More than 500 people have registered for this weekend's Ironman tamariki and pakeke events at Waitara.
The tamariki event for seven to 12-year-olds is on Friday evening with competitors tackling a swim and a run.
The adult event on Saturday is a triathlon where individuals and teams compete either over short or long courses.
- Taranaki Daily News
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