Family triathlon launches in Sardinia

Inaugural sprint and middle event set for Med island in October half-term

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Forte Village Resort, Sardinia, will be opening for October half term for a new family triathlon on Sunday 27 October 2013.

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SWIM – Sprint 750m, Middle distance 1900m, Kids 200m

Just 20m from the transition area and right in front of the resort, the open water swim will take place in the crystal clear Sardinian sea over white sand.  

BIKE – Sprint 20km, Middle distance 90km, Kids 6km
The Sprint is basically flat, with a few gentle slopes. The Middle distance has about a 900m climb, with the first 300m climb after 30k. There is also a 400m climb along the coastal drive, going up and down 4 times, the climbs are short but with an 11-12% gradient.  

RUN – Sprint 5km, Middle distance 21.097km, Kids 1500m

The run will take place through the Forte Village resort and surrounding countryside.

Prizes are available for each event.

Alongside the triathlon, many of the resort’s sport and spa facilities will be available. Gala and themed team dinners, cookery classes and cheeese and wine tastings will also be available. www.fortevillagetriathlon.com/en/registration/

Forte Village Resort, Sardinia (www.fortevillageresort.com, T +39 070 9218818) offers a 4 night stay at La Pinetta from £1,930 based on two adults and two children sharing a family villa on a full board basis (excluding drinks).

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Race entry price for adults starts from £22 and for children from £13. Teams may also enter, prices start from £60 per team. Easyjet flies from London Stansted to Cagliari.