Penticton’s Jeff Symonds and Australia’s Carrie Lester notched wins at the inaugural Challenge Penticton Canada on August 25, and with the addition of the Challenge Penticton Canada Half on the same day, look for the event on Sunday August 24, 2014 to be even bigger.
The inaugural champion and hometown hero Jeff Symonds sends out this invitation to race in his backyard.
Multi-time World Champion Chris McCormack, took part in the inaugural race but dropped out during the marathon. He plans on coming back to redeem himself.
Here are some highlights from this year’s race.
Register before December 31st to take advantage of Early Bird pricing.
The Half distance race entry is set at $350 plus tax and will be capped at 600 athletes. Athletes can expect to be included in all celebrations and events afforded to those doing the full distance event.
Early bird registration for the full distance is set at $599 plus tax for individual athletes and $825 plus tax for relay team entries. The full distance race is limited to 1,500 individuals and only 200 relay teams.
“We’re thrilled to roll out a half distance triathlon in 2014 so a whole new group of athletes can take the Challenge,” said Paulette Rennie, Challenge Penticton Canada President. “Athletes have been knocking our door down asking for more events to enjoy with their family and friends, and Challenge Penticton Canada is delivering.”