The Kenya Triathlon Scene peaks at the annual WildMan Triathlon, a unique triathlon event in African ...Read more
The Kenya Triathlon Scene peaks at the annual WildMan Triathlon, a unique triathlon event in African soil, The 10th edition of the annual Wildman Triathlon will be held in Watamu, on the 21st October 2018.The race is set in the spectacular Watamu, an exciting holiday destination that features beautiful beaches, good roads with less traffic and a wide range of nature and marine life attractions.
The triathlon is welcoming an increasing number of competitors from all walks of life; not necessarily athletes but just ordinary people coming to seek after a dream in its raw form, adventure and the quest of their own limits. The race is designed to be an ultimate challenge for amateurs seeking for amazing fitness and lifestyle challenges. Therefore, if you are a triathlete, whether an amateur or seasoned athlete, come race at the WildMan, and make of the race experience a memorable vacation not just for you, but for the entire family.
Individual (Sprint) Distance: 750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run
Relay Team (2 or 3 persons - Olympic) Distance: 1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run
NB: If an individual participant would like to take on the Olympic distance
Race Registration & Packet Pickup:
All participants are required to have registered for the event well-beforehand through the online registration on Run-Africa.Com. Participants will receive their race numbers during the packet pickup at Turtle Bay Beach Club on race weekend. In the case of someone else fetching your race registration pack, please give this person your confirmation printout.
Seeding & Entry Requirements:
You need to be able to swim 750m non-stop to enter, otherwise you should probably ask your friends and/or family to enter into a relay team.
The Swim Course
Start Mechanism: GrandPrix start
Swim Loop: 750m loop. One lap for Individuals and two laps for relay teams (with waves and currents)
Expected tide height: 2.8m
Deepest point: Approx. 15 feet
Water temperature: To be announced on race day
Expected temperature: 20-24 degrees
Triathlon wetsuits are allowed. Swimming shoes (not fins) allowed for intermediate swimmers who may wish to make stops on the course to protect from sea floor animals. Safety measures, including patrolling kayaks will be in place during the swim leg to ensure the safety of all competitors. If you require assistance, please raise your hand arm to alert water safety personnel who will come to your aid. If a mass evacuation is needed, you will be required to use the boats. All competitors are advised wear brightly colored swim caps-this will not be provided for by the race organizers as yet.
Bike Course - 20km loop
The bike course is flat and windy. We recommend road bikes on high-pressure wheels or hybrids. The number of laps will be as follows; The course is an out-and-back loop on Turtle Bay Road, mostly flat with gentle hills and a strong headwind one way. This is a draft legal race and tribars are allowed too.
The run course is a new and exciting 5km loop through a bushy Watamu area; 60% earth trails, 35% sandy and 5% tarmac, the run loop is well shaded from hot watamu sunshine by tree/ bushes on both sides and finishes in a 200m beach run