British Triathlon and official partner Accenture have teamed up to launch an exciting new team event series for the 2018 season; the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge. The new mass participation triathlon format, which will take place across seven locations nationwide, demonstrates Accenture and British Triathlon’s commitment to champion involvement in the sport.
The Accenture Mixed Team Challenge is open to all ages and abilities, inspiring people to get out of the office and into their kit. Participants must take part as a mixed gender team in one of two categories, forming either a Relay team or a Tribe.
What is the Mixed Team Challenge?
In the Relay, you can compete in teams of 3 or fewer (at least one man and one woman; eg. two men and a woman or two women and a man).
Each person will complete just one or two legs of the sprint distance triathlon. For example; man 1 swims, woman 1 cycles, man 2 runs. Or; man 1 swims, woman 1 cycles, woman 1 runs. If this is your first triathlon experience or you’re not yet comfortable with all three disciplines, this option is the perfect to get started on your triathlon journey, with the added bonus of having a team for support!
In the Tribe, you can compete in teams of 3 (at least one man and one woman) and each person will complete an entire sprint triathlon, just like the professionals.
You’ll all start in the same wave of racers and your combined race times will be added together to achieve your ranking against the other Tribe teams.
If you’re a seasoned triathlete or looking for a challenge, this option is the perfect way to compete as a team, so get your tribe involved!