Next Race: 14 September 2014
A spectacular and unique race on the Jurassic Coast with long golden sandy beaches and historic English seaside heritage.
Five reasons to race:
1) Fast rolling course along England’s South Coast
2) Easy access from throughout the UK and Europe
3) Home of the 2012 Olympics sailing events resulting in great infrastructure and road surfaces
4) Lots for friends and family to enjoy
5) Great for spectators – great for athletes!
Challenge Family has a new home in the UK. The popular seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset on the South Coast of England will host the inaugural Challenge Weymouth on 14 September 2014.
Famous for its fine Georgian seafront and long golden, sandy beaches; the views from Weymouth Bay are truly spectacular and make for a unique new race site.
The Jurassic Coast is famous internationally as a World Heritage Site, bursting with rich heritage and steeped in over 185 million years of history.
In addition, the Weymouth and Portland region was a host venue for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics sailing events. The area has hugely benefited from the ‘Olympic Legacy’, with improvements made across all sectors; from local transport and tourism to infrastructure and roads.
Challenge Weymouth athletes will start the race with a sea swim, in the clear, blue sheltered waters of Weymouth Bay. The fast, smooth bike course will weave through the magnificent and varied Dorset countryside which has been designated as an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ with its rolling hills, chalk downlands, colourful heathlands and tranquil woodlands. The run will then head through the historic town and along the seafront before finishing in the heart of the waters edge.