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Swim, bike, run for fun

IT’S the sort of event where you might walk the swim leg with a kid on your shoulders. Or complete the course with family by your side. Or push a stroller or race against your cousin.

What was once known as a community triathlon has become Whanau Fun ­— Swim, Bike, Run! and it’s in Gisborne on Saturday, February 16, starting at 9am.

Eastland Triathlon and Multisports Club secretary Kate Ney said the event was rebranded three years ago.

Ney called it a “super-fun family event” with a relaxed vibe.

People could “rock up” on the day to give it a go and it tended to attract about 100 people.

Participants will start at the Midway Surf Club, run or walk three kilometres on the boardwalk to the Captain Cook statue and back, bike eight kilometres up and down Centennial Marine Drive and swim 200 metres in the outdoor Olympic pool. They could do it as individuals or in teams.

The event is supported by Gisborne District Council and Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti.

GETTING ACTIVE: Whanau Fun — Swim, Bike, Run! is expected to attract a diverse field of entrants. Picture supplied