Triathlons and Obstacle Courses

Fancy getting your hands dirty for Starlight?

Check out these upcoming triathlons and obstacle courses that will truly challenge you as well as helping Starlight to brighten the lives of seriously ill children by granting wishes-of-a-lifetime and providing fun, laughter and entertainment to children in hospitals and hospices across the UK.

Ironman UK – Full Challenge

Where are When?

The epic challenge that is know as Ironman consists of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

It includes:
• A challenging 2.4-mile (3.86 km) SWIM
• Followed by a gruelling 112-mile (180.25 km) BICYCLE RIDE
• Finished off by completing a staggering 26.22-mile (42.20 km) RUN

It’s completed in that order and without a break, which is why it’s widely considered as one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.

As well as the classic triathlon series, Ironman has a range of different challenges consisting of different levels, taking place all over the world, so if you would like to take part in any of the above Ironman challenges or would like to know more about their other events, please visit their website.

Spartan Race UK

Be a legend and test your inner warrior by taking part in an epic Spartan Race. Whether you’re a pro or a complete beginner, this leader in the sport of obstacle racing offers open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with a little something more to prove.

Sprint, scramble and spring your way through the course, which includes a barbed wire crawl, a spear throw and plenty of mud – not to mention that final fire jump!

Here are the three different grades of difficulty to find out how much of a warrior you are:

Sprint – The Spartan Sprint puts endurance aside and tests your quickness through 5km+ which is loaded with 20+ obstacles. It’s a great distance for beginners!

Super – The Spartan Super is as much mental as it is physical, spanning over 13k tat are just as unforgiving as the 25+ obstacles the litter the distance.

Beast – The Spartan Beast is just plain hard. This the longest and most difficult race out of the three main races and is aptly named for its brutal 20km circuit with more than 30 obstacles that try to keep you from your finish line.

To find out more about dates, locations and cost visit the Spartan UK Website.

Tough Mudder

The 10-12-mile obstacle course has made some exciting changes to the 2019 series but still keeping it’s authenticity and spirit – testing all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit.

The new ‘Tough Mudder Classic’ has added at least 10 new or re-designed obstacles to its 25 obstacle course, appealing to new and veteran Mudders alike. It’s also offering a 5k option – perfect for anyone who wants to experience the challenge of Tough Mudder’s famous obstacles without having to take on the full 10 mile distance.

Tough Mudder prides itself on camaraderie but that doesn’t mean you need a team to take part! The race welcomes everyone, so even if you start on your own, you certainly won’t finish that way and with obstacle names such as Arctic Enema, Electroshock Therapy, Funky Monkey and Fire in your Hole, it’s certain to bond anyone together.

Sign up today by visiting their website, and be part of our #TeamStarlight too!

Why sign up for Starlight?

  • You’ll get one-to-one fundraising and training support from the moment you join us
  • We will send you a fundraising pack that includes handy fundraising idea’s, sponsor forms and a materials order form to get you started
  • Receive a FREE Starlight sports vest or t-shirt
  • Post-event support, to ensure we are still around to help and advise with any queries you have

Please note, there is no minimum sponsorship for the following challenges and anything you can raise will go towards helping to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

For more information on any of the below challenges, please email or call 0207 262 2881