Looking for a fun way to raise money for charity? The Australian Corporate Triathlon Series will come to Sydney on the 23rd of April. The Triathlon series is unlike other athlete events, primarily running as a fun day where work mates can rise up to a physical challenge, while raising awareness of mental health issues within the workplace.
The mental health statistics within Australia signal a need for change in the way we approach mental illnesses. As many as 1 million Australian adults are experiencing depression with 2 million more burdened by serious anxiety. On average 8 people take their lives every day in Australia and 1 in 5 employees within the workforce are likely to be experiencing mental health illness.
The benefits of addressing these issues will spread from the patients to Australian businesses, as untreated mental health issues cost employers $10.9 billion every year through absenteeism and lowered productivity levels. By taking part in one of the Australian Corporate Triathlon Series you will be contributing to Beyondblue and helping solve the issues facing Australians suffering from mental diseases.
A seemingly daunting task, the Triathlon is only as hard as you make it. Competitors can chose to complete the event as a team, with a designated athlete for each leg of the race, or they can enter as individuals and give the 300m Swim / 10km Cycle / 4.5km Run a solo crack.
Held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, the Triathlon will give entrants an opportunity to show off their corporate colours with customizable suits and shirts, as well as attend a marquee social event following the race. Visit www.corporatetriathlonseries.com.au/sydney/ for pricing details and free training programs.
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