Kids First in South Africa

Jan. 20, 2017

The 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA season kicked off at the majestic Buffelspoort Dam today with the much anticipated Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race.

A highlight at every XTERRA SA Event, the Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race attracted junior XTERRA Warriors between the ages of 6 – 15.

“The XTERRA Kids Race never fails to impress,” said Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “The energy and enthusiasm displayed by the young entrants and their supporters is electric. This is what XTERRA is all about: fitness, fun and most importantly family. We look forward to continuing the excitement at the Fedhealth XTERRA Full Race on Saturday.”

Junior XTERR Warriors could choose between three age group categories when entering the Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race: 6-8 years (60m Swim, 2km MTB, 600m Trail Run), 9-11 years (100m Swim, 3km MTB, 1.5km Trail Run) and 12-15 years (250m Swim, 5km MTB, 2.5 km Trail Run).

“I really enjoyed the XTERRA,” says Tristan Van Der Linde, 6-8 age group athlete. “Last year I came second. It feels really good to win today.”

According to Alrich Uys, 9 -11 age group athlete, he felt good after the race. “I entered to enjoy myself. This is the first time that I’ve taken part. I enjoyed all three events, the swim, the mountain bike and the run.”

“It’s good to get out and have fun,” says Nadya Stolarczyk, 12 – 15 age group athlete. “XTERRA is the only off road triathlon that I take part in. I really enjoyed today. My XTERRA hero is Flora Duffy.”

See more pictures from today's kids races and follow all the XTERRA South Africa races taking place in Buffelspoort this weekend on Facebook at:

“We are extremely excited to see so many kids participating in our Fedhealth XTERRA Kids events. We believe that it’s never too early to start cultivating a healthy lifestyle, and fitness plays a major role in that. And, seeing as we’re all about family, we wanted to offer our members a fitness event the whole family could enjoy together – whilst reaching their individual goals and getting a scenic workout,” said Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth.