ACCENTURE MIXED TEAM CHALLENGE
Accenture an Official Sponsor of the AJ Bell London Triathlon, have launched an exciting new team event series for the 2018 season; the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge.
The idea was devised to build upon the excitement of the Mixed Relay triathlon discipline being added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic roster, in which men and women will compete alongside each other on a quest to collect the very first Olympic gold medal of its kind.
The Accenture Mixed Team Challenge holds true to the principals of mixed relay, providing people with the opportunity to take part in an inclusive, mixed gender and fun team activity. The event series has teamwork at its heart and offers the opportunity for both beginner and seasoned triathletes to team up and compete for top prizes.
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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.
HOW DOES A RELAY TEAM WORK?
- 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!
HOW DOES A TRIBE WORK?
- 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!
AND THE WINNER IS?
All members of the winning Relay and winning Tribe team at each of the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge events will receive a £100 gift voucher to spend on sports kit. What’s more, if you take part in any event across the series, your whole team will be entered into a draw to each win a state of the art racing bike!
With Tokyo 2020 set to debut triathlon mixed relay, it’s time to find your team and take the challenge in 2018!