£2 pays for a headscarf set, helping to boost the confidence of a woman who has lost her hair as a result of her breast cancer treatment.
£52 pays for a personal appointment with our HeadStrong service to help women cope with the distress of hair loss from cancer treatment.
£132 pays to connect someone going through breast cancer with a trained volunteer who has had a similar experience to them and can provide one-to-one support and reassurance.
What we do
This is an event where you can sign up with the event organiser, and then join our team.
Novice: swim 200 metres, bike 5 kilometres, run 2.5 kilometres
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
Event entry for 2015 opens soon, so keep checking back to this page to keep up to date with event information. 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.
How we will support you
In return for pledging to raise money for us, we will support you by providing:
We hope to welcome you to Team Breast Cancer Care very soon!
Details of registration fees for 2015 TBC.
1. Get your place through the event organisers.
3. Raise as much as you can for Breast Cancer Care
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Race results will be posted on the Human Race website shortly after the event.
- 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
Once you have received confirmation of your entry in to the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 092 0804 with:
- your name
- 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.
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.
Once you have registered for the event and informed us that you will be taking part for Breast Cancer Care you will receive your Triathlon training plan by email.
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
Please visit our 'Join our team' section.
There is no minimum sponsorship target – we just ask that you try and raise as much as you can.
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.
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.
Please visit our 'Race day' section for the details about what to expect on race day.
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.
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
Don’t forget to write your name, Breast Cancer Care number and event name on the back of your cheques.
Read the Human Race withdrawal policy.
For all other questions or queries on the event, please see the Human Race website.