Cornwall Hospice Care Events

Your Ironman Triathlon 2021

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Event Details

1st April 2021
Registration Deadline:
30th June 2021
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Suitable for all
IRONMAN 26.2 Miles Running, 100 Miles Cycling, 2.4 Mile Swim or 13.1 Miles Paddle JUNIOR 13.1 Miles running, 50 Miles Cycling, 1.2 Miles Swimming OR 6.55 Miles Paddling
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
£25.00 - Ironman Triathlon
£15.00 - Junior Triathlon
Contact details:
Cornwall Hospice Care Fundraising Team 01726 66868
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Raise £100 pounds and we’ll send you a free TeamCHC T-shirt!

We’re very excited to bring you our VIRTUAL IRONMAN TRIATHLON.

Following the success of this event last year and with so many events still unable to go ahead in 2021 we want to offer you the opportunity to earn an epic medal whilst challenging yourself! Imagine how impressed your friends will be when you tell them you’ve completed an IRONMAN!

There is no upper or lower age limit to enter Your Ironman Triathlon but there is an option to complete our JUNIOR TRIATHLON for Under 16s.


  1. Run, Walk or Jog a Marathon – 26.2 Miles
  2. Cycle the length of the first stage of Tour of Britain (Exercise Bike permitted) – 100 Miles
  3. Jump in the balmy Cornish Sea or a Pool and Swim 2.4 miles OR Paddle a Half Marathon 13.1 Miles

JUNIOR TRIATHLON Halve all distances  = Run13.1 Miles, Cycle 50 Miles, Swim 1.2 Miles OR Paddle 6.55 Miles

The starting gun will be at 7a.m on the 1st April and you will have until Midnight on 30th June to complete all three disciplines.

We’re offering an exclusive Ironman Triathlon bespoke handcrafted medal, certificate with your choice of photo on completion and lots of encouragement and laughs in our online Strava Club TeamCHC (make sure you join us).

The idea being to get us all motivated to get out, get moving and of course raising some critical funds for the Hospices.

Entry fees are £25 IRONMAN, £15 JUNIOR and there’s a spot of merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Cycling Jersey, Running Vest or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice. Purchase here.

To make this inclusive we won’t insist on a swim.  You can swim or paddle (SUP/kayak/canoe etc). You will have 3 months to complete the challenges,  wherever you can and at your pace. On completion we will award you with the exclusive Team CHC Virtual Ironman  Triathlon Medal – this is definitely one to showcase on social media!

Whilst this is all great fun, it would be amazing if you could find a few friends to sponsor you.  Every penny counts to fund the care we provide at Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospices and you will have helped make a huge difference in these continuing tough times. So please remember to set up a JustGiving page when you register, set yourself an achievable goal (£20 will fund an hour of nursing care, or £100 will fund 5 hours!) and it will feel awesome when you smash it, knowing its going to fund those last treasured moments. If you aren’t able to fundraise at this time, but would like to make a donation you can do this when you register.

All you need to do is sign up, download  the free Strava App, join our Team CHC Strava Club where we can track your progress and share your stories, photos and achievements and we’ll shout them out on our media channels.

Can I do the challenges anywhere?

Yes you can cycle, swim or run anywhere, anytime, it’s up to you how you get your distance.

How do I fundraise?

Set up your JustGiving page and share it with all your friends, family and contacts who will instantly empty their purses into your fundraiser from the sheer shock of learning that you are going to enter an Ironman Triathlon. If you want to fundraise for a particular Hospice, sign with just giving to Cornwall Hospice Care and then let us know which Hospice, St Julia’s or Mount Edgcumbe you are supporting.

We’re giving you until Wednesday 30th June to complete this challenge. When you finish just send us your tracker history and we’ll send you your medal and a smashing certificate personalised with a photo of your choice to hang on the wall.

On a more serious note, we’re still facing a crisis like no other while still keeping our two hospices open 24/7. With your help we’re continuing to care for terminally ill people in Cornwall and we need you to ensure we maintain this core service.

We are, as a charity, totally reliant on the support of people like you.

£20 funds an hour of our specialist nursing care and we need this now more than ever. If 100 people raised £200 each for us that’s 1000 hours of nursing care.

You could help make that happen, sign up today and invite your friends.

We need you now more than ever and every penny counts to fund those last precious moments for a family facing terminal illness.

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that your registration was successful.
  3. Click here to join our Team CHC Strava Club.
  4. Setup a JustGiving sponsorship page. Please do so, just £20 makes a huge difference to the care we offer.
  5. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family and on social media to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  6. Start your challenges from Thursday 1st April.
  7. Keep going and complete your challenges by Wednesday 30th June.
  8. Once you have completed the event, share your evidence with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success – medals and certificates will be posted to participants in July.
Your Ironman Triathlon Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to Your Ironman Triathlon 2021

Your Ironman Triathlon Sponsor Form

Download your sponsor form

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration process

Sign up using the red button at the top of this page. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation mail including a link to access the Strava Club and setup your JustGiving page.

Is there an upper or lower age limit to take part?

No, none whatsoever!

Everyone and anyone can take part.

How do I record swimming distances ?

You can use a fitbit or similar and upload to Strava or there are waterproof pouches available very reasonably for Smart phones. Strap that on your arm or stuff down a wetsuit!

We are entering as a family but we only have one device to record activity how do we prove children's activity?

The minimum age limit on Strava is 13 years so you can set up an account for your child if they are 13 or over, when you post your activity you can add people who have not recorded but were with you, or if your child is under 13 please email

Will there be a finishers medal?

Yes, and a totally awesome one at that! After you finish on 3oth June, we ask that you send us your evidence and the photo you’d like on your certificate and you will receive your finishers medal in the post in mid July. Please be aware there is a time delay having these produced.

Cancellations and transfers

Registrations are strictly personal, firm and binding and fees shall not be refunded for any reason.

If you are unable to take part please let us know as soon as possible by calling 01726 66868 (option 3).