Greater Kansas City businesses now have an out-of-the-box option to replace the “typical” team-building event or retreat. It’s a customized Corporate Challenge Triathlon.
“The event is one that will not only delight your employees, but challenge them, reward them, and improve their level of fitness,” said Ted Kennedy, President of CEO Challenges. “Best of all, it’s an event that requires no booking or planning on the part of the business, and it includes some of the world’s best known endurance athletes,” he added.
First Steps: CEO Challenges brings in a team of experts a few months before the triathlon is to take place to encourage, guide, support, and motivate the business’ employees and to sign them up to take on the challenge of a ‘leg’ of a sprint distance triathlon. Also, at the kick off meeting will be an athlete from the Challenged Athletes Foundation. ”It will be very hard for employees to think they can’t ‘do it’ when they hear the inspirational stories about how people with only one arm, or one leg, or no legs, confronted their fears and finished a triathlon,” said Kennedy.
At the kick-off, each employee can decide to swim a 1/2 mile, bike 16 miles, or run/walk 3 miles, and join with other employees on a Company relay team. Or, for those employees who are already fit and want the extra challenge, they may want elect to solo and do the full triathlon.
Next Step: CEO Challenges’ team of world champions and experts in motivation will help the business pick a race location, help employees with confusing equipment choices (i.e., wetsuits, skinsuits, bike, pedals, aero bars, hydration systems, running shoes, etc). Plus, employees are provided with an easy to follow training program to help them get ready while not interfering with their need to run their business, travel, and be with their families. The event location can be a destination location or one close to the business.
Then: CEO Challenges keeps in touch with employees on a regular basis to make sure they are on track and answer any questions they may have.
The Triathlon: CEO Challenges meets with the business on race weekend to help it with final preparations, to make sure the equipment is ready to go, and to make sure employees have everything they need to perform.
“Your employees will experience a program that they will never, ever forget,” said Kennedy. “While preparing for the event they will naturally increase their level of fitness, look leaner, and notice a marked increase in energy. The triathlon will culminate in having employees accomplish a goal many of them never dreamed of, and one that will build teamwork,” said Kennedy.
CEO Challenges Team:
- Simon Lessing – five-time world triathlon champion, world record holder for the Olympic distance triathlon.
- Lynn Kanuka, Olympic 3000m bronze medalist.
- Ted Kennedy, President of CEO Challenges.
“The Corporate Triathlon Challenge will be the center-piece of a fantastic company retreat that will result in an intense bonding session, an incredible feeling of accomplishment, and increase in the level of fitness for employees,” said Kennedy.