The 30th Kelowna Apple TriathlonAugust 17, 2012By Roger Hospedales
The 30th Kelowna Apple Triathlon takes place this Saturday August 18 and Sunday August 19 with a variety of events over the two days. Including hosting the Junior National Triathlon Championships, along with the British Columbia Provincial Championships for Olympic Age Group and Junior Elite divisions.
Saturday: Try-a-Tri and Youth Races
Sunday: Sprint, Olympic and Team Races
The full schedule of events is available in the pdf file below.
If you are in the area you can still drop by to volunteer or participate.
Find out more at www.appletriathlon.com
There is live coverage of the event.
Read more about the race’s youth initiatives below:
U16 Race, Kids Camps and Kids Of Steel Race to inspire and build our future Olympians
While the Kelowna community and the rest of the world gears down from the excitement of the Olympic games, the Kelowna Apple Triathlon Society is working to grow the Olympic spirit in its community.
For the first time, the 2012 Kelowna Apple Triathlon will host a new race specifically geared to assist the development of potential future Olympians. This U16 race will be held Saturday morning.
All athletes can go to the website www.appletriathlon.com for race registration and details. This race (along with the annual youth and teen triathlon camps and Kids of Steel races) is an opportunity for our community to support and guide our future athletes.
Kids and Teens Camps began this past weekend at Strathcona Park behind the hospital. They are offered in an enjoyable, supportive environment that upholds the Tri BC philosophy of co-operation and fun. Instruction is provided by certified coaches covering the basic skills of swimming, biking, running and transition, teaching triathlon rules, and enabling each camper to complete the Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon on Saturday following the Camp.
These camps sell out each year so we encourage people to come out and watch the fun and education the young people are enjoying, and then go to the website www.appletriathlon.com as registration begins in October for all those interested in signing up for 2013.
We are still looking for volunteers for all of our events, including the Kids of Steel race. This is a great fun family weekend so come bring your entire family out to enjoy the sunshine and cheer on athletes of all ages. Register yourself, family or team at www.appletriathlon.com/volunteers.