The inaugural Durban Ultra Kidz Sports Day took place on the 24th February at the scenic eNanda Adventure Park at Inanda Dam. The Durban Ultra kidz Sports day focused on school kids between the ages of 8yrs old and 18years old and introducing them to the world of triathlons.
The event was open to anyone and free for all school kids to enter. School kids from the Inanda valley who are part of the Durban Green Corridor development programme formed the bulk of the participants. Surrounding schools, triathlon development clubs , KZNTA's development team and a special visit from Fulton School all came through to participate in the Sports day. This exciting sports day exposed the local KZN community to the sport of triathlon. A total number of 107 school children arrived to test their strengths against each other and to discover what it is like to be part of a multisport event.
All children arrived shortly after 3pm and proceeded to registration. Once all children had been registered a brief introduction was conducted by Damian Bradley from B-Active Sports followed by a 5-10 minute video of an Ultra Triathlon event was shown. A briefing was held for the kids describing the events of the day and educating kids about the safety and rules of the various sports. The events consisted of the following:
- 5km and 5km MTB course
- 1km and 3km Run course
Unfortunately, due to water levels being so low, the swim event did not take place.
A big thanks to KZN Triathlon and B Active Sports for pulling this event together. Through this sports day some great talent was discovered and we will be encouraging these athletes to attend the next sports day. A great day was held by all and we look forward to the next event later in the year.