About | iTRI

This is your triathlon, completed your way.

iTRI is an incredible long distance virtual triathlon. But by completing it in bite-sized chunks across the whole of March 2021, you can conquer it whenever and wherever suits you. You’ve got 31 days to swim 2.4 miles (or swap for another activity), cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles.

Log your progress through your very own portal and let friends and family keep pace with you. It’s an epic challenge, but we’ll be with you every stroke, pedal and step of the way.

We understand that due to ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions it will be difficult for many to access swimming facilities, therefore for the first time we are giving you the option to switch up the swimming element and choose something different if you wish. We have a selection of options for your inspiration, you can: stair climb; walk; hike; row or skate your way through the 2.4 miles instead. You can also select ‘Other’ and choose your own activity.

You can complete the challenge individually or sign up with your household and rack up the miles collectively. Why not get the kids involved too? If you would like to share the mileage, check out our FAQ’s page to find out how to sign up as a team.

We’re encouraging our iTRIBE to raise £100 in sponsorship. All participants will receive a thank you letter and certificate, and those who raise £100 (or more) will also receive a medal too.

This is your triathlon, completed your way. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be making a massive difference to the lives of vulnerable children.

Since iTRI began we have had over 1,000 supporters join our iTRIBE. Sign up today!

Why Barnardo’s needs your support

Barnardo’s is here to support children and young people across the UK with a range of issues, including with their mental health and wellbeing. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened and triggered conditions such as anxiety and depression for many of the young people we support. With your help, we can continue to provide vital services that deliver 1-1 counselling, virtual group therapy and activities to allow young people to express and cope with their emotions and feel less alone.

Where your money goes

£25

Could provide special toys and books for a family with a severely disabled child.

£50

Could provide specialist support to help a child recover from the trauma of sexual abuse.

£100

Could pay for providing four young people with bedding and a safe place to sleep.

£150

Could help pay for 15 young carers to take part in group activities, where they can make friends and build their confidence.

£250

Could fully fund an eight week course on emotional health and wellbeing for a young person who has recently left care; raising their self-esteem and building their confidence.