30 August 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
The Musgrave Triathlon took place in Farran Woods, Cork yesterday with 400 participants taking the plunge in this year’s charity triathlon challenge. The Musgrave Triathlon, which is now in its fourteenth year, has raised over €3.7 million for Irish charities to date.
The fundraising target for the 2015 Musgrave Triathlon is €200,000, with Breakthrough Cancer Research and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin the beneficiaries of these charitable funds. To support the cause, you can donate online via www.idonate.ie/MusgraveTriathlon. Alternatively SuperValu customers are encouraged to pick up the charity branded trolley key in-store for €2, with net proceeds donated to the fund.
The event involved an 800m swim, followed by 33km cycle and 10km run. The triathlon participants are made up of staff from Musgrave, SuperValu and Centra stores across Ireland and suppliers. The triathlon is a fun challenge, with the sole purpose of raising as much funds as possible for charity.
Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland said, “We are very proud of the real momentum the Musgrave Triathlon continues to generate each year. More and more people are taking to sport and focusing on health, so it makes sense that we use this trend to help raise monies for these deserving charities. It is great to see so many participants from Musgrave, together with our retail partners in SuperValu and Centra, taking part and raising funds, which makes a considerable contribution to worthy causes that touch every community across Ireland”.