Kings Beach Surf Life Saving Club primed for Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay

Seen here:  XTERRA Warriors at the start of the 2016 Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

With water safety top of mind the organisers of South Africa’s leading off road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, will once again rely on the expertise of the Kings Beach Surf Life Saving Club to ensure the water safety of all entrants taking part in the Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay at the picturesque Kings Beach (Eastern Cape) the weekend of 10 – 12 February 2017.

According to Tess Kotze, Kings Beach Water Safety Officer, the 2016 event was well received.  “The event was well organised and catered for the entire family.Our involvement benefitted our club immensely.  We are a voluntary organisation.  The funds received have enabled us to add to the much needed equipment for our lifesavers and nippers. It is an honour and inspiration to be part of the water safety of SA’s premier off-road triathlon.Hosting the XTERRA definitely cemented Port Elizabeth as a fantastic city for iconic events.”

“In 2017 we will once again ensure the safety of entrants,” continues Kotze.  “Our qualified lifesavers will be in the water monitoring the competitors.  We will also make use of boats as an additional safety option.   I would recommend this event to family members and friends.  The beach integrated with the Baakens Valley makes XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay extra special.”

EVENT INFORMATION:Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay / Kings Beach (Eastern Cape)

Date: Event:
Friday, 10 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Kids
  6-8 years (50m Swim, 1,5km Cycle, 1km Run)
  9-11 years (100m Swim, 5km Cycle, 2km Run)
  12-15 years (200m Swim, 10km Cycle, 3km Run)
Saturday, 11 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Full:  1.5km swim, 28km MTB, 12km trail run
Sunday, 12 February 2017 XTERRA Trail Run:  12km and/or 6km
Sunday, 12 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite:  400m swim, 12km  MTB, 6km trail run

Interesting Fact:Kings Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.  The criteria that need to be met to obtain this status includes:  standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is an indication of the beach’s high environmental and quality standards.

Other events on the XTERRA SA Calendar:

Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort 20 – 22 January 2017
Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw 24 – 26 February 2017

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For further information or to the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay or Grabouw contact 082 991 0045 or email


Issued by:                           NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                     STILLWATER SPORTS

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