SCI Tri Challenge
Swim, cycle, run
The SCI Tri Challenge is the brainchild of Sarah Dickinson who wanted to support three spinal cord injury (SCI) charities – Spinal Research, Back Up and Aspire - each one making a difference to the lives of those living with and affected by spinal cord injury.
Sarah’s son Sam, was injured in a car accident. The family had been heading off for the Christmas holidays when their car hit black ice and went down an embankment and rolled over. Sam, only 17, was left with paralysis affecting all four limbs after his neck was broken.
What is the challenge?
The SCI Tri Challenge is a swim/cycle/run challenge like a triathlon. However, it is designed to be accessible to as many people as possible from the young to the older to the not-very-fit-but-willing to the super fit. Therefore, individuals can take part either by doing all three elements themselves or by forming a team with one or two friends so that the three elements are covered between them.
The ethos of the challenge is that the distances covered should be a challenge for the individual taking part and, therefore, are variable rather than setting one goal for everyone. There are three suggested options or a Make Your Own if you’d like to determine your own distances.
The Mini 1km run/wheel/walk/push - 5km cycle or para-cycle - 50 length swim *
The Midi 5km walk/run/wheel - 50km cycle or para-cycle - 500 length swim
The Maxi 10km walk/run/wheel -100km cycle or para-cycle -1000 length swim
Make Your Own Teams or individuals choose their own distances to ensure that the challenge is right for you.
* A length = 25m
When and how?
You can take part in the challenge between July and August. All the distances in the triathlon can be completed as and when, and where you can.
Click on the Sign Up button to find out more information about the challenge.
To join the SCI Tri Community click the Facebook button.