Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon

Published Wednesday, 15th February 2017
Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon
Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon

Competitors and families are invited to get on their bike for a charity fundraising event at Rother Valley County Park this month.

People can register now for a Duathlon – which includes cycling and running - in support of Help For Heroes charity on Sunday 26 February.

The event is open for all abilities from beginners starting out in multi-sports through to seasoned international athletes.

It’s still early in the New Year and the perfect time to take part in a fresh challenge.

This is an excellent starter event for the new season and can get you on the right track to fitness whatever level you wish to achieve, whether this is an early season opener or a podium position.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cultural Services, Cllr Taiba Yasseen, said: “This event enables competitors to get outdoors and boost their levels of health through participating in aerobic exercise and fundraising for a very good cause.

“We welcome families and children who enjoy running and cycling, whatever level of ability to join us and register for the Duathlon, and raise as much money as possible for the Help For Heroes charity.”

TLS Events are organising the three Duathlons. These include a sprint distance, a standard distance and a children’s event.

The standard Duathlon starts at 9am and comprises a 10km run, a 42.5km bike ride and a 5k run. Entry costs £40 entry for British Triathlon Federation members or £45 for non-British Triathlon Federation members.

The sprint Duathlon starts at 9.10am and includes a 5km run, a 25km bike ride and a 2.5km run. Entry costs £35 for British Triathlon Federation members £40 for non- British Triathlon Federation members.

The Kids Duathlon Tri Stars event starts from 1pm. The cost of entry is £7.50. Check the British Triathlon website for details.

Car parking is available in the park for both participants and spectators, charged at £5 for the whole day.

All races start and finish at The Green, Watersports Activity Centre.

To register for the Duathlon visit the British Triathlon website

For further information visit the TLS Events website