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.
In 2016 around 6,600 youngsters aged 8 to 13 will have the chance to take part in the 10th anniversary Tata-Kids of STeel Triathlon events.
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 5 venues across Great Britain in 2016.
The full list of events is detailed below:
May 3 – Westfield Sports Centre, Sheffield
May 4 – International Swimming Pool, Corby
May 6 – Wilesden Sports Centre, London
May 18 – Alun Leisure Centre, Mold
May 19 - Alun Leisure Centre, Mold
June 28 – National Pool, Swansea
June 29 – National Pool, Swansea