Challenge Family announced its newest race on Thursday, Challenge Šamorín in Slovakia. The series is joining forces with one of the most prestigious sporting facilities in Europe, Elements Resort to bring the global triathlon and a multi-day sports festival to the region that will take place on 15-21 August.
Challenge Šamorín race director, Stefan Kral outlined the details of the new half distance race and its unique location.
“Elements Resort in Šamorín is the ideal place for sports and is becoming the Mecca of Slovak and European sport. Within Challenge Šamorín we will organize not one but a series of triathlon competitions, ranging from sprint distance (750 m swimming – 20km cycling – 5 km running) to Olympic distance (1500 m – 40km – 10km), to the main half distance (1900 m – 90km – 21,1km),” he said.
“The competition is open to athletes of all age categories and performance levels – you can compete with the best and experience the atmosphere of a competition with hundreds of competitors and thousands of encouraging spectators by the course. Challenge triathlons take families into account too – a part of the festival is a training camp for children and youth, together with the best professional triathletes taking part, aquathlon and children’s triathlon competitions in the end. With the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro taking place at the same time as Challenge Šamorín we will have a big fan zone with large screens, where fans can enjoy the Olympic atmosphere together and support their favourite athletes in Rio.”
“Elements Resort needs to be seen to be believed,” said Challenge Family CEO Zibi Szlufcik. “Set on the banks of the famous River Danube, its facilities are infrastructure are second to none and I have no doubt it has the potential to be the leading triathlon training facility in Europe. We’re extremely excited to be working with Stefan and the team at Elements in not only bringing Challenge Family to Slovakia but also brining Elements to the triathlon world. This race truly fits our commitment to exceptional races in iconic destinations.”
Visit www.challenge-samorin.sk. Entries will open in early December.
From press release