The first ever Challenge Family race in mainland China will take place on October 20, 2019 in the province of Anhui. The event is located in an area known for international cultural tourism and boasting scenery that encompasses mountain ridges and lakes.
The organisers add that Challenge Anhui offers perfect conditions for athletes from all over the world. The swim will be held in Anhui’s scenic urban river, followed by a bike course in the south of Anhui. A ‘super flat run course in downtown Anhui’ will round off the race. Here, ‘participants will be greeted with the unique experience and vibe of live performances and an enthusiastic audience waiting to cheer everybody home.’
“We are excited to welcome the participants to Anhui for an unforgettable event,” said Hanju Yu, Race Director of Challenge Anhui. “Athletes will be treated to a stunning course with incredible scenery in South Anhui. Challenge Anhui is the first and only international triathlon event in mainland China and it is a privilege to join the worldwide series of Challenge Family events.”
Challenge Family CEO Zibi Szlufcik said, “With constant growth in the number of Chinese athletes competing in Challenge Family races across the globe, I can only say ‘good things need time’; and after several years of developments, Challenge Family has finally arrived in China in the province of Anhui.
“The stunning southern mountain range offers so many scenic highlights in the home of the hickory tree; and together with exceptional logistics on the ground, we expect an amazing event at the inaugural Challenge Anhui. The Triathlon Sport Festival looks forward to providing athletes from all over the world with warm hospitality, brilliant courses in both the middle and long distance, as well as relays and side events.
The experienced Challenge Asia Pacific and Challenge Taiwan team will work closely with the local organisers to deliver an excellent athlete experience in line with the Challenge Family principle: #AllAboutTheAthlete.”