Leading charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, will become the National Charity Partner for the Castle Triathlon Series in 2017/2018

Macmillan Cancer Support will become the Official National Charity for the leading Castle Triathlon Series for the next two years as they aspire to be the biggest charity name in triathlon. Having spent a number of years in the longer distance market Macmillan has identified a trend for greater fundraising in the Sprint and Olympic triathlon sector. The Castle Triathlon Series, with its emphasis on family friendly triathlon and shorter distance race offering, as well as iconic venues and a 15,000 field in 2016 was the obvious choice.

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, comments: “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 stunning courses. The target is to raise over £200k through the two-year partnership helping provide cancer suffers across the country with support through dedicated nurses helping patients and their families. Triathlon Manager, Lizzie Quill says: “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.”

Read more about the new partnership, sign up for Charity Places or sign up for the Castle Triathlon 2017 Series events here. The events are currently offering an early bird 20% discount.