Virgin Active London Triathlon challenge

Triathlon_1_300x22012 February 2013

Calling all triathletes – and prospective triathletes! Facing the World have ten places available for the Virgin Active London Triathlon, the world’s largest triathlon event, on 27th and 28th July 2013.

Whether you are a seasoned athlete, or ready to take on the challenge for the first time, there are distances for all abilities.


Individual Super Sprint (400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run

Individual Sprint (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run

Individual Olympic (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Individual Olympic Plus (1500m swim, 80km bike, 10km run)

Team Relay Option (one person swims, one cycles, one runs)

Olympic Team Relay (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run)

Sprint Team Relay (750 swim, 20km cycle, 5km run)

The course, starting at the Excel Centre, in East London, will take in many iconic sights of the city, including Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Big Ben. Roads will be closed especially for the races allowing competitors a rare chance to race on traffic-free London streets.

It is the biggest triathlon event in the UK, and general entries are now closed, so to secure your place, sign up to support the work of Facing the World. Teams or individuals are welcome to apply, and we currently have ten places remaining. You will need to pay a £76 registration fee and then raise £250 in minimum sponsorship. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information, or to request a place, please contact Graham Banton via

Click here for the offical Virgin Active London Triathlon website.

Image – Courtesy of Virgin Active Triathlon 2012.


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