The Physical Education Department at BIS Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce that we are organising our 6th annual Duathlon for Primary students. A Duathlon is an athletic event that consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg in a format bearing some resemblance to a triathlon. The event will be held on Thursday, 9th January 2020 at 3.30pm. The race will take place outside the school grounds in the car park area to the right of the school’s main entrance and beyond the Falcon Academy.
Students in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 can participate in the event. Students in Year 1 and Year 2 will run approx. 600m, cycle 800m and then run another 600m. Students in Year 3 and Year 4 will run approx. 600m, cycle 1km and then run 800m. Students in Year 5 and Year 6 will run approx. 600m, cycle 1.2km and then run 1km.
Participants will need the following items in order to participate in the event;
- Running shoes
- House t-shirt
- Bicycle in good working order
- Fitted cycle helmet
- Water bottle
On the day of the event, participants will run in each year group with their ‘House’. All participants will receive a medal and the top 3 from each year group will be awarded a trophy at the end of the event. Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic to eat during the event. Ice cream and light refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.
The cost of the event will be 55 Dirhams, this should be returned to school in an envelope marked clearly for Duathlon 2020, with your child’s name, class and House for the attention of Miss Alor in the PE Office by Monday, 9th December. Places are limited; therefore they will be given on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.
If you wish your son/daughter to participate in this event, please dowmload and fill in the reply slip below and return it to Miss Alor before the deadline. If you have any queries please contact: