JLL and Peel Group have announced a new triathlon event which will take place this year on Friday 24 July at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.
The JLL Property Triathlon North, a jointly sponsored event between JLL and Peel, is expected to attract around 1,000 athletes from across the property industry. The sprint distance event is open to all levels of competitor and will comprise a 750m open water swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. Entrants can race either as an individual or as a team of three to form a relay. JLL's corporate charity Starlight Children's Foundation and the Peel Group's charity Christie's Cancer Research will benefit from the entry donations raised by the event.
The JLL Property Triathlon North is the sister event of the property firm's successful Property Triathlon and Property Swim which will be held once again at Dorney Lake near Eton on 3 July 2015. Now into its 9th year, this event is one of the UK's largest triathlons and has raised £1.3m for charity.
Steve Hogg, director at JLL, said: "The JLL Property Triathlon at Dorney Lake has become increasingly popular, attracting another record breaking increase in entries and money raised for charity last year. On the back of this success, we are excited to be able to bring the first JLL Property Triathlon North to the North West in the summer.
"The property industry is passionate about charity, health & fitness and the launch of the Northern Triathlon in Manchester this year will mean that more of our colleagues across the country will be able to participate and help to raise more vital funds for charity. I am confident that this new event has the makings to be a great day."
James Whittaker, development director of Peel Group, added: "When setting an event, the location is the most important consideration and MediaCityUK could not be a more iconic setting for the JLL Property Triathlon North. Peel has for the last two years organised successful triathlons at MediaCityUK and this event will only add to the growing number of activities and events at this busy visitor destination. We will also be raising much needed funds for Christie's Cancer Research."
Entries for the JLL Property Triathlon North will open at midday on Tuesday 3 February at www.propertytriathlon.com