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Herts Charity Challenge – Triathlon & Duathlon
14 Oct 2012
Details: Fitness enthusiasts can now go the extra mile for charity by signing up to the ultimate endurance race – The Herts Charity Challenge – Triathlon & Duathlon.
Official entries for the St Albans-based event are now open, with 350 places up for grabs and all monies raised on the day going to the international children’s charity Hope and Homes for Children.
This year, to mark the event’s tenth anniversary, a new Duathlon course has been added alongside the triathlon circuit. The aim is to help aspiring triathaletes get a taste for the sport.
The starter’s gun for both disciplines will sound at around 7am on Sunday 14th October 2012 at the St. Albans Nuffield Fitness & Wellbeing Centre. Competitors for the triathlon will set off for a 400 metre swim, before tackling a 21 kilometre cycle ride, followed by a 5 kilometre road run. Duathlon entrants will start with a 5 kilometre run, followed by a 21 kilometre bike ride and then another 5 kilometre run.
Registration for both events is just £15 and they are open to both novices and veterans alike. All competitors are asked to raise a minimum of £485 for Hope and Homes for Children – a leading charity in transforming harmful and outdated childcare practices in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa.
Lucy Hinchliffe, organiser and chair person for Hope and Homes for Children’s Hertfordshire Support Group, said: “The prospect of raising £485 may sound a little daunting to some, but we will be on hand with help and advice to ensure you reach the fundraising target and the finish line.
“People get an enormous sense of achievement from not only taking part, but also knowing they are helping Hope and Homes for Children transform young lives across Central and Eastern Europe and Africa.”
Trophies will be awarded for competing participants. Entry is open to anyone over the age of 15 and competitors can take part as individuals or in teams of three or four.
Lucy added: “Formally known as St. James’s Place Foundation Triathlon the event has proved hugely popular over the past ten years.
“With just 350 places up for grabs in 2012, spaces are bound to be snapped up fast.”
For those who want to get involved but do not fancy the slog of swimming, running or cycling – there is an opportunity to volunteer as a race marshal.
More info: www.sprinttriathlon.org