Cook Islands Triathlon Association president Roland Neururer said this was the biggest number of teams they have received for the season opening challenge in the recent years.
The corporate challenge is designed to be a fun event to get people into triathlon.
“Last year we had 16 teams and we have received interest from 24 teams so far plus more are expected during the day. It’s a big turnout and a very encouraging start for triathlon,” Neururer said yesterday.
“We also have children teams who will be preparing for the first ever Kids Triathlon in two weeks’ time.”
Neururer said they have the major sponsors such as Bank South Pacific, KPMG and Aroa Vegeland fielding in some teams for the corporate challenge.
BSP is fielding in five teams comprising staff members, most of who are new to triathlon.
Seasoned triathletes will also be fielding teams to spice up the competition in this fun challenge.
Interested teams will have opportunity before 2pm today to register for the challenge.
“Get your teams of three together (200 metres swim/8 kilometre cycle/2km run) which will be completed three times – you can either have one team member do the swim/cycle/run once, then tag your next team member who will do it and so on for the third member. Or, you can have one team member do all the swims, one all the cycles and one all the runs. It’s fun for everyone!” Neururer said.
“All groups are able to enter, be it sports teams, gym teams, work teams, bank teams, family teams ...”
Entry fee to the Corporate Team Triathlon Challenge is $45 per team (or $15 per person). The juniors fee is $15 per team (or $5 per person).
“There’s some neat prizes and apart from the fun event, the fun continues afterward too – so bring your mats and a BBQ if you wish and drinks, to hang out with your mates,” Neururer said.
“The Hash eskies will be there to purchase cheap beers ($3), ciders ($3) and soft drinks ($2).”