The CUH Charity Triathlon is the ‘feel-good’ event of the season – here’s how to enter
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Itching for a new challenge?
The hardworking team behind the CUH Charity Triathlon has announced all the details for this year’s event.
Fundraisers are invited to ‘run, swim, and cycle for a life’ at Cork’s stunning Farran Wood on Saturday, May 27th, raising vital funds for Cork University Hospital and Cork University Maternity Hospital.
Last year’s event raised €60,000 to aid cancer services at CUH and CUMH. This year’s CUH Charity Triathlon, supported by Blackwater Motors Group, aims to secure even more funds which will go towards purchasing new equipment where it is most needed and improving services for patients across Munster.
A ‘sprint style’ triathlon
The CUH Charity Triathlon is a fun ‘sprint’ style triathlon with both individual and team entry options available, making it suitable for both novice participants and those who want to challenge themselves.
There are two race distances on offer for entrants; either a 1000m swim, 32km cycle and 6km run or a 500m swim, 32km cycle, and 3km run.
Participants are expected to meet a fundraising target of €500. There is also an entry fee of €40 for individual participants or €110 for teams.
Track your time
New for 2023, CUH Charity has introduced a race timing system so that entrants will be able to have their triathlon time officially tracked and counted.
This year’s event will also be greener as CUH Charity has partnered with Refill Ireland, a non-profit organisation committed to preventing single-use plastic waste, to provide greener water stations.
Dr Richard Bambury who is a Medical Oncologist at Cork University Hospital (CUH) and took part in 2022’s triathlon, described the day as a “feel-good event”.
“Seeing friends and families from the local community gather to take on the Triathlon or cheer on their loved ones was something special!” Dr Bambury said.
“Working at CUH, I’m fortunate to see first-hand how the funds raised make a great impact in ensuring our patients receive the best care possible. I strongly encourage anyone considering entering this year’s triathlon to sign up now.”
The CUH Charity Triathlon takes place on Saturday, May 27th in Farran Wood, Cork, and starts at 2pm. To register and book your place, visit cuhcharity.ie/triathlon23.