Challenge Bled to take place on September 19th and 20th, no ETU European Championships

CHALLENGEBLED is still scheduled to take place on the weekend of September 19th and 20th. At the moment the local organisation is very busy making protocols on how to organise the event during this COVID-19 time. They are working closely with the local authorities, and looking forward to welcome you all in Slovenia coming September.

The inaugural CHALLENGEBLED will be one for the entire family. There will be events for everyone, with an Sprint Distance and Aquathlon, for both kids and adults, on Saturday and an Aquabike- and Middle Distance triathlon race on Sunday. You can find the full race schedule on the race website.

ETU European Championship cancelled

Due to overriding concerns about financial implications, coupled with the fear and uncertainty of a possible second wave of the virus the Slovenian Triathlon Federation have taken the difficult decision to cancel the European Championship races. CHALLENGEBLED saw an opportunity to bring you, all the European athletes, your European Championship you were all waiting for. They did everything within their power to make this happen. However, they understand the decision the Slovenian Triathlon Federation made and they’ll continue to focus on all the open races, which are still scheduled to take place. We want to thank the ETU for their benevolence and their attitude, doing everything to give the athletes their championships.

The cancellation of the European Championships means that the local organisation had to reschedule. The evening run and the morning swim are cancelled therefore. All participants who were registered for these side-events will get a full refund.

Register for CHALLENGEBLED’s open races

It is still possible to register for the inaugural CHALLENGEBLED. Do you want to participate at the Middle Distance, Aquabike, Aquathlon or Sprint Distance in the ‘Pearl of Slovenia’, please visit the race website to find all the information you need and register.

We can’t wait to welcome you all to celebrate the sport of triathlon in Bled. See you on September 19th and 20th 2020!