The Blenheim Palace Triathlon 2017
June 3 - June 4Woodstock, United Kingdom |
Calling all budding triathletes!
For a third year running we are pulling together a squad for the Blenheim Palace Triathlon. In our first year we raised more than £60,000. In 2016, with a squad of about 85 people we even surprised ourselves and raised a further £60,000.
This year Blenheim are again holding places for Thinking of Oscar to set off in a wave together, on Sunday 4th June. For the first time, by special agreement, the wave will also include places for 10 relay teams. This means if you would like to team up with some friends, or co-workers in order to take part you now can!
This particular event welcomes a very large proportion of first timers.
So if you are up for a challenge; if you are prepared to try something you never imagined you could do; if you would like to raise money and awareness for Thinking of Oscar to help children in UK hospital care, whether that’s through investments such as the vein finders, or better equipping playrooms or perhaps even funding more play specialists and other interesting technology innovations, then please consider signing up.
We chose this event as one of our main fundraising initiatives for a number of reasons. Blenheim Palace is close to our home, and when our children were very small we would walk a lot with them in the beautiful grounds of the palace. After Oscar died we started to think about things that we could do which were outside of our own comfort zone in order to raise awareness of the charity and generate funds. Living your life without one of your children is unfathomably difficult and having friends and family give something a go which, for some, was an enormous personal stretch was a very symbolic gesture of support.
This particular event welcomes a very large proportion of first timers. It is a sprint triathlon and whilst stringing the three disciplines is still very much a challenge it consists of a 750 metre swim across the lake, 20km cycle ride around the grounds followed by a 5km run.
750 metre swim across the lake, 20km cycle ride around the grounds followed by a 5km run.
The support that participants receive is incredible. Everyone who chooses to take part on behalf of Thinking of Oscar wears the team kit and this means that everyone else’s support team cheers them on as well.
If you would like to join us next year please get in touch. It is a really fun family day out and is your chance to do something different – or just something that you love, if you’re already a seasoned triathlete – and make a very considerable impact on our annual fundraising.
The support that participants receive is incredible.
We now have all the registration details from Blenheim so if you would like to sign up then please use the form below to register your interest. If you would like to register a team then please highlight this in the comments section below.
Please note the relay places will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
Register Your Interest Below