Test yourself with a swim, cycle and run at Tri Fest

Sport360 staff 20:38 06/10/2017
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The third edition of Tri Fest might well be a month away, but you want to sign up now considering the event looks likely to be sold out in the next few weeks.

Taking place on Friday, November 10, the event is set to so far have around 350 people flock to the Waterfront – Jebel Ali and you can still join them ahead of the November 7 deadline.

It promises to be even bigger given that the Dubai International Triathlon (DIT) is now incorporated, meaning there will be more participants than ever before.

Whether you’re an experienced athlete or just want to try something new, the Tri Fest has you covered. For beginners, the Super Sprint category will see you swim 375m, before a 10km cycle followed by a 2.5km run to the finish line.

Alternatively, the Sprint distance is double that while those who want to push themselves further in the Olympic event will tackle the 1500m, 40km and 10km distance.

Children aged between four-14 can also get involved by signing up for the Tiny and Teeny Tiny Triathlons, while team categories are also available.

In the DIT, it’s an even more sterner test with a 1.5km swim, 80km cycle and 10km run.

The event has the backing of Dubai Sports Council and organisers Race ME are confident next month’s edition will be another success.

“This is another great event for first-timers,” said Paul Venn of organisers Race ME. “We’ve got around around 350 people signed up for Tri Fest already and we do this in partnership with Fitness First, who will have around 200 teams signed up. That means we could have around 1500 people at Tri Fest, which would be an incredible turnout.

“This year, we have incorporated Dubai International Triathlon into the Tri Fest. It’s a new new concept with new distances and there are also kids races making it a day out for the whole family.

“We had around 100 kids in the last Tri Fest in March and I think we’ll have probably around 200 to 250 kids race in November.”

He added: “There are an increasing number of races in this region. In terms of the distances, that people would want to do, there are not that many. Tri Fest is popular because there’s so much opportunity. There are four different race distances plus the kids races and the atmosphere is great.”

WHAT: Tri Fest
WHERE: Water Front – Jebal Ali
WHEN: November 10 from 07:00
CONTACT: For more information or to register, visit www.premieronline.com

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