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Get involved in Trinity Triathlon 2014 - 400 places for ages 8 to 19.

Trinity School is proud to launch its fourth children’s triathlon, recently awarded London Region’s Event of the Year 2013 by Triathlon England. Get involved by filling in an entry form, available from www.trinity-school.org/trinity-triathlon.

Entries are now open for this year’s Trinity Triathlon, which takes place on Sunday 29 June 2014. The event has two important new features; it will accept a higher number of entries (400) and there is a new category for 17-19 year olds. Set up as a legacy to the Olympic Games, the Trinity Triathlon has enjoyed growing success since its inception and is now one of the biggest of its kind in the UK. Volunteers from the School community and Crystal Palace Triathlon Club, the event mentors, as well as pre-planned road closure by TFL for the cycling event, will once again be crucial to the smooth running of the Triathlon and the enjoyment of participants and spectators alike.

Rob Brookman from Trinity School, Event Director, said: “I am very excited to announce the opening of entries for the 2014 Trinity Triathlon. It is now in its fourth year and attracting more competitors than ever, including many from children for whom this will be their first triathlon. An extra age category event is being added this year so we now welcome children from age 8 to 19.”

Some key facts about Trinity Triathlon:

  • The event was established as an Olympic legacy event for youth involvement in sport; it was first held in 2011, then every year since.
  • Children aged 8 to 19 can compete, with the 17-19 category a new age group event for 2014.
  • For some 50% of competitors the Trinity event is their first ever Triathlon.
  • Entries have increased year on year: from 140 in 2011 to 325 in 2013 and now 400 in 2014.
  • Trinity Triathlon was named Triathlon England Event of the Year 2013 for the London Region.
  • The entire event is run by volunteers and involves cooperation with TFL, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace Triathlon Club and local residents - it is a real community event.

Trinity Triathlon attracts entries from all over South East England and puts Croydon on the map for what has become a major children’s sporting event.

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