200 athletes register for Cape Maclear Triathlon

The first ever TNM-sponsored Cape Maclear Triathlon has received an overwhelming response with over 200 athletes registering to take part.Cape Maclear Triathlon

The heat is slated for 18 to 20th September in the Lake Malawi district of Mangochi.

Jam Kaunda of Mizu Foundation, who are coordinating the event said all is set for the event which has attracted participants from different sporting disciplines.

“Everything is almost ready for the first Cape Maclear Triathlon. We have over 200 athletes registered in the different discipline,” he said.

Kaunda said games will include a 20 kilometre race for athletics, cycling, volleyball, football, swimming and canoe rowing.

“We expect this to be a well-received event, one that has never happened before on the shores of Lake Malawi – Let alone in Cape Maclear. We are expecting a lot of people as well to come to support the athletes, or friends competing or to just relax and enjoy the sporting fun on the beach,” he said.

Kaunda hailed TNM for the support which has enables the foundation to hold this event.

“Mizu Foundation would like to thank TNM for the Support we have gotten for sponsoring this event, and we hope to continue this relationship into the future, as we aim to raise even more awareness for more amazing Charitable Organisation that we want to support through Sport – including Mizu Foundation, which aims to empower the Youth through Education and Entrepreneurship,” Kaunda said.

Malawi’s premier mobile service provider, TNM has pumped in K8 million for the event.

TNM’s PR and Sponsorship Manager said TNM is proud to be partner Mizu Foundation for the breath-taking Lake Malawi event.

“It is exciting to note that in future Mizu Foundation wants to grow Triathlon to another level that will attract international athletes. This will help sell Malawi’s tourism to the outside world,” he said.

Other activities to support and spice up the Triathlon games include pre-fancy dress party, kids mini triathlon, fun run and sun downers on a boat.

Top DJ’s including Drew, Cool,Red Eye Dread, and four Acoustic Musicians George Kalukusha, Dan Kalima, Adrian Kwlepeta  rock Artist Zwangi Wangie Pangie will dish out music.

Other sponsors for the event include DHL, Carlsberg Malawi, The Living Room and Annie’s Lodge.

Proceeds from the event will towards a number of charitable causes. For bikers, bicycles for hire are also available. For more details plus registration to participate log on to: www.capemacleartriathlon.com

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