Taking place on Sunday 8th September 2013, tri for life will be returning to the stunning setting of Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, with the swim, bike and run all being held within the 3000 acres of beautiful deer park.
Now in its sixth year, and having raised £1.25m to date for a variety of charities, tri for life continues to provide a fantastic day out for the family and a great fundraising opportunity. The organisers are aiming to make 2013 the year that tri for life raises over £1.5 million, making it one of the largest charity-focussed UK triathlons.
tri for life has something for everyone, whether you’re a participant or a spectator. The 2013 event will host three different triathlon distances (all of which can be entered as an individual or relay team), a stand-alone 10km run, a scootathlon for four- to eight-year-olds and a duathlon for nine- to 15-year-olds. There will also be a mini funfair including face painting, inflatables, body zorbing and rock climbing to ensure that the little ones are fully included.
Lack of specific triathlon kit has often been a barrier for novices so tri for life has partnered with a series of specialist triathlon retailers to ensure that wetsuit and bike hire are available at incredibly competitive prices.
“No minimum sponsorship = no race” is just one of the many things that makes tri for life unique. Fundraising is not an ‘option’; everyone who takes part has to raise money. tri for life has four charity partners – Rays of Sunshine, Whizz Kidz, Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and Breakthrough Breast Cancer – and has pledged the sum of £150,000 to each to fund specifically identified capital projects so that our participants can follow the impact of their hard work. tri for life hopes to fulfil this commitment over the next three to four years.
tri for life are delighted that this year the triathlon is being Powered by Prezzo. The Prezzo team is looking to have over 175 staff taking part and hopes to raise more than £40,000 towards the overall total.
tri for life trustee, Marcus Anselm, commented “2013 will be a massive year for us and we’re delighted and privileged to be returning to Woburn Abbey. Prezzo have been wonderful supporters for tri for life for the last 3 years and we are delighted that they have chosen to be our corporate partner for this year’s event.