British Triathlon launches new participation campaign, the Big Colour Challenge, encouraging people of all ages and abilities from across the UK to get active whilst raising money for charities.
When people sign up for the Big Colour Challenge, they will receive a bespoke chart to print at home and a weekly email with new challenges that are tailored to their ability level.
British Triathlon is encouraging people to track their progress in the challenge through the time they’re active. The bespoke chart is broken down into segments, with participants colouring in a segment for each five minutes of activity they complete and creating a wave of colour across the chart.
The Big Colour Challenge will support the 2.6 Challenge, which aims to raise vital funds for British charities that are finding themselves in a funding shortfall due the COVID-19 crisis. Participants can either donate to the overall total or fundraise for a charity of their choice.
The first weeks’ worth of activity in The Big Colour Challenge will be tailored around the 2.6 challenge which will include completing a 26 min turbo time trial, finish 26 shuttle runs in your garden, and complete a homemade obstacle course.
Andy Salmon, British Triathlon Chief Executive, said: “We are very aware that the world has changed for everyone right now, and not having the release valve of organised sport during this difficult time has affected triathletes of all levels.
“We’re launching the Big Colour Challenge to help give structure to regular exercisers, but also small steps to help families and people who are, or want to be, casually active at home and within their once-a-day period of outdoor exercise.
“The Big Colour Challenge is accessible to everyone, and I hope as many people as possible sign up to not only use triathlon to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, but to also raise vital funds for this country’s charities.”
Paralympic Champion, Claire Cashmore, said: “When I first heard about the campaign, I was really impressed with the concept of getting people active but with a focus on time and not distances. I think it is great that you get new activities each week which will help keep you motivated throughout the challenge.
“The sporting world is a very different place than it was six month ago but it’s important to try and keep motivated and the Big Colour Challenge will offer you that support while you continue to stay active.”
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