The award-winning Pho3nix Kids Triathlon by Nicola Spirig is set to return to Greece in 2024, bringing the joy of swim, bike and run to kids across the nation.
Offering triathlon and aquathlon categories for children ages 5 to 15, Pho3nix Kids Triathlon by Nicola Spirig give kids avenues to play while learning sporting values.
Two race dates and venues are already confirmed: 2nd June in Athens, and 2nd September in Crete. Entry fees for these two events will go toward raising funds for the Pho3nix Foundation initiatives as well as the Together for Children Association which annually provides assistance to more than 30,000 children in need.
Last year’s races in Athens, Thessaloniki, and Greece welcomed nearly 600 children across the finish line. For this feat, the President of the International Olympic Academy and member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Isidoros Kouvelos presented an award for the Development and Growth of Young Triathletes to Pho3nix Kids Triathlon by Nicola Spirig and Mana Sports and Entertainment Group at the Hellenic Triathlon Federation annual awards ceremony.
“It’s a huge honor to receive this award for the development and growth of young triathletes in Greece,” said Nicola Spirig, who runs the Pho3nix Kids Triathlon by Nicola Spirig series in Switzerland and with Mana Group has partnered with Hellenic Triathlon for the series in Greece. “I’m really proud to be able to get young kids in Greece to become more active and I think the kids’ triathlons are the perfect tool for that.”
Pho3nix Kids Triathlons involving the sport’s biggest names like Olympic champions Nicola Spirig and Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, multiple world champion Javier Gomez Noya, and two-time Ironman world champion Chris McCormack are set to run across Greece, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Australia, Thailand and the Philippines. More than half a million children around the world have already experienced the joy of sport and movement through a Pho3nix Kids event, supporting the Pho3nix Foundation’s goals to bring sport to kids all over the world.