TRIPrague becomes part of CHALLENGEFAMILY in 2017
Posted on: Monday 14th November 2016
The TRIPrague started in 2015 as the biggest and most spectacular triathlon race in the Czech Republic. For 2017 TRIPrague rewrites its own history as it becomes part of CHALLENGEFAMILY international series of triathlons and changes its name to CHALLENGEPRAGUE. The race will be held on the 29th of July 2017.
The historical center of Prague will be full of triathletes from across Europe and the far reaches of the globe. They will enjoy an amazing race site close to the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, National Theatre or Vyšehrad.
CHALLENGEFAMILY is the fastest growing global long distance triathlon series, now with full and half distance triathlons in 26 countries. CHALLENGEFAMILY is changing the face of long distance racing around the World. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations CHALLENGEFAMILY events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all ages and abilities.
As a part of CHALLENGEFAMILY, Prague now extends this prestigious club of iconic race locations, which includes Venice, Italy; Melbourne, Australia; Lisboa, Portugal; Florianapolis, Brazil and many more.
Zibi Szlufcik, CEO of CHALLENGEFAMILY welcomed TRIPRague into the international series.
“ We at CHALLENGEFAMILY are extremely proud and happy to welcome CHALLENGEPRAGUE into our series. As one of the most beautiful cities in the World Prague provides athletes with endless athletic and cultural opportunities. The welcoming nature of Czech people is well known and athletes from abroad will have a fantastic race experience. With the active support of the Czech Triathlon Association, the city and tourism bodies this race will quickly become a “must do” race.”
Prague Municipality and Central Bohemian Region, the host regions of CHALLENGEPRAGUE, took patronage over the event.
“I want to congratulate the Czech Triathlon Association and TRIPrague organizing team for this great success. I am convinced that CHALLENGEPRAGUE and other sport events of Czech Triathlon Association will be an excellent promotion of triathlon and Prague as well. For me triathlon is a great sport that symbolizes the possibility of connection of sport and a city, “said Petr Dolínek (ČSSD), Councilor for transport, sport and leisure time.
“I am really happy and excited that after two years of effort and hard work our dreams finally came true and TRIPrague will become a be part of CHALLENGEFAMILY series. I would like to thank everyone who participated in it and I wish a good luck to the entire organizing team so the race can be successful and help to start triathlon boom in the Czech Republic.” sayd president of the Czech Triathlon Association and a member of organizing team Ms. Lenka Kovářová.
As a part of CHALLENGEFAMILY, CHALLENGEPRAGUE enters an entirely new phase. Unlike previous years the course will be modified so that the whole race will be faster but also more attractive and safe. The swim and cycling courses will go through significant changes, while the run course will be fully closed for traffic.
As in previous years participants can choose from several categories. The event kicks off with CHALLENGEJUNIOR for budding triathletes aged eight to fifteen and culminates with the flagship CHALLENGEPRAGUE half distance race – 1,9 km swim, 90 km bike and 21 km run. For those, who just want to try a short version of triathlon race, CHALLENGETRY-ATHLON with its 0,38 km swim, 18 km bike and 4,2 km run is available. It is also possible to participate in CHALLENGEPRAGUE and CHALLENGETRY-ATHLON as part of a three-member relay with a team of friends, family members or colleagues, so all levels of participation is encouraged.