Evan is a 12 year old boy who suffered a severe brain injury 8 years ago as a result of mitochondrial disease rendering him a non-verbal spastic quadriplegic. Evan struggles every day to cope with chronic pain, low energy levels, and overall quality of life. Evan knows better than anyone how thankful we should be for our health and is inspired to see others, especially kids, being active, having fun and making the most of everyday life.
Evan is our inspiration for this family oriented event that includes a safe, fun non-competitive race for kids as well as a sprint triathlon or duathlon (individual and team). Truly something for the whole family.
The triathlon consists of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. The duathlon consists of a 2.5km run, 20km cycle and 5km run. Either can be done as an individual or in teams of two or three. Once everybody has completed the triathlon/duathlon, we’ll have a fun, non-competitive race for the kids. The swim distance will partly depend on water temperature but will be 100 – 200m long. The cycle will be a 4 km loop on pathways and the run will be an 800m out and back with a fun aid station at the turn around. Kids and adults will all receive a cool finishers medal and t-shirt. The kids will also get a commemorative finishers teddy bear.
We will have lots of activities for the kids, a BBQ for the whole family and a beer garden for mom and dad! Stay tuned for updates as we progress with our planning.