Challenge Long Distance
3,8km swim – 180km bike – 42,2km run
Challenge this! Swim 3,8km, Bike 180km, and Run 42,2km through the flat and open landscape of Almere-Amsterdam during the Challenge Long Distance Triathlon.
September 8th 2018 it’s on!
Did you know that, after Hawaii, Almere-Amsterdam is the oldest triathlon in the world?!
8.7 was the average score the atletes of 2016 gave to Challenge Almere-Amsterdam!
2 laps of 1,9km
The CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM starts with two swim laps of 1.9 kilometers in the Weerwater (blue line). The start is next to the Theatre Almere on the Esplanade in Almere Stad. You will swim counterclockwise. The first transition from swimming to the bike takes place on the Esplanade.
6 laps of 7,03km
From the Esplanade you start your run course through the modern architecture of the city centre. The centre of attention is the green area around the Weerwater, the lake in the middle of Almere that once was part of a sea. The run course consists of six laps. Every lap you pass the stadium where a big crowd cheers you on!
What’s in the Challenge Race Kit?
Every participant receives the Challenge Race Kit: a bag filled with various goodies and gear you’ll need for the race.
- Challenge swim cap
- MyLaps Chip
- Bib number
- Bike stickers
- Helmet stickers
- Bib Tattoos
- Athlete Wristband
- Red Bike bag
- Blue Run bag
- Green After Race bag
Prize money consists of €38,000 in total, which is paid exclusively to Pro contenders, men and women separately:
1st: €6,000, 2nd: €3,900, 3rd: €2,750, 4th: €1,900, 5th: €1,500, 6th: €1,200, 7th: €1,000, 8th: €750,-
Pro athletes who finish in the top 8 also gain points in order to contend for the end-of-season bonus of CHALLENGEFAMILY. Click the button below for more info.
Dutch athletes also compete in the Dutch Championships during the long distance triathlon. The winner receives a medal from the triathlon union.
Participants Lists / Start Lists
We’ll publish the start list a month before the race. During the summer we’ll also publish news about pro athletes. If you’ve entered already for the Long or Middle Distance, you can find your name already on our Participants lists.