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Swim, run and cycle in new fundraising triathlon challenge

Published on
11 March 2019

Swim, cycle and run to raise vital funds for vulnerable children in brand new iTRI triathlon for Barnardo’s

Fundraisers will be challenged to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles over the course of a month as part of a brand new virtual triathlon to raise money for vulnerable children and young people. 

The new Barnardo’s iTRI challenge kicks off on June 1 and is free to enter. However, rather than taking part in an organised race, participants will have the freedom to complete the set distances for running, cycling and swimming in their own time and at their own pace from anywhere in the UK.

You can either do the whole distance in one go or you can spread the distances out over several days - or even the entire month of June.

Completed miles can be tracked using Strava and MapMyFitness apps or participants can manually log their workouts via their online profile.

Josh Booth, Jo Hewitt and Jo Hunt from Barnardo’s
Josh Booth; Jo Hewitt and Jo Hunt from Barnardo's

Everyone who takes part is encouraged to raise as much money as they can for Barnardo’s, which last year supported 301,000 vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.

Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said: “Taking part in the Barnardo’s triathlon is a fantastic opportunity to test your fitness whilst raising vital funds to help support vulnerable children across the UK. Please do consider taking on the challenge.”

Free registration for the iTRI challenge is now open until June 14, 2019. The challenge can be completed at any time between June 1 and June 30, 2019. To sign up, download your fundraising pack or for more information please visit: itri.barnardos.org.uk