Aquabike Middle Distance

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 lap of 1,2 miles / 1900 meters

The Aquabike race starts with a 1.2-mile, one-loop swim in the calm waters of Lake Lloyd, within sight of the iconic Daytona International Speedway track. Athletes will enter the water via a grass ramp, swim a single counter-clockwise loop, and exit via ramp to the Transition Area. The water temperature in Lake Lloyd is typically between 68 and 72 degrees.

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

Aquabike Middle Distance

Bike Course

1 lap of 56 miles / 90km

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.

Aquabike Middle Distance

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 2:00pm – 5:00pm Registration Expo
Friday Dec 7th 3:00pm – 4:30pm Swim course test Swim Start
Saturday Dec 8th 10:00am – 5:00pm Registration Expo
Saturday Dec 8th 1:00pm Briefing Boardwalk Club
Saturday Dec 8th 1:00pm – 5:00pm Bike check-in Transition Zone
Saturday Dec 8th 4:00pm Briefing Relay Boardwalk Club
Saturday Dec 8th 5:00pm Briefing Boardwalk Club
Sunday Dec 9th 5:00am – 6:00am Registration Expo
Sunday Dec 9th 5:00am – 6:30am Bike check-in Transition Zone
Sunday Dec 9th 7:10am Start age groups Swim Start
Sunday Dec 9th 2:00pm Awards Ceremony Victory Lane
Sunday Dec 9th 4:00pm Finish Line Party Village