Event inside the event, the Ironkids is an aquathlon dedicated to the children from 8 to 15 years which takes place during the bike part of the Ironman between 9:00 and 11:00 am. It combines swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and running on the Promenade des Anglais in the French Riviera.
With ages' adjusted distances and an aquathlon formula allowing every kid to participate to the race (a wetsuit and running shoes suffer) Ironkids is the magic Formula for children who can identify themselves with an Ironman, the heroes of the day. 130 children per category can take part at this international event -- in total it will be 520 kids.
New challenge this year: the "Club Challenge Kids". The most represented club will win the Club Challenge Kids and will receive the "Club Star Ironkids" trophy until the next year. It ensures the club fame during one year. The primary schools and the high schools can also participate at the "Ecole Star Ironkids" and "College Ironkids" for teachers and parents pride. A few days before the summer holidays it is a perfect opportunity for children to share beautiful moments of complicity with their friends.
By participating to this event, they will discover important sport values for their balance: fair-play, rigor, sense of competition and self-giving but also the complicity and the pleasure to take part at this event. They will be delighted about crossing the Finishline under the eyes of parents, friends and the Nice public and receive a medal - because these children are little in Height but great in talent!
Let's meet on June 28th, 2009 to discover and support the future champions at the 5th Ironkids edition!
The Ironkids can register until June 27th 2009, the day before the race on the spot or by downloading the register form on the website IronKids.com. Today, 260 slots, all categories, are still available.
June 28, 2009
From 9.00 to 11.00 am
8-9 years old: 50m SWIM + 400m RUN, start 9h20 AM
10-11 years old: 100m SWIM + 800m RUN, start 9h40 AM
12-13 years old: 150 SWIM + 1200 RUN, start 10h00 AM
14-15 years old: 200m SWIM + 1500m RUN, start 10h20 AM
Awards: 10h45 AM
IRONMAN France -- Nice
June 28, 2009
3.8km SWIM | 180km BIKE | 42.195km RUN
50 qualifying places for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaï October 2009
16 hours and more free entertainment on the Promenade des Anglais and hinterland
37 registered pros