Organise your own triathlon
If taking part in a single discipline challenge isn't tough enough, then why not organise your own triathlon?
You choose the distances, you select the locations and you set the clock. You can even complete it as a team and have friends and family complete different disciplines in the challenge.
Quick steps to plan your triathlon challenge
In 2020, our supporters raised over £750,000 by doing their own physical challenges, including triathlons. That money could support our Cancer Information and Support team to run our Macmillan Support Line phone service for five months. In this time, they could deal with over 40,000 calls and web enquiries from people who want questions answered, need practical or financial support, or just want to chat.
Frequently asked questions
I need some help with fundraising ideas, can you help?
Can I get another sponsorship form?
I’ve done my triathlon, how do I pay the money in?
Where can I find help with training?
What can I do to make sure my triathlon is safe?
To ensure your triathlon is safe it's important to be as prepared as possible. We recommend following safety advice for each discipline you plan to complete. And ensure you have plenty of support on the day you complete your challenge.
For advice on cycling, British triathlon have lots of helpful cycling safety advice.
For advice on swimming in open water, Swim England, RLSS, and British Triathlon publish regular guidance in regards to Coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
To ensure you're body is sufficiently fuelled for your training and your challenge, check out British Triathlon's nutrition hub.
What equipment and kit do I need?
Depending on the length and complexity of your triathlon, you may need different kit. For a standard swim/cycle/run triathlon then the below list will cover the basics.
- Swimming costume (or wetsuit if the water is colder)
- A swim cap – to keep you visible as well as keeping hair off your face.
- A bike
- A tyre repair kit/pump
- Cycling shoes (these can either be trainers, or clip-in shoes if you have compatible pedals)
- Water bottle.
- Running shoes
- Regular, comfortable running clothing
If you have any questions about the equipment you need for taking part in your triathlon, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will be happy to help.
Can I get a t-shirt for my event?
How can I get posters and flyers to advertise my event?