Challenge Roth 2021 postponed to September

With uncertainty around the impact of COVID-19 over the coming months, the organisers of Challenge Roth have moved the date of the event back to September


Challenge dreams to come true in September

The legendary Roth race will now take place on 5 September

TEAMCHALLENGE has announced the postponement of the world famous DATEV Challenge Roth by two months – from 4 July to 5 September 2021. By making this move, the organisers of the world’s largest long distance triathlon hope to significantly increase their chances of being able to stand by their motto “Dreams cannot be cancelled”, providing hope to athletes from all over the world by delivering the legendary Roth race in late summer.

Andreas Dreitz / Challenge Roth 2019

Due to the still dynamic COVID situation and the extensive preparations necessary to deliver DATEV Challenge Roth, the Roth team believes the rescheduling is in the best interests of everyone, but most of all of the athletes, volunteers and local community.

Organizer Felix Walchshöfer said, “Many of our participants registered for 4 July are currently well behind in their training, especially when it comes to swimming. In addition, there still considerable travel restrictions in many countries around the world. It is important to us to offer our athletes a safe, high-quality and – in the sense of equal opportunities – fair competition. Due to the ever more extensive vaccinations in large parts of the world and the possible reduction in COVID cases, which also occurred in the summer months last year, holding the race seems more feasible to us in September than in July. “

ROTH, GERMANY - JULY 09: Athletes swim in the Main-Donau-Kanal during the DATEV Challenge Roth 2017 on July 9, 2017 in Roth, Germany. 5000 athletes are competing in todays race and 260,000 spectators watching the challenge. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Free re-registration or reimbursement of entry fees for athletes

TEAMCHALLENGE is now looking forward to delivering the world-famous DATEV Challenge Roth in the triathlon mecca Roth on 5 September after a year’s break. As there is no guarantee it can take place, fair consideration been given for all registered athletes. Athletes can transfer their registration from 4 July to 5 September or, alternatively, move it to next year’s race, which will take place on 3 July 2022, all free of charge. Cancellation is also possible, in which the athletes receive a refund of their entry fee less a processing fee.

Together with the German Triathlon Union (DTU), TEAMCHALLENGE is currently working on hygiene standards, to fulfil the dreams of all athletes, fans and volunteers. The agency APA Brands Solution, which is also commissioned by thee German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), will draw up guidelines around these hygiene standards for sports events and sports associations in Germany. The German TÜV will certify these standards once completed.

Detailed information, including how to re-register:

Tara Grosvenor / Challenge Roth 2019
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