Challenge Announces Half-Distance Race Coming To North America

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  • Published Jul 5, 2013
  • Updated Jul 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM UTC

The Challenge Family has announced that North America will see its first half-distance challenge race next year on the eastern coast of Canada.

See the announcement from the Challenge Family below:

The elegant maritime resort town of St Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada is the latest venue to be announced as part of the Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons. The inaugural Kingsbrae Challenge St Andrews will take place on July 6, 2014 and marks Challenge Family’s first half distance triathlon in North America.

“We’re delighted to work with a local team who already has a proven history in our sport and even more importantly who shares the same ethos as Challenge Family with a strong focus on athlete experience,” said Kathrin Walchshöfer, Challenge Family CEO. “St Andrews is one of New Brunswick’s premier holiday destinations and its close proximity to the major centres of Montreal and Boston in the USA ensure this will be a popular race on Canada’s east coast“

Athletes will start and finish their race at the iconic St Andrews landmark, Algonquin Resort, in the heart of the town. The saltwater swim course is in the warm, protected waters of Katy’s Cove, despite the close proximity to the frigid waters found in the Bay of Fundy. The spectacular bike course follows the highway out of St. Andrews towards historic St. Croix Island and features fast-flowing roads with a few rolling and challenging hills along the way. The views of the Bay of Fundy are spectacular as you look across the river to the State of Maine in the United States.

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