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Tri for Life aiming for a million

Organisers hope to push past the £1million mark for charity at this year’s Woburn Abbey set event

Taking place on 15 September 2012, tri for life will be the first-ever triathlon to take place in the setting of Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

Now in its fifth year after four previous events at Dorney Lake, and having raised £815,000 to date for a variety of charities, the organisers are aiming to make 2012 the year that tri for life breaks through the £1million mark, making it one of the largest charity-focussed UK triathlons.

The 2012 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 face painters, bouncy castles and go-karts on hand to ensure that the little ones are fully included.

“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 and Breakthrough Breast Cancer – and has pledged the sum of £150,000 to each to fund specifically identified capital projects so that participants can follow the impact of their hard work.

Places at the 2012 event will be limited to 750 so register now to avoid disappointment. More at www.triforlife.co.uk.

Here are the distances that will be on offer over the one-day event…

Short-distance triathlon (400m swim/20km bike/5km run)

Medium-distance triathlon (800m swim/30km bike/7.5km run)

Long-distance triathlon (1,500m swim/40km bike/10km run)

10km run *NEW EVENT

Scootathlon (4-8yrs) (400m scoot/400m bike/250m run)

Kids’ duathlon (9-15yrs) (500m run/3km bike/500m run)

Photography credit: Reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Bedford and the Trustees of the Bedford Estates

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.