Congleton’s 700 Mayor’s Charity Sprint Triathlon 2018
Following the success of last year’s triathlon, the fun sporting event will return on Sunday 22nd April- and this year, even more people can join in! The event will take place at Congleton Leisure Centre and Congleton Park, with the first wave of participants taking to the swimming pool at 2.30pm.
The aims and objectives for the event are:
- To inspire people of all ages to become more active
- To promote swimming, cycling and running for fitness
- To improve personal fitness levels and feel good factor
- Entrants to raise money for the Town Mayor’s nominated charities for 2017/18
Last year, the event raised around £7000 for the chosen Mayor’s Charity: East Cheshire Hospice. Some of the participants hadn’t cycled or jogged until 3 months before the event!
“We don’t mind how you do it… just do it!”
There are 48 places available for the adult triathlon and a chance to join in some pre-event training with other participants. Participants can be individual entries or take part as a team, with each member completing a discipline:
Adults: 500m swim (20 lengths), 10km cycle ride and 5km run
The entry fee is £20 per participating adult to cover costs. Entrants are encouraged to raise £50 in sponsorship (or £100 per team) to support the Town Mayor’s Charities.
Spaces are expected to fill up quickly, for an application form, simply contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01260 270350 opt 3.
This year sees the arrival of a children’s Go-Tri event immediately before the adults triathlon, starting at 1.30pm.
Children: 150m swim (6 lengths), 6km cycle ride and 1.8km run. There are 60 places available for the children’s Go-Tri, although most of these spaces will be taken up by teams from local schools and clubs.
To reserve a space, email: email@example.com
Local people are encouraged to come along to the park to cheer on the competitors and support the event, there will be a number of health and well-being stalls as well as members from the local swimming, cycling and running clubs to talk to. At the event there will also be some medieval themed activities as part of the 700 Years of Mayoralty in Congleton, making the afternoon event fun for all the family.