Frequently Asked Questions

From A to Z


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.

Accreditation (Media)

All media are welcome to attend and report on CHALLENGEDAYTONA. We request that individual members of the media register via our Media Accreditation link.


Please visit our Travel & Accommodation page for directions to the venue.

Awards (Amateur Division)

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.

Awards (Professional Division)

The Middle Distance Triathlon will feature a professional athlete field. Please refer to “Prize Money” for details on prize money allocation.

Bag Check-In

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.

Bike Check-In

Please review our Event Schedule for the bike check-in times relevant to your race distance.


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.

Carbo Loading Party

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.

Mobile Phone App

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.


See “Accreditation.”

Registration/Packet Pickup

Please plan your arrival to Daytona to allow time for Registration/Packet Pickup at the event expo. Check our Event Schedule for the Registration/Packet Pickup times relevant to your race distance.


See “Timing.”

Transition Area (TA) Bags

Participants receive three TA bags when registering. Check our Athlete Guide for more information on how to use them.

Timing (Chip/Results)

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.

Transition Area (TA)

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.

Water temperature/quality

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:

Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite athletes at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater. Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.