Wairakei Estate Ironkidz Triathlon
In 2014 Wairakei Estate became the naming rights sponsor for this event. This triathlon has been going strong for 20 years now and is the major fundraiser for Taupo’s Waipahihi School. The Wairakei Estate Ironkidz Triathlon is all about participation. Coming first isn’t important, it is all about getting out there, having a go, achieving a personal best and having lots of fun along the way.
There are two events: The Triathlon for 7-15 year olds, and a Splash & Dash event for 5-7 year olds.
The triathlon requires competitors to complete a swim, followed by a bike ride, ending with a run. Competitors can enter individually – which means they swim, bike and run (in that order) – or as part of a team of three, with each team member completing one activity. Entrants are also able to compete as a team of two, with one of them having to compete in two of the three activities (swim, bike, run) and the other team member completing the remaining activity.
The Splash & Dash is a paddle in Lake Taupo and a short run along the lakefront. Children do not need to be able to swim and parents can accompany their child if they wish.
The next Wairakei Estate Ironkidz Triathlon is being held on Sunday, 24 February 2019, you can enter online at www.ironkidz.co.nz