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 9th it’s on!

Did you know that, after Hawaii, Almere-Amsterdam is the oldest triathlon in the world?!

The European Triathlon Union and CHALLENGEFAMILY officially announced that the 2017 European Championship Long Distance Triathlon will be held during CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM!

Furthermore, the CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM Long Distance triathlon is the official Dutch Championship.

8.7 was the average score the atletes of 2016 gave to Challenge Almere-Amsterdam!

Race information

Be prepared and read our briefing. Everything you need to know about the race is in there!

Make sure you read it carefully.

See the complete triathlon weekend’s time schedule

Swim Course

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.

Bike Course

2 laps of 90km

The bike course of the CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM has a 2 lap structure. The course is divers with dikes, polders, windmills, and a lot of greens!

The long, windy dikes and the open polders are challenging and tough, both mentally and physically. 

Run Course

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
Challenge Triathlon: Almere-Amsterdam Day 1

Prize money

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.

Challenge Long Distance Triathlon (European & Dutch Championships)
Toerisme Flevoland
Almere City Marketing / VVV Almere
Boogaart Almere
Sportservice Flevoland
Boat House
De Sportartsen Groep
Diks autoverhuur
Eredivisie Triathlon
High 5 sportvoeding
Van Duijnen
Waterschap Zuiderzeeland
World Trade Center Almere
Zonneveld Almere
Schouwburg Almere
Fit For Free
Brink Verkeer B.V.
1:1 Producties
Almere Dichtbij
TSR Total Sound Reinforcement
Zorggroep Almere
Aqua Business Centrum
Triple F Security
Rixax Verhuur
Nederlandse Triathlon Bond
Triathlon Flevoland
Almere Marktonderzoek Advies
Almere Deze Week
Aniba Productions
HEGO Stainless Steel & Aluminium
DM Interface
Gemeente Almere
Blue Line Accountants en Belastingadviseurs
Bowling Almere
Peva Vastgoed
Van der Linden Makelaardij
Jora Entertainment
Main Capital Partners
New Skool Media
Aliter Networks
Punch Women's Health Club
PVM Notarissen
Sportservice Flevoland
Toerisme Flevoland
Zorggroep Almere
Ciran Almere
Rabobank Almere
Het Preventiecentrum Almere
Almere Vandaag
Baker Tilly Berk
Deloitte Sustainability
The Championship
Different View
Affordable Africa Safaris
Stadsbeheer Gemeente Almere
41 Club Almere
155 Ronde Tafel Almere
Mijn Domein
Zeewolde Endurance
Junior Challenge Almere-Amsterdam
Suydersee Triathlon Urk
Fit Fun Triathlon Noordoostpolder
Junior Challenge Noordoostpolder
Junior Challenge Urk
Junior Challenge Zeewolde
Junior Challenge Almere-Amsterdam
Leisure Expert Group
Bestuur Challenge Almere-Amsterdam
Sportbedrijf Almere

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