LOCATION Brasilia, Brazil

RACE DATE 22 Apr 2018

DISTANCE Middle distance

Challenge Cerrado

Five Reasons to race:

1. Swimming in calm waters with average temperature of 22ºC
2. Route of the test passes through tourist points in the central region of Brasília
3. 2nd largest airport in Brazil in passenger handling, featuring numerous flight options
4. More than 25000 beds in the hotel chain located, in the majority, in the central region of the city
5. South Lake Jetty, with restaurants and restaurants of high gastronomic standard, plus playgrounds, options to entertain family and friends.

The Challenge Cerrado has a challenging course, taking advantage of the calm waters of Lake Paranoá and great roads of the city. The predominant climate is tropical-hot-sub-humid, with two well-defined seasons: dry (from May to September) and rainy (October to April).

From October to April, Brazilian ‘veranicos’ may occur: a period characterized by a period of three weeks of heat and drought. The annual average temperature varies from 21 to 27 ºC, with hot days and cooler nights.

The entire event provides the entertainment for a family and the friends that accompany the athletes, including a children’s race before the main event, as well as various events designed for interaction between people of all ages.

About The Host Destination

Brasília stands out for the architectural and urbanistic set, and by an open blue sky. Lúcio Costa was the city’s main town planner and Oscar Niemeyer created most of the public buildings. Seen from above, the route of the city resembles an airplane because of the meeting of two axes: the Monumental Axis and Road Axis, embraced by Lake Paranoá.

The Monumental Axis concentrates many attractions: the Three Powers Square, the Planalto Palace, the National Congress, the Brasília Metropolitan Cathedral and the Mané Garrincha National Stadium. A short walk allows you to contemplate other things like the landscaping of Burle Marx, a criticism of Athos Bulcão and the stained glass windows of Marianne Peretti.

A federal capital was conceived in the middle of the Cerrado, type of vegetation, to preserve it. The visitor has access to native species in the middle of the landscape, knowing several native fruit trees, such as cagaita, mangaba and bacupari. Not to mention that a city offers other fruits outdoors.

Lake Paranoá, surrounded by clubs and several leisure options, is a “brasilienses beach”. Its waterfront offers excellent restaurants and bars. During the weekends, its waters are occupied by water sports, such as Stand Up Paddle (SUP), canoeing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing.

Date

22 Apr 2018

Location

Brasilia, Brazil, samerica

Distance

Middle distance / Sprint, 5k run, 10k run, Junior Challenge

Race social

Race partners

Wanaka
Racers edgelogo
Queenstown
Goodstays
Garmin

 

Race director