Endurance Sports with a Cause Come to Central Kenya

By Irene Gaitirira

Swim, Cycle and Run during the TTF National Triathlon and Duathlon SeriesIs it possible to keep fit, view picturesque landscapes and raise funds for your favourite charity while socialising with like-minded people?

Yes, says Team Tri Fit Kenya (TTF), a Nairobi organisation that is planning a national triathlon and duathlon event on April 30, 2017

Dubbed Ruiru Edition of the TTF National Triathlon and Duathlon Series, the endurance sport event will take place at the 3S Gardens situated off Thika Super Highway.

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But why not just take some vacation in Naivasha, Samburu or Maasai Mara to mark the International Labour Day instead of sweating it out in Ruiru on the outskirts of Nairobi?

Running, Cycling and Swimming during TTF National Triathlon and Duathlon Series.TTF gives various reasons why participating in its its National Triathlon and Duathlon Series would be better than just taking a day off work. Among these reasons are:

  • Setting History – You will be the first triathlete or duathlete to compete in an event of this nature in Kiambu County. That is one for your record books especially if you win
  • Family Event – The triathlon and duathlon is a family event that is open to individuals of all ages. With individual and team challenges, flowing entertainment and sumptuous buffet stations you are guaranteed to be kept on your feet at all times

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  • Memorabilia – Get a customized T-shirt and race medal once you complete the race
  • Free Cake – how about finishing a triathlon or duathlon and getting a large piece of cake as part of TTF anniversary celebrations and not feeling guilty about it
  • Network – Are you in business and want to sell you products or services to an audience drawn from the multi-sport fraternity? Well here is your chance to interact with over one hundred athletes and spectators
  • Domestic Tourism – Help promote domestic sports tourism in the country and see what beautiful sights and sounds we have, and
  • Support Refurbishment of Spinal Injury Hospital – TTF is seeking to raise Kshs. 500,000/- this year towards purchase of gym equipment for the hospital. Currently the hospital, which serves the entire nation, is ill equipped and we believe that we can be part of the solution in resorting the lives and dignity of these patients through this initiative.

The Ruiru Edition of the TTF National Triathlon and Duathlon Series is scheduled for April 30, 2017.But you have to register to participate in the event to participate in the swimming, cycling and running.

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The race categories to register for are:

Triathlon
Cycling during a past TTF National Triathlon and Duathlon Series.Individual Sprint Triathlon Distance: 750m Swim, 25KM Bike, 7Km Run
Team Relay Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim, 25KM Bike, 7Km Run
Children (11yrs – 16yrs): 500m Swim, 12KM Bike, 4Km Run

Duathlon
Individual Adult Duathlon: 7KM Run, 25KM Bike, 7KM Run
Team Relay Duathlon: 7KM Run, 25KM Bike, 7KM Run
Children Duathlon (11yrs – 16yrs): 4KM Run, 12KM Bike, 4KM Run