Next Race: 3 December 2017
Race on the ‘Magic Island’ with 42 beaches, crystal waters and amazing scenery
Five reasons to race:
1) Fast flat course made to achieve your PB
2) Home to Brazil’s most beautiful beaches
3) Enjoy the unique and lively Brazilian atmosphere
4) Plenty to do for all the family
5) Beautiful race site close to beaches, shopping, restaurants and easy to reach international airport
Challenge Florianopolis is the first Challenge race in Latin America. Based at Jurere International in the north of the island of Santa Catarina, the inaugural race will take place on 30 November over the half distance.
Challenge Florianopolis will feature a fast, flat course with the potential to record some of the fastest times in the world. Timed for the start of the Brazilian summer season, the seas are generally calm and the cycle is along the smooth highway road surfaces while the half marathon is along the tree-lined streets of the beautiful Jurere Internacional neighborhood.
Calm water, fast roads and a great tourism infrastructure will attract athletes from all over the world to this iconic location. As the opening event of the summer season in Santa Catarina, one of the most popular states for the outdoor sports in Brazil, Challenge Florianopolis will have warm temperatures and offer plenty of fun for the entire family and friends supporting the athletes. These include a junior event the day before the main race, along many other lead-up events designed to include all ages and abilities.
The Challenge Florianopolis course begins with a one 1.9km loop swim leg off Jurere Internacional’s golden sands beach. The 90km bike leg then leaves Jurere Internacional towards the SC-401 highway with its fast road surfaces before returning to start the 21km run which is a three loop course around the popular Avenida dos Búzios and its surroundings.