Event for preschoolers gives a taste of triathlon

Five-year-olds race from the start line at Sport Otago's Stride, Ride and Slide event in Dunedin last month. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.Taieri children are being given a fun introduction to triathlon at Sport Otago's Stride, Ride and Slide event at Memorial Park in Mosgiel on Sunday.

Sport Otago active movement adviser Amanda Taylor said the event was developed to provide young children with more fun, active opportunities that contributed to their confidence and wellbeing.

About 300 children participated in the event in Dunedin recently. The event is open to children aged 2-5. They will run 50m, ride a bicycle or tricycle 150m and slide across a waterslide to the finish line.

Stride, Ride and Slide is on Sunday from 9.30am-11.30am, after which the annual Christmas Cracker Kids Triathlon for older children will be held.

Parents should register children for Stride, Ride and Slide through www.sportotago.co.nz. Entry is $2 per child.

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