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Youngsters gear up for annual triathlon

LAUDERDALE will be a hotspot of fun and family fitness when the popular Bupa KitFit Series returns for another year.

The full-day event, to be held on Sunday 26 February, will include a children’s triathlon, family fun run and family zone of activities organised by local sporting groups.

Over the course of the event’s 18-year history, an estimated 20,000 children have swum a combined distance of 2,000-kilomtres, ridden 30,000-kilometres and run more than 12,000-kilometres.

Stephen Dimsey from Life. Be In It – a partner of the series – said KidFit encouraged Tasmanian families to get together, have fun and improve their health and wellbeing.

“The events are designed for all abilities so everyone can get involved,” he said.

“They encourage families to get into healthier habits together and show that these can be achieved in fun, simple ways.

“Good health and wellbeing habits give kids the best start in life and ultimately, reduce long-term chronic health risks.”

The triathlon is open to children of all abilities aged from seven to 15-years and free training plans are available online to help all participants prepare for the event.

The Team Family Fun Run is open to all ages and will give participants a choice to participate in either a one-kilometre or two-kilometre loop course.

Triathlon entry for all Bupa members and their family is $5.

The Team Family Fun Run is free through a gold coin donation, which will be donated to the local Little Athletics Club.

For more information or to register for the event, visit www.kidfitseries.com.au.

Caption: Registrations are now open for the Bupa KidFit Series, which is returning to Lauderdale on Sunday 26 February.