11 June 2012. We regret to announce that IronKids will not be staged in Bela Bela this year due to a sponsorship agreement not having been reached for 2012. The decision is purely business related and is in no part related to the event organisation. Without the backing of a title sponsor it would not be possible to stage an event of the quality that our athletes have become accustomed to. World Endurance South Africa prides itself in staging top quality events with no compromise on quality or safety. Under no circumstances will we stage a sub-standard event resulting in an average race experience for our athletes. IronKids is a highly popular children’s aquathlon (swim, run event) that has been staged successfully in Port Elizabeth for the past seven years. The event was introduced to Bela Bela as part of the 5150 Bela Bela Triathlon weekend in 2011. The decision not to stage IronKids in Bela Bela is regrettable but one that we feel is in the best interest of the company and ultimately our athletes.