Castle Virtual Series set to host their 7th virtual race:
The Yorkshire Terrier, 24–26 July
The Castle Virtual Series has been a fantastic success, bringing together 3701 racers, from 25 countries, aged 7 – 80 years old, to stay connected, keep fit and raise a whopping £31,120 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
As mass gathering cancellations sweep through the 2020 race season, Castle Series responded by committing to host a virtual event for every physical event they have to cancel.
With their Castle Howard event cancelled at the end of July, and continuing the county and animal theme, they have announced their seventh virtual event:
Race : 24-26 July – The Yorkshire Terrier
With 30+ races to choose from across multiple different disciplines and distances – Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon, Swim only, Cycle only and Run only races – there really is something for everyone.
Castle Virtual Series donate 20% of all race entry fees to Macmillan Cancer Support to ensure they can deliver the vital physical, emotional and financial support so people with cancer live life as fully as they can.
Castle Virtual Series are hoping to raise a total of £40,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. With less than £9,000 to go, they would really appreciate your support. You can help them reach their target in a number of ways…
+ Sign up to The Yorkshire Terrier, 20% of all race entry fees will be donated
+ Add a donation during your online registration
+ Set up a JustGiving page
+ Text CASTLE to 70550 to donate £5
Yorkshire Terrier Prizes:
- Posted surprises for gender winners in each age and distance categories
- 35% off race entry for Castle Series 2021 for Club Championship Winners
- 35% off race entry for Castle Series 2021 for Company Championship Winners
- Podium places for gender, age and distance categories
- Special mentions for best dressed and most inventive course
Brain Adcock, Race Director, Castle Virtual Series:
“Determined not to let the pandemic and its consequences get us down, we were nimble enough to bring forward plans for a winter virtual series and the Spring and Summer Virtual Series of races were born. A few weeks later we have successfully put on 6 virtual races, had over 3,000 participants, engaged with thousands more and raised a staggering £31,120 for Macmillan. Who knew, when we first set out, there was such a market for virtual racing? Conscious of our responsibilities towards our sponsors and charity partners and still unsure when the real race season will get the green light we have decided to keep going and are delighted to bring you the next two races in the Series.”
Sarah-Jayne Grahame, Challenge Events Programme Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support:
“We are thrilled to hear of Castle Virtual Series additional events and the introduction of new disciplines so that even more people can get on board, stay fit, stay safe and raise vital funds for Macmillan. We have been blown away by the community’s generosity and truly appreciate every donation raised, so we can help people living with cancer to get the support and care they need.”