Are you ready to swim, bike, and run at the “World Center of Racing”?
From December 7th-9th, 2018, Daytona International Speedway will welcome triathletes and triathlon fans from around the world to Challenge Daytona. The entire festival of events will take place at the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, home of “The Great American Race”—the DAYTONA 500.
The Middle Distance race starts with a 1.2-mile swim in the calm waters of Lake Lloyd, within sight of the track. 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.
Finally, it’s time for a half marathon like you’ve only imagined—four laps around the historic Daytona International Speedway track. Maybe you won’t hit the speeds that NASCAR drivers clock, but it’s sure to be a fast run, fueled by the enthusiasm and energy of the crowds. It’s also sure to be an experience you’ll never forget!