Virgin Active London Triathlon 2012

Virgin Active London Triathlon 2012

When: 22nd & 23rd September 2012

Where: London, based around the Excel centre


In the year in which London hosts the Olympics, why not soak up some of that summer of sporting excellence by taking part in the first mass participation athletic event to be held after the Games. The Virgin Active London Triathlon is the largest triathlon in the world, but don’t let me tell you about it, watch the video from last year’s event;

Why do the London Triathlon?

Whether you are an elite athlete, a challenge seeking celebrity or just an enthusiastic amateur, the London Triathlon give you the opportunity to experience the thrills of a mass participation event in the heart of one of the world’s leading cities in it’s Olympic year. Crowds will be lining the streets of the ancient capital, cheering you on every step of the way.

Why do the Triathlon for the Busoga Trust?

1 in 8 people globally have no choice but to drink polluted, foetid water. This causes diarrhoeal disease which is the second largest cause of death amongst children under 5; more than AIDS, TB and measles combined. In Uganda, 18% of children dying before the age of 5 do so because of diarrhoea, not to mention those who die from other water related diseases. Over the last 30 years, we have provided over 2000 clean water sources, along with sanitation and hygiene to stop the disease being transmitted. Yet we need to do more. The funds you raise will go towards the construction of a village water source, serving roughly 500 men, women and children. Watch this short video to see what we do.

How do I enter?

Download the entry form here: 2012 London Triathlon Application Form – Busoga Trust  and post it back to us at the address on the form, along with your registration fee. You can choose which distance to enter, or whether to enter a team relay. We only have 10 places, so don’t take too long to send it.

How much does it cost?

We ask for an initial registration fee of £50 which guarantees your place. Thereafter we ask that you raise a minimum sponsorship of £250. We know it is a lot, but it will go a very long way.

What will you receive?

  • A rather fetching running top.
  • Fundraising support pack including a Virgin Money Giving page.
  • Fuel on the day (home made flapjack anyone?)
  • If enough money is raised to fund a well; you’ll be able to follow the project progress on a specific page on our website, see the location of it, see photos from it and see the impact data.

Find out more

Visit the Virgin Active London Triathlon official page for more details of the event or for information about the Busoga Trust and fundraising email