An annual race, the McDonald’s Flying Start Triathlon was first launched in 2010 as a way to motivate the 3-Club members to continue training for triathlons. Following the success of the first edition, the Flying Start Triathlon was expanded into an annual event with consistent sponsorship from McDonald’s Kuwait. Quickly becoming the year’s highlight for sports and exercise enthusiasts, it provided the Kuwaiti community with a recurring goal to train for each and every year.
Ladies and Gentlemen, mark your calendars and save the date! This year’s race will take place on October 23rd at Marina Mall! Offering two race distances: Sprint (750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running) and Olympic (1500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running), the race is open to all participants! You can enter as an individual or as a team of three to cover the segments of the triathlon: swimming, cycling, and running. This triathlon offers you the chance to push yourself to the limit and challenge yourself as an athlete.
The triathlon is organized according to the highest international standards, which is obvious through their state-of-the-art equipment and the professionalism behind the management of the race itself. What’s more is that all participants will be getting an awesome race kit! It’ll consist of swim caps, water bottles, and body and bike stickers. When race day comes around, you’ll be tracked using a magnetic chip to measure your distance and speed – this is just a precautionary measure for fair judging.
Sports have always been a huge part of McDonalds’ culture –after all, they do sponsor both the Olympics and the World Cup – so sponsoring the Flying Start Triathlon fits their ethos and values perfectly. McDonald’s is firmly committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging both adults and youth to lead an active life. They’re also supremely dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of sports in peoples’ day-to-day lives. In doing so, the triathlon’s goal is to motivate as many people as possible. Both McDonald’s and the Flying Start Triathlon want the Kuwaiti community to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and encourage triathletes of all levels to compete. It’ll be super fun!
Participants can register online by going to www.pro-vision.com, where they can register as individuals or teams. Registration is quick and easy, and payment available online via K-Net, MasterCard or Visa. Alternatively a cash payment option is available through Extreme Sports in Al-Tilal. Please note that the final day of registration is October 20 2015.