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Challenge Family Announces New Aruba Race

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jan 27, 2016
  • Updated Jan 27, 2016 at 5:25 PM UTC
Palm Beach, around which Challenge Aruba will be centred

Challenge Family has announced that it is expanding to the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Set over the half distance, Challenge Aruba will take place on Oct. 23 on the ‘Happy Island’ of Aruba. The organization says the course will be not only beautiful, but fast and high quality.

The 1.2-mile swim is a single lap course in the clear warm Caribbean sea in front of the famous Palm Beach. The undulating 56-mile bike course is over four laps along the coastline, passing through some of the island’s most popular beaches before heading to the famous lighthouse of Aruba.

The run-course is entirely along the white beaches of Aruba. Three laps which alternate between the boulevard (The Strip) and the path on the beach in front of the exclusive hotels of Aruba that join the Palm Beach Area. The finish line will be situated on the boulevard at The Hyatt Regency Resort.

A sprint distance race will also be available for athletes who would rather keep it short and sweet. The sprint consists of a 750m swim, followed by a 14-mile bike and finally a 4.5-mile (7K) run.

Learn more at Challenge-aruba.com.

Read the complete announcement here.

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