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Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon – 13 July 2014

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Distances

Novice: swim 200 metres, bike 5 kilometres, run 2.5 kilometres
Sprint:
swim 400 metres, 20 kilometres, run 5 kilometres
Challenge:
swim 800 metres, bike 30 kilometres, run 7.5 kilometres
Relay Challenge (2-3 people):
swim 800 metres, bike 30 kilometres, run 7.5 kilometres

Get your place

Join our team

Where: Dorney Lake, Windsor

Taking place at the rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games, Dorney Lake in Eton, the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon caters for all abilities and ages and provides a fun and friendly, non-intimidating environment. If you can’t run, swim and cycle there is also the option to enter into the team relay with your girlfriends, so you can pick your favorite element and get your friends to do the others parts.

Dorney Lake offers a clean, open water swim, followed by a closed bike loop around the lake and finally, a flat run along the side of the lake.

Why don't you set yourself a challenge and take part to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care?

How to join in

Entry is now open for the 2014 event. You can get your place by registering on the event website. Then, let us know you're taking part and we can send you all our support materials.

Get your place

How we will support you

In return for pledging to raise money for us, we will support you by providing:

  • a state of the art running vest
  • a welcome pack full of fundraising and training advice
  • support and advice from a dedicated member of the sports team
  • regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • goody bag
  • a fantastic post race reception and refreshments in the event village at the end of the race
  • fundraising materials.
  • a discount code for www.sheactive.co.uk
  • entry to a competition to win a year's subscription to Health and Fitness magazine

Your resources

Fundraising

FAQ

More information

We hope to welcome you to Team Breast Cancer Care very soon!

 

Fundraising targets

Details of registration fees for 2014 TBC.

1. Get your place through the event organisers.

2. Join our team

3. Raise as much as you can for Breast Cancer Care

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Race day

Register

A map for the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon will be uploaded here, once it becomes available.

Information and advice for your Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon

  1. Your running number can be collected from the event registration area which will be open early morning on race day on site. Exact times and locations will be confirmed nearer to the event.
  2. Timing mats will be positioned around the course to time your triathlon. Your timing chip will be given to you once you register on the day with instructions on how to wear this correctly.
  3. 332 Participants will be divided in to varying race wave starts. These will be dependent on your age category and will be confirmed in your registration pack.
  4. The surrounding area of Dorney Lake is perfect for spectators to watch the day’s events. Dogs are welcome to the event but are asked to be kept on the lead at all times.
  5. There will be triandrun retailers throughout the day so there will be plenty of opportunity for you to treat yourself to a new purchase or two!
  6. Race results will be posted on the Human Race website shortly after the event.
  7. Once you have crossed the finish line come and find us in the event village where we have our own charity marquee. We will be waiting with refreshments, goody bags and a friendly smile!

For further information on the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon please visit the Human Race website.

Please continue to check this page as we will be updating it closer to the event.

Join our team

Register

Keep an eye out for sign-up for 2013 - we'll put all the details on these pages, including the date and how to register.

334 Once you have received confirmation of your entry in to the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon please let us know by emailing sporting@breastcancercare.org.uk or call 0845 092 0804 with:

  • your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • running vest size
  • how you heard about Breast Cancer Care.

Once you are signed up we will send you a welcome pack and running vest to get you started.

Find out how your support helps 

Training tips

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375 Training is essential to your Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon preparation. The more you train, the more enjoyable your experience will be. We have designed a training plan to help you on your way.

Our week by week training plan specifies how far and how often you should run, cycle and swim. It also tells you when to rest in order to get the most out of your training. We suggest you should start your preparations eight weeks before the race. The increase in mileage in our training plan is designed to help you improve your fitness level for the big day.

Use our stretching guide to help you fully prepare for yourself for your training sessions and on race day. 

Don’t forget to keep visiting this page to get the most up-to-date advice.

Download stretching guide

Download triathlon training plan

Fundraising

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Reaching your fundraising target can be a challenge, but don’t worry as we have some useful tips to help you plan and coordinate your fundraising.

Check out our seasonal fundraising ideas to ensure that your fundraising is fresh and on trend.

Winter fundraising tips

Spring fundraising tips

Summer fundraising tips

Autumn fundraising tips

All sponsorship should be collected and returned to Breast Cancer Care by 10 September 2012.

Social networks

Remember, it’s your network of friends, family, colleagues and contacts who will support you with your training and fundraising. Keep them updated every step of the way with your Facebook profile, blog or Twitter account.  

Tell them how your training is going (with pictures for added impact) and let them know how you’re getting on with your fundraising target. You can even upload pictures on the day to show everyone your progress along the route! If you follow Breast Cancer Care on Facebook and Twitter, we’ll keep you up to date with the goings-on here, and keep you on track with support and tips.

Fundraising materials

Download your very own fundraising planner to follow to ensure that your fundraising activities run as smoothly as possible.

Use this downloadable posterto promote your fundraising events.

Online fundraising

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Now you can raise sponsorship without all the hassle. No more dealing with cash and cheques, no more chasing friends after the event. Simply create a free, online fundraising page, personalise it with a photo and message, and email it to your friends, family and work colleagues. They can donate quickly and securely online with a credit or debit card. Online donations from UK taxpayers are worth almost a third more to us with Gift Aid, which can be claimed on online donations. Follow the instructions to set up your unique JustGiving page.

Once you’ve created your page, email the link to friends, family, colleagues and classmates. You can even add the JustGiving application to your Facebook page to make it even easier for your friends to donate.

For more information or help setting up your page, visit www.justgiving.com or call the Justgiving helpdesk on 0845 021 2110.

Please note: Justgiving money will only be attributed to the person who set up the Justgiving page, so please do not set up joint pages as we are unable to share the money between several people.

How do I pay in my sponsorship?

There are few ways in which your sponsorship money will reach us:

JustGiving

If you have decided to create a Justgiving fundraising page, then you do not need to do anything as all your sponsorship money will automatically be sent directly to our bank account. Please note that it can take up to four weeks to show up on your fundraising record at Breast Cancer Care.

Cheque

Please send all cheques to the address below:

Breast Cancer Care Events
Admail 4161
London 
SE1 0ZB           

Don’t forget to write your name, Breast Cancer Care number and event name on the back of your cheques.

Online

You can also pay money in directly on the Breast Cancer Care website. If you use our online paying in function then please remember to send us your sponsorship forms so that we can claim Gift Aid.

Enclosed in your welcome pack, which you will receive when you register for your event, will be your pay-in forms. You can send them to us along with your sponsorship money and sponsorship forms. Please do not send cash in the post.

Once you join Team Breast Cancer Care we will provide you with further fundraising tips and ideas!

FAQs

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Questions

How do I sign up?
What is the minimum fundraising total I have to raise?
Will I receive a vest to wear on the day?
When will my welcome pack arrive?
What happens on the day? 
Can I collect sponsorship online?
How do I pay in my sponsorship?
How do I withdraw from the event?
All other questions  

Answers

How do I sign up?

Please visit our 'Join our team' section.

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What is the minimum fundraising total I have to raise?

There is no minimum sponsorship target – we just ask that you try and raise as much as you can. 

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Will I receive a vest to wear on the day?

Yes. We will be sending out a state of the art running vest to you in the post about a month before race day. Please remember to specify which vest size you would like when confirming your place. 

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When will my welcome pack arrive? 

We hope to send out your welcome pack in the post within two weeks of you signing up to join our team. While you wait for the pack to arrive, please visit our 'Fundraising' section for fundraising hints and tips to get you started.

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What happens on the day? 

Please visit our 'Race day' section for the details about what to expect on race day. 

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Can I collect sponsorship online?

Yes. We recommend you sign up to JustGiving and follow their easy step by step guide to create your own online fundraising page. All money raised through your page will be automatically sent through to us here and allocated to your record.

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How do I pay in my sponsorship? 

The easiest way to pay in your money is online. Please note that if you choose to pay your money online via our website we will only be able to claim for Gift Aid if you send us the relevant sponsorship forms. You can also send cheques in the post with your name, Breast Cancer Care number and address to:

Breast Cancer Care Events
Admail 4161
London
SE1 0ZB    

Don’t forget to write your name, Breast Cancer Care number and event name on the back of your cheques.   

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How do I withdraw from the event? 

Read the Human Race withdrawal policy

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All other questions 

For all other questions or queries on the event, please see the Human Race website.

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