Byron Coastal Real Estate launched the inaugural Aquathon in 2012 and received an enthusiastic response from Byron’s kids.
The event, which is held before the Byron Bay Triathlon, has a focus on fun and is to give kids a taste of the challenge and personal reward from multi-sport events.
Around 80 young competitors competed in the Aquathon on Saturday morning in quite dreary conditions. They made organisers very proud, as they all had smiles on their faces and remained positive.
There were three age groups ranging from seven to 15 years and each group had to complete a run, swim and then another run of age-appropriate distances.
* A) 7–9yrs (Little Kids) 500m run / 100m swim / 500m run
* B) 10–11yrs (Big Kids) 1km run / 300m swim / 1km run
* C) 12–15yrs (Juniors) 1km run / 300m swim / 1km run
Medals for first, second and third were awarded in each age group.
This year there was an award for the fittest school. This prize is awarded to the local school with the highest percentage of participants. The winner this year was Byron Bay Public School. Byron Coastal Real Estate has donated $500 to the school to spend on sporting equipment.