The second Peak District Triathlon at Chatsworth takes place on Sunday 28th June 2015, based at one of the UK’s best-known country estates. Featuring a new cycle and run route, this is a world class triathlon set in the middle of the Peak District with options of a sprint and standard distance race.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical and financial support for better cancer care. Triathletes wishing to support Macmillan and to join Team Macmillan at Chatsworth need to go to www.xtramileevents.com/events/chatsworth-house-triathlon/ to sign up and select the option to support Macmillan, or they can enter online at www.macmillan.org.uk . Macmillan are offering free places to the Peak District Triathlon at Chatsworth, all they ask is that participants pledge to raise a minimum of £350 and relay teams a minimum of £500. Anyone who already has a place can still join Team Macmillan and will receive a welcome pack and a Macmillan sports top/vest.
The sprint distance race incorporates a 750m swim in the River Derwent which starts from the beautiful 18th century bridge and goes out and back in front of Chatsworth House, followed by a 20km bike ride in stunning Peak District countryside. The race finishes with a picturesque 5km run in the expansive parkland, featuring highlights of the Chatsworth Estate including the famous Hunting Tower and amazing views of the Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown landscape. The standard distance race consists of a 1000m swim followed by a 39km cycle leg and a 10km run.
Race Director Simon Hill commented: “We are pleased to welcome Macmillan Cancer Support as official charity partner for the Peak District Triathlon at Chatsworth. This family-friendly event is the perfect opportunity to combine taking part in an iconic race with having a family day out at the Estate and exploring the Peak District, whilst raising valuable funds for Macmillan.
“The event includes a standard and a sprint distance race as well as team relays, which makes it accessible for participants of all levels.”
Challenge Events Programme Manager (Triathlon) Phil Hall said: “Macmillan is delighted to be involved with the Peak District Triathlon at Chatsworth. Whether you have a place or grab a free one with us, we want as many people to join Team Macmillan to raise money so we ensure no one has to face cancer alone.”
A maximum of 1000 race places are available and entries close on 16th June or when sold out.
For further details about Macmillan please go to www.macmillan.org.uk .