What’s the Kilifi Gold Triathlon About?
Swim | Cycle | Run
Since 2003 the Kilifi Gold Triathlon (KGT) has been a buzzing event that has grown to over 200 participants. Last year, 1 000 000 Shillings was raised to support Moving the Goalposts Kilifi, a girls’ rights organisation that aims to develop these girls’ full potential on and off the soccer field. Money raised was used for a mobile library, books and literacy support. Mnarani is proud to once again be the hosting venue for the annual Kilifi Gold Triathlon.
The 2017 Kilifi Gold Triathlon Event
The Triathlon will kick off on the 30th of September at 14:30 this year, and will entail a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. Be there at 14:00. Individual entry is Ksh 2 000 pp, but it’s more fun in teams! Register a team of two or three individuals at Ksh 3000.
This year’s KGT will be in support of the Creek Safety Initiative. Creek accidents and drowning has unfortunately become a sad reality for locals. This timely, and very much needed initiative aims to alleviate this problem through education and awareness, clear signage and depth markers, and through collaboration with organisations who are working towards the same goal.
Close to our Heart
This is especially close to Mnarani’s heart as the creek is our livelihood. We promote responsible fishing and water activities and hope to preserve the unique beauty and delicate ecosystem of the creek, while ensuring the safety of all creek-users. Our on-site partners, 3° South and Buccaneer Diving, are also ambassadors for this cause and we work closely together to create awareness and establish key relationships in support of the cause.
The weekend will be buzzing with delicious meals and snacks, loads of activities for the young and young at heart; 10 min spa treatments down at the beach on the day of the event, other spa offers, Health Corner specialties and more. Seriously, we could go on for days; but you’ll just have to come check it out!
Some feedback from last year…
“It was my first triathlon of any kind and I’m hooked – so much more fun than simply running”
“I’m sure I’ll never do a triathlon in such fantastic surroundings ever again”
(Reviews courtesy of kilifigoldtraithlon.org)
Mnarani will be running an accommodation special from 30 September to 02 October.
- Bed and Breakfast in a Garden Room @ Ksh 4500 pp
- Bed and Breakfast in a Creek Room @ Ksh 5000 pp
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking enquiries.
Registration for this year’s event is already open. You can register yourself or your team online by clicking here…
The Nitty Gritty Details
For more information about the event or preparing for the event, please visit the KGT website. They have some really great tips about clothing, timekeeping, hydration and more; so if you’re planning to enter, do check it out!
Click here to visit the KGT website…
Last, But by No Means Least – The Pre-Event
The Pre-Event will be hosted by Kivukoni Creek Club, on the 8th of July and proceeds will go towards Sauti ya Amani Initiative; who aims to build computer skills and facilitate structured dialogue about peace in Ngecha.
Can you feel the anticipation?
Are you ready to SWIM, CYCLE and RUN?
Awesome, see you there on 30 September!
Credits: Photos from the 2016 Kilifi Gold Triathlon were taken by Makamenje Photos.