Challenge Daytona Distance PRO Athletes

Daytona Distance Under the Lights”-The now-official Daytona Distance Under the Lights professional race format will include a two-lap, 1-mile swim; a 15-lap, 37.5-mile bike; and an 8.2-mile run—all within the Daytona International Speedway® property. Adding to the excitement at the 2019 event will be the enhanced schedule and atmosphere for athletes and spectators alike. The entire course is optimized for viewing, with opportunities for spectators to get up close and cheer for their favorite pros midway through the swim, all along the bike and run legs, and at each transition juncture. The unique Daytona Distance Under the Lights race, exclusive to the professional field, will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th. The start time provides prime viewing for age group athletes competing in either Saturday’s Sprint Distance events or Sunday’s Middle Distance events. The late start is also designed to create an unprecedented sensory experience, as the lights at Daytona International Speedway®—normally reserved solely for NASCAR racing, sports cars and Supercross —will illuminate the track at 5:30 p.m., just as the Florida sun sets and the pros speed around the track.

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Swim Course

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1 mile swim (2 laps with landlap)

Bike Course

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37.5 mile bike (15 laps)

Run Course

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8.2 mile run

Prize Money

CHALLENGEDAYTONA will have a total prize purse of $20,500 dollars paid five deep:

Men Women
$3,900 $3,900
$2,300 $2,300
$1,600 $1,600
$1,250 $1,250
$850 $850
$350 $350

Pro athletes who finish in the top 6 also gain points in order to contend for the end-of-season bonus of CHALLENGEFAMILY (for 2019 and for 2020).

Challenge Daytona Distance PRO Athletes
Challenge Daytona Distance PRO Athletes

What’s in the Challenge Middle Distance 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
  • Blue Run Bag
  • Green Post-Race Bag


subject to changes

Friday Dec 13th 12:00pm Pro Course Briefing, Lunch and Registration Costa Club
Friday Dec 13th 2:00pm Briefing: Sprint Distance & Pro Am #1 Drivers Meeting Room
Friday Dec 13th 2:30-3:45pm Pro Athlete Introductions & Autograph session Expo Area
Friday Dec 13th 4:00pm Press Conference Drivers Meeting Room
Friday Dec 13th 6:30pm Pro Dinner The One Daytona
Saturday Dec 14th 3:00pm – 4:00pm Bike check-in Transition Zone
Saturday Dec 14th 4:30pm Start PRO wave men Swim Start
Saturday Dec 14th 4:35pm Start PRO wave women Swim Start
Saturday Dec 14th 8:00pm Awards Ceremony Victory Lane
Sunday Dec 15th 10:00am-2:00pm Finish Line Party – Pros to hand out finishing medals to age group athletes. Pit Lane