The Ghana Triathlon

Swim, cycle, run to change lives in Ghana

This unique sprint series event in the grounds of the University of Ghana, is the only triathlon in West Africa. The event,  set up by two former athletes, empowers young people through sport and unites national and international triathlon enthusiasts.


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A partnership to build brighter futures for the next generation

AfriKids are partnering with the Ghana Triathlon Federation to give international athletes the opportunity to help Ghana's next generation to break the cycle of poverty; while taking part in an event which allows local young people to try their hand at triathlon, a relatively new sport to Ghana.

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 fourth 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 by Tarek Mouganie and Bawah Fuseini in 2013 and is part of the International Triathlon Union and African Triathlon Union since 2015.

Take part and become a Change-Maker for AfriKids

In addition to trip costs, we ask participants to fundraise in the lead up to the trip to support the life-changing work of AfriKids. Our highly experienced fundraising team will be there with you every step of the way and you'll even be able to see the project you've supported during the trip!

Minimum fundraising commitment: £1,000 per person*

*this is in addition to each participant funding their own in-country costs and personal expenses

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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 two-time World Champion, spend an evening at the British High Commission (TBC) in Accra and travel north to visit the projects you are supporting.

AfriKids are offering  two different trip options.

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

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
  • All accommodation (likely to be shared)
  • Meals and drinking water
  • Internal flights - The Full Trip
  • Project visits - 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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AfriKids UK Head Office:
21 Southampton Row
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 207 269 0740

AfriKids Ghana Head Office:
PO Box 166
Upper East Region

+233 (0) 3820 97134

Registered charity in England and Wales: 1141028
Registered NGO in Ghana: DSW/3024
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