The organizers of Boise, Idaho’s winter multisport event the ‘Winter Challenge at Bogus Basin‘ are excited to announce that the event has been selected to host the USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships in 2015.
Building on the success of this year’s race, the 2015 event will take place at Bogus Basin’s Nordic Lodge on Saturday 28 February. The event will consist of a 4K run on snow followed by a 15K bike on snow and finally an 8K skate/freestyle ski.
The race format will be held on the trails around the Nordic Lodge in a multi-lap format that will aim to maximize the fun for racers and spectators.
‘Vinter Utfordring’ translates in Norwegian as ‘Winter Challenge’ and the organisers have taken inspiration from Nordic sport to create a fun and unique winter multisport event. Norway is seen by many as the birthplace of competitive winter sports and the organisers feel it is a fitting theme for the race.
As the Winter Challenge website points out… ‘Whether it is called winter triathlon, winter multi-sport, winter challenger or Vinter Utfordring we think it is a great way for our Nordic community to get together for a fun community event.’
- What: 4K snow run; 15K snow bike; 8K skate/freestyle cross country ski
- Who: Compete as an individual or as a team of 2 or 3 competitors.
- Where: Bogus Basin Nordic Lodge
- When: Saturday 28 February: 09:00 race start, local time
|Individual (early registration)||Until December 31, 2014||US$65|
|Individual (normal registration)||January 1 – February 22||US$75|
|Individual (late registration)||February 23 – February 27||US$85|
|Relay (2 participants, early registration)||Until December 31, 2014||US$80|
|Relay (2 participants, normal registration)||January 1 – February 22||US$90|
|Relay (2 participants, late registration)||February 23 – February 28||US$100|
|Relay (3 participants, early registration)||Until December 31, 2014||US$90|
|Relay (3 participants, normal registration)||January 1 – February 22||US$100|
|Relay (3 participants, late registration)||February 22 – February 27||US$110|
In September 2013, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced its support of a new winter triathlon format made up of snowshoeing, speed skating and skiing. In tandem, the 2014 Winter Challenge event in Boise, Idaho, got under way this year on Saturday 8 March 2014. Going forwards, the event is helping to further build momentum for this niche aspect of all things multisport in the key market of North America.
Antonio Gonzalez of race organizer Tri Town Boise said, “At this year’s race we think it’s safe to say that everyone had a great time! Perfect weather, costumed athletes, an awesome course, and great food and beer make for a truly fantastic way to kick off the racing season. And for 2015 we have the honour of being the Winter Tri National Championship. We are truly excited!”