The Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon

Introducing the triathlon

We are proud to announce that the Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon, in association with the BVCA, is back for 2016!


Saturday 17 September 2016 (add the date to your calendar here)

Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP

The Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon is the only event of its kind for the private equity sector and associated industries. Last year, over 370 participants from over 60 firms took part in the event, raising an outstanding £190,000 for Impetus-PEF to transform the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Young people like Salimah, Mark and Thomas.

With so many in the PE community participating, this a great opportunity for some inter-industry competition and networking. There will be range of family-orientated activities, including fun races for children and a BBQ. See last year’s photos here.

Day’s schedule (races available & start times):

  • 09:00 – Kids Scootathlon (4-8 years)
    390m scoot, 390m cycle, 250m run
  • 09:30 – Kids Duathlon (9-16 years)
    1km run, 3km cycle, 1km run
  • 10:00 – Challenge Individual Triathlon
    800m swim, 31.8km cycle, 7.5km run
  • 10:15 – CVC Relay Challenge Triathlon
    800m swim, 31.8km cycle, 7.5km run (team of 3)
  • 10:45 – Mergermarket Group Sprint Individual Triathlon 
    400m swim, 21.2km cycle, 5km run
  • 11:15 – PwC Relay Sprint Triathlon
    400m swim, 21.2km cycle, 5km run (team of 3)
  • 11:30 – Super Sprint Triathlon
    400m swim, 10.6km cycle, 2.5km run
  • 12:00 – BBQ
  • 13:00 – Prize giving

Registration fee:

  • £99 for individuals
  • £198 for relay team of three

    Included in registration fee:
    • Race entry
    • BBQ
    • Car parking
    • Technical t-shirt
    • Swim cap
    • Event medal
    • Goody bag
    • Access to the recovery tent
    • Medical support and water safety team
    • Provision of Etixx product on the day.  Gels, recovery bars, recovery shakes
    • Discount code on nutrition bundles for all entrants (25% off)
    • Electronic chip timing
    • Results texted to your phone as you cross the line
    • Industry cups awarded to overall winners

Corporate teams:

If you’re registering a corporate team of 10 or more please download our corporate entry form here.

Participant information

Fundraising target:

Although there is no minimum fundraising requirement to enter this event, participants are asked to donate or raise a sponsorship of £400 each, to help fund Impetus-PEF’s work transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK.

Fundraising & training toolkit:

To support our participants, we have created a ‘Fundraising & training toolkit‘. This covers all the details of the event, how to fundraise online, how to talk about Impetus-PEF, case studies, using social media, writing a blog on your training, pre-event training sessions, wetsuit hire and becoming an event sponsor. Please note, all wetsuits need to be hired by Wednesday 14 September 2016.


Pre-event training:

To prepare participants for the triathlon, we have a couple of pre-event training sessions on offer – see the ‘Fundraising & training toolkit‘ for full details.

  • Triathlon Training Social Breakfast – Tuesday 06 September 2016
  • RG Active Open Water Swim Session – Wednesday 07 September 2016

Social media:

We would love you to promote the triathlon on social media:
Twitter: @ImpetusPEF
Facebook: /ImpetusPEF (search ‘Impetus – The Private Equity Triathlon’)
The hashtag for this event is #ImpetusPEFtriathlon

Race pack:

For all the information you need on the day, see your race pack.

More details:

For more details about the triathlon, visit

Any other questions? Email

This year’s sponsors

Mergermarket Mark
cvc logo (cropped)
pwc logo (fat)
Baird logo
RGActive Logo - white background
QSW CustomLogo

Last year's sponsors

CVC Capital Partners
Mergermarket Group

Last year's participants

Alvarez and Marsal
Aztec Group
BC Partners
Blue Sky Corporate Finance
Brakes Group
Carbon Credentials
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Clifford Chance LLP
Coller Capital
Enso Ventures
Frank Hirth
Goldman Sachs
Grant Thornton
Greenbrook Communications
Key Travel
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Latham & Watkins
Living Bridge
Marex Spectron
Marlborough Partners
McDermott, Will & Emery
Mergermarket Group
Nationwide Building Society Pension Fund
NOR Capital
Pathway Capital Management
Rede Partners
Ropes & Gray
RR Donnelley
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
T&T Automation
The Foundry
TPG Capital
Upper Street Events Ltd.
Warburg Pincus
Zaoui & Co.

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