Challenge Family

With marquee events like Challenge Roth and The Championship in Samorin, Challenge Family has a high-profile triathlon series.

Challenge Family Profile

Challenge Family stages some of the most prestigious middle and long-distance races on the annual triathlon calendar.

The Series offers over 30 races in more than 25 countries each year, with around 75,000 athletes taking part. The PRO races are generally high-quality affairs while the Challenge events are genuinely huge festivals for Age-Group athletes.

Challenge Races

As mentioned, Challenge has a string of high-profile events which light up the annual calendar:

Challenge Roth: A genuinely iconic event run over the full distance which takes place annually in Germany with around 3400 athletes taking part. A triathlon festival on a lightning-fast course which has played host to some of the sport’s great performances. Jan Frodeno set the fastest iron-distance time ever there in 2016 (7:35:39) and that stood until he broke it during the Tri Battle Royal vs Lionel Sanders in July 2021. Roth is also still the scene of the fastest ever long-distance time by a woman – the astonishing 8:18:13 by Chrissie Wellington back in 2011.

The Championship: A middle-distance spectacular which takes place annually at the x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Slovakia. Athletes can qualify for The Championship at Challenge Family events around the world.

CLASH Daytona: Renamed this year, the middle-distance event takes place annually in December at the iconic Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The 2020 running was called the PTO 2020 Championship and carried a huge $1.15million prize purse.

Challenge Almere-Amsterdam: With Challenge Family based in the Netherlands, this is effectively the home race for the series and it never fails to deliver. It also doubled up as the World Triathlon Long Distance Championships in 2021, and the origins of the Almere race date back to 1983.

How to enter Challenge triathlon races

Qualification slots for The Championship are available in all Challenge Family races (full or middle-distance) through the calendar.

Other Challenge races – including Roth – allow athletes to sign up and register by paying online for their race entry fee. As with other major races, Roth places do fill up incredibly quickly so you will need to be at your computer right on the button when entries open.

Challenge Family Events

Challenge Almere-Amsterdam

Challenge Budva Montenegro

Challenge Davos

Challenge Florianopolis

Challenge Gdansk

Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee

Challenge Lisboa

Challenge Madrid

Challenge Moscow

Challenge Puerto Varas

Challenge Riccione

Challenge Shepparton

Challenge St. Pölten

Challenge Taiwan

Challenge Turku

Challenge Vansbro

Challenge Wanaka

Anfi Challenge Mogán-Gran Canaria

DATEV Challenge Roth

Challenge Herning

OTSO Challenge Salou

Skoda Challenge Geraardsbergen

The Championship

Challenge Mallorca

Challenge Malta

Challenge Sanremo

Challenge Wales

Challenge Family News

Sara Perez Sala The Championship 2022
Gustav Iden wins The Championship 2022
Lucy Charles / The Championship
Miki Taagholt / IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship 2021
Kyle Smith, Ryzon, running
Svenja Thoes Challenge Malta 2022
Gustav Iden smiling in hep Team colours
Emma Pallant-Browne run Challenge Riccione 2022
Emma Pallant-Browne finish Challenge Riccione 2022
Challenge Riccione 2021
Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria 2022 - Jonathan Brownlee run
Challenge Gran Canaria 2022 Men podium
Super League Triathlon Munich 2021, Jonathan Brownlee
Lucy Hall Challenge Paguera
Nicola Spirig Challenge Paguera
Jonny Brownlee / Challenge Gran Canaria 2022 pre-race
Challenge Salou 2022: Fenella Langridge finish
Challenge Salou 2022: Fenella Langridge finish
Challenge Salou 2022: Kristian Hogenhaug finish
Lisa Norden winning Challenge Salou 2021
Jonathan Brownlee, Tokyo 2020 Mixed Relay Triathlon
Sam Long Collins Cup 2021
Sam Long Challenge Puerto Varas 2022
ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Penticton
Sam Long Collins Cup 2021
Amelia Watkinson wins Challenge Shepparton (Photo credit: Stef Hanson Productions)
Challenge Shepparton 2021 winner Max Neumann
Jodie Stimpson / Challenge Miami