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!

Swim Course

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.

Bike Course

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.

Run Course

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!

Prize Money

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

Men Women
$5,000 $5,000
$2,500 $2,500
$1,500 $1,500
$750 $750
$500 $500

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).

Triathlon Middle Distance
Triathlon Middle Distance

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


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
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