Royal Windsor Triathlon 2020

14/06/2020

Royal Windsor Triathlon 2020

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Now in it's 29th year, and awarded the BTF’s ‘Event of the Year’ a remarkable seven times, the Royal Windsor Triathlon offers a stunning course in the historic location of Windsor.

What distances are there?

Sprint & sprint team relay - 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run
Olympic & olympic team relay - 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run

Please note the event includes an open road cycling route.

How old do I have to be?

Sprint distance – minimum age 15 at 31 December 2019
Olympic distance – minimum age 17 at 31 December 2019

How to enter

There are two ways to join Team Macmillan for the Royal Windsor Triathlon 2020:

Macmillan Charity Place Entry

Our charity places are a great way to make a difference to people living with cancer. We ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid) and there’s a £1 registration fee.

To enter, simply visit the Royal Windsor Triathlon website, choose your distance and select the 'Enter with Macmillan for £1' option.

The registration fee is payable to Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited which is wholly owned subsidiary of Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited donates 100% of its profits to Macmillan Cancer Support each year.

Own place entry

Sign up for your own place on the Royal Windsor Triathlon website and choose to join Team Macmillan. There's no minimum fundraising pledge, just raise as much as you can.

If you already have a place in the Windsor Triathlon then you can order your free kit by emailing us. You’ll get all the same incredible support and you’re doing something wonderful with your personal challenge.

What do I get as part of Team Macmillan?

Whichever way you choose to join Team Macmillan, we’ll support you every step of the way with:

  • Our bumper fundraising pack, with and loads of fundraising tips and ideas.
  • Access to our online training zone .
  • Your free Team Macmillan technical running vest or t-shirt, plus iron on letters to customise your kit.
  • Regular e-newsletters to keep you up to date with Macmillan's news and activities.

And of course...the loudest and most supportive cheerers on the course!

Most importantly we will provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising, because you know that your efforts will help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can.

Please make sure you read the event Terms and Conditions before signing up. You must be 15 years of age or over for the sprint distance and 17 years of age or over for the olympic distance on the 31 December 2019 in order to take part.

If you have any questions about the event please phone 0300 1000 200 or email triathlon@macmillan.org.uk

Individual registration FAQs

How do I register? 
Select ‘Get a place’ on the right to be taken to the Royal Windsor Triathlon website. Choose your distance and select the ‘Enter with Macmillan for £1’ option.
 
How do I register as part of a relay team?
Select ‘Get a place’ above to be taken to the Royal Windsor Triathlon website. Choose your distance and select the ‘Enter with Macmillan for £1 : Relay’ option.
 
How much is the registration fee?
The registration fee is £1 per person (if taking part as an individual) or per relay team (if taking part as a relay team), which you pay online when completing your registration with Royal Windsor Triathlon.
 
What distances are available?
There are two distances available:
  • Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Olympic Triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run)

What is the minimum age to take part?
The minimum age to take part in this event is:
  • Sprint Triathlon – minimum age 15 at 31 December 2019
  • Olympic Triathlon – minimum age 17 at 31 December 2019

When will registration close? 
Registration will close approximately two weeks before the event date, or when the event sells out. After this date we cannot accept any new registrations for charity places.
 
I already have my own place, can I still take part for you? 
Of course! Both those with charity places, and those with their own places are welcome to join Team Macmillan. We’d love to help you prepare for your event, and send you a fundraising pack, technical sports top and other helpful information for the day! If you already have a place in the Royal Windsor Triathlon then you can join Team Macmillan by emailing triathlon@macmillan.org.uk
 
When will I receive my fundraising pack?
You will receive your fundraising pack and running top approximately 2-3 weeks after you register for your place on our website.
 
When will I receive my event pack? 
You will collect your event pack, including your timing chip, when you rack your bike on the Saturday before the event.
 
How do I cancel my place?
If you’re no longer able to take part, please email triathlon@macmillan.org.uk and we will cancel your place. 
 
Can I defer my place? 
Unfortunately, we are not able to defer places in our events. We would ask that you register for another event or re-register once registrations open for next year.
 
Once I have signed up, how do I know my registration is complete? 
Once you have completed the registration process you will receive a confirmation email from Royal Windsor Triathlon. You should then receive a welcome email from Macmillan 1-2 weeks after registering.
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Team registration FAQs

How do I register as part of a relay team?
Select ‘Get a place’ above to be taken to the Royal Windsor Triathlon website. Choose your distance and select the ‘Enter with Macmillan for £1 : Relay’ option. Each member of your team will take part in one element of the triathlon. 
 
How do I fundraise as part of a team?
You’ll need to sign up individually or as a relay team and then email triathlon@macmillan.org.uk to say that you are going to be fundraising as part of a team. Let us know who is in your team and send us the link to your JustGiving page.
 
Is there a discount for teams? 
Relay teams pay a £1 registration fee per team. There is no discount for individual entries who are fundraising or taking part as a team.
 
I’m taking part with a team, do we all have to raise the minimum fundraising amount? 
Yes, you will need to raise the minimum fundraising amount of £400 for each member of your team. You can, however, choose to split the total in any way you like between the team if some people are comfortable raising more than others.
 
Once I have signed up, how do I know my registration is complete? 
Once you have completed the registration process you will receive a confirmation email from Royal Windsor Triathlon. You should then receive a welcome email from Macmillan 1-2 weeks after registering.
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Fundraising FAQs

What is the minimum fundraising amount?
We ask you to raise a minimum of £400 to help people living with cancer.
 
Can Macmillan help with my fundraising?
Definitely! Once you’ve registered, keep a look out for your fundraising pack in the post which should arrive within 2 weeks. This includes a comprehensive fundraising guide with advice and ideas on how to reach your fundraising target, along with a sponsorship form and other resources.
 
You can also access everything you need, from fundraising resources and ideas to online fundraising tips and information about paying in your donations at macmillan.org.uk/bringonthefundraising.
 
We will also be in touch every couple of months with helpful e-newsletters, and you can email or call our Supporter Care Hub on 0300 1000 200 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) anytime you have a fundraising question. They will also be able to order any materials you may need including collection boxes and buckets, balloons, posters and extra sponsorship forms.
 
Why is there a minimum fundraising amount?
As for any charity, buying places in these events costs money. The registration fee doesn’t cover the full cost of our involvement in the event, so we have to set a minimum fundraising amount. This ensures the costs of the event are covered so that the majority of money raised is spent on our vital services to help people affected by cancer.
 
What is JustGiving and how do I set up a page?
JustGiving is one of the most trusted platforms for online giving and is very simple to use. Once you've set up your page you can share it with friends, family and colleagues and they can make an online donation of their chosen amount and leave you a message. It was also ask if their donation is eligible for Gift Aid.
 
The money donated to your page comes straight to Macmillan, which means no trips to the bank or hours counting pennies.
 
What happen if I don't raise the minimum fundraising amount?
It is important that everyone reaches the minimum fundraising pledge of £400 to ensure Macmillan doesn't lose money on your participation and the majority of what you raise helps those affected by cancer.
 
We provide you with as much help as we can to help you reach this amount. You can access fundraising resources, ideas and tips at macmillan.org.uk/bringonthefundraising and our Supporter Care Hub is also available on 0300 1000 200 if you want further help. If it gets to a point where you feel you really can’t fundraise anymore then you are welcome to donate the remaining amount yourself.
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How will my fundraising help?

£250 could pay for five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives. 

£335 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together. 

£546 could pay for a Macmillan Social Care Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer. 

Every £800 we spend on our phone service could lead to our welfare rights advisors on the Macmillan Support Line helping people living with cancer claim up to £31,480 in benefits they are entitled to.

£1,203 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
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Training FAQs

Where can I find help with my training?
Take a look at our online training zone at macmillan.org.uk/trainingzone where you’ll find lots of information to help you prepare for your challenge.
 
Do you have training plans that I can use?
Yes! We have beginner and improver training plans available for Sprint and Olympic distances. They’re packed full of useful information about each leg of this epic challenge. You'll find info about improving your swimming technique and running posture, tips for swimming in open water, how to set up your bike for the perfect ride, which stretches and conditioning will help during your preparation and lots of nutritional and recovery tips. You can download the training guides from macmillan.org.uk/trainingzone.
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Every time I came running round the corner on the last leg, you guys kept me going.

Steve, Team Macmillan

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