Triathlon Middle Distance: Individual & Relay
Challenge this! Swim, bike, and run 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 Middle Distance 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.
1 lap of 56 miles / 90km
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.
3 3/4 laps of 3.5 miles / 5.6km
Finally, it’s time for a half marathon like you’ve only imagined. The run takes you on four excitement-filled laps of the track—running where NASCAR history is made. You’ll finish in the FanZone to the roar of the crowds, like countless sporting legends who have come before you. 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!
CHALLENGEDAYTONA will have a total prize purse of $20,500 dollars paid five deep:
CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus
Pro athletes who finish in the top 6 also gain points in order to contend for the end-of-season bonus of CHALLENGEFAMILY (for 2018 and for 2019).
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
|Friday Dec 7th||2:00pm – 5:00pm||Registration||Expo|
|Friday Dec 7th||3:00pm – 4:30pm||Swim course test||Swim Start|
|Friday Dec 7th||5:30pm||Briefing||Boardwalk Club|
|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|
|Saturday Dec 8th||6:30pm – 8:30pm||Pasta Dinner||Daytona 500 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||7:00am||Start PRO men||Swim Start|
|Sunday Dec 9th||7:05am||Start PRO women||Swim Start|
|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|