As the Official Mixed Relay Partner, Accenture will support the expansion of British Triathlon’s Mixed Relay Cup with three elite triathlete events in 2018 at London, Leeds and Nottingham.
The Mixed Relay format is racing at its most thrilling. It’s energetic, exciting, uncompromising and action-packed. The innovative format also known as 4XMixed Relay, comprises two men and two women. Each athlete completes a ‘super-sprint’ triathlon of swimming, biking and running, before tagging their next team mate in a relay race. It’s non-stop action from the very beginning, and the pace is relentless. It is survival of the fastest. The format will be included as an Olympic event for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
As part of Accenture’s commitment to champion involvement in the sport, together with British Triathlon, we have created the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge. The challenge will be hosted at events across London, Leeds, Northumberland, Manchester, Nottingham and Glasgow and holds true to the principles of mixed relay, providing people with the opportunity to take part in an inclusive, mixed gender and fun team activity. We are also creating an exclusive event at Canary Wharf at which we will replicate the elite Mixed Relay format offering a unique opportunity to take part in the event GB triathletes will compete in themselves.
The Accenture Mixed Team Challenge offers a range of options for participation:
Relay, in which 3 people complete just one leg each of a sprint triathlon, or
Tribe, in which 3 people complete a sprint triathlon each and their race times are combined and tracked against other Tribe teams within the race.