Deadline looms for duathlon, triathlon

Last updated 09:02 06/11/2012

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Ladies, get your names in quickly - entries are closing soon for the upcoming Women's Duathlon/Triathlon, to be held at the Temuka Domain on November 18.

The event is open to participants of all ability levels as long as they are at least 14 years old.

The triathlon includes a 200 metre swim, 12 kilometre bike ride and a 3km run/walk.

But for the first time the event will also give participants a duathlon option, so that they can leave their togs at home and substitute a 1.5km run/walk for the swim portion.

The fundraiser is organised jointly by the Temuka Primary School and Opihi College PTAs to benefit both schools.

The event also features spot prizes, including the chance to win a bike courtesy of Avantiplus Timaru. Non-runners should not shy away - walkers are also welcome, organiser Kirsten Lindblom said.

The entry fee is $30 and includes an event T-shirt.

Participants should sign up in advance of the day at the following locations: Avantiplus Timaru, Timaru i-site, Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Aquatic Centre, Opihi College, Temuka Primary School and Geraldine i-site.

For more information contact Tania McGillen at 615 7000.

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