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XTERRA Kids makes its debut in XTERRA South Africa – Buffelspoort

Buffelspoort Dam was teaming with excitement on Friday, 22 January 2016 when junior multi-sport enthusiasts between the ages of 6 – 14 gathered at the water’s edge to partake in the action of South Africa’s premier off road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA.

“We are overwhelmed by the support that the Fedhealth XTERRA Kids race received in Buffelspoort today,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “XTERRA celebrates a healthy lifestyle that encourages families and friends to get outdoors and have fun. Witnessing the interaction between child and parent as they took on the three XTERRA Kids disciplines (swim, mountain bike and trail run) and crossed the finish line to receive their medals was priceless.  We look forward to one day welcoming these XTERRA Kids Warriors to the XTERRA Buffelspoort Lite and then finally the XTERRA Buffelspoort Full.”

Says Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth: “What made XTERRA really appeal to us, is the fact that it allows the whole family to be involved, whether in a team, in the kids events, or in the Lite and Full. Family values lie close to our hearts as a Scheme.”

Event Information: XTERRA KIDS

Age category & Format: 6-8 years (50m Swim, 1,5km MTB, 1km Trail Run)
  9-11 years (100m Swim, 5km MTB, 2km Trail Run)
  12-14 years (200m Swim, 10km MTB, 3km Trail Run)

The action of XTERRA continues on Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 January 2016:

Date: Start Time / Event:
Saturday, 23 January 2016 08:00 – Fedhealth XTERRA Full: 1.5km swim, 26km MTB, 12km trail run
Sunday, 24 January 2016 09:00 – Fedhealth XTERRA Lite: 400m swim, 19km MTB, 6km trail run
Sunday, 24 January 2016 07:00 – PUMA Trail Run (6km & 12km)

Top XTERRA Warriors to look out in the Fedhealth XTERRA Full will include: Bradley Weiss, Antoine van Heerden, Theo Blignaut and Carla Van Huyssteen.

Next on the XTERRA Kids calendar:

Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Nelson Mandela Bay Friday, 29 January 2016
Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Grabouw Friday, 19 February 2016

Follow on Twitter:  @XTERRASA / @Fedhealthmed

Like on FaceBook page:  XTERRA South Africa / Fedhealth Medical Aid

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About Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at dirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 15 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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