Focus on family fun at the 2018 HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme

(Hermanus, 12 April 2018) – The HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX), a four-day adventure sports festival in Hermanus, has expanded its extensive offering of sporting events to ensure that there is an event for every member of the family, including a junior triathlon and special treasure hunt for the young ones.

The event, which returns to the Whale Capital for a third time between 27 and 30 April 2018, will include the HI-TEC Walk-a-Bay Treasure Hunt aimed at children younger than 10. Participants will receive a treasure map with clues following a route of approximately 1.5km and focusing on the importance of nature and conservation. Each family will receive a HI-TEC goodie bag.

The junior triathlon, for youth aged 8-13 years, will consist of a 150m swim, 5km cycle and 2km run. Older participants can choose between a sprint or off-road triathlon.

“Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and junior triathlons are a vital part of this trend. We want to encourage participants to enter as a family and enjoy some quality family time in our beautiful region while participating in an iconic, one-of-a-kind, world-class adventure festival,” says Rick Oosthuyzen, one of the organisers of the HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme.

Besides the Walk-a-Bay Treasure Hunt and junior triathlon, the WBX also offers shorter distances in the mountain bike challenge, cliffpath run and open water swimming event, as well as a street mile sprint. These options are ideal for younger or recreational athletes who want to have some fun at the WBX.

The MTB challenge offers three distances: 55km, 27km and 15km, with the shorter route suitable for younger riders and newcomers.

Runners can choose between 5.7km, 12.6km or 18.1km in the Cliffpath run, a fun run along the Hermanus coast with scenic views of the ocean.

Alongside the 2.5km open water swim, a shorter distance of 600m has also been added to the event mix.

The Marine Mile, an exciting sprint along Marine Drive, offers special category prizes for runners younger than 13, runners aged 14 to 18, and runners older than 19 which makes it the perfect event to enter as a family.

Online entries are open. For more information, visit or email
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CAPTION: The HI-TEC Walk-A-Bay Treasure Hunt promises a fun and educational experience for the young ones. 

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