Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research confirmed as new title sponsor of Blenheim Palace Triathlon.

Blenheim TriathlonAs part of the continued partnership with Blenheim Palace, the renamed Blenheim Palace Triathlon today announced a new three-year title partnership with official charity partner Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR). The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon is an IMG Challenger world event, part of the global media, entertainment and fashion company.

The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon, which attracted over 7,000 participants last year, will take place on the 8 and 9 of June around the iconic palace grounds. In addition to being the ‘official season opener’, the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon is also the UK’s second biggest and most picturesque triathlon.

Since 2005, as official charity partner of the Blenheim Palace Triathlon, LLR have raised over £725,000 thanks to 3,700 competing fundraisers. The new partnership is a natural development for LLR, cementing the successful long-standing relationship LLR shares with IMG Challenger World across a number of their running and triathlon events.

As title sponsor and the official charity partner, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research have a great platform on which to promote fundraising for their worthy cause.

Head of Sports Events at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Dan Solley, is delighted with the new partnership, stating:

 “We have long been associated with prestigious and successful sports events including bikeathons, runs and walks. The Blenheim Palace Triathlon will be another fantastic opportunity for our unstoppable supporters to help us in our mission to beat blood cancer by raising crucial funds to stop people from dying and making patient’s lives better.”

James Robinson, IMG Challenger World Managing Director, said: “Our relationship with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is now stronger than ever. It is an amazing charity and a great fit with the Blenheim Palace Triathlon. We are proud to be working closer together and continuing our relationship to help beat Blood Cancer.”

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research encourage as many people as possible to take part and raise money. In 2012, 700 participants fundraised for LLR as part of their ‘Unstoppables’ team and raised over £150,000.

One such ‘Unstoppables’ fundraiser, Chad Stather, chose to support LLR due to a recent first-hand experience of the importance of blood cancer research. Chad’s wife, who has battled cancer, has recently gone into remission and the outcome is now far more positive than first feared thanks to the advancements in medical research.

He said: “For the last year, Lymphoma has become integral to our family life. Every day we pray and hope that the knowledge being gained and research undertaken will improve the understanding of this illness and provide better treatments. I cannot emphasise enough how important this work is.”

“I participated in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon in order to raise money for this critically important charity. The event is being conducted primarily to promote and raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. As such, please do dig deep and donate as generously as you can. It is crucial that we get many more patients included into clinical trials so that more can get the necessary treatments that they require.”

Chad raised over £15,000, with more sponsorship still coming in. Their determined fundraisers will not stop until they’ve beaten blood cancer.

Fundraising pledge places for Sprint, Super Sprint and Team Relay distances at the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon are still available at www.blenheimtriathlon.co.uk

To keep up with all the latest news from the Blenheim Palace Triathlon, visit www.twitter.com/blenheimtri  and www.facebook.com/blenheimtri

Triradar.com is the online home of Triathlon Plus – the best source of triathlon training advice, triathlon gear reviews and triathlon news.

Log your training for free at the TriRadar.com Training Zone.

Have every issue delivered to your digital device by getting Triathlon Plus through Apple Newsstand, Google Play or Zinio. Subscribe to the print edition with massive savings at MyFavouriteMagazines.

Join the conversation on the Triathlon Plus Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @TriathlonPlus.