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Challenge Family race in the Czech Republic!

About the race

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT EVENT

  • Date: 28/7 – 29/7/2017
  • Location: Prague
  • Start: Strelecky island (map)
  • Finish: Vitezna street (map)
  • Courses:
    • FORD CHALLENGEPRAGUE MIDDLE (time limit 7,5 hours) – Saturday 29/7
      • Swim – 1.9 km (time limit 1,25 hours from time of start of the race)
      • Bike – 90 km (time limit 5 hours from time of start of the race)
      • Run – 21.1 km (time limit 7,5 hours from time of start of the race)
    • CHALLENGEPRAGUE RELAYS (3 members, time limit 7,5 hours) – Saturday 29/7
      • Swim – 1.9 km (time limit 1,25 hours from time of start of the race)
      • Bike – 90 km (time limit 5 hours from time of start of the race)
      • Run – 21.1 km (time limit 7,5 hours from time of start of the race)
    • CHALLENGETRY-ATHLON (time limit 1,5 hours) – Saturday 29/7
      • Swim – 0.38 km
      • Bike – 18 km
      • Run – 4.2 km
    • CHALLENGEJUNIOR (running race for kids and youth from 3 to 15 years) – Friday 28/7
      • 150 m – birthyears 2010 to 2014
      • 500 m – birthyears 2006 to 2009
      • 1000 m – birthyears 2002 to 2005

INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCAL AREA

FORD CHALLENGEPRAGUE takes place in Prague – the capital city of Czech Republic. Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is worth to get to know it in person. Visit the Old Town Hall with the famous Prague Astronomical Clock. Relax in cafes enticing you to come and have a seat, taste traditional Czech beer in one of the small pubs or cross the Charles Bridge stretching over the Vltava river. Entire family will definitely enjoy a trip to Prague ZOO which is said to be one of the best in Europe.

Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere, unique charm and genius loci. Prague is a changeable city, which likes to alternate styles: it is romantic and successful, ancient and modern, but above all it is a city that is cosmopolitan and is used to welcoming foreigners from all over the world.

RACE AND DESTINATION USPs ATTRACTING LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES

FIVE REASONS TO RACE

  • Having the race in the heart of the historical capital city of Czech Republic
  • Amazing race site close to the Prague Castle (the biggest castle complex in the word), Charles Bridge or National Theatre
  • A memorable event not just for participants but for the entire family, with a great variety of activities to choose from
  • Thousands of devoted fans line the course
  • Centrally located in Czech Republic making day trips to Central Bohemian Region easily accessible

FORD CHALLENGEPRAGUE MIDDLE COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Swimming – 1 lap swim takes place in Vltava river in Prague city centre.
  • Bike – 2 lap bike course takes the athletes out of historical centre of Prague toward Vrané nad Vltavou direction and back. With ample space for everyone, this is mostly flat and fast course.
  • Run – 4 lap run is flat and alongside the Vltava river across Rašínovo embankment, náplavka, Palackého Bridge and Janáčkovo embankment, with both paved and asphalted section.

CHALLENGETRY-ATHLON COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Swimming – 1 lap swim takes place in Vltava river in Prague city centre.
  • Bike – 2 lap bike course takes the athletes out of historical centre of Prague toward Strakonicka street and back. With ample space for everyone, this is a flat and fast course.
  • Run – 1 lap run is flat and alongside the Vltava river Rašínovo embankment, náplavka, Palackého Bridge and Janáčkovo embankment with both paved and asphalted section.

All athletes will see the most famous Prague´s historical monuments like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, National Theatre or Vyšehrad. Experience the unique atmosphere of international triathlon race in the capital city of Czech Republic.

A QUOTE FROM RACE AMBASSADOR – FILIP OSPALY

Have you ever raced in the heart of a historic city? No? So, let me invite you to the FORD CHALLENGEPRAGUE. Come to one of the nicest cities in the world and enjoy historic spirit of the Czech capitol. You will swim in the Vltava River, have a transition area on a bridge, ride your TT bike on a nice and fast course next to the river south direction, run around the river and relax by the award ceremony on an island. And don’t forget to take with your family – there is endless offer what they can do, when you will be nervous and prepare for the race;-) See you at the end of July in Prague!