IRONKIDS ready to shine again

2017-03-29 06:03
The Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship will take place on Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth on April 2. Photo:SUPPLIED

The Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship will take place on Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth on April 2. Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE finish line is ready to welcome the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship to Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth on April 2.

The sun is rising slowly over the bay as nerves and excitement settle on the athletes ready to earn their colours at this prestigious event.

The men and women who take this long distance endurance race are champions, but they aren’t the only champions of the weekend.

The little champions that pave the way are the Spur IRONKIDS, whose footsteps cross the same finish line on Hobie Beach, mere hours before. Over 1 000 young athletes between the ages of 6 and 13 will take part in the world’s biggest aquathon, completing the race with smiles, having fun and building new friendships.

Clare Rainey, Spur’s Brand Development Manager said, “We’ve planned the event to ensure that the participants have fun. We want the kids to focus on participation and making new friends, while enjoying the opportunity to take part in a once in a lifetime experience.

“Time and speed are not important, building lasting memories of the day is what we want to encourage and we hope to see more and more young boys and girls every year.”

Spur is now in its fourth year as the proud title sponsor of the event. Spur IRONKIDS is part of Spur Restaurants’ commitment to promoting an active, healthy lifestyle to children from all walks of life.

Each one of the 1 000 children who participate in the race are a winner, they receive a Spur IRONKIDS swim cap, t-shirt, towel and a Pritt goodie bag.

The winners also receive a medal of accomplishment, a certificate of completion and photograph after the race.

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