Young people Run for Restless in record breaking Triathlon

25 May 16

Restless Triathlon

Almost 1,000 young people participated in the inaugural Restless Triathlon, a family day out providing a unique opportunity for young people to combine the fun of fundraising and sport.

Taking place in two locations in the UK earlier this month, the events that are a part of the Run For Restless series were a record breaking success. A staggering £110,000 was raised for Restless Development and the chosen charities of the participating schools - more than any previous event had raised.

With the sun shining brightly, young people competed together in teams and swam, cycled and ran their way through the bespoke course. Every competitor was issued with a medal and family and friends were able to cheer on the kids on all the way around.

Jim Sewell, Restless Development Trustee and mastermind behind the Restless Triathlon, said:

"The children were fantastic, many taking part in a triathlon for the first time. There is nothing better than combining competitive sport and fun with fundraising for young people around the world who need our support."

James Thompson, headmaster at Royal Russell Junior School, said he was "delighted" to host the inaugural event, adding:

"It is a great initiative to encourage children to be healthy and active, combined with the chance to help other young people around the world."

A parent of one of the young triathletes added:

“One little girl in the team was really struggling at the end of the race and they all ran up and helped her and encouraged her and it was just really good sportsmanship. It’s been amazing.”

Finish line

For more photos from the events, please have a look at our Flickr account. If you are interested in taking part in the Restless Triathlon, have a look at our webpage for more information.

Thank you to our main sponsor Flight Centre and to our other sponsors Porsche, Warmingham Estate Agents and Knight Frank. Special thanks to our two host schools, Royal Russell School in Croydon and Bradfield College in Berkshire, and to their pupils, their family and their friends. See you next year!

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