Tata Steel, in partnership with British Triathlon, launched the Tata – Kids of Steel triathlon series in 2007. The series aims to encourage children across Great Britain to adopt a healthier lifestyle through sport and exercise, as well as providing a great day out for the local community.
To date, nearly 70,000 eight to 13-year-olds from hundreds of schools have experienced triathlon through the Tata – Kids of Steel triathlon series.
Tata – Kids of Steel gives youngsters of all abilities the opportunity to have-a-go at this dynamic sport with manageable distances.
A typical format consists of a short swim of 40 to 60 metres, followed by a traffic free cycle of 800 to 1200 metres and a run of approximately 400 metres. The events are fully inclusive, ensuring every child has a fun and positive experience of sport, regardless of ability.
All equipment is provided and every child that participates receives a t-shirt, swim cap, gym sack and medal. The events are delivered by the British Triathlon Trust, in close collaboration with local schools and community sports clubs.
The Tata - Kids of Steel® triathlon series will visit 10 venues across Great Britain in 2015.
The full list of events is detailed below:
May 19 – The Pods leisure centre, Scunthorpe
May 20 – International Swimming Pool, Corby
June 3 – Workington Leisure Centre
June 4 – Eston Leisure Centre, Teesside
June 9 – Wishaw Sports Centre
June 26 – Alun Leisure Centre, Mold
June 29 – Westfield Sports Centre, Sheffield
July 7 – National Pool, Swansea
July 9 – International Sports Village, Newport
July 14 – London Aquatics Centre and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
For enquiries about attendance at the forthcoming series, please contact;
Claire Kremer at the British Triathlon Trust - at firstname.lastname@example.org