At the beginning of October, the Bradley Lowery Foundation was announced as the Official Charity Partner of 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland, with the pre-sale period in aid of the charity now extending until the end of the month.
The extended sale period sees £5 from every sprint and standard distance entry for the event on 29-30 July donated to the foundation when bought before 31 October 2022.
Both distances will see participants swim, bike, run in-and-around Roker seafront, with the sprint distance comprising a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run, with the standard distance made up of a 1,500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
As well as the opportunity to take part as an individual, both the sprint and standard distances can be completed as a relay where the three disciplines are divided among two or three participants.
The Bradley Lowery Foundation was established in memory of Bradley Lowery, who passed away following a fight with Neuroblastoma in 2017.
Since then, the charity has raised more than £9million for dozens of poorly children across the UK; established a dedicated support line for the families of children with cancer; donated over £200,000 to researching childhood cancers and campaigned for new drugs to be introduced in the UK.
World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland will provide participants with the opportunity to compete on the same course as the world’s best from start to finish, with elite triathletes seeking Olympic qualification points for Paris 2024 competing over the weekend.
Every participant from first timer to Olympic medallist will start from Roker Beach with a sea swim, before racing their way around the roads of Roker and returning to the seafront to cross the finish line.
Having hosted British Triathlon’s Super Series Grand Final in 2022, next year’s event will bring elite triathlon to Sunderland like never before and provide an opportunity for thousands of amateur participants to swim, bike, run across the weekend.
The event is part of a programme of swim, bike, run activities that will take place in and around the North East of England throughout 2023, with British Triathlon working closely with Sunderland City Council to promote participation locally.
To see the opportunities available across 29-30 July next year and to enter, please visit the event website: https://sunderland.triathlon.org/2023/. Until the end of the pre-sale period on 31 October, £5 from every sprint and standard distance entry will be donated to the Bradley Lowery Foundation.