Challenge Family Returns To Australia With Three Events

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  • Published May 7, 2013
  • Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM UTC
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The Challenge Family announced today that Challenge Melbourne, Challenge Forster and Challenge Bateman’s Bay will spearhead the Challenge Family’s return to Australia. All three Challenge Half distance events will comprise a 1.9km swim, a 90km cycle and a 21.1km run.

Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer, says the return to the Australian market is a significant milestone for the Challenge Family.

“Australia is an extremely important part of the world for us, we have received messages from athletes every day asking us when we will be back and I’m delighted to announce our return with three very different, but all equally compelling races,” he said. “Challenge Forster continues our commitment to the legacy of our sport with its strong roots in Australian triathlon, Challenge Bateman’s Bay has been chosen for its great location and athlete experience while Challenge Melbourne brings the Challenge Family to one of Australia’s iconic cities. We are very proud to work with all the communities and race organizers to bring a new triathlon experience to Australian athletes.”

The Challenge Family originally hosted Challenge Cairns, but that race was taken over by Ironman in 2012.

Challenge Family Australia Schedule

Challenge Forster – Forster-Tuncurry, New South Wales – Nov. 24, 2013
Challenge Melbourne – Melbourne, Victoria – Feb. 2, 2014
Challenge Bateman’s Bay, New South Wales – March 16, 2014

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