Children compete in the 2013 aquathon.
Children compete in the 2013 aquathon. Annie Korff

Event gives children a chance to try sport

IF YOUR child loves running and swimming, maybe now is their time to shine.

Entries are still open for this Saturday's Byron Coastal Real Estate Junior Aquathon, which promises some fun fitness action in and out of the water.

The event, which runs alongside the Byron Bay Tri and Multisport Festival, aims to provide a fun opportunity for children to try two of the three triathlon legs, show their fitness skills and make new mates.

It is split into three age groups - little kids (7-9 years), big kids (10-11) and juniors (12-15).

Each race is over different distances according to age division and features run, swim and run legs.

A special Schools Challenge - where teams from schools across the region can participate - is also being held this year.

This will be the third year the aquathon, which also aims to encourage further interest in triathlon, has been held.

Entry is $20 and all eligible participants are welcome.

Action gets under way at 10am.

For more information and entry details visit www.byronbaytri.com.au.

The aquathon is one of the main events of this year's festival, which will once again attract top triathlon competitors from across Australia.


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