Entries now open for IronKids UK
Created On: 04 November 2012
Online entry opened recently for IronKids to be
held on Saturday 3 August for 3 to 15 year olds in Bolton.
This year's inaugural IronKids event was a huge success with a
sell-out 1,000 children racing through Bolton's town centre
supported by their families and friends.
Building on the success of the event organisers World Endurance
UK, have confirmed they will be doubling entry numbers to 2,000 to
accommodate such a demand for entry in 2013. Families are
therefore advised to enter early to avoid disappointment.
IronKids is held in partnership with Bolton Council and is an
exciting addition to the iconic Ironman UK race that takes place
the same weekend. The event consists of a run in the town
centre on Saturday morning, August 3, the day before the main
Ironman UK event.
It is open to open to 3 to 15 with different distances depending
on the child's age. 3 to 5 years will compete in a 500m run
(accompanied by a parent/guardian); 6 to 10 years - 1.5km run, and
11 to 15 years - 2.5km run.
IronKids aims to inspire and motivate youth through sport, to
lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. It is the perfect
opportunity for local children, and the children of those competing
in Ironman UK, to be involved in the action, offering sporting
inspiration for the next generation.
To enter, parents or guardians need to complete an online entry
form at www.ironkids.co.uk or
visit Bolton Council's Sports and Active Living Unit reception
desk, Paderborn House - the entry fee is £2.00 per child.
The ethos of the event is to encourage participation and not on
results, so there will be no place prizes. Instead, on completion
of the race, each child will receive a special commemorative
IronKids t-shirt and medal.
Bolton Council's Cabinet Member for Sport, Councillor
Christopher Peacock said: "We have been overwhelmed by the response
to IronKids, especially how quickly it sold out. Next year's event
promises to be a great day out for families watching their children
running with each other through the town."
Managing Director of Ironman UK and Ireland, Kevin Stewart,
said: "We were delighted with the turnout for Bolton's first
IronKids event and together with the support of Bolton Council are
very much looking forward to seeing so many kids be part of the
Ironman experience again next year."
The race route will use Howell Croft North, Deansgate, and
Knowsley Street with the furthest point of the course reaching out
to a turn point before affecting Bark Street. The finish will be in
Victoria Square, under the iconic Ironman finish gantry.
For further information please call Ironman UK on 01865 596266
or Bolton Council on 01204 332323. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org