People in Chichester are being encouraged to get active in 2018 by signing up to take part in one of the city’s biggest sporting events.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Natures Way Foods Chichester Triathlon Series, which will take place over the weekend of 2 – 3 June.
Event hosts, Everyone Active, are aiming to make 2018’s event the biggest one yet. Last year, more than 900 participants aged eight to 85 turned out to take part in a variety of races across the two days.
Now in its twelfth year, the Chichester Triathlon has evolved from a single race into a weekend-long festival of activity. Young people aged eight – 16 can take part in either an aquathlon or triathlon on the Saturday, before adults get their turn to compete on the Sunday.
Those over the age of 16 can get involved in a Sprint Distance Triathlon, consisting of a 400-metre pool swim, 33-kilometre bike ride, and a five-kilometre run. Alternatively they can opt to take part in an Olympic-distance race featuring a 600-metre pool swim, a 42-kilometre bike ride, and a 10-kilometre run. Both races can be entered into as part of a team or individually.
The event will form part of the Everyone Active’s South East Triathlon Championship alongside races at its leisure centres in Fareham, Hart and Petersfield. The series has been created to encourage participants of all ages and abilities to participate in multisport events, and caters for first-time competitors through to semi-professional athletes.
“I am delighted that the Chi Tri is returning for its twelfth year. It has developed into a huge event in the town’s sporting calendar, and we are delighted to be delivering it again. Everyone Active’s South East Triathlon Championship will give customers the opportunity to experience what’s on offer at our centres across the region. The events really are suitable for all ages and levels of experience, from the beginner to experienced triathlete. Although they can be challenging, triathlons are also a lot of fun – which is really what this weekend is all about.”
“NWF has sponsored the Chichester Triathlon series since 2007 and we’ve been delighted to watch more and more people take part every year. We have a really strong community programme, focused on health, education and sport. The Chichester Triathlon series brings these together in a great family event and we’re really proud to be part of it.”
Everyone Active is offering support for novice competitors in the run up to the event through specially-designed training plans and triathlon workshops. For more information about these or to sign up to participate in the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.everyoneactive.com/chichester-triathlon.