ONE MORE TRI 2020 is now a virtual triathlon. You’ll have the flexibility to be a multi-sport athlete and race it on your own time, your own pace and your own space, indoors or outdoors! There’s still swimming, biking and running. But ONE MORE TRI participants take on just two of the three legs. For this year’s race, we’re asking participants to swap out that third leg for a more awesome segment -- a Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athlete relay partner who will take on an accessible endurance challenge.

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About Virtual One More Tri

ONE MORE TRI 2020 will be all Unified Relays.

A Unified Relay joins athletes with and without disabilities on the same team. It’s inspired by a simple principle: competing together is a quick path to understanding and acceptance. And foster a community of inclusion along the way.

SONJ Event Staff will pair ONE MORE TRI participants with SONJ athletes to form Unified Relay Teams.

Participant(s) pick 2 legs: Swim & Bike, Bike & Run, or Swim & Run. Legs do not need to be completed in the same day. Or even by the same people. One participant can do both legs. Or buddy up with a friend/family member and take on one leg each.

And then pass the virtual baton to their Special Olympics athlete relay partner. The SONJ Athlete picks a strength/fitness challenge from the list of approved activities. And then practices it. And crushes it!

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I am writing to thank and commend you for a wonderful wonderful event. Every single person I encountered was so kind, encouraging, enthusiastic, invested in the cause. It was really inspiring.

The course was flawless, the instructions were impossible to confuse. Everything was organized, and I don't think a single person whom I asked a question replied with, "I don't know". A lot of the volunteers were silly and made us all smile. There was one super crazy lady at transition exit who never stopped dancing. Bike course volunteers were all super competent. Run course volunteers were full of words and cheers. All ages and sizes. The bunches of students were extra funny, and since I was going slow, I did take the time to be silly back, and tell them they were appreciated.

EXTRA APPRECIATED: gluten free options at the end! I think that was the best cheese sandwich I ever had. What a thing to have thought of.

I wanted to let you know the event was totally appreciated and enjoyed, and I'm recommending it to everyone.

- Heidi F., 2019 Participant and Triathlon Newbie

Where Do Funds Go?

Special Olympics New Jersey provides year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities and health screenings to more than 25,000 athletes. All of these programs and services are always completely FREE thanks to fundraising events like One More Tri. Check out the chart below for a glimpse at how your dollars make a real impact!

$25 - Cost of ten Special Olympics gold medals

$50 - Sends one athlete to Fall Games

$100 - Provides one adaptive bowling ramp