The race is one of the most popular events on the Nelson Mandela Bay calendar and a real highlight of the IRONMAN weekend. The Spur IRONKIDS annually reaches capacity as only 1000 entries can be taken.

The event, for children between the ages of 6 – 13, features a 100 metre swim and 1.2km run starting at McArthur’s Pool and Leisure Centre finishing at Hobie Beach along the same red carpet and finish line where the IRONMAN athletes will cross the next day. No times are taken, with the emphasis being on participation and enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle.