Can corporate triathletes rise to Kilkenny challenge?

TRIATHLETES from all over Ireland have already taken on Kilkenny - now it’s the turn of businesses to rise to the challenge.

TRIATHLETES from all over Ireland have already taken on Kilkenny - now it’s the turn of businesses to rise to the challenge.

TriGrandPrix Ireland launched their Corporate Challenge recently. Ireland’s first corporate challenge triathlon, the event caters for relay teams of two or three people competing over sprint distances of 750m swim, 24km bike ride and 5.3km run. The Challenge will be held on Saturday, July 28 at Kilkenny Castle as part of the Kilkenny Triathlon.

The fastest growing triathlon series in Ireland, more than 1,200 entries are expected to swim, cycle and run in an event which will have the backdrop of Kilkenny Castle. The Corporate Challenge will see relay teams represent companies from all over Ireland, combining their strengths to race the swim, bike and running legs.

Many companies in Ireland are currently focusing on employee welfare and TriGrandPrix are creating an environment for companies to encourage their employees to become involved in physical activity in an enjoyable and fun way. TriGrandPrix will be running triathlon bootcamps specifically designed to help teams prepare for race day.

“We are very excited about the Corporate Challenge and the huge interest it has generated so far,” said Jim Breen, CEO of TriGrandPrix. “It offers an exciting and challenging approach to building teams that can work together in a fun and healthy way.

“The buzz and level of interest in TriGrandPrix at the launch of the Corporate Challenge was staggering,” said Paul Griffin, TriGrandPrix Commercial Director. “Half of the people we met committed to entering a team in the Corporate Challenge relay and participating in local TriGrandPrix Triathlon Bootcamps. We are set for a fantastic weekend in Kilkenny.”

A number of companies have already expressed interest in entering teams, including AOL, EMC, GSK and the Revenue Commissioners.

A number of other events will be held at TriGrandPrix Ireland in Kilkenny, including the Olympic distance (1,500m, 43km, 10.2km), the Sprint distance (750m, 24km, 5.3km) and the Super Sprint distance (250m, 18km, 3.1km) triathlons which are open for anyone to enter. The various distances make it perfect for triathletes of all levels and can be completed individually or as a relay team.

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