Fundraising ideas for your Charity Triathlon

Raise money for your Charity Triathlon using our fundraising ideas and tips . GoRaise can help you find the funds to take your charity triathlon fundraising to the next level.

wdt_ID Fundraising idea Fundraising type Potential Time required
1 Man (or Woman) Vs. Food Event High A bit
2 Cheese & Wine evenings Event High Fair
3 Car booties Event High A bit
4 Guessing Games Event Medium A bit
5 Email Signatures Community High A bit
6 125 Fundraising Ideas Community High A bit

Entering a triathlon

You may be thinking that entering a triathlon is only for the fitness fanatics at the top of their game. While this may well be true for some events, triathlons actually come in a variety of grades, from super sprint triathlons for the very beginner all the way through to half-iron and full-iron triathlons.

Some events, like the Parkinson’s UK drive for the London Triathlon, are run by a specific charity at a larger event, while many others welcome competitive athletes and charity challengers alike. The British Triathlon website has a great list of UK events.


A training regime for a triathlon will of course need to focus on aerobic fitness centred around the swim, cycle and run.

You will need to make sure though to tailor your programme to the type of triathlon you have entered, as there is a great deal of variety between triathlon events.

For example, if you have entered a sprint length triathlon, then your swim section may cover around 400m, which will mean focusing on quick, shorter swims when training in the pool, whereas the gruelling 4km swim of a full-iron triathlon will require intense endurance training.


Gathering support

Once your triathlon is set up, it’s time to start looking for support and donations.

One way to generate support and funds is by hosting a few events in the lead up to your challenge. Take a look at our Fundraising Ideas page for some inspiration.

Using GoRaise to collect funds for your triathlon is a great way to supplement the money you raise from conventional sponsorship forms. You can register as a Challenger on GoRaise today, and your supporters will be able to generate funds for your challenge each time they shop online.



Car Cleaning Service

Organise a car cleaning service one weekend and rally together a few of the clubs members. Charge for the service and easily raise extra funds while having some fun in the community.


Dog Walking Service

Offer to walk some of the club members dogs or friends and families dogs in exchange for donations to your charity.


Approach some local shops for prizes and oraganise a raffle, ticket sales go into the charity funds, the local shops do a great deed and someone gets a prize. Win, win, win.


Computer Game Evening

Organise a game off and watch how many people want to get involved. Getting your hands on some old school gaming consoles will also help draw in the crowds. Charge per play and rack up donations.

Pub Olympics

Possibly not the most conducive to the training programme but definitely very fun and easy to organise.


Wax your legs

Possibly the most conducive to the training programme but definitely very useful for that streamline finish and painful, so you are guaranteed sponsors.

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Other popular fundraising ideas

If you want even more ideas to try, have a look at how some of the other charity fundraiser’s go about getting funds. They can all be applied to your triathlon efforts and ensure your fundraising effort pay off as well as your training.

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