The unique CHALLENGEDAYTONA Pro-am event let’s you race as an amateur in a team with a PRO athlete!

PRO-AM Sprint Relay “Under the Lights”

How does it work?

Pro-am teams will compete in a sprint triathlon on December 4, 2021. 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 sunsets and the pros speed around the track. The sprint triathlon consists of an 800-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. Professional triathletes will complete the swim segment of the sprint triathlon, while age-group athletes will perform the run or bike. Age group athletes will have an opportunity to participate on a relay team with their favorite professional triathlete by bidding. The bidders compete against each other, with each subsequent bid being higher than the previous bid. All bidders will receive SMS text messaging and email when they are outbid. The winning bidder will be placed on the pro-am relay team. Bid monies raised will benefit The NASCAR Foundation.

The 2020 PRO athletes participating in the Pro-am event are:                                                        

PTO ranking Name PTO ranking Name
3 Sarah Crowley (AUS) 4 Lionel Sanders (CAN)
8 Heather Jackson (USA) 11 Tim O’Donnell (USA)
21 Jeanni Metzler (RSA) 26 Andrew Starykowitz (USA)
29 Meredith Kessler (USA) 42 Sam Long (USA)
52 Angela Naeth (CAN) 64 Thomas Davis (GBR)
59 Nikki Bartlett (GBR) 72 Jesper Svennson (SWE)
70 Kelsey Withrow (USA) 73 Taylor Reid (CAN)
Rachel Olson (USA) 77 Justin Metzler (USA)
ITU Amelie Kretz (CAN) Jason West (USA)
ITU Anneke Jenkins (NZD) Kieran Lindars (GBR)

Swim course

1 lap of 0.5 miles / 800 meters

Bike course

5 laps of 2.5 miles / 5 laps of 4 km

Run course

1 lap of 3.1 miles / 5 km

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