IRONMAN has announced a new partnership with Children with Cancer UK, providing athletes with a range of incentives to race and raise money for the charity in 2019.
Athletes racing on behalf of Children with Cancer UK will have access to an enhanced benefits package at IRONMAN events in the UK & Ireland. This includes a priority registration and bag check-in area at a dedicated Children with Cancer UK stand, priority Bike Check-in and the opportunity to have a member of their family or a friend award them their medal at the finish line.
The Children with Cancer UK partnership will apply to IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, IRONMAN 70.3 Dún Laoghaire in Ireland and IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth. It will also apply to IRONMAN Ireland, Cork, IRONMAN UK and IRONMAN Wales, as well as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be working alongside Children with Cancer UK in 2019,” said Peter Gallagher, Director of Global Partnerships, IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“We know many athletes who compete in IRONMAN events are racing for very worthy causes, and we hope this partnership will encourage more competitors to raise money for Cancer with Children UK,” he added.
Children with Cancer UK is a leading national children’s charity dedicated to research into cancer of children, teenagers and young people. Every day, 12 families in the UK get the devastating news that their child has cancer – over 4,500 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK.
The organisation is currently funding more than 60 specialist research projects at leading centres around the UK, including research that helps to drive up survival rates in even the hardest-to-treat cancers.
“Children with Cancer UK is delighted to be partnering with IRONMAN,” said Emily Roff, Senior Sports & Community Fundraising Manager at Children with Cancer UK. “With the help of brave fundraisers taking on one of the world’s toughest challenges, we can help more children with cancer ring their end of treatment bell. We can’t wait to see you all out on the course.”