The FT Triathlon will be the first ever dedicated industry triathlon for members of the private equity, and venture capital industries, professional services and portfolio companies.
The event is being held from 9am-1pm at the Olympic rowing venue at Dorney Lake, where the course is flat and ideal for first timers and fast times!
There will be a range of events to suit all abilities, including individual triathlon first timers, those wanting to take part in a relay team and those determined to win!
The main competitive focus of the day will be the Sponsored Race Cups, which will be contested over:
Ropes & Gray SuperSprint Triathlon (400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run)
Mergermarket Group Sprint Individual Triathlon (750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run)
Marlborough Partners Advanced Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run – N.B. for sub-1 hour 20 minute entrants)
PwC Relay Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run)
Companies putting teams together so far
3. Mergermarket Group
4. Ropes and Gray
7. Alvarez and Marsal
8. Apax Partners
9. BC Partners
10. Warburg Pincus
11. Coller Capital
16. RR Donnelley
18. Super Skills Experiences
20. Greenbrook PR
24. Deutsche Bank
25. Marlborough Partners
If you are interested in setting up a team or have any questions about the event please contact Hannah at Impetus-PEF and she will be able to get you and your teams registered. She can be reached at Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Things to consider before setting up a team
Aside from the different race cups that can be won by individuals or corporate teams, competition is flexible and can be had in the following ways:
Individually– to compete against colleagues
Inter-firm– between different internal teams/departments
Inter-industry– to compete at an inter-industry level for the overall triathlon cup
When you register please make it clear which level of competition you or your teams would like to be entered for.
Registration for the normal races is £99 per person and £198 for a team of 3 taking part in the relay. This includes race entry, training advice and support in the run up to the event, a complimentary recovery tent provided by Alvarez and Marsal, post-race BBQ provided by Greenwood and a t-shirt and race medal, along with free parking and other perks on race day.
Participants or their employers are asked to donate or raise a minimum sponsorship of £400 per entrant with the aim of raising more than £100,000 in support of Impetus-PEF. The coveted Transforming Lives Cup will be awarded to the individual or team who raises the most for Impetus-PEF.
Is your company able to cover the cost of registration or sponsorship? Does your company have a matching scheme to incentivise fundraising?
All fundraising is subject to Gift Aid and is therefore tax efficient.Consider having a collective sponsorship target for your team.
VirginMoneyGiving and JustGiving event pages have been set-up for the FT Triathlon to make it easier for everyone to collect sponsorship. Follow the below links to the main event pages, where you will then be able to set-up a team or individual fundraising page.
JustGivingImpetus-PEF event page and select event name “FT Triathlon in support of Impetus-PEF”
More information on Impetus-PEF can be found HERE