CHALLENGE FAMILY ARRIVES IN SALVADOR: THE CAPITAL OF THE BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL
The newest middle distance Challenge Family Brazilian event will be held in the national capital of history and culture heritage
Challenge Salvador will be in the Brazilian capital of carnival, also known as the land of magic, in October of this year for the middle distance race (1.9k / 90k / 21k). The swimming will be at the Piatã beach, where the event will also be located. Piatã beach is also known as one of the most popular addresses of the city, with 35 kilometers of waterfront, surrounded by coconut trees, crystalline water, mild temperature.
The cyclying will leave Piatã towards Itapuã beach – inspiration for the song “Afternoon in Itapuã” composed by the Brazilians Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes, in which the triathletes will always bike by the sea. In the run, the athletes will go from Piatã towards the district of Patamares, in a landscape that has the encounter of the river with the sea.
The city of Salvador has know-how in organizing and planning major events, since it is the city of a two weeks carnival that happens every February, and collects revelers from all over the world to “go after the electric trio”. These trucks are transformed into traveling stages that spreads the sound of axé music, the world’s most frenetic rhythm. “We have expertise in accomplishments of this magnitude and are recognized worldwide for this, such as Carnival, World Cup, among others. I’m sure it will be one of the best organized Challenges in the World” – says Transalvador superintendent Fabrizzio Muller.
In addition, Salvador is a fascinating city is the first capital of Brazil, are more than 500 years of history, with known personalities such as Jorge Amado, an icon of Brazilian literature. The metropolis is also prominent in architecture and cuisine. With great African influence, the city is a hub of attractions and actions for all tastes and ages. Owner of the biggest carnival on the planet, Salvador brings an annual calendar of events marked by a lot of excitement and even won the City Music label granted by Unesco. To know more the carnival of Salvador access salvadormeucarnaval.com.br.
According to Mayor ACM Neto, the attraction of triathlon events of the size of the Challenge Salvador is essential for the strengthening of Salvador as a reference in the achievements of major competitions. “We internally have great consumer potential when it comes to sports. We have an environment conducive to the practice of various modalities, ranging from street sports, nautical and even the most radical. The event comes at a great time and will bring great results for Salvador, “says the manager.
– Event Date: 18th to 21st of October
– Average Temperature: 29 °C
– Register on www.blueticket.com.br
– Side Events: Junior Challenge (from 7 to 15 years); Sprint (750m / 20k / 5k); Challenge ForAll (street race) with 5k and 10k courses.