New Sprint Distance Announced For Westcoast Warmwater Weekend

New sprint distance triathlon set to launch at 8th  Westcoast Warmwater Weekend powered by MiWayLife MiFitLife

Heralded (according to locals) as the world’s most beautiful triathlon, the 8th annual West Coast Warmwater Weekend powered by MiWayLife is set to take place on the 24th and 25th March 2018 in the picturesque West Coast National Park, offering a new sprint distance race to the event.

This year, the weekend offers an Olympic distance and a newly introduced sprint distance triathlon on Saturday 24th, a 3.8km and 1-mile open water swim on Sunday 25th March and SUP’ing and volleyball tournaments throughout the weekend. A splash & dash for the kids also takes place on both days.

New Sprint Distance Announced For WWW2018

“The introduction of a sprint distance enables us to increase the overall offering and appeal to triathletes both on a professional level and beginner level.” Comments Event Organizer Paul Ingpen.

This event provides a great pre-Ironman training weekend as well as offering first-timers an easy transition into their first triathlon. Attracting top elites such as JP Burger, recent Ironman SA 70.3 winner Matt Trautman, Stuart Marais, Kelly van der Toorn and Vicky Van Der Merwe, youngsters looking for new opportunities to showcase their talent ensure there is a fun yet competitive element to the event.

Ensuring we have something for everyone including fireside entertainment and educational activities for the kids has made this an attractive offering for families, resulting in MiWayLife coming on board for the 3rd year to partner with us at this unique event.

All athletes participating in the triathlon will receive complimentary MiFitLife day cover. MiFitLife is a lifestyle product for athletes developed by athletes. This innovative insurance solution rewards exceptional athletic performance and is available only to the qualifying athletes. MiFitLife members gain access to a whole host of benefits designed to keep athletes at the top of their game. Not only are premiums geared toward fitter individuals, but a range of compelling lifestyle benefits and rewards are provided as integral components of MiFitLife.

Comments CEO of MiWayLife Craig Baker “Our goal is to promote health and wellness in every aspect of life, and this family orientated event resonates with all the different facets associated with our brand. We are proud to part of growing this popular event as well as supporting the growth of the local sporting community.”
For more information on the event please contact Paul Ingpen on 021 4385972 or [email protected] or visit

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2018 Events

Saturday 24 March

Athletes choose between:
Standard triathlon: 1.5km swim | 42km bike | 10.5km trail run (8:30am)
Short Triathlon: 750m swim | 20km bike | 6km trail run (8:50am)

Kids splash & dash*:
Long: 200m swim/wade & 2km beach run  [6yrs – 13yrs]  (10:15am)
Short: 100m swim/wade & 1km beach run  [3yrs – 5yrs]  (10am)

Sunday 25 March

Long Swim: 3.8km swim (9:00)
Short Swim: 1.6km swim (9:15)

Kids splash & dash*:
Long: 200m swim/wade & 2km beach run  [6yrs – 13yrs]  (11:15 a.m)
Short: 100m swim/wade & 1km beach run  [3yrs – 5yrs]  (11 a.m)
⋅ Beach Volleyball
⋅ SUP Racing
⋅ Hermit Crab Race

Kids splash & dash*:
Long: 200m swim/wade & 2km beach run  [6yrs – 13yrs]  (11:15 a.m)
Short: 100m swim/wade & 1km beach run  [3yrs – 5yrs]  (11 a.m)
parents you’re welcome to escort your child in the kids splash & dash

Weekend passes include

Entry to the park, conservation fees, gift to the value of +R300, 2 x lunches, 2 nights stay in the park, hot showers, fireside music, race nutrition, complimentary drinks, a guided nature walk, & star gazing!

Day passes include

Entry to the park, conservation fees, gift to the value of +R300, beach lunch, race nutrition, complimentary drinks, a guided nature walk


The Stables: 4, 6 or 8 sleeper single bunk beds (only 60 beds available)
Tents: bring your own tent. Only 15 two-man spaces tent available  on a first come first serve basis

Note: Chalets are available:
Chalets can be booked separately. Prices for chalets are R2250 per night per chalet for 4 people;  and R2600 for 6 people. Chalets can be booked via email to [email protected]

– Other accommodation in and around the park is also available via Air B&B
– Be aware of park gates opening and closing times (07:00 – 18:30)

Prices (per person)

Adult Racing Full Weekend: R1950.00
Adult Team Full Weekend: R1650.00
Adult Spectator Full Weekend: R900.00
Child Full Weekend: R550.00

Adult Racing Saturday Day Pass: R900.00
Team Racing Saturday Day Pass: R650.00
Adult Racing Sunday Day Pass: R500.00
Adult Spectator Day Pass: R350.00
Child Day Pass: R195.00

Optional (by order):  Saturday Night Braai & fireside music: R185.00

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