Previously all solo Tribal challenges have been para-only events; however the new triathlon gives friends, families and supporters of the series the chance to be part of the day and help raise funds for Tribal, with all entry fees going directly towards the running of their various para events.

The Tribal Friends Tri, a 400m swim, 20k bike and 5k run, will be followed by Tribal Series Para Swim, which offers a range of solo swims and relays, and Tribal Series Para Run/Push (fun runs/wheelchair races), with challenges ranging from 100m to 10k.

Paralympian and Tribal Series founder Sophia Warner commented: “We’ve created a very strong community around our events and many of our participants’ friends and families have been asking how they can support our series.

“Everyone was inspired by BBC Sports Personality winner Bailey Matthews, and our first event last August saw hundreds of people with the same guts and determination take on and achieve huge personal goals. Everyone who takes part in this triathlon will be helping Tribal Series to provide more and more people with disabilities access to life-changing challenges.”

There are four Tribal events planned for the Paralympic year of 2016, with full details available on the website. Ambassador and six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir and five-time Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen both participated in the first Tribal event in August and will be among those cheering on participants on 15 May.

Sophie added: “Being a Paralympic year, this is a hugely exciting time for disability sport and this series gives all those inspired by the Games very important motivational goals to work towards. The Tribal Family Tri is a great way to involve friends and families who have disabled loved ones and anyone who feels passionately about making sport accessible to all.”

You can find out more about the Tribal Series and how you can support the movement here.


Don’t forget to claim your 10% discount off the Tribal Friends Tri, a 400m swim/20km bike/5km run event taking place at Dorney Lake, Windsor on 15th May 2016. Just follow the link here, and don’t forget to enter the code 220TriathlonTFT10 to claim your 10% discount!

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