Below you’ll find a summary of each of the four elements of the Dell Technologies Management Challenge.
The challenge is focused around a two-day adventure race, which tests and fosters team development.
As teams generally comprise of mixed abilities, the challenge is to support each other in the various disciplines of canoeing, running, mountain biking, hiking and map reading. As well as focusing on team building the race will test fitness, communication and drive as teams compete against each other to complete the race in the shortest time.
The sport of adventure racing is sweeping the UK at a phenomenal rate, as one of the few sports where just completing a race is often considered a victory. It offers an easy crossover for cyclists, runners, walkers and water sport enthusiasts with an emphasis on teamwork, rather than individual achievement.
As well as physical mountain bike, run and hike stages taking you up Hay Bluff, Offa’s Dyke Path and the surrounding area, we’ll also be challenging teams on the water alongside new archery and logic challenges to test the mind as well as the body. With plenty of ways to make up time on other teams, the competition will be fierce from start to finish. You won’t have to be the fastest team to win the race as we bring brain and brawn together across two days of exciting challenges. Charity fundraising totals will also be taken into account, translating into time taken off a team’s adventure race time according to how much money is raised.
A live tracking app allows participants and spectators to track teams around the route with GPS as well as view overall progress on big screen live leader boards throughout the weekend. Details on the adventure race stages can be found here. You can also click here to find out more about required fitness levels, training and techniques.
The event provides perfect personal development opportunity allowing individuals to evolve their leadership and management abilities. Through a keynote speaker, participation in the adventure race and other supporting forums and tasks, participants will benefit themselves and their organisations. Click here to learn more about business benefits.
The event is a fantastic networking opportunity, attended by senior representatives from a number of organisations in a range of fields.
As well as the keynote speaker session, attendees will have the opportunity to network at a number of functions hosted across the event including a welcome drinks reception, dinner and final awards ceremony.
Current and past clients include leading global/ UK corporates/ public/ third sector: Dell Technologies, GE Capital, Barclays Legal and General, Toyota, PwC, CDW, Computacenter, Eastman, GE Aviation, Ordnance Survey, IQE, British Gas, Western Power, Action for Children etc
The 2024 partner charity for the Dell Technologies Management Challenge is MND Association.
As part of the challenge, teams will be asked to fundraise for the partner charity.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a rare condition that progressively damages parts of the nervous system which leads to muscle weakness.
Motor neurones control muscle activity like gripping, walking, speaking, swallowing and breathing and as MND progresses it can become increasingly difficult to do some, or all, of these activities.
The MND Association is a charity focused on improving access to care, research and supports those who are affected by the disease, as well as their families and carers.