Take part in Para Tri

Calling children and adults of all abilities & disabilities and levels of fitness. 

The UK's first-ever mass paratriathlon event for people with disabilities and those without will take place in August 2015. It has been launched by Paralympic sprinter, Sophia Warner and will take place at the Olympic and Paralympic rowing venue. Para Tri builds on the legacy of the Paralympics and Invictus Games, with one fundamental difference – it isn't just for the elite athlete but for all levels of fitness. It gives people with disabilities the chance to come together, compete and have fun on a dedicated playing field for the first time. There are five very different paratriathlon distances, designed for all fitness levels and abilities. The 'Sprint Para Tri' is aimed at absolute beginners – and if support is needed, able-bodied family, friends and colleagues can be part of a relay team. The Sprint Para Tri: swim 150m, cycle 3km and run/push 1 km. This can be one person or a three person relay team of disabled and non-disabled participants. The participation fee is just £50, and there is no minimum sponsorship. Sophia said "In 1998 I was the first disabled participant to complete the London Triathlon. Even as an elite athlete I found the prospect of entering an able-bodied event daunting. Disability sport falls into two main categories: rehabilitation and elite – with very few opportunities for the majority in between. Para Tri is the realisation of a long-held dream to create a series of dedicated events that anyone with a disability can enter." Para Tri's official charity partners are The Children's Trust and Help for Heroes. Iwan Thomas MBE is among those supporting the event.  If you're interested in taking part and would like to chat to someone about whether it's suitable, speak to Donna Lee on 01438 488 654 or email dlee@thechildrenstrust.org.uk
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