Macmillan Cancer Support will become the Official National Charity for the Castle Triathlon Series for the next two years as it aspires to be the biggest charity name in triathlon. Having spent a number of years in the longer distance endurance sport market Macmillan has identified a trend for greater fundraising in the Sprint and Olympic triathlon sector.
The Castle Triathlon Series has an emphasis on family friendly triathlon – with its origins in shorter distance race offerings, as well as iconic venues and a 15,000 overall field in 2016.
The Castle Triathlon Series welcomes Macmillan Cancer Support as the new Charity Partner after working with NSPCC for the last two years. Race Director, Brian Adcock, said “We look forward to working with Macmillan who come to us with a huge heritage in triathlon fundraising and a credible cause we appreciate will have affected many of our competitors.
“The NSPCC partnership has been great fun and resonated well with our family audience; we hope to continue this good feeling whilst supporting another worthy cause.”
Macmillan Cancer Support will introduce free Charity Places for all race distances at the six weekend triathlon festivals and dedicated ‘Cheering Zones’ on the courses. The target is to raise over £200K through the two-year partnership – helping provide cancer suffers across the UK with support through dedicated nurses helping patients and their families.
Triathlon Manager, Lizzie Quill said “Macmillan Cancer Support is thrilled to be the new Official National Charity for the Castle Triathlon Series. Next year, if every Castle triathlete raised £50 they could pay for a Macmillan Nurse for over 15 years!
“Every person that crosses a Castle Triathlon finish line helps ensure that we can keep providing our vital services, so no one has to face cancer alone.”