Triathlon Sprint Distance (Age Group & Relay)

Challenge this! Swim, bike, and run at Daytona International Speedway, the iconic “World Center of Racing,” during the CHALLENGEDAYTONA festival weekend. December 8, 2018, it’s on!

The Sprint Distance triathlon will kick off the racing action at CHALLENGEDAYTONA. Individual athletes and relay teams alike are invited to take on the .5-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run course.

Similar to the Middle Distance race, the start and finish are at the iconic Daytona International Speedway, with the entire course inside the Daytona International Speedway venue. You’ll ride and run right on the track! Whether you race as an individual or as part of a team, you’ll experience the awe of this unique venue, rich with sporting heritage. Be ready for one of the most special experiences of your life!

Triathlon Sprint Distance

Swim Course

Swim 1 lap of 0.5 miles / 800 meters

The Sprint Distance race starts with a 0.5-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

2 laps of 6.2 miles / 10km

Run Course

1 lap of 3.1 miles / 5km

The 5K run takes you on one excitement-filled lap 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!

Triathlon Sprint Distance

What’s in the Challenge Triathlon Sprint 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
  • Timing Chip
  • Bib Number
  • Bike Stickers
  • Helmet Stickers
  • Bib Tattoos
  • Athlete Wristband
  • Red Bike Bag
  • Blue Run Bag
  • Green Post-Race Bag

Program

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 5:00am – 6:00am Registration Expo
Saturday Dec 8th 5:00am – 6:30am Bike check-in Transition Zone
Saturday Dec 8th 7:00am Start age-groups Swim Start
Saturday Dec 8th 8:00am Start (Corporate) Relay Swim Start
Saturday Dec 8th 9:00am Start Driver/NASCAR Teams Swim Start
Saturday Dec 8th 11:00am Award Ceremony Victory Lane
Sunday Dec 9th 4:00pm Finish Line Party Village