Racing outside is on pause however, across the cycling and triathlon industry organisers are switching to online racing to help keep us all motivated and to capture a little bit of that spirit you get when you take part in events. What’s more, online events are hoping to raise some money for charity, many of which are suffering a huge impact from the lack of fundraising from cancelled events.
Following the success of their Easter Virtual Challenge, Castle Triathlon have launched the Castle Virtual Series which involves three events in April and May, with three country themes to mirror their summer programme of European events. All to keep as many people as possible connected, fit and sane while we are in lockdown, and to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support.
They’ve got a range of races to suit all age groups, whether you’re 8 or 88 with people being asked to race, safely with the Castle Series community from within the boundaries of their home and immediate surroundings.
The Series will celebrate the host countries of the Castle Triathlon Series events, France, UK and Ireland:
Event 1 : 24th – 26th April Vive La France
Event 2 : 8th – 10th May VE Day 75th Anniversary
Event 3 : 22nd – 24th May Luck of the Irish
Prizes will be awarded for gender winners in each age and distance category and we will be giving special awards for the most creative course design and best dressed.
The Castle Virtual Series will donate 20% of each Race Entry Fee to their long-term charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, (Duathlon £3, Run £2, Junior £1). This will help Macmillan Cancer Support continue to deliver their physical, emotional and financial support to help people with cancer and their families, that is needed now more than ever.
We hope lots of our Yellow Jersey followers will take part and we look forward to seeing your pictures!