Teams of two men and two women will take on triathlon’s newest race format at the Accenture Mixed Relay Triathlon Canary Wharf on Tuesday 10 September.
Returning for its second year, this innovative event will see suits replaced with trisuits, as participants represent their companies to swim, bike and run as a team.
This exclusive triathlon event, which is completely free-to-view, has attracted teams from many of Britain’s most well-known brands. Teams are asked to fundraise or make a donation to the Official Event Charities, the Triathlon Trust and The Prince’s Trust, to help ensure the event doesn’t just end at the finish line.
The racing is set to be a thrilling spectacle for participants and spectators alike. With the action set amongst the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, teams of 2 men and 2 women will complete a 300m swim in Middle Dock, 5km static bike ride in Jubilee Plaza and 1.5km traffic-free run on Bank Street.
In front of crowds from across Canary Wharf, Accenture Tri Club took the win last year in a time of 01:16:47. Team Captain Nick Flower commented, “with all the people who had cleared out of the office at 5 o’clock lining the bank of the dockland there was some pretty interesting encouragement, it was all part of the atmosphere."
To find out more about the event, visit https://www.britishtriathlon.org/canarywharf
Julian Skan, Senior Marketing Director at Accenture said, “We’re excited to see teams have the opportunity to take part in a Mixed Relay triathlon – it’s a unique chance to compete in this thrilling format as an amateur, so we know the teams racing are going to have a fantastic time, as well as the spectators watching.”
Ben Cummings, Director of Commercial and Major Events at British Triathlon said, “Our team have worked hard to ensure that the event will be even better than last year for participants, volunteers and spectators. The Accenture Mixed Relay Triathlon will provide workers with the unique opportunity to race in the heart of Canary Wharf, in what promises to be an evening to remember.
“I’d like to thank Canary Wharf Estates and Accenture for their continued support of mixed team relay triathlon and this event.”
Lucie Moore, Canary Wharf Group said, “We’re delighted to welcome back the Accenture Mixed Relay Triathlon to Canary Wharf. Proving popular amongst our tenants, the race provides the teams an opportunity to work together as well as bring out their competitive side. As race day approaches, we’re excited to see the Estate come to life with the triathlon.”