One hundred and thirty five children swam, cycled, and ran marked courses around Magens Bay early Saturday morning. This was the venue for the Second Annual Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon.
“It’s a great focused activity that’s healthy,” said father Gil Anspacher, who had two children in the triathlon. “And parents like it because they get to hang out and go to the beach.”
Children were split into three age groups of 5-8, 9-11 and 12-15 year olds, and this year they were also divided by gender.
Like last year, the oldest age group had the least amount of participants, but race director Jude Woodcock didn’t mind.
Sean George of the Rotary Club said volunteers arrived at 6 am. to set up the parking lot with flags, banners, and course cones, and also to sweep debris out of the roads. Woodcock said that the volunteer turnout of around 70 people was incredible.
The signature sponsor for the Second Annual Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon was Scotiabank. Other sponsors included Virgin Islands Orthopedics, Merchants Bank, and the V.I. Source who sponsored last year, and new sponsors Glacial Energy and Marriott Frenchman’s Reef.