The simple concept behind The Kids Cup by Nicola Spirig is to encourage participation by creating a triathlon event that is fun, exciting and rewarding for children and their families.
Each child completes a swim, bike ride and run with distances adjusted according to their age.
Side events such as jumping castles, mini golf or other games enable children to participate in more activities with their families to create a "family adventure day".
The additional activities are often provided by sponsors who then showcase their products or experiences.
Children are supported in the lead-up to the event with on-line tips for preparation and racing provided by Nicola