Athletes competing in this month's Everyman Triathlon have been urged to raise a minimum of $1,500 per person through individual sponsorship for Project Obris, the flying eye charity. The Everyman Triathlon will be held at Plover Cove in the New Territories on September 21 and is celebrating its third anniversary. Its reputation has grown and hence it is expected to attract more than 600 entrants this year. It is hoped the triathlon raises $300,000 for Project Obris. The event may expand next year with triathlons in Thailand and Singapore. An Everyman Asian Sprint Series is also on the cards. The Everyman, Hong Kong's 'achievable' triathlon, will once again be held over the sprint distance of a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre cycle and 5 km run. The attraction is that these distances are within the reach of any reasonable fit person. It also appeals to elite athletes wishing to hone their skills. The Everyman is a rewarding challenge. The big picture behind the Everyman is to encourage everyone to take part in exercise of some kind.