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!
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.
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.
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
|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|