Molo Fest for Ironman champs

2018-07-25 06:01
: NMB Executive Mayor Athol Trollip at the unveiling of the MOLO Triathlon Festival.                                                Photo:KAILIN DANIELS

: NMB Executive Mayor Athol Trollip at the unveiling of the MOLO Triathlon Festival. Photo:KAILIN DANIELS

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Schools Triathlon development clinics

The festival will kick off with the Schools Triathlon development clinics, with three sport development clinics for the young ones aged 10 to 14.

These events will happen in Uitenhage on Saturday, July 28, Motherwell Peace Park on August 4 and Walmer Sports Grounds on August 18.

Championship Swim race

The Championship Swim race will form part of the festival on September 11, where participants will get a chance to swim the 2018 Isuzu Ironman 70.3 World Championship course at Kings Beach.

Cultural Village

The Hobie Beach Cultural Village is set to showcase the unique sounds and rich art of the Eastern Cape to the world from August 23 to September 3.

Spectator Zones

The Municipality will also set up spectator zones and fan parks in Uitenhage, Motherwell, Gelvandale and Walmer to watch all the action on big screens.

Trollip also announced ‘Finisher Shirt Friday’, which will form part of the festival. Residents are urged to wear any proud finisher or event T-shirt on Fridays.

Water concerns

The Metro is still facing a water crisis and residents are urged to use water sparingly, especially during this time when a large number of visitors are expected to converge on the metro.

“Having thousands of people coming to our city for these events, is really important for us economically, but every time we have an influx of people, the water usage goes up,” Trollip said.

The Municipality will be meeting with accommodation providers to make sure that they are saving water and innovative ways will be implemented to save water during the World Championship.

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