Join Team Macmillan 2022

Guest blog from our Official Charity Partner

Do you want to take on an event at one of Castle Race Series iconic castle locations for 2022? We’ll give you some extra motivation to get over the finish line and race for a reason this year by taking part for Macmillan Cancer Support.

1. We need your help more than ever before

Cancer isn’t going anywhere, and neither are we. Now more than ever, the 3 million people in the UK living with cancer are counting on us to support them with their physical, financial and emotional needs. Your donations mean we can continue to do this. 

2. We are a donation reliant charity

We faced a huge drop in income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Because 97% of our work is funded by people like you, we need your support now more than ever.

3. Help us raise over £700,000

This year we are hoping to hit the £700,000 mark from our partnership with Castle Race Series. This could support our Cancer Information and Support team to run our Macmillan Support Line phone service for 5 months. In this time, they could deal with 38,000 calls and web enquiries from people who need practical and emotional support, or help to navigate cancer services. 

4. It's our 6th Anniversary

This year we will be celebrating 6 years of working in partnership with the Castle Race Series, which began in 2017. The team are ready and waiting to host this event yet again and we can’t wait to meet you! 

5. Discounted race places

If you sign up for a Macmillan charity place, you will get a big discount on your registration fee.

  • All runs – £10 reg fee and £200 fundraising pledge
  • All swims – £10 reg fee and £200 fundraising pledge
  • Triathlon distances up to Olympic – £20 reg fee and £350 fundraising pledge
  • Gauntlet distance – £25 reg fee and £500 fundraising pledge

6. Get your free technical top

All Macmillan participants get sent their technical Macmillan top, so you can wear green with pride on race day!

7. A strong community to keep you going

Join Team Macmillan and you will have access to our Facebook and Strava groups, where you can meet the rest of the team and get lots of training, fundraising and event day tips.

8. Fundraising is as easy as ABC

We will send you regular emails full of top tips to help you smash your fundraising target. We also have a dedicated team who will be available to offer any support you will need, so you are not on your own! 

9. Training tips

We work with Running With Us to provide training plans for all disciplines and abilities! Whether you are selecting a single discipline to race in or completing the full triathlon, we have training plans available to keep you on track 

10. Motivation to cross that finish line

Racing for a good cause can give you an amazing spurt of energy towards the finish line!

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