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Standard Bank Supports Community with Headline Sponsorship of 'Give it a Try-Athlon' Event | April 2024

09 April 2024

Standard Bank, a leading financial institution committed to supporting its local community, is proud to announce its headline sponsorship of the upcoming 'Give it a Try-Athlon' event, scheduled for Sunday, May 19th, 2024. This event aims to provide a physically achievable, fun, and non-competitive introduction to triathlons, welcoming participants of all abilities.

Starting and finishing at Fenella Beach in Peel, the 'Give it a Try-Athlon' offers a unique twist on traditional triathlons, with legs completed in reverse order. Participants will begin with a 7km walk/run, starting at Fenella Beach and winding their way north before joining onto the Ramsey to St Johns railway path, concluding behind the Tynwald Inn in St Johns. This is followed by a leisurely 5km cycle along the railway path line from St Johns to Peel, finishing back at Fenella Beach. Finally, participants will brave the waters with a refreshing 1 width swim at Fenella Beach, or simply spend 5 minutes in the sea to experience the exhilarating cold water.

Each participant will also receive an "I gave it a Try-Athlon" poncho towel to get changed in and a certificate as a memento of their accomplishment.

Isle of Play Chief Executive, Chris Gregory expressed his delight that Standard Bank are partnering to support the event saying, “I’m convinced that Standard Bank’s support will make the event a terrific success and help us raise important funds to improve play opportunities for the Island’s children.”

Lee Francis, Chief Executive and Island Head for Standard Bank Isle of Man, expressed the bank's enthusiasm for sponsoring such an inclusive and accessible event, aligning with the company's values of promoting wellness and community engagement. He said: "Standard Bank is deeply committed to supporting our local community and enhancing the lives of those living in the areas we operate. We believe in the power of events like the 'Give it a Try-Athlon' to promote physical activity, inclusivity, and camaraderie within our community."

Standard Bank Isle of Man has a history of supporting various community events, however, the 'Give it a Try-Athlon' represents a unique opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds and fitness levels to participate and experience the joy of physical activity.

Jennie Bronte-Hearne, Social, Economic and Environmental Programme Lead at Standard Bank Offshore, added, "Events like the 'Give it a Try-Athlon' not only promote physical health but are inclusive and accessible which are values that we strive for within our culture at Standard Bank. We are excited to see Islanders come together to participate in this fantastic event and encourage people to sign up."

Registrations and sign up for the event are welcome in advance. Registration will take place from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on the day of the event, with the race starting promptly at 10:15 AM. Interested participants can visit for more information and to sign up.