Q&A

I can't do Triathlon as I can't run any more (or hate swimming).

If you can't do one of the three legs of the event why not just do one in a Relay Team?

One of you can swim, one can cycle and the other will run. 

I'm not fit and have little spare time - will I have to do loads of training?

No - you can do as little or as much as you like.

 

For example, if you just sign-up to do a 5.4km running Relay leg you can jog or even part-walk round.

I want to get fitter - what training opportunities are there?

Our mixed ability group(s) will be doing short runs, cycles to places like Regents Park and Richmond.

And swimming in Hampstead Ponds, the Serpentine, Parliament Hill Lido and beautiful Denham Lake.

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Will I need lots of fancy kit?

No, you can buy fancy kit but there's no need.

For example, if you pick a swimming option, we will lend you a wet-suit if you can't get

hold of one.

You can use any type of bike (even a shopping bike); you'll just go faster the lighter it is.

We can also help you source/borrow one.

How much will it cost?

Local charities are offering to pay up to 60% of your entry cost if you agree to fundraise for them. Due to the impact of Covid over the past year many local charities need the funds more than ever.

So we are offering an entry fee of just £69 for Super Sprint (it's now £150 full-price - £130 if you registered before 1/2/21) and £79 for the Sprint event (also £150 full-price) if you agree to raise at least £100 profit for the charity and are doing an individual event for the first time.

Or it's £150 to enter a Sprint team - £50 per person.

These are 'corporate' entry tickets that are flexible with wave times, allow us to start together at an exclusive midday slot and allow name-changes up to two weeks before the event. 

I'm worried about fundraising and don't think I can raise £100

We know from past years that everyone raises the minimum amount and we will help you achieve that by creating a fundraising profile and promoting it.

However, it is also possible to enter the event with us and not fundraise. Entry is £150 (Sprint & Super Sprint), which will include a number of free training and other local discounts and benefits. 

(The above may also suit people who have done lots of fundraising events and just would like to take part in our team).​​

What about Covid restrictions and what if the event is cancelled?

Limelight organise several of the top sporting events nationally and will ensure all safety requirements are met.

If the event is cancelled you will be refunded your entry fee.

Are there children's events?

Yes! Have them enjoy the duathlon (run/cycle) fun and they can fundraise also if they'd like to. Details to follow.

If bringing the children, Blenheim Palace is also a fantastic place to bring a picnic as well as to cheer their parents on!

Who is taking part so far?

We are expecting all the 25 local charities who took place last year to join us again and have added QPCS, Brent Mencap, QPG Hub, Princess Freds and St Agnes School.

We can add other local charities of your choice.

You can find the sponsorship pages here:

Can I bring a friend to take part?

Anyone is welcome.

When is cut-off?

The event is only open via ballot or corporate entry after 18 December. We can hold our prices until then and lock in all the free local training benefits until then in return for a £30 deposit (which becomes a charity donation if you later decide not to take part).

in 2021  8,000 people applied for 2,000 ballot places.

What if the event is cancelled?

If the event is cancelled by the organisers you will have the choice of deferral to next year or your Limelight entry cost back.

I'd love to do this but can't do Saturday 28th May.

All's not lost - drop us a line. Not only is there a Day 2 at Blenheim on the Sunday but we are also looking at taking our team to another Triathlon in July.

What happens to my Relay team if someone pulls out last minute?

You have the choice of doing two legs or we will be able to accommodate name changes up to a few days before the event.

I don't know my May plans yet and may go away for half-term. 

We are only looking for a £30 deposit at this stage to reserve your place.

If you later pull-out the £30 will become a charity donation. Even after you have paid the full amount we will allow a name change up to two weeks before the event.

Sounds great - how do I sign-up?

Please fill out the very short form at www.bit.ly/KensalCharity

Call Giles on 07753 949 301 if you'd prefer to talk through the options.