The Ghana Triathlon

Take on the only triathlon in West Africa with AfriKids and become part of a team helping to break the cycle of poverty in northern Ghana for good.

The event

Date: Sunday 11th November 2018
Location: University of Ghana grounds, Accra
Challenge: Legon Sprint Series Triathlon - 600m swim  |  20km cycle  |  5km run
Options: Individual or relay available

Set in the University of Ghana’s grounds, in the capital of Accra, the Ghana Triathlon is a Sprint Series event now in its third year. The triathlon is the only event of its kind in West Africa and attracts Ghanaian athletes, as well as international participants.

The Ghana Triathlon Federation was founded in 2013 and is part of the International Triathlon Union and African Triathlon Union since 2015.

In 2018, AfriKids will be partnering with the Ghana Triathlon to offer supporters a unique opportunity to swim, cycle and run their way towards a brighter future for more children.

Join our team of AfriKids Change-Makers

Fundraising commitment: £1,000 per person*

In addition to trip costs, participants commit to raise a minimum of £1,000 to support the work of AfriKids. The AfriKids UK team will be here to support you with your fundraising throughout the process.

*this is in addition to all in-country costs and personal expenses

 Register your interest

The trip

Challenge yourself by taking on West Africa’s first and only triathlon, with a unique opportunity to train with Spencer Smith, British Triathlete and World Championship Winner, spend an evening at the British High Commission (TBC) in Accra and travel north to visit the projects you are supporting!

We have two different trip options available.


Option one - The Full Trip 
Friday 9 Nov - Wed 14 Nov

A six day trip to truly experience life in Ghana; take part in the triathlon before travelling north to visit the projects your fundraising will support.
In-country costs:* £700

Option two - Triathlon Weekend
Friday 9 Nov - Sunday 11 Nov

A long weekend - three days - spent in Accra to get a taste of Ghana’s capital city and take on this unique triathlon challenge.
In-country costs*: £325

*In-country costs include:

  • Triathlon entrance and AfriKids sports vest
  • Airport transfers
  • Internal flights (for The Full Trip)
  • All accommodation
  • Meals and drinking water
  • Project visits (for The Full trip)

Personal expenses: £830 -865  (based on approximate pricing)

  • International flights: £550
  • Visa: £70
  • Vaccinations: £150
  • Travel Insurance: £30
  • Antimalarials: £30
  • Training morning (optional): £35

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21 Southampton Row
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 207 269 0740

AfriKids Ghana Head Office:
PO Box 166
Upper East Region

+233 (0) 3820 23829

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Registered NGO in Ghana: DSW/3024
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