Markel Insurance Challenge.
THREE CASTLES. THREE COMPETITIONS. THREE CHARITY PRIZES.
What is it?
The Markel Insurance Challenge is a triathlon team competition with a simple aim: to raise as much money as possible for charity. The challenge is open to anyone from the age of 16 up, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve never entered a triathlon before – the most important thing is to help others while having fun.
Markel and sport
Markel is a leading specialist insurer and the title sponsor of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series, a unique sporting franchise at castles across the UK and overseas.
The Markel Insurance Challenge comprises three separate competitions, listed below, with three people in each triathlon team. One person swims (800 metres), one cycles (40 km) and the third person runs (8 km). You can enter one, two or all three triathlons.
The winning team at each castle will receive £5,000 for its nominated charity. So if you enter all three competitions, you could potentially win £15,000 for your charity. Each member of the winning team will also receive the latest iPad.
Choosing a charity
Each team must create an online sponsorship page for its chosen charity, which will ensure that the overall competition raises funds for a wide variety of deserving causes.
HOW TO ENTER
Go to the Castle Triathlon Series website at www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk and click the 'Enter 2012' button.
Complete the form and when you get to the race option section, select Adult Mid Distance Relay. On the next page you can choose which castle(s) you want to race at. Because Markel has arranged a special discount with the organisers, enter the discount code INSCHALLENGE and your team will pay a reduced entry fee of £76.