Ghana Triathlon Federation (GTF) is taking the sports of triathlon to another level by organizing the first ever “Children and Youth Triathlon” race at the University of Ghana (UG), Legon.
The GTF has been organizing races dumbed the “Kempinski Race Series,” since 2015 using the UG swimming pool.
From 17 participants recorded at the maiden triathlon, the last triathlon organised earlier this month had a record number of 120 people participating.
The race will be in two categories based on their ages: children between ages 8 years and 10 years old whiles the youth ages are between the ages of 11 and 13 years of age.
The children’s race will be made up of 200m swim, 2.5km bike and 1.5km run and that of the youth will be 300m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run.
The race starts at 2:30pm after registration at 1:30pm briefing at 2:00pm and 10minutes warm up swim at 2:15pm.
Guardians need to sign up participants using the link below. Registration closes on the 8th of April at noon: https://www.cognitoforms.com/GhanaTriathlonFederation/Youth090417
According to the GTF, they could not have organised the races without the sponsorship from Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City and Cowbell Ghana limited. “Triathlon Ghana is most grateful to these proud sponsors without them little could have been achieved,” a GTF statement said, adding that, “the GTF is inviting the general public to come and cheer these future championships as they compete among themselves for laurels.”
Source: Ghana Triathlon Federation