Rhiannon Drummond  runs along Lakeshore Road while parents and supporters cheer on the racers in the Kids of Steel Triathlon last weekend.

Rhiannon Drummond runs along Lakeshore Road while parents and supporters cheer on the racers in the Kids of Steel Triathlon last weekend.

Kids of Steel

Close to 200 kids showed their strength for the inaugural Okanagan Natural Medicine Kids of Steel

Close to 200 kids showed their strength for the inaugural Okanagan Natural Medicine Kids of Steel at Kin Beach last weekend.

The event attracted 181 kids between the ages of two and 15.  Those under five took in a splash and dash and those six to 15 took part in a swim/bike/run event with various distances based on ages. They swam in Okanagan Lake, biked up Tronson and ran along Lakeshore Roads.

The largest category was the six to seven year olds with more than 69 kids entered. The majority of the participants were local from Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby and Armstrong.  However Revelstoke, Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops, Edmonton and even Fort McMurray were all represented.

Many of the parents took part in the Kal Rats Sprint Triathlon the following day making it a great triathlon weekend for the family.

Now organizers are gearing up and looking forward to the second annual event next year.