The Big Tri will see the Positively Parkinson’s team take on an epic swim, cycle and hike to raise vital funds for Cure Parkinson’s.

Back in 2021, 12 members of Positively Parkinson’s (including three living with Parkinson’s) swam across the Solent to the Isle of Wight as part of the Big Splash. The team raised over £47,000 for us, but this year they want to push themselves even further with the Big Tri.

This unconventional triathlon involves not just any old swim, cycle and hike, but truly epic challenges in their own right…

The Big Swim will involve 10 members of the team swimming in relay around the Isle of Wight, with each member swimming for an hour at a time before swapping. The team will be swimming 56 miles in total and the challenge will take around 35 hours to complete meaning that, rain or shine, the team will be swimming through the night too!

Meanwhile, the Big Bike will see two of the Positively Parkinson’s team (one of whom lives with Parkinson’s) tackle the iconic John O’Groats to Land’s End route, with the aim of completing the 1189 mile cycle in under two weeks.

And finally, for the Big Hike all the Positively Parkinson’s team will be climbing up Mount Snowdon where, at the summit, the Big Tri challenge will be complete!

Fancy organising your own Big Swim, Bike or Hike to help raise funds and awareness for Cure Parkinson’s? If this sounds like the challenge for you, click the button below to email Rachel Hunt who will help you get started on your own Big Tri challenge.

You can also donate to the Positively Parkinson’s Big Tri 2023 by clicking the button below.

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