Global long-distance triathlon series Challenge Family has announced the launch of it’s 3rd triathlon event in the United States, Challenge New Albany in New Albany, Ohio, just a fifteen minute drive from Ohio’s capital city of Columbus. The inaugural event will take place on July 26-27.
Challenge New Albany has an entire weekend of racing for the entire family. The race weekend gets started on Saturday, July 26 with a Junior Challenge Kidz Triathlon and the Challenge Women’s Triathlon all in downtown New Albany, Ohio. The Challenge New Albany weekend culminates with Sunday’s Challenge Half and Olympic distance triathlons featuring a unique point-to-point course that starts at Alum Creek State Park and finishes in downtown New Albany.
Participants will be treated to a swim course in the calm waters of Alum Creek Lake. From there, they will cycle on a flat to sometimes rolling bike course through eastern Delaware County, Sunbury, and a tour of Licking County before finally arriving in downtown New Albany, where transition No. 2 is located. Challenge New Albany is capped off by the half marathon run that starts in New Albany’s Market Square and meanders along a picturesque course through residential neighborhoods of stately Georgian homes surrounded by meadows, woodlands and waterways. Nearly all the run course will be on New Albany’s leisure trail with spectacular views.
Challenge New Albany is a result of a strategic partnership with the Midest’s premier triathlon promoter, Shannon Kurek from HFP Racing, along with the host partner of the event, Healthy New Albany.
“We are extremely proud to partner with New Albany to bring another Challenge Family race to North American athletes, further building on our presence in the USA with a new long distance triathlon experience,” said Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer. “With its commitment to quality and a healthy and active lifestyle the community of New Albany echoes Challenge Family’s values perfectly. The course is stunning and the triathlon festival nature of the event ensures total inclusiveness for everyone, from juniors, to those just starting out to accomplished athletes. I’m sure it will attract athletes and their families from far and wide, including some of the biggest names in the sport.”
General entries of the inaugural Challenge New Albany are now open at www.Challenge-NewAlbany.com.
For further information on Challenge Family visit www.challenge-family.com.
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