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 has 2 categories: 1) Elite (competing for the win of the race) and 2) age-groups. Elite will start few minutes ahead of the age groups as a floating start. Age groups will follow from the pier as a rolling start. Drafting is forbidden in all classes so TT-bikes are allowed.
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.