Frequently Asked Questions
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In the vicinity of Daytona International Speedway you will find plenty of accommodation options, including hotels, bed & breakfasts, and vacation rental apartments. We even offer a unique festival experience: RV camping on the infield! Please visit our Travel & Accommodation page for hotel recommendations and RV camping options.
All media are welcome to attend and report on CHALLENGEDAYTONA. We request that individual members of the media register via our Media Accreditation link.
In the amateur division of the triathlons, aquabike, duathlon, and 5K/10K events, prizes will be awarded 3-deep in each age category as follows:
< 23, 24-39, 40 and further per 5 year category.
The Middle Distance Triathlon will feature a professional athlete field. Please refer to “Prize Money” for details on prize money allocation.
Transition Area (TA) bags need to be checked in at the TA at least 30 minutes prior to the start. More information on how to use your TA bags can be found in our Athlete Guide.
The race briefing will provide you with the latest information on your race. It takes place in the Costa Club at Lake Lloyd. Check our Event Schedule for the briefing times relevant to your race distance.
Friday before the race, all athletes are invited to join us at the Carbo Loading Party. More information can be found in the Athlete Guide.
The “Challenge Family” app is available in the Google Play Store for Android Phones and the App Store for Apple iDevices. This app will provide live timing of CHALLENGEDAYTONA events.
All participants will be photographed by Marathon Photos.
Participants receive three TA bags when registering. Check our Athlete Guide for more information on how to use them.
Timing will be registered by using the MyLaps/ChampionChip provided at registration, which needs to be attached to a Velcro band around your left ankle. Results will be available on the race website as soon as possible after the event.
When looking out from the Daytona International Speedway stands, the TA is on the left side of Lake Lloyd. During the night, the TA is guarded by security personnel.
Generally, Lake Lloyd hovers between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit. If that holds true on race day, it will be a wetsuit-legal swim. Conditions can vary, of course, and the final call will be made on race morning. We follow the USAT rulebook which states the following: