The Toy Trust takes to Oxford’s Wet N Wild for the 2019 Big Challenge

Oxford’s Wet N Wild centre will be the site of this year’s Toy Trust 2019 Big Challenge fundraising event, where the industry will undergo a triathlon to raise funds for the charity.

Taking place on Saturday, June 8th in Wallingford in Oxfordshire, the event will see large teams, small groups or individuals all take part in the traditional triathlon race which will feature an open water swim, a 65 mile bike ride and a 5km or 10km run.

Participants with younger family members are welcome to join for elements of the race which will accommodate different strengths and abilities.

Participants will even have the chance to take on Wet N Wild’s inflatable assault course during the event day, and anyone interested will be able to book directly with the venue – though the BTHA has advised they do so sooner rather than later.

The 2019 event will culminate with a late afternoon BBQ and refreshments on site for all participants.

This year, the Toy Trust has pledged its commitment to three charities in its mission to ‘give the gift of play.’ The charities are the UK mobility charity My AFK, health camp providers Over The Wall and Ugandan based educational charity, Ecologia Youth Trust.

Graham Canning, Toy Trust Committee chairman, said: “This year’s Big Challenge promises to be another exciting event for all of the industry to get involved in. We have designed the event to be as inclusive, challenging and fun for as many people as possible from across the industry with the hope that people from all across the industry will get involved.

“We have also added an extra option of fun for participants and their families to take on Oxford Wet N Wild’s inflatable assault course. As always, we hope to encourage new teams, however big or small, to get involved in what has become an amazingly uplifting and fun, team building day that raises massive amounts of money for the disadvantaged children the Toy Trust supports.”

Places are available at £100 per person and teams or individuals can register now by clicking here.

For more information, contact Matt Jones at the BTHA via Matt@btha.co.uk 

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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