During the Columbia Threadneedle Triathlon in Leeds, there will be many engaging and exciting events taking place for spectators to take part in.
This year’s event in Roundhay Park, will feature an Event village which will contain an Activity zone, with many activities taking place throughout the event, particularly geared towards children to encourage participation.
Events taking place will include The Brownlee Foundation ‘Dryathlon’, this will include a run, bike on a turbo trainer, run sequence. The foundation was founded by the Brownlee brothers who are both taking part in the Triathlon, and aims to give children a positive sporting experience while supporting coaches and teachers to inspire the next generation.
Another event taking place will include The British Triathlon Skills School, this will feature a series of skill based activities for 10-16-year-old triathletes who are looking to improve their performance. Skills School looks to enhance the process of young Triathlete development by helping coaches and athletes develop fun and creative ways to be their best. In a constructive and engaging learning environment.
Leeds City Council’s Breeze Programme, will provide free, fun inflatables and activities which will include a giant super dome bouncy castle, ultimate revenge obstacle course, Jungle gym mini obstacle course and a Jungle themed slide. This will also include a den building extravaganza for young people.
There will also be other events on the day including; the Active Leeds Sprint challenge on 30m track. Leeds Rhino’s foundation will also be running a skill zone workshop. While RedBull are providing a roaming DJ within the activity zone. Ping Leeds will also be running Table Tennis themed events.
Leeds Millenium Square will also be using big screens to showcase the event live, with footage live from the finish line from Sunday’s age group races and elite coverage and commentary throughout Sunday afternoon. Roundhay Park will also feature screens which will be showing the events live.
Following feedback from members of the event this year’s edition will feature a club zone. This zone will give each club who are taking part and have registered an area at the heart of the village.
Medal presentations will all take place in Roundhay Park in between the two elite races.