The sport of cycling & triathlon is forever growing, with more and more events being added to the sporting calendar each year. There are many global events that have now become the top destinations for cyclists and triathletes traveling from all around the world.
On this page you will see a list of popular triathlon events, cycling events & training camps.
Granfondo Campagnolo Roma – much more than a bike ride!
Three days of great beauty where sport, history, culture, scenery and fun will live among the wonders of the city of Rome and the Roman castles, in the most scenic and exciting environment in the world.
The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most beautiful climbs in the world that echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi and Marco Pantani. During the Giro d’Italia 2012, a single stage saw the peloton take on both of these legendary climbs for one of the most brutal days of the race. Now for the sixth time, the Grandondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to pit yourself against these legendary climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.
The European Haute Route season will begin with hugely successful Haute Route Pyrenees that will start from Anglet on the Atlantic coast of France. Riders will experience the full charm and authenticity of this iconic mountain range, including some of the most famous cols in the region, wild landscapes and a few hidden gems along the way.
One last climb in the Alps. Knock on the doors of Parc National des Ecrins, follow the beautiful cycling roads between Oisans and Valbonnais and enjoy hitting the wall on stunning hidden spots such as the Col de Sarenne, Balcon d’Auris and the Col du Parquetout. The finish is at the top of the famous climb to Les 2 Alps, known from the Tour de France.
In La Lapébie we cycle straight across the Pyrenees in the memory of Serge and Guy Lapébie. Bagnères de Luchon and its surroundings was the training ground of these two legendary names from French cycling and thus the perfect location for La Lapébie. The highlight is the Port de Balès, a magnificent col that is ‘outside category’ known from the Tour de France and La Vuelta.
The course of La Ronde Picarde is rather flat, but that doesn’t mean it is not challenging. The wind can blow hard at the Bay of the Somme, but that is no bother, it is mainly a lot of fun! The course that takes you alongside the coast is very enjoyable, after which you will be guided inland towards the finish at Eaucourt sur Somme alongside lakes and historic battlefields.
Every year the Maratona dles Dolomites Sportive gets even bigger, with more than 31,000 cyclists chasing just 9,000 places.
The intense competition for places is a reflection of the legendary nature of this ride, which is up there with the Marmotte in terms of toughness and as a test of the amateur rider’s physical and mental strength.
The Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées has everything of a Marmotte! A long distance route (163 km), difficult ascent (5500 m/D+), hors catégories passes (Tourmalet pass, Hautacam) and breathtaking sceneries.
After a successful first edition, the Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées is already shining on the international plan, and it won’t need a long time to become famous like its Alpine big sister.
The Paris-Roubaix Challenge gives you the opportunity to ride nearly the full route including all of the cobbles of one of the oldest and most significant of cycling events, the day before the Pro race.
Tour of Flanders, one of cycling’s legendary Spring Classics. The day before the pros battle it out a sportive is held to allow the public to share the experience of riding the famous cobbles. Those thinking of riding Vlaanderens mooiste (“Flanders’ finest”) had best be prepared for some serious endurance riding.
The Wiggle Le Tricolore Sportive, previously known as the French Resistance, is one of our fastest-selling sportives. Bag a place on this ride as soon as you can for a ticket to one of the best overseas one-day bike trips there is.
After meeting in Dover, we’ll provide you with your rider number on board the ferry and you’ll be free to begin pedalling as soon as we disembark on the other side of the English Channel. This event serves as a perfect introduction into riding on the Continent, offering participants a snapshot of rural France — the spiritual home of cycling.
The city of Port Elizabeth is South Africa’s second oldest city, and is situated on Nelson Mandela Bay—named after the freedom fighter and world icon of peace. The city is a quiet beachside town compared to its more urban counterparts, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Athletes and spectators who travel here get the unique opportunity to visit one of the most wildly beautiful and historically significant areas of the world.
This event has been a favourite on the European race circuit for over a decade.
Over it’s six year history the event has become known as the IRONMAN in Paradise, boasting an experience that extends past the the race day excitement. Hosted in Tropical North Queensland athletes and their support crew have easy access to to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the tropical island surrounds.
With arguably the most spectacular bike course in the world, competitors race up the Captain Cook Highway hugging the coastline from Cairns to Port Douglas. From reef to World Heritage listed rainforest, and a run along the stunning Cairns boardwalk, the race finishes in the heart of the city. This race has become a ‘must-do’ on the IRONMAN circuit, and there is every reason to believe the hype.
Established in 1985, IRONMAN Australia remains an iconic global event – taking place in Port Macquarie, New South Wales – four hours north of Sydney. From the swim course in Hastings River to the bike course along the Pacific Ocean and run course in the heart of Port Macquarie, the event is an race that competitors come back to year after year.
In 2017 the format of the Australian TriClub Championship will undergo a refresher to become the NEW Oceania TriClub Championship Series. A new and exciting, truly regional TriClub Championship promises to see the TriClub rivalry that Port Macquarie is so famous for, continue bigger and better than ever in 2017.
Every year IRONMAN Austria attracts 3.000 athletes from 60 countries, along with their vocal supporters, to this perfect triathlon landscape.
Known as one of the most beautiful races in the world, IRONMAN Austria has become legendary among athletes. They enjoy being part of one big IRONMAN Austria-family and rave about one of the most emotional finish lines in sport. Fans cheer on every athlete until the very last one has achieved their goal.
Klagenfurt (Austria) is situated at one end of the beautiful Lake Wörthersee with an average temperature of 22° C. After swimming, the athletes bike through the scenic landscape of Carinthia. The bike course, which has a „Tour de France“ atmosphere, with two steep climbs on each loop. The run course along the lakeside and across the city is mainly flat and shaded.
IRONMAN Barcelona will showcase a historic and culturally rich region of Spain. The village of Calella of the Barcelona-Maresme region, on Spain’s eastern coastline on the Mediterranean Sea, hosts what promises to be one of the most spectacular IRONMAN race venues on the circuit.
While visiting Barcelona, there are endless activities and sights to see in this extraordinary region of the world. Exploring the exhilarating architecture of the countless World Heritage Protected buildings that span the Romanesque and Gothic and Modernisme eras will leave you breathless. The museums, cathedrals, markets, bazaars, shops and numerous walking tours will keep you busy by day while the abundance of local and worldly culinary opportunities available will satisfy everyone’s tastes. Renowned for its beautiful beaches and lively nightlife, there’s something for athletes, family and fans alike at this destination event.
This summer, take part in the race of a lifetime at KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen. The course passes many of the picturesque city’s historic landmarks, such as the world-famous Opera House, the Little Mermaid statue, Amalienborg Palace (home of the Danish Queen) and the New Harbour waterfront.
Copenhageners celebrate the triathletes in front of the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg Castle, creating a tremendous crowning moment for every finisher.
The Mainova IRONMAN European Championship course in Frankfurt is one of the most spectator-dense bike courses on the IRONMAN race circuit. It also boasts one of the most historical finish lines in the sport, ending in the heart of the old city. Visitors to the area can enjoy visting historical places such as the Römer, Paulskirche (Church), Frankfurt Zoological Garden, Goethe Museum, the old Opera House, several museums, and Alt Sachsenhausen.
Athletes begin their day with a 3.8 km swim course in the quiet waters of the Langener Waldsee. The two-loop course has a short run between the laps. The water temperature is usually between 22°C and 24°C. The two-loop bike course guides athletes through the middle of Frankfurt, and into surrounding small villages. The course, which is closed to traffic, is hilly and challenging, mixed with some flat sections. Thousands of spectators come out to cheer for the athletes over the 180 km bike course. The 42 km flat run course consists of four fast laps, which allow athlete to reach their best marathon times. The run course is lined with thousands of spectators who gather along the promenande next to the river.
One of the most storied North American races, IRONMAN Florida began in November, 1999. It takes place in Panama City Beach, which is known for pristine beaches and moderate fall temperatures. Just as the summer season winds down, it’s the perfect time of year to visit northwest Florida—and the event is as much a destination vacation as it is a race.
The Nice Triathlon became IRONMAN France event in 2005.
Athletes will begin with a beach start and embark on a two-loop, 3,8 km swim in the pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The 180 km bike course is the jewel of IRONMAN France as it follows much of the original Nice Triathlon route and passes through villages and mountains. There are 6,000 feet of challenging climbs, but athletes will enjoy beautiful panoramic views. The 42,195 km run will include a flat and fast four-loop course along the Promenade des Anglais. Athletes can expect impressive spectator support along the route.
The inaugural IRONMAN event in Scandinavia took place in Kalmar in 2012 and the event has quickly become an athlete favorite. The swim course is in the Baltic Sea, the bike course is over the 6 km long bridge to the island Öland, a popular spot for tourists from around the world, and the run course goes through central parts of Kalmar with the finish line located on the main square.
The swim course takes place at Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen, the main tourist resort of the island. It is a two-lap course with a short running passage between the two laps.
The bike course, well known for challenging athletes with strong winds, takes you all around the island with over 2551 m. of climbing. Participants will enjoy amazing views and will have lots of support from volunteers along the way.
Finally, consisting of 3 laps, the run course leads you along the flat sea front of Puerto del Carmen, towards the airport and back. You will enjoy beautiful views of the ocean under the intense Lanzarote sun, while feeling the impressive support of thousands of spectators lining the streets.
The course takes athletes on a scenic tour through many villages that offer incredible views and diverse vistas.
The event location, Alcúdia, is one of the most celebrated towns of Mallorca, with more than 30 km of the coastline made up of gorgeous, fine sand beaches, steep cliffs and secluded coves of great beauty. The area is equipped with the most modern infrastructures and a tranquil surrounding, making it ideal for relaxation.
The Spanish island of Mallorca is known as a training paradise for cyclists and triathletes and has become one of the most popular racing destinations in Europe. Alcudia is also the location of the legendary Thomas Cook IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca, the worlds biggest IRONMAN 70.3.
Called “the place to be” and “a mixture of St. Tropez and Ibiza without the attitude” by the New York Times, Florianopolis, Brazil on the Island of Santa Catarina boasts world-class entertainment, beaches and restaurants. The sun-soaked stretches of coastline in “Floripa,” as locals affectionately call it, make up forty-two beaches in total. Athletes lining up for the event will find themselves in a sanctuary for sports, natural life and tourism from around the globe.
The 2.4-mile mass swim start is located on El Divino Beach. Expect the two-loop swim to be in an average temperature of 70F (21C), while the mostly flat two-loop 112-mile bike course will challenge athletes with four major climbs and descents. Athletes will finish with a 26.2-mile run with a 13-mile loop with one hill and two 6.5-mile loops that are mostly flat.
The temperate climate with low humidity also makes Florianopolis a perfect location for an IRONMAN, and a vacation.
This race offers a symmetrical one-loop swim course in the crystal clear water of Lake Zurich. After the 3.8k swim portion, a spectacular bike course leads you through the city center and then out of town along the lake shore; 30km later on the bike you wouldn’t think there was a city even close by. For the next hour, athletes ride along grazing lands, past small villages, and over the rolling countryside of Zurich. The two climbs, “The Beast” and “Heartbreak Hill,” are lined with spectators cheering and ringing cow bells. The newly designed multifaceted four-loop run course takes athletes through downtown Zurich. They will run down the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse and through beautiful alleys. After passing the town’s landmarks and the historic buildings, they will run back along the shores of Lake Zurich.
In Zurich, as is typical for Switzerland, everything from shopping to spas and restaurants is very close to the race site and within walking distance.
The course includes a beautiful lake swim in Pennington Flash.
There are numerous viewing opportunities for spectators at the start and T1. Cyclists will embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside. The bike course includes the famous Sheep House Lane climb twice where spectators can get up close and personal with the athletes in true Tour de France style. The run begins at T2 at the Macron Stadium and athletes will head into Bolton town centre, where they complete three loops of a circuit before finishing in Le Mans Crescent in the shadow of the Albert Hall.
IRONMAN Vichy and IRONMAN 70.3 Vichy hope to become the largest gathering of long-distance triathletes in the world in the next three years. Be part of IRONMAN race history at these must do events.
Athletes will swim in the beautiful Lake Allier, using the rowing race infrastructure to guide themselves through the course. The easy bike course in the country heads through the regions of Allier and Puy-de-dome, with exceptional views of the Chaine des Volcans d’Auvergne. The day ends with a run course on the shores of Lac d’Allier and through historical Vichy, where hundreds of spectators will line the course to cheer the athletes to the finish.
All the activities for IRONMAN Vichy will be located at the Centre Omnisports Pierre Coulon (registration, expo, transition area, the pasta party, the awards ceremony, the swim start, the finish line and the food court), making this an ideal venue for spectators.
IRONMAN Wales is now well established as having one of the most challenging bike and run courses on the IRONMAN calendar. This is balanced Tenby’s North Beach providing the most spectacular swim location, possibly of any IRONMAN event, and the inspiration gained from one of the most vocal and enthusiastically-supported events with tens of thousands of spectators who turn out for race day on all three discplines.
The inaugural Hawaiian IRON MAN Triathlon was conceptualized in 1977 as a way to challenge athletes who had seen success at endurance swim, running and biathlon events. Honolulu-based Navy couple Judy and John Collins proposed combining the three toughest endurance races in Hawai’i—the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112 miles of the Around-O’ahu Bike Race and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon—into one event.
On February 18, 1978, 15 people came to Waikiki to take on the IRONMAN challenge. Prior to racing, each received three sheets of paper with a few rules and a course description. The last page read: “Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life!”
In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikiki to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Along the Kona Coast, black lava rock dominates the panorama, and athletes battle the “ho’omumuku” crosswinds of 45 mph, 95-degree temperatures and a scorching sun.
The IRONMAN World Championship centers on the dedication and courage exhibited by participants who demonstrate the IRONMAN mantra that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.® On October 8th, over 2,000 athletes will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN.
IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d’Aix will take place in the city of Aix en Provence. Aix en Provence is rich in history and arts combine to create some of the most beautiful museums and local architecture in the world.
Athletes will embark on a one-loop, 1,9 km swim that takes place in the waters of Lake Peyrolles, located in the city of Peyrolles-en-Provence. During the 90 km bike course, athletes will pass through Pays d’Aix and eight surrounding towns, which allow for spectator support. A challenging bike course with a view on the mountain Sainte-Victoire. A three-loop, 21,1 km run course brings athletes through city and forest roads through La Torse Park and the city of Aix-en-Provence.
Known for its beautiful location at the “Costa del Maresme” and its distinctive lighthouse landmark, Calella is renowned as a tourism and sport hotspot. A friendly city of 19,000 situated 50 km from Catalonia’s economic and political center of Barcelona, Calella has quickly become one of Europe’s up-and-coming triathlon hotspots.
The field of 2,500-plus athletes will enjoy a one-loop swim in the Mediterranean Sea that starts and finishes on the beach of Calella. The 90 km bike heads inland on closed roads before returning to the transition area on the beach. The two-loop run heads along the coast to a turnaround at Pineda.
When not racing athletes can enjoy the countless restaurants and energetic nightlife in Calella, not to mention the golden beaches and the abundant water sports and outdoor activities. A walk through the historic quarter is a must. The race passes by the famed lighthouse which has become an emblem for the city.
IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai takes place right next to the iconic Burj AlArab, the stunning seven-star hotel that has hosted celebrities from all over the world. It’s an exotic race in a desert paradise. Modern Dubai has more than 70 shopping centers, including the world’s largest, Dubai Mall. The “City of Gold” is also known for the traditional souk districts located on either side of its creek. The city boasts ultramodern architecture and lively nightlife.
Athletes begin their day with a swim course begin from Jumeirah public beach, one of the region’s most well-known destination beaches and a getaway for travelers from all over the world. The bike route leaves the city behind and ventures into the Arabian Dunes. A 45km flat out and back will prove to be a very fast course, if winds stay down. The scenes of the natural Arabian Desert were previously seen on TV globally through the annual Tour of Dubai.
Dubai recently completed a running trail along Jumeira Beach to be used by the public all year round. The IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai run route will cover three laps (7km each) along a spectator-friendly, packed beach. The crowd will cheer participants through the 21.1 run before they finish next to the start and transition area at the general grand stand.
Ireland is famous for the warm welcome it extends to visitors. Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is Ireland’s largest city. It is located on the east coast of Ireland, overlooking Dublin Bay. Dublin City is surrounded by the greater Dublin area or Dublin County where visitors will find picturesque seaside villages, rolling mountains and rural hinterland—all within half an hour of the city centre. This provides an ideal combination of city and country environments in which to stage an IRONMAN event.
Dublin has a great sporting heritage through Irish sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football who stage their annual championships at Croke Park, along with one of the top European rugby teams, international running events, and even a stage of the Giro d’Italia. IRONMAN will add to this sporting pedigree and combine both the best athletes in the world with newcomers to the sport.
The Kraichgau region in southwest Germany is popular as a triathlon hotspot. Known as the land of the 1000 hills, the region offers everything: beautiful scenery, a demanding race course, and a culture representative of our sport. Thousands of spectators along the course make the race the ideal experience for every athlete.
Great Sideevents await you! The big triathlon-weekend starts this year on Friday evening with the first Iron Girl on German ground. Saturday afternoon the youngsters will compete in the IRONKIDS, before some of the fastest short course athletes will race in the Triathlon Bundesliga over the sprint distance in the evening. On Sunday, besides the IRONMAN 70.3, there will be the Sparkasse 5i50 Kraichgau powered by KraichgauEnergie over the Olympic Distance.
The swim course takes place in the lagoon in front of Club La Santa, on the North West coast of Lanzarote. It is a one loop course and athletes will run past spectators and supporters on their way to the first transition.
The bike course, challenging athletes with the strong island winds, goes all around the north part of the island with the stunning climb of 550m from 44,3km to 56,1km. Participants will enjoy amazing views and will have lots of support from the volunteers along the way. Most of the bike circuit will be open to traffic but circulation will be controlled by the police.
The run course starts and finishes in the Club La Santa stadium and consists of three 7km laps. Athletes will run through the fishing village of La Santa, whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean and volcanoes under the Lanzarote sun. Competitors will be surrounded by warm support from spectators lining the run as they make their way to the finish line to become a Club La Santa IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote finisher.
The course takes athletes on a tour through many villages that offer incredible views and diversity.
The event location, Alcúdia, is one of the most celebrated towns of Mallorca, with more than 30 km of the coastline made up of gorgeous, fine sand beaches, steep cliffs and secluded coves of great beauty. The area is equipped with the most modern infrastructures and a tranquil surrounding, making it ideal for relaxation.
The unique destination has activities for all tastes that include water sports, trails and mountains for hiking, biking and golf. The country offers many nature areas, which attract tourists from all over the world. The small peninsula offers uncommonly rich landscapes, marked by the intense blue of the Mediterranean Sea. The temperate, pleasant climate makes it possible to partake in countless outdoor sports and leisure activities.
The mix of good organization, perfect infrastructure and a demanding racetrack at IRONMAN 70.3 St. Pölten has imprinted itself in the memory of our athletes. In an international survey athletes voted IRONMAN 70.3 St. Pölten under the 5 most popular race of the series!
Speed on the bike: freeway turnes into a bikeway
Apart the unique swimming experience the bike course of the IRONMAN 70.3 St. Pölten is the centerpiece for each athlete. On the 25-km section of the freeway S33 athletes reach up to 55 km/h, making it every cyclist’s dream.
A Taste of Austria- variety during the race
Just by mastering the IRONMAN 70.3 Pölten course every athlete experiences the diversity of Austria – the coexistence between nature and human creation. Starting by the swiming course which leads every athlete through the two lakes of St. Pölten. Followed by the bike course on the modern freeway and through the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Wachau. Ending with the running track along the Traisen river, through the baroque old town of St. Pölten and back to the architectural masterpiece of NV Arena.
Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. Part of the National Forest lies within its borders. It adjoins Cheshire to the north-west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the south-east, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south and Shropshire to the west. Staffordshire is home to the highest village in Britain, Flash.
IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire consists of a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater reservoir and a 56-mile bike course through the stunning countryside outside Lichfield, Burton-upon-Trent, and across Cannock Chase area of outstanding natural beauty. The 13.1-mile run will start and finish at the historic Shugborough country estate, the former ancestral home of Lord Lichfield, a renowned royal photographer and cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
The steps of the infamous “Stairway to Heaven” may hurt on race day but you will never forget the experience.
As his big brother at the other end of the lake IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland offers all advantages of this beautiful country: a 1.9 km swim course in the crystal-clear water of Upper Lake Zurich, a marvellous landscape on the two loops bike course and a half marathon through the medieval parts of the old town and along the reeds on the lake shore.
Athletes swim in the beautiful Lake Allier, using the rowing race infrastructure to guide themselves through the course. The easy bike course in the country heads through the regions of Allier and Puy-de-dome, with exceptional views of the Chaine des Volcans d’Auvergne. The day ends with a run course on the shores of Lac d’Allier in historical Vichy, where hundreds of spectators will line the course to cheer the athletes to the finish. All the activities for IRONMAN Vichy will be located at the Centre Omnisports Pierre Coulon (registration, expo, transition area, the pasta party, the awards ceremony, the swim start, the finish line and the food court), making this an ideal venue for spectators.
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth will bring thousands of athletes to England’s South Coast in September for the ultimate one-day test of endurance.
As host venue of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events, the Weymouth and Portland area is used to staging international sport at the highest level. It is a popular seaside holiday resort, with its fine Georgian seafront providing an impressive backdrop to the Bay’s long arc of fine, golden sand. The views from the bay are spectacular, stretching across the horizon taking in the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Weymouth’s beautiful, sandy beaches, rich heritage, and spectacular coastline make it an ideal location for IRONMAN.
The oldest race in the world outside of Hawaii and the only one below sea level!
The Almere course is the world’s only long distance triathlon course located below sea level on reclaimed land at the bottom of what was once the Zuiderzee (South Sea), just 25km from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Still surrounded by water, the course features the typical Dutch landscapes renowned the world over – dikes, windmills, tulip fields and endless straight, fast roads where the battle is between you and the elements.
If Sardinia looks like the Garden of Eden for its amazing contrast of red rocks and green forests on one side and turquoise seas and white sands on the other, the south west end of the island seems drawn for triathlon.
This crystal clear water is worldwide renowned as one of most colorful and perfectly combines with the white beach of the Forte Village Resort in Santa Margherita di Pula.
Challenge Peguera on the island of Mallorca, with its stunning combination of coastal and mountain scenery and a delightful Mediterranean climate, provides the perfect end-of-season hit out for European athletes.
Challenge Peguera will consist of a 1.9km swim, followed by a 90 km cycle and finally a 21 km run.
Dating back to 268BC, Rimini is one of Italy’s most popular beach resorts with its kilometres of sandy beaches, ancient Roman history and vibrant cultural scene making it an ideal place for a holiday as well as a race. It is this all-inclusive character, combined with the potential for an outstanding half distance course, which led Challenge Family to make Challenge Rimini a reality.
In keeping with Challenge’s focus on athlete experience, the Challenge Rimini course is designed to include the best of this spectacular region and promises to be one of the most cultural half distance courses in the world.
Since the mid 1980s Roth and triathlon have become as inseparably linked as Munich and its Oktoberfest. DATEV Challenge Roth is without doubt the “heart of the triathlon” and attracts not only the biggest names in the sport but also 5,000 athletes from 60 nations and 180,000 spectators making it the largest long- distance triathlon event in the world.
Roth is renowned for its thousands of enthusiastic spectators lining the course with hotspots such as the Beer Mile and the famous Solar Hill where athletes can hear the crowd before they see them. Up to 30,000 people line this famous hill – you can’t see the road for the people but as each cyclist approaches, the crowds separate like the parting of the Red Sea and the athletes are carried up the hill on the noise alone!
A key part of Australian long course triathlon tradition will continue with Challenge Shepparton.
The 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21.1km run triathlon will build on Shepparton tradition, but will offer a completely new course, with the event being held at the iconic Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton. The new course will deliver the same outstanding experience for triathletes that has made Shepparton one of the leading stops in the Australian calendar.
SPARKASSEN Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi manages to fit the entire competition area in the heart of the City: Hotels, registration, Press Conference, pasta party, launch, swimming, transition zone, and the hard-won finish line with large athlethes garden no more than 400 meters apart!
The swim in the “Neckar-Arena” is followed by the challenging bike ride through the beautiful vineyard scenery in Zabergäu. Passing alongside at romantic vineyards, the 90 km course is on excellent paved, fully secured by hundreds of volunteers. Back in the heart of the City is the run course travels through the city centre before a spectacular finish in the Marketplatz stadium in front of the historic town hall and thousands of spectators.
Half distance triathlon, Tyrol Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl is situated in one of the most scenic places in the Austrian Tyrol with its spectacular mountain views and crystal clear lake. The resort town of Walchsee is set on the shores of the lake at the foot of the imposing Kaiser mountain range close to the German and Italian borders. The area is not only famous for its scenery, but also for the warm-hearted and welcoming locals. No wonder, that in the last few years Challenge athletes are not only guests, but also have become friends.
This is the 17th year of the Volcano Training Camp organized by Richard Hobson and supported by top coaches and sponsors. The aim is to produce a training, racing and life experience that is unequaled.
This camp offers a week of warm weather cycling Albir Gardens, Costa Blanca, Spain in March. Daily guided group rides will let you enjoy the quiet, good quality roads near Benidorm in Spain. Lots of pro cycling teams use the Costa Blanca as their pre-season preparation so if it’s good enough for them…..?
Toby Garbett is a qualified Level 2 triathlon coach and enjoys running triathlon based fitness camps in stunning locations, both at home and abroad. These are all tailored to the individuals’ participating so there is no need to worry that you won’t be good enough.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining this camp to know whether places are still available or to get further information.