Granite Mann Challenge 2022 - Entries now open!

Entries are now open for this year’s Granite Mann Challenge! Are you a keen swimmer, cyclist and/or runner? If so this could be the perfect challenge for you and your friends.

Organised by The Children's Centre and sponsored by Alta, the Island's only off-road triathlon is set to take place for the 8th consecutive year, on Sunday 18th September, with competitors being able to enter the event either as an individual or as a team. Taking place at Cringle reservoir and plantation, the event includes a 400 metre swim in the reservoir, followed by a 10 kilometre mountain bike ride using the plantation trails with the final element being a 5 kilometre scenic trail run. Following the success last year, there will be again be the opportunity for participants to compete in a 'Duathlon' completing just cycle and run.

"I'd like to thank Atla Group for their continued support sponsoring our Granite Mann Challenge," said Joff Whitten, Head of The Children's Centre. "This is a really fun and competitive event, I would definitely encourage anyone who is thinking about entering to do so. Many people take part and there is a good mix of people; from friendship groups to corporate teams, or those wanting to complete their next triathlon challenge. If the thought of a triathlon terrifies you, as it does me, we are again this year giving you the opportunity to enter the run and the cycle only. We hope this will tempt more people or teams give it a go!"

Last year saw record breaking numbers take part in the event helping raise much needed funds for The Children's Centre.

Atla Group quote from Lynsey Smith, Director "We are so excited to be supporting The Children's Centre and Granite Mann for a further 3 years! This is an event that our team loves to get involved with each year and we are looking forward to some competition within the group. The event is fun and very well-organised so we encourage anyone who is thinking about taking part, whether it's by themselves or as a team, to sign up and give it a go! The Children's Centre is a fantastic charity and we hope that we can help them raise sufficient funds through this event to ensure they can continue carrying out their incredible work for children and families across the Island."

If you would like to enter this year's Granite Mann Challenge, please contact Jane at or go to The Children's Centre website and click onto their event page to submit your entry.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week