Challenge Turku race weekend will offer two sprint races: Sprint is purposed for all athletes from newbies to more experienced warriors. Sprint Elite is a highly competitive draft-free race from pro level athletes to competitive age-goupers who can finish Sprint distance race under 1 hour 15 minutes.
Challenge Sprint 11 August 2018
Sprint distance is suitable for all levels of athletes from newbies looking to finish their first triathlon to experienced athletes who seek the burn of lactic acid. 750m swim, 20km cycling, and 5km run. Challenge Sprint will be devoted to age-groupers only.
Challenge yourself and come to experience the stunning and unique city race in Turku, Finland!
The race venue will provide a wonderful setting for racers as well as supports and the public. The sprint competition is of official length: swimming 750 meters, bike 20 km and run 5 km. The swim start will be close by the historic Sail Ship “The Swan of Finland” where the swimming route will run towards the lower end of the river Aura. The cycling will move through neighbouring regions of Turku before returning to the race center. The finale of 5 km running will give viewers a front row seat, as the athletes run along banks of the river Aura through the lively heart of downtown Turku. A truly exceptional course for both the athlete and the viewer!
Three disciplines of sport combine to one unique challenge that keeps the athletes coming back year after year. Starting triathlon does not require large financial investments and is easily accessible. Sprint distance – swimming 750m, cycling 20km and running 5 km – is easily achievable by all who commit to a regular program of training but does not require excessive time. It is the perfect distance for an introduction to triathlon or for experienced athletes looking to push their speed to new levels.
Challenge Sprint Elite 11 August 2018
Challenge Sprint Elite is a race for those pushing themselves to the limit and beyond! Please note that you should be able to perform Sprint distance race under 1 hour 15 minutes to be eligible to this race. Draft-free sprint distance race will have 5 loop bike course (20 km) and 5 loop run course (5 km). Highly competitive race will offer prize money as follows:
Elite Men and Women
1st EUR 1000
2nd EUR 500
3rd EUR 250
Boys & Girls 19
1st EUR 300
2nd EUR 200
3 rd EUR 100
More information including course maps will follow during the fall 2017.