Turku is the old capital of Finland and a vivid medieval city spread along the banks of river Aura by the Baltic Sea. Turku is a destination filled with events and things to do, not to mention historic sights as the castle and the cathedral. Turku has been a source of the urban legends since 1229!
Challenge Turku is a true city race in the very heart of Turku. With guaranteed atmosphere, the race offers fast and functional courses.
Turku attracts tourists due to its history as the oldest city in Finland, its active cultural life and due to the extremely beautiful nature featured by the archipelago.
Racing in Turku is a whole family experience. Race centre is at walking distance from the downtown hotels enabling flexible way to explore the city and its vicinity both by the athletes and by their family members / support teams.
Being the host of many excellent restaurants representing wide spectrum of cuisines, Turku is ready to service all tastes and styles.
The Challenge Family is a global series of long distance triathlons that is changing the face of iron distance racing around the world. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all ages and abilities, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport.
Renowned the world over for their memorable events, the Challenge Family currently features 44 long distance triathlons in some of the most stunning locations in the world. When Challenge Family chooses their race locations, they go for the course which will provide athletes with the best race experience and their event partners, sponsors, and athletes are all part of the Challenge Family, all united by the passion we share for our sport.