Challenge For Two: Challenge Regensburg presents new team format
Posted on: Mittwoch 12th Oktober 2016
Crossing the ﬁnish line under the unique scenery of Regensburg Cathedral only once. Having goose bumps at the swim start, on the bike and on the run course only once. All those experiences will now be possible for those who do not dare to complete a long distance race yet or who just prefer a team experience and a half distance race.
Within the new team format Challenge For Two, two athletes will divide swim, bike and run distances of Challenge Regensburg equally. “Half the distance, the whole Challenge,” is the motto of the new format which will take place on August 13th 2017 for the ﬁrst time. Unlike conventional relay formats in which three athletes each pick one discipline, everyone can experience the fascinating atmosphere of all disciplines over the 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycle and 21.2 km run, At the end of the day, each athlete will have a middle distance race under the belt, and yet remember the entire experience.
An unforgettable experience, as Tom Tajsich promises:
“We got the inspiration for Challenge For Two from an athlete whose husband has successfully ﬁnished Challenge Regensburg this year. She was there as a volunteer and companion. She was so fascinated by the atmosphere that she would have loved to sign up herself. But the respect for the entire distance was just too big. We loved her idea of Challenge For Two and started immediately to develop the concept.”
The aim of the new format: To make the beautiful course, a motivating atmosphere and the unique ﬁnish of Challenge Regensburg an accessible experience for those who don’t want to take the challenge of the full distance yet participate in swim, bike run. Challenge For Two is perfect for those who’d like to try a half distance,” organizer and Pro-Triathlete Sonja Tajsich states. Or you could use the Challenge For Two to test the planned new fast bike course before signing up for the ETU European Triathlon Long Distance Championship 2018. Registration for Challenge For Two starts on 20 October 2016 at 12:00 noon. The number of Challenge For Two relays is limited to 300 pairs. The special introductory price is 395 Euros until 31 December 2016.