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Arctic One Team

Arctic One was launched in November 2011 to coincide with Matt Kirby running the Antarctic Half Marathon and ‘The Arctic One Foundation – Get Involved’ became a Charity in its own right (Registered Charity 1149536) in October 2012.

Arctic One aims to give opportunities to both able bodied and disabled people to enable them to “Get Involved” in Sport. We felt that by forming a Charity, we would be able to do more to support these areas and control how the funds raised are spent.

In the first year we developed the Charity extensively including holding the First Junior Para Triathlon in the UK for children with disabilities as well as raising over £10,000 to provide opportunities for disabled people to get into sport. From there we have gone from strength to strength and organised the first mass participation Para Triathlon in the UK in 2014, which has grown each year and in 2018 we will hosting an ITU Paratriathlon World Cup as well as a second Tri and Para Tri Festival in July. The junior Para Triathlon has also grown in numbers year on year and it is fantastic to still be able to give juniors the opportunity to try Triathlon for free.

In 2015, we launched our Forward Motion Grant System to enable people with disabilities to get involved or pursue sport. Since its inception, we have given grants to over 115 people!

We have 6 Trustees who work together to ensure Arctic One achieves its aims and develop the Charity to its full potential and are very proud to be able to give 100% of donations and fundraising that we receive to people who need it.


The Arctic One Foundation is not just about raising money, it is about getting people of all abilities Involved and Active in the Community and introducing them to new opportunities in Sport. We believe that everyone has the ability to enjoy sport in some way and that everyone should be given the opportunity to take part in sport.

We hope that in some way you will get involved with Arctic One’s Projects and Events and help make a difference.

Our Objectives:

  • Establish and develop a series of Events and Challenges for both able bodied and disabled athletes.
  • Empower, motivate and inspire people through sport.
  • Provide Adaptive Equipment and financial support where possible to groups and individuals to help them achieve their sporting goals.
  • Establish open “Tri-Days” to reach, engage and encourage those with all abilities and disabilities to try a variety of sports and events with both training and coaching.

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Arctic One already have some great Events planned this summer in addition to a some fantastic fundraisers but we would like you all to take part and sign up to Arctic One's NEW SUMMER OF SPORT running from 28th May to 2nd September 2018

Our Target is to be able to open our 'Forward Motion' Grants applications again in September and to do this we need raise the money required around £15000 and you could be part of this Team.

To take part the cost is £10 and we will provide a bespoke Arctic One Medal to all those that complete their Challenge which can be one of the following:

Complete 100 Hours of Sporting Activity (This can be any Sport - you just record the time)
Run or Walk 200km
Cycle 1000km
Swim 50km
Undertake a Fundraising Challenge for Arctic One to help us raise our target of £15000
Take part in 2 Arctic One Events this Summer (28th May - Festival, 28th July - Festival, 27th August Chiltern Swim-Run, 2nd September - Junior Para Tri.

If anyone completes 3 of the above we will provide you will some Arctic One Clothing. All you will need to do is pay your £10 and record your activity. We will provide regular updates and a few spot prizes.

So far we have the following signed up:
Adrian Heathfield
Clare Cunningham
Matt Kirby
Fred Baxter
Emily - Junior Para Tri
Charlie Ede
Warren Clark Golfing Dreams
Bex Stubbings

If your interested in signing up to Arctic One 'Summer of Sport' - just post below or email us.

This is open to absolutely anyone - its not about the money - it just about getting involved and active.

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