#teambeyondblue takes on the tri, raising money for mental health

Mar 09, 2017

The Australian Corporate Triathlon Series is halfway complete, and with two events still to go, competitors have already raised over $20,000 for Beyond Blue.

On Sunday 5 March 2017, over 20 Beyond Blue staff members and volunteers took part in the Melbourne leg of the Australian Corporate Triathlon Series, swimming, riding, and running for #teambeyondblue.

The event saw over 5,000 competitors, many of whom were competing in their first triathlon, gathering in the warm early morning at Melbourne’s Elwood Beach.

#teambeyondblue competitors were a mix of first-timers and experienced triathletes who took on either a single leg (swim, ride, or bike) or all three activities as part of a relay team.

All team members finished the event, and one of the #teambeyondblue teams placed a very respectable eighth in the Female Team category of the Relay Triathlon. Congratulations!

See if you can spot #teambeyondblue in the Melbourne event photos, or, watch the video

The Gold Coast and Sydney triathlons are still to come in April, with Olympian and Beyond Blue Ambassador Libby Trickett competing in the Gold Coast event as Beyond Blue’s official corporate triathlon ambassador.

#teambeyondblue at the Melbourne event

Want to take part? There’s still time!

It’s not too late to sign up for the final two events, either as an individual or by joining a team at http://www.corporatetriathlonseries.com.au

Once you’re registered, you can set up your own online fundraising page with the Australian Corporate Triathlon Series’ fundraising partner, Everyday Hero, and start asking your friends, family and work colleagues to donate.

There are other options for fundraising, too - you can also hold an event, join your workplace giving program or make a one-off donation.


Taking Heads Up to corporate triathletes

Beyond Blue is bringing its Heads Up campaign to all events on the 2017 Australian Corporate Triathlon Series calendar, and will be encouraging corporate participants to start working on creating more mentally healthy workplaces.

The case for workplace change is strong, with one in five employees likely to be experiencing a mental health condition at any given time, and mental health conditions costing Australian employers $10.9 billion every year through absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims.

Find out more about how to get involved at the Heads Up website



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