Tri for life returned to the stunning setting of Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, on Sunday 8th September 2013.
Now in its sixth year, and having raised £1.25m to date for a variety of charities, tri for life provided a fantastic day out for the family and a great fundraising opportunity.
The organisers aimed to make 2013 the year that tri for life raises over £1.5 million, making it one of the largest charity-focussed UK triathlons. The 2013 event hosted three different triathlon distances, a stand-alone 10km run, a scootathlon for four- to eight-year-olds and a duathlon for nine- to 15-year-olds.
Unfortunately, the swimming leg had to be cancelled for this year, as weather conditions caused blue-green algae to appear in the lake. But participants took the extra running leg in their stride and spectators still enjoyed a fantastic day.
Tri for life has four charity partners – Rays of Sunshine, Whizz Kidz, Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and Breakthrough Breast Cancer – and pledged the sum of £150,000 to each to fund specifically identified capital projects so participants can follow the impact of their hard work.
Early estimates show that the event has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the charity partners, but it will be a little while longer until all the sponsorship money pledged has been collected and a final total can be announced.
The results from the race and participants times can be seen here.