TIME TO GIVE IT A TRI
GO SPORT GRIT + TONIC IS BACK AND THERE’S STILL..
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The opening race of 2019 takes place on Jan 18 with registration closing soon www.premieronline.com
With 2019 now upon us, there’s no better way to begin the new year on an active note with the inaugural GO Sport Grit + Tonic Mamzar Triathlon.
Taking place on Friday January 18, hundreds will flock to Mamzar for the popular multi-sport discipline from 07:30 and you can still join them ahead of next Wednesday’s deadline.
Whether you’re an experienced triathlete or someone who has never tried it before, there are various distances and age groups on offer.
Four categories are on the schedule with the Junior Super Sprint open for those under 13, who will swim 160m, cycle for 8km followed by a 1.25km run.
The Super Sprint distance, which consists of a 375m swim, 8km cycle and 2.5km run, is aimed for 13-18 year-old as well as adults who are new to the sport.
For those who want to test themselves, then the Sprint (750m swim, 24km cycle and 5km run) is there, while the Olympic category will see athlete compete twice those distances.
With triathlon booming in the UAE with many community events held throughout the year, it was no surprise to see more than 800 entries received for many of the races around the country towards the end of 2018, with a similar turn-out expected on January 18.
“This race is open to first timers as well as seasoned campaigners and the idea is to allow all those wanting to participate in a triathlon, the opportunity to do so” said Race Director, Warren van der Merwe from Super Sports Events.
“We also have special rates for groups and families wishing to enter so that the whole team can participate and not spectate. There is also the option of doing the race as a relay team of 2 or 3 people if you feel doing the entire race on your own is a bit much for now.”
What: GO Sport Grit + Tonic Mamzar Triathlon
Where: Mamzar beach
When: Friday, January 18 at 07:30
Contact: For more information or to register visit www.supersportsuae.com or www.premieronline.com
Big success: Organisers are expecting hundreds of participants at Mamzar later this month.
On the wheels: There are different distances to choose from.