The SCI Tri Challenge

Duration: July - August
Accessibility: Fully accessible

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.

You can take part either by doing all three elements yourself or by forming a team with one or two friends so that the three elements are covered between your team.

Sam, Sarah and Andrew smiling while wearing their SCI Tri Challenge t-shirts

Sam, Sarah and Andrew are launching the first SCI Tri Challenge

The funds raised from taking part will go towards supporting the work of AspireBack Up and Spinal Research.

All three charities are very different and make a huge difference.  By taking part in the SCI Tri challenge, you will be able to support them all to carry on their vital work.


How does it work?

There are three suggested options – the Mini, the Midi and the Maxi:

The mini involves a 1km walk/run/wheel,  a 5km cycle or para-cycle and a 50 length swim.

The midi involves a 5km walk/run/wheel,  a 50km cycle or para-cycle and a 500 length swim.

The maxi involves a 10km walk/run/wheel,  a 100km cycle or para-cycle and a 1000 length swim.

There is also a make your own option where you can determine your own distances.



The challenge will be running over July and August with all teams aiming to have every part of the challenge completed during those months.


“The event is about being part of something. It’s for everyone to get involved with, regardless of ability. It‘s not how far you go or how fast you do it that matters but setting distances that challenge you which, when done, will make you feel brilliant about what you have achieved.”


You can more about the story behind the SCI Tri Challenge in the story on our blog.

If you would like to take part in this challenge you can set up your page here. Or, if you would like more information, please get in touch with our fundraising team or call on 0208 875 1805.