Challenge Roth

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Legendary mother of the Challenge Family global series and the world's largest long distance triathlon.
Five reasons to race:
1) One of the oldest and most legendary triathlon events in the world;
2) Premium race of the highest quality;
3) Field of top international stars together with age groupers from more than 60 nations worldwide;
4) Legendary welcome given to the athletes;
5) Big triathlon festival for the whole family.
Since the mid 1980s Roth and triathlon have become as inseparably linked as Munich and its Oktoberfest. Challenge Roth is without doubt the 'heart of the triathlon' and attracts not only the biggest names in the sport but also 5,000 athletes from 60 nations and 180,000 spectators making it the largest long- distance triathlon event in the world. Roth is renowned for its thousands of enthusiastic spectators lining the course with hotspots such as the Beer Mile and the famous Solar Hill where athletes can hear the crowd before they see them. Up to 30,000 people line this famous hill you can't see the road for the people but as each cyclist approaches, the crowds separate like the parting of the Red Sea and the athletes are carried up the hill on the noise alone!
The event is also renowned for the support it receives from the community - over 4,000 volunteers and 200,000 spectators combine to create the famous Challenge atmosphere that is recreated the world over at other Challenge Family races.It helps to explain why every long-distance triathlete from all over the world wants to start at least once in his life at Challenge Roth because here dreams come true, and here you can experience famous feeling and passion for the sport together as triathlon's true family.

Triathalon Park Roth

Roth, DEU

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Event Age: This event started in 2001

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Race Tips

  1. Kim 2017-09-27 17:24:26

    Arizona, US

    They are VERY picky on helmet safety - make sure your helmet is perfect your you will buy another

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  2. Kim 2017-09-27 17:24:26

    Arizona, US

    Leave your helmet on the bike after checkin - officials walk T1 in the morning to confirm your helmet is there and passes inspection

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  3. Kim 2017-09-28 19:40:04

    Arizona, US

    Be read for a long walk after the race - so try to plan for a ride or to stay close

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  4. Kim 2017-09-28 19:40:04

    Arizona, US

    Try taking the shuttle on race morning - it's quick an EASY but parking is far from finish

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  5. Kim 2017-09-28 19:40:04

    Arizona, US

    Course officials will walk the T1 area before the race to make sure your helmet is in place and not broke

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Overall Event Feedback from Race Everywhere Members

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Overall event organization 3
Event amenities (toilets, expo, start& finish area) 3
Event is friendly for people new to the sport 3
There is a lot to do in the area (sightseeing, shopping, etc.) 3
Scenic beauty of the course 3
Competitive field 3

Event Details


Event Name Event Type Distances Difficulty Reported by Members
Iron Triathlon 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run

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    Kim Test 2017-09-28 18:14:18

    , US

    Absolutely a bucket list event. If you can, you MUST do this event. It is tough to get into - spots close in about 3 minutes.

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