Tri intro is for all again

The whole family can get involved in an event at Camana Bay on the Queen’s birthday holiday.  

It is the sixth staging of the annual Solomon Harris Try-This-Tri, on June 16.  

This beginners adult and kids triathlon is a free event designed for those who want to give multi-sport a try.  

With the swim portion in the Camana Bay swimming pool, the bike portion a loop course around the school for the kids and out to the Yacht Club roundabout and back for the adults, and then the run portion all on Camana Bay property, the event is as beginner friendly as possible. 

“We just want to encourage people to come out and give triathlon a try,” said race director Claire Griffin. “There is no pressure to complete the entire distance or go all out, just do what you can. It’s a fun, family-friendly event with lots of encouragement from spectators and other triathletes.” 

The event is free but participants are encouraged to donate to Solomon Harris’s charity of choice, which this year is Bosom Buddies.  

Sophia Harris, managing partner of Solomon Harris said, “We are proud to be sponsors of the triathlon association’s Tri-This-Tri for the fourth year running. We enjoy working with the association and have enjoyed seeing this wholesome family event for all ages grow over the years.” 

All athletes receive a bag and a finish medal, plus refreshments provided by Bay Market and frozen yogurt from Ginger Lily. Athletes and volunteers will also be entered into a random prize draw. 

Griffin said, “The event can’t go ahead without a large team of volunteers, so we are hoping people will come out to help if they can’t compete.” 

For more information on the event, the various race distance options and registration details, go to Register online or in person on June 14 from 8-10 a.m. at Café del Sol in Camana Bay. 


Kids will be joined by adults in Monday’s Tri-This-Try. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD