CHALLENGEFAMILY, Case Imagine and Daytona International Speedway has announced the launch of CHALLENGEDAYTONA. The international professional middle-distance triathlon and accompanying triathlon festival will take place at the iconic Daytona International Speedway on December 8th and 9th, 2018.
Lake Lloyd, inside the venue, will provide an unmatched spectator experience. Athletes will complete one lap in the lake.
The flat and fast bike leg will partly take place around the 3.56-mile circuit before leading triathletes outside the famed speedway.
After transitioning in the race venue, athletes tackle the run course, which has been designed with spectators in mind. The atmosphere is sure to energise the athletes as they complete four loops of the course before reaching the red carpet and cross the famed start/finish line.
CEO of CHALLENGEFAMILY, Zibi Szlufcik said:
“Our aim has always been simple: to create a worldwide series of high-quality, fair and fun triathlon races, which offer an exceptional experience for all involved. Our decision to launch CHALLENGEDAYTONA follows thousands of requests from professional and age-group athletes to have a US CHALLENGEFAMILY event in our portfolio.
“Due to the well-documented history that surrounds CHALLENGEFAMILY in North America, we would only return with a strong and unique race concept that is unlike any other in the world. Daytona International Speedway holds an unrivalled opportunity for a US-based middle-distance race. This, together with the exciting side events taking place during the weekend, will target all triathletes and spectators and position CHALLENGEFAMILY as a truly worldwide lifestyle brand.”
The Daytona International Speedway will be the centre of activity for both the middle-distance race as well as the unique side events, which include:
- Pit-stop challenge
- Short-distance triathlon
- Corporate race
- 5k run/walk
- Relay triathlon
CHALLENGEDAYTONA, for many, will be the final race of the season and an official qualifier race for THECHAMPIONSHIP, which has an incredible 150,000 euro prize purse. Registration to enter CHALLENGEDAYTONA is now open. For more information visit: www.challenge-daytona.com