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St Eds' Tri Festival returns in 2018

The Bury St Edmunds triathlon festival will return in 2018, with athletes setting out to swim, cycle and run their way around the jewel in the crown of Suffolk!

Event organiser HaverSports is delighted that Greene & Greene Solicitors will be sponsoring the event, being held in support of Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS).

St Eds’ Tri – The Greene & Greene Triathlon Festival, will be held at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre on Sunday 29 April 2018.

The inaugural event was held in June 2016, with the festival offering a choice of triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon, now returning to the town following a one year hiatus.

Michael Batty, senior partner at event sponsors Greene & Greene Solicitors, said: “Celebrating our 125th Anniversary in 2018, we’re delighted to be able to sponsor the St Eds’ Tri Festival to help support and encourage people to get active whist raising money for such a fantastic cause at the same time. SARS is an incredible charity, run totally by volunteers who depend on fundraising and donations in order that they can help patients with specialist emergency care at the scenes of incidents throughout Suffolk and its neighbouring counties.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the throng of athletes compete in what promises to be a great community event.”

Since its launch in 2014 with HaverHalf and Haver10, HaverSports has raised over £28,000 for six different local charities, and is now fund raising for SARS for the first time.

HaverSports director Jack Tappin said: “It’s great that we’re able to bring back St Eds’ Tri with these new partners, and we’re looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better event than when it was first held in 2016.

“We’ll have different races and distances available to suit all ages and abilities, and being held just after Easter offers triathletes the perfect way to start their 2018 tri season.”

Sue Roots, from beneficiary charity SARS, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to work with Greene & Greene to re-launch St Eds’ Tri in 2018.

"We're delighted to be the Charity partner for the St Eds’ Tri this year and be associated with a local sporting event which takes place in the county where our volunteer clinicians live and work. We rely entirely on voluntary donations to continue our life-saving activities - this event is a great opportunity to both raise funds and publicise our work."

Entries for St Eds’ Tri – the Greene & Greene Triathlon Festival are now open, and can be made online by clicking here.