Hopes high for inaugural Ballina Triathalon

Ballina Shire is preparing to welcome triathletes from  far and wide  to the inaugural Ballina Triathlon – a two-day event on August 25 and 26 2018.

NXsports are excited to organise a program that focuses on family and grassroots participation as well as top-class competition.

Among the events is a 5km Fun Run, which is now open for entries.

Organisers are working with the Ballina Lions Club to ensure that all proceeds from the Fun Run go to Heartfelt House, the Australian Children Cancer Research Foundation, and Biala School.

Many organisations and charities have benefited from the Lions Clubs Fun Run/Walk over the years, NX Sports’ race director Mike Crawley said.

We are excited to work with a group of people who care about their local community and we are proud to contribute to these three local organisations and their great causes,’ Mr Crawley said.

The weekend will kick off on August 25 with the Fun Run and a range of great activities for kids and families in Pop Denison Park.

The Kids’ Triathlon for ages 7–12 will then be held on the morning of August 26 on fully closed roads.

This will be followed by a Tempta and Sprint Distance Triathlon.

A number of athletes have pencilled in the Sprint Triathlon as the ideal warm-up to the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final on the Gold Coast in September.

It has raised expectations of a top-class field in the event pitting the best local talent against interstate and international competitors.

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