Challenge this! Don’t want to tackle the entire triathlon? You can still swim and bike at Daytona International Speedway, the iconic “World Center of Racing,” during the CHALLENGEDAYTONA festival weekend. December 9, 2018, it’s on!

Swim Course

1,2 miles

The Aquabike race starts with a 1.2-mile swim in the calm waters of Lake Lloyd, within sight of the iconic Daytona International Speedway track.








Bike Course

56 miles

After a quick transition, you’ll enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to race a lap around Daytona International Speedway by bike.

Next, you’ll leave the circuit via one of the north exit tunnels, a narrow tunnel with a drop and rise that will send you off onto the course like a rocket. You’ll complete a circuit on roads named after celebrated NASCAR drivers, passing alongside the famous aerospace school, just meters away from the major runways at Daytona International Airport. At the end of the 56-mile course, you’ll turn back at Daytona International Speedway to prepare for your run.


What’s in the Challenge Aquabike Race Kit

Every participant receives the Challenge Race Kit: a bag filled with various goodies and gear you’ll need for the race, including:

  • Challenge Swim Cap
  • Mylaps Chip
  • Bib Number
  • Bike Stickers
  • Helmet Stickers
  • Bib Tattoos
  • Athlete Wristband
  • Red Bike Bag
  • Green Post-Race Bag


Date Time Activity Location
Friday Dec 7th
Saturday Dec 8th
2:00pm – 5:30pm
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Registration Media Center
500 Club, 2nd Floor
Saturday Dec 8th
Sunday Dec 9th
1:30pm – 5:30pm
5:00am – 6:30am
Bike Check-In Transition Zone
Saturday Dec 8th
Saturday Dec 8th
Briefing Middle Distance – English
Briefing Middle Distance – Relays
Costa Club, Lake Lloyd
Sunday Dec 9th 7:30am Aquabike/Duathlon Middle Distance Start Swim Start
Sunday Dec 9th 4:00pm Award/Closing Ceremony Victory Lane
Sunday Dec 9th 5:30pm Wrap Finish Line Party Finish Line