There will be a difference to this year’s program though, with the club implementing a super minis division for 11-15-year-olds.
The division provides a stepping stone from the existing maxi mini class, up to the club’s short course events, according to BTC’s Troy Cartner.
“It consists of a 150m swim a 3.75km ride and a 1km run, so it’s longer than the maxi mini course but not quite as long as the short course distance,” he said.
“It’s all about participation – the kids aren’t timed – it’s just about them getting fit and healthy, and having fun doing it.
Cartner said the club is hoping to build on its
successs, and also the success of similar events held in Bendigo.
“We had about 100 kids at our last race in March this year, and there have been great numbers at similar triathlon events so we think this will be able to build on that and be a really positive step,” he said.
“Membership to the club is free, and it’s just $5 on race day to participate, so it’s definitely affordable too.”
Any interested youngsters can take part this Sunday, when the first race is held at the Eaglehawk YMCA in Napier Street, Eaglehawk at 8am or visit the club’s website at www.bendigotriathlon.com.