TriTanium: a first in Multidiscipline, Multistage Endurance Events

May 16 2019

TriTanium has launched! It’s the ultimate endurance event, comprising 6 disciplines – mountain bike, road bike, trail run, road run, sea swim and inland swim - and will be held in KwaZulu Natal from the 1st to the 3rd of November 2019.

Born from the need for a multidiscipline, multiday stage race that allows everyone and anyone to participate while searching for the supreme athlete, TriTanium is named after the metal with the highest strength-to-density ratio – titanium. TriTanium invites strong, durable and resistant athletes to battle it out for the TriTanium trophy. It encourages those who want to step out of their single-discipline, multiday zone, to explore more than one discipline; and those who are stuck in a multidiscipline, single-day event zone to extend their experience to multiday events.

“With seven entry options, there’s something for everyone,” says Laura-Beth Eicker-Harris, Race Organiser. The hero event is all 6 disciplines over all 3 days: Day 1 is a Ride-Run (MTB & trail run), Day 2 is a Swim-Ride (dam swim & road ride) and Day 3 is a Swim-Run (sea swim & road run). Athletes can enter Day 1, 2 or 3 only on a single day basis. Or, if they want to, runners can enter just the two run stages, cyclists can enter just the two cycling stages, and swimmers can enter just the two swim stages.

The race has some big-name partners on board. "TriTanium is a world first and that makes it attractive to brands who play in the innovation and leadership spaces, and we can see that reflected in the calibre of partners that have already signed up,” says Commercial Director, Richard van der Schyff. 

Official accommodation partner, Tsogo Sun, will provide preferential accommodation rates for TriTanium athletes at their various hotels in the area. Tsogo Sun’s Director of Operations KZN Hotels, Samantha Croft says, “As the accommodation partner we are proud to be associated with TriTanium and have been actively working with the team to create an attractive endurance experience for this year’s competitors, with the aim of this becoming a popular annual event.”

Official race vehicle partner, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, has generously provided Amarok vehicles, the perfect match for an event that covers all terrains. “Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is very proud to be supporting the athletes that will be competing in this multi-discipline event. Our vehicles offer outstanding versatility and support to cyclists, runners, swimmers and all other sportsmen and women and it is wonderful to find a diverse event such as this to showcase what our vehicles can do, especially the Amarok.” ~ Andile Dlamini, Head of Communications, Volkswagen Group South Africa.

The TriTanium weekend will not only be a celebration of endurance athletes and disciplines, but the celebration of a lifestyle. “TriTanium is going to be 3 days of absolute Africa. It’s going to be both fun and challenging,” says Race Director, well known race-commentator, Alistair Cronk.

For more information and to register, visit www.tritanium.co.za.

 



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