Join the Accuro Jersey Triathlon on the Virtual Challenge!
Further to government restrictions and phased approached to COVID-19, organisers have decided to adapt the showcase triathlon event into a virtual triathlon challenge that will take place over a three-week period commencing on 1st July and finishing on the 19th July, which would have been the original event date for the event in 2020.
The virtual triathlon challenge is open to athletes of all abilities and will offer people with no previous triathlon experience the opportunity to participate in their first triathlon in what will be a very approachable format. Participants would be able to complete the three required disciplines (swim, bike and run) in any order, at any time and at any location during the three-week period. The event also includes a relay team option, a duathlon option and a full range of junior triathlon options.
Fundraising will be central to the challenge, say organisers, and all participants will be asked to support the event’s three official charities during a very difficult fundraising environment, by either donating at the point of entry or raising sponsorship funds over the course of the event. The three official charities in 2020 are: Brightly, Alzheimer’s Jersey and Oscar MacLean Foundation.
Paul Douglas, Managing Director of Accuro Trust Jersey said: “In the current circumstances the organisers have made the difficult but correct decision to not go ahead with the 2020 mass participation event. We applaud them for having made the most of the situation by presenting the sporting community with an exciting and unique virtual challenge. This opens the event to novice and seasoned athletes both on and off the Island of Jersey to test themselves and thereby enable important fundraising. We are delighted to be associated with this new formula as it is reflective of how Jersey is able to overcome adversity and use its ingenuity to enhance not only its own environment but that of others around the globe”.
Join us to take the challenge and register here.