Surf enduro will test our youngsters

THEY'RE OFF: Action from the Lennox Head Enduro last year.
THEY'RE OFF: Action from the Lennox Head Enduro last year.

IT'S all set for the region's premier junior surf lifesaving endurance event tomorrow with competitors having trained hard for the annual Lennox Head Enduro.

The enduro will be held at the Lennox Head Surf Club from 9am.

"This is a great way for juniors to sample the competitive world of an ironman or ironwoman in a safe and supportive community environment," Lennox Head surf sports co-ordinator Laurel Moston said.

"It's a testing event, but it's always great to see these young people putting it all out there during the competition and seeing the elation when they finish.

"Equally impressive is the great support the competitors receive from their colleagues when on the course. It's an inspiring event to be part of."

The event is open to competitors aged from Under-11s to Under-17s.

It includes swim, board and run legs, with distances increasing with age.

The Under-11 competitors swim 400m, board paddle 1km and run 1km while the Under-17s swim 1km, board paddle 3km and run 3km.

There are cash prizes for first, second and third in each age division as well as an assortment of lucky draw prizes.

Sponsors of the event include Global Marine Enclosures, Stomp Wax, Happy Socks, Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses, Kozii Swimwear and Dolphin Surfcraft.

"There's a dedicated bunch from Lennox Head Surf Club who have been training the house down in preparation for the event, and they're looking forward to testing themselves against the competition on race day," Moston said.

Entrants can register today at the surf club from 5.30pm to 7.30pm or tomorrow, 7.30am to 8.30am.

The entry fee is $45, which includes a racing singlet.

A Dolphin surf craft board will be up for grabs in one of the random draws.

Competitors must be a member of a surf lifesaving club to participate. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Lennox Head Alstonville SLSC facebook page.

Inquiries to 0450-609406.

Topics:  lennox head enduro, lifesaving, surf club, whatson

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