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Old Little Belt Bridge

Challenge Family is expanding its European footprint with the launch of new Danish race, Challenge Fredericia, which takes place on 6 August 2016. This new triathlon destination town by the sea is in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark.

As the second Challenge Family race in the country, the new Challenge Fredericia 2016 event joins Challenge Denmark, which takes place on 12 June 2016.

Challenge Fredericia will take place on Saturday 6 August 2016. It will be a half-distance race and the bike course will take the athletes across one of the biggest bridges in Denmark – the ‘Old Little Belt Bridge’ – and through the neighbouring city, Middelfart.

“Fredericia is a perfect place for a Challenge race,” explained Claus Vesterby, Race Director at Challenge Denmark.

“The city has a long history of triathlon with a club that has really performed well and which has organized big, international races, and both national and international championships. For an organization like ours, it’s crucial to have a city and a club on the team with the experience they have in Fredericia.”

Mayor of Fredericia, Jacob Bjerregaard, sees value in getting the Challenge Denmark event experience to Fredericia.

“Fredericia has the perfect setting for Challenge Denmark,” Bjerregaard said. “The triathletes will experience the combination of the stunning nature in Nature Park Lillebælt and our beautiful historic city with lots of activities. We are looking forward to welcoming the participants and their families.”

The man behind the local triathlon club, Fredericia Triathlon Team, Carsten Andersen, is also reported to be excited about getting an international race to the city. “We love triathlon in Fredericia, so it’s amazing to get a race like this to Fredericia and put the city on the international triathlon map,” Andersen said.

He continued “As a part of the international triathlon series Challenge Family, we are guaranteed a race of high standards and a natural attention from the rest of the world. This makes it interesting for both athletes and spectators to be a part of Challenge Fredericia.”

Claus Vesterby from Challenge Denmark explained that the event team is now working on the details for the course. “It’s no secret that our dream is that the bike course will cross both the old and new Little Belt bridge, so we’re working on that,” said Vesterby.

Registration for Challenge Fredericia will open on 6 November. The entry price will be DKK 1600 for the half-distance and DKK 600 for the Olympic distance.

In the days leading up to Challenge Fredericia, the organisers add that there will be numerous activities for the entire family, such as Challenge Kids and Challenge Women events.




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