CHALLENGEFAMILY’s THECHAMPIONSHIP 2018 has announced that a variety of entertaining and innovative side events will be showcased at the flagship race in Samorin, Slovakia, further positioning CHALLENGEFAMILY as the race series for the whole triathlon family.
Competitors will be offered the following side events on 2nd June:
Tryathlon – 300 metre swim, 15km cycle and 3km run
Kids running races for all ages
Covering a total of 1 million square metres, the remarkable x-bionic® sphere, which last year became Slovakia’s official Olympic training centre, will play host to both the Championship middle-distance race as well as its many side events. The unique, multipurpose complex boasts features such as a hotel, restaurants, 50m outdoor and 25m indoor pools, three pools for children, four water slides, the x-bionic® equestor sphere – a paradise for horses and horse lovers, and an athletics stadium.
Sebastian Kienle (GER), who finished in second place at THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017, says of the side events: “Racing at this year’s event was an unbelievable experience, and the family-friendly side events absolutely contributed to the electric atmosphere throughout. What is fantastic about CHALLENGEFAMILY races is that they take into account not only the pro athletes, but the whole triathlon community, so they can be enjoyed by both the competitors and spectators alike.”