Jenson Button announces date for Trust Triathlon
Created On: 14 February 2013
The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, organised once again by
leading mass participation events company Human Race, will allow
500 triathletes to race against the Formula 1 driver and party with
him afterwards. This year's event will once again be in support of
Help for Heroes and takes place on 14th July at the Luton Hoo
estate in Bedfordshire.
Jenson said: "I am very excited to announce the
date of this year's event will be 14th July.
Entry will open on Friday 15th February at 9am but we only have
500 spots available. Therefore, for one week, places will only be
available for people committing to raise a minimum of £250 for our
chosen charity, Help for Heroes.
From 9am on 22nd February, entry will then become available for
people not able to commit to the fundraising, providing all of the
places haven't already gone!
If we can get all 500 people raising a minimum of £250 then the
event will raise over £100,000, which would be a great achievement
for such a worthwhile cause. So make sure you set a reminder to
register and guarantee your place!"
The event was devised by the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver, a
keen triathlete, as part of his training and to raise money for
good causes. Last year's inaugural event raised over £27,000 for
Help for Heroes.
Competitors will each take part in a 300m lake swim, 9km bike
and 2.5km run all within the grounds of the beautiful Luton Hoo
estate. The top 50 from each wave will then go into a final
consisting of 750m swim, 19km bike and 5km run.
The remaining participants from each wave will go into a
repechage - a 'wooden spoon' race off final meaning that everyone
has the chance to race twice. The distances are short but the
format is challenging, making the event suitable for first-time and
experienced triathletes. There will be a post-race party with
prizes presented by Jenson, music and a barbeque.
Participants will be encouraged to fundraise for Help for
Heroes, with special fundraising prizes being awarded for top
fundraisers. The entry fee will be £120 and, in addition to any
funds raised by participants, profits from the Jenson Button Trust
Triathlon will be donated to
Help for Heroes via The Jenson Button Trust. Now in its fourth
year, The Jenson Button Trust has raised vast sums of money for a
number of charities close to Jenson's heart.
Help for Heroes CEO Bryn Parry, said:
"It is fantastic to hear that Jenson Button has chosen to help
our wounded once again through his annual triathlon. His support is
invaluable, both in raising awareness and fundraising for Help for
Heroes. We at H4H would like to say a huge thank you to Jenson for
joining us in the battle to provide the very best support for our
heroes, for life."
For entries and further information visit: www.jensonbutton.com/triathlon
To sponsor Jenson visit: www.justgiving.com/jensonbutton