The beautiful land of Korea is the newest addition on the CHALLENGEFAMILY world map. Located in the centre of an island district, the tradition-rich coastal city of Gunsan will host CHALLENGEGUNSAN-SAEMANGEUM on 30th June 2019.
The middle-distance race will provide athletes with a stunning bike and run course along the world’s longest 33.9km-long Saemangeum seawall, which connects the famous island district “Star above the Lake” with the mainland. “CHALLENGEGUNSAN-SAEMANGEUM´s beautiful coastline, natural heritage sites and the local´s hospitality will bring a wonderful experience to athletes from all over the world”, said Minseung Kim, CHALLENGEGUNSAN-SAEMANGEUM´s race director.
Moreover athletes will benefit from a spectacular and safe swim course in the Yellow Sea and the wide and smooth roads while they ride through a scenic setting of 63 inhabited and uninhabited islands.
For CHALLENGEFAMILY CEO Zibi Szlufcik it is a great opportunity to add this scenic race to the portfolio of CHALLENGEFAMILY races: “We are proud to see South Korea coming back with the amazing destination of CHALLENGEGUNSAN-SAEMANGEUM to the global Schedule of CHALLENGEFAMILY . The Event will be great contribution to the development of Triathlon Sport in Asia and we are looking forward to deliver it in cooperation with our local Partners and the Federation. The Race will provide large Number of Qualification Slots for THE CHAMPIONSHIP and significant prize money for professional Athletes as a part of the CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus There is no doubt, with the support of the Local Government and Tourism board this race will grow to a “must do” destination in Asia“