KZN Midlands braces for big Midlands Ultra field

Athlete Corine Berg / Photo by Anthony Grote

Athlete Corine Berg / Photo by Anthony Grote

The KZN Midlands is bracing itself for the biggest field the Midlands Ultra Triathlon has had since its inception in 2009 says race director Damian Bradley from B-Active Sports. “Entries from all over Africa and the world have been flooding in since April this year and at this point we have far exceeded our past race entries. The Midlands Ultra, one of Africa’s most popular triathlons which takes place on the 30th of November at the beautiful Midmar Dam has an entry cap of 1000 competitors.

On the international stage, our overseas Triathlon field gets stronger each year, with over 35 international athletes already attending the November race coming from Dubai, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Spain, United States , Swaziland, Botswana and Germany.

 

Athlete Gerhard De Bruin / Photo by Anthony Grote

Athlete Gerhard De Bruin / Photo by Anthony Grote

“Past winners of the Ultra include James Cunnama, Kent Horner, Stuart Marias, Donovan Van Gelder, Gerhard De bruin , some of whom have already secured their place on the Ultra starting line. The Event has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 3 years by securing strategic event partnerships. These partnerships have allowed us to focus on giving our Ultra Athletes what they want, One of the best loved triathlons in South Africa” Says Race Director Damian Bradley.

B-Active Sports the organisers of the event, have confirmed a FREE KIDZONE for all the competitors kids to play in while they are racing. The KIDZONE, organised and managed by TOPGEAR promotions who specialise in Kids play areas will provide a safe and secure sign in and out Kids area, where kids will be able to participate in numerous games and activities including: Colouring In Books & Crayons, Swing-ball, Volleyball, Kiddies Pool Table, Soccer Goals, Jumping Castle, Carousel Swings, Mini Trampolines and more. The KIDZONE will open at 6:30am and close after prize giving.

Anyone looking for a quality exciting event, should give the Midlands Ultra or Sprint race a go. The Event can be done in Teams and Individually and there is something for everyone. To book you place at one of SA’s premier Triathlons, go to www.ultratri.co.za

EVENT DETAILS:

Event Date: 30th November

Registration: 29th  November

Venue: Midmar Dam

Online Entries: www.midlandsultra.com

Entries limited to 1000 competitors.

Sunday Events:

  • SPRINT Individuals – 6:50am / 600m swim / 20km Cycle / 5km Run
  • Sprint  Team Challenge – 6:55am / 600m swim / 20km Cycle / 5km Run
  • ULTRA Individuals – 7:20am / 1.9km Swim / 90Km Cycle / 21km Run
  • ULTRA Team Challenge: 7:30am / 1.9km Swim / 90Km Cycle / 21km Run

ENTRIES CLOSE: 4th November