Youngsters gear up for Sun and Sand Sports Junior Triathlon on Dubai Kite Beach

Youngsters gear up for Sun and Sand Sports Junior Triathlon Youngsters gear up for Sun and Sand Sports Junior Triathlon

The UAE’s youngest sport-lovers and fun-seekers are invited to sign-up for the third edition of the popular Sun & Sand Sports Junior Triathlon held at Dubai’s Kite Beach on Saturday 7 March 2015.

As the world’s best compete on day two of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, the next generation of UAE triathletes will take on the testing yet fun swim, run and cycle challenge in front of cheering parents, siblings and friends.

The past two events have seen more than 500 talented youngsters get involved.

Based on their age group , participants will take on different distances, starting from a 25 metre swim, 400 metre bike ride  and  200 metre run for the younger age group, while the oldest age group  will perform the longer routes which include a 200 metre swim, 1,600 metre bike ride and an 800 metre run.

There will be five age-group categories including: four to five, six to seven, eight to nine, ten to eleven, and twelve to thirteen respectively. Three boys and three girls from each age-group will win a range of exciting prizes from Sun and Sand Sports.

With triathlon becoming an increasingly popular sport in the UAE, the Sun & Sand Sports Junior Triathlon creates an exciting grassroot platform for aspiring youngsters to experience levels of valuable competitive experience.

Miquel Pancorbo, COO of Gulf Marketing Group said: “With global events like the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi on our doorstep, kids in the UAE are getting more and more excited about triathlon.”

“The Sun & Sand Sports Junior Triathlon encourages children to compete or try the sport for the first time, whilst teaching aspiring qualities such as strength, perseverance and friendly competitive spirit,” he added.

Hosted by the region’s leading sports retailer Sun & Sand Sports, juniors will be kitted out with arena swim caps to help them take on the water-based leg of the Kite Beach course.

Sun & Sand Sports offers sportswear apparels, footwear and accessories from world leading brands with over 40 stores across five markets in the Middle East, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.