Thursday - 12-09-2019
|9:30 am||Registration Junior Challenge open||Theater|
|12:00 pm||Start Junior Challenge with Swim start in two start series: 1st group: pro-athletes, 2nd group: other students, rolling start||Weerwater|
|2:30 pm||Award Ceremony Junior Challenge||Esplanade|
380m swim – 18km bike – 4,2km run
In 2019, CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM will again organize the Junior Challenge. This race for school attending youth takes place on Thursday, September 12th. It is being organized together with high school Echnaton on behalf of the KVLO-school sports, Olympic Moves. This makes it a Dutch Championship accessible for both professional athletes and recreational athletes.
The two days before the CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM in Almere, students are allowed to race on the official course. The distances are adjusted, creating a great challenge for students from secondary education. The students participate in two categories: younger than 16 years and 16 years and older.
The distances are:
- 380m swimming in the Weerwater in Almere
- 18km cycling
- 4,2km running
In total, students participate in 1/10th of a long distance triathlon! This triathlon is a challenge for which stamina and endurance are needed. All this together make this race a great spectacle!
Do you want to participate?
Ask your teacher to fill in this registration form! Afterwards the teacher will receive a form to fill out for all individual students that will participate. If teachers hand in the form before 23 July, participation in the Junior Challenge is free. After the 23rd, participation will cost € 2,50 per student. Entry closes the 21st of August or when maximum capacity is reached. Students will be asked to bring their own bike helmet. When they do not have one, the organization can arrange a helmet for € 1,-
Read the briefing carefully before the race
Be prepared and read our briefing. Everything you need to know about the race is in there!
Make sure you read it carefully
Zone3 Swim Course
1 lap of 380m
The Junior Challenge starts with one swim lap of 380m Challenge in the Weerwater. The start is next to Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland on the Esplanade in Almere Stad. You will swim counterclockwise. The first transition from swimming to the bike takes place on the Esplanade.
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
- Athlete Wristband
- Bike stickers
- Helmet stickers
Look at the start list of CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM!
You will receive your starting package before the race after you tell us your starting number (will be assigned 1 week prior the race) and show us your ID card.