CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM is open to all! We encourage Para-triathletes to compete in our race. You can participate in the Long and Middle distance, and you’re allowed to be accompanied by a guide.
Challenge this! Swim 3,8 or 1,9km, Cycle 180 or 92,5km, and Run 42,2 or 21,1km through the flat and open landscape of Almere-Amsterdam.
September 8th 2018 it’s on!
Did you know that, after Hawaii, Almere-Amsterdam is the oldest triathlon in the world?!
The CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM starts with one or 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.
The bike course of the CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM consists of one or two laps of 90km (*Middle Distance lap is 92,5km). The course is divers: with dikes, polders, and a lot of greens!
The long, windy dikes and the open polders are challenging and tough, both mentally and physically.
From the Esplanade you start your running 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 a sea. The running course consists of three or six laps. Every lap you pass the stadium where a big crowd cheers you on!
Every participant receives the Challenge Race Kit: a bag filled with various goodies and gear you’ll need for the race.
Prize money can only be won by participants of the Long Distance. The fastest age-group participants of the Middle Distance have a chance to win slots for other Challenge races.
Prize money for Long Distance participants 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.
We’ll publish the start list a month before the race. Soon we’ll also publish news about pro athletes.
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