Following a successful inaugural event earlier this year, Challenge Family has announced that entries for the second Challenge Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, taking place in May 2018, are now open. Furthermore, Rocktape, one of the new official Challenge Lisboa partners, is enabling a 10% discount off the event entry fee to the first 100 UK athletes who register online.
As one of Challenge Family’s latest additions to its portfolio of 45 races worldwide, Challenge Lisboa is set to ‘feature competitions and races suitable for all levels of triathlon’. The main middle distance race will be the first event of its kind to start at 16:00 local time, aiming for all competitors to finish before midnight, ‘setting the scene nicely for a Challenge-style party atmosphere for all to enjoy’.
Held at Parque das Nações – a natural harbour just 3km from Lisbon’s international airport – Challenge Lisboa is served by extensive public transportation, subway, buses, taxis, making it ‘one of the most accessible races in the Challenge Family series’.
The course itself features an ‘idyllic swim venue, a closed road bike course and a run course alongside the famous Tagu river that’s effortlessly flat’. The organising team add that Challenge Lisboa may well be the perfect race for any age-groupers looking to achieve a new PB and with an average air temperature of 27°C and water temperature at around 19°C, the warm conditions make it not only competitor- but also spectator-friendly.
Side events taking place on 19 May 2018 include The Family Relay, Battle of The Sexes, Corporate World Cup and The College Cup, which is positioned as a race perfect for those who are not quite ready to tackle triathlon on their own and want to be part of a team.
Running with Challenge Family’s inclusive atmosphere, Challenge Lisboa is in a location ‘perfect for supporting friends and family taking part… With all competitions finishing relatively early, the nightlife, world class restaurants and culture of Lisbon are only streets away.’
Challenge Lisboa takes place between 19-20 May 2018. To take advantage of the 10% offer, athletes can enter the discount code ‘RockTape_ChLisboa’. This is only valid for the first 100 entrants.