Triathlon in aid of a Dam good cause

Kirsten Greaves from Caudwell Children
Kirsten Greaves from Caudwell Children

A national children’s charity is calling on people to run, swim and cycle through Halifax to raise money for disabled children.

Caudwell Children has teamed up with the Halifax Calder Rotary Club to launch the inaugural Dam ‘ard Triathlon.

The chaity provides practical and emotional support to families living with disabled children.

Kirsten Greaves, challenge co-ordinator for Caudwell Children, said: “Triathlon’s are becoming more and more popular as they are a really fun and fulfilling challenge.

“By taking part and fundraising on behalf of Caudwell Children, you will be making a real difference to the lives of disabled children, and completing a huge personal achievement in the process.”

The Dam ‘ard Triathlon pits athletes and fundraisers against a 500m swim, a 30k bike ride and a 7.5k run through some of Yorkshire’s most stunning scenery.

Event Organiser, Peter Hanson, said: “This is the first year we’ve put on The Dam ‘ard Triathlon. We’d seen other triathlons taking place and were amazed by the dedication and support of the participants and the amount of money they raised for amazing causes; so we decided to hold our own.

“It’s not an easy competition but teams can take part in a relay and share the burden.”

The triathlon takes place on September 28 starting at the Rishworth Sports Club. For more details call 01782 600435.