LOCATION Brasília, Brazil
RACE DATE 21 Apr 2024
DISTANCE Middle distance, Rouvy
Five reasons to race CHALLENGECERRADO:
- Swimming in calm waters with an average temperature of 22°C in April;
- The cycling course is predominantly flat and fast, passing through tourist spots in Brasília;
- Wooded race track with a beautiful view on the shore of Lake Paranoá;
- Many leisure options, rich gastronomy and diverse cultural events;
- The region is a great ecotourism destination.
Brasília is the Federal Capital of Brazil, South-America. It was founded on April 21 of 1960 by President Juscelino Kubitschek. The city was built from the ground up on the central plateau based on the modern proposal of the architect Oscar Niemeyer. His urban project, called Plano Piloto, has the shape of an aircraft. The Federal District concentrates the highest organs of the Brazilian Executive, Legislative and Judiciary departments. This makes Brasília the political centre of the country.
The capital is synonymous with architecture. In the city, you can visit numerous buildings signed by Oscar Niemeyer that are true works of art. Examples of these are the Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia, the National Congress, the JK Bridge and the Itamaraty Palace.
Since Brasília was populated by people from all regions of Brazil, the Brazilian capital is a historically mixed city. Therefore, it owns a diverse culture and is very influential in the national music scene.
From Brasília, it is possible to extend the trip and visit Chapada dos Veadeiros or Pirenópolis, which houses one of the most beautiful national parks in Brazil. These national parks are composed of typical Cerrado vegetation, many trails and beautiful waterfalls.
Access to the Federal Capital of Brazil is quite simple. There are several flight options from the most diverse places in the world to Brasilia International Airport (BSB). Internal transportation is easy to navigate, as well. Additionally, the city has a wide and diversified hotel chain, with more than 25 thousand beds available.
About the race
CHALLENGECERRADO is a middle-distance triathlon and takes place in Pontão do Lago Sul, the largest leisure and entertainment centre on the banks of Lake Paranoá in Brasília. Athletes, accompanied by their families, can enjoy a beautiful natural environment and amenities such as excellent restaurants, water sports facilities, ample parking and easy access.
Swimming takes place in a single 1.9 km loop on Lake Paranoá. This lake is one of the highlights of Brasília and has an area of 48 km². It was formed by the dammed waters of the Paranoá River.
The cycling consists of a mostly flat course, carried out in three loops of 30 km. It begins and ends at Pontão do Lago Sul, which houses the transition zones of the event.
The running takes place on the shore of Lake Paranoá, towards the Peninsula of Ministers, in 2 laps of 10.5 km. This place has a wooded environment with a beautiful view.
Sports practice in Brasília is very strong and CHALLENGECERRADO is a prestigious event in the Brazilian Capital. In 2024 it reaches its 9th anniversary and is the South-American qualifying round for THECHAMPIONSHIP in Samorin, Slovakia.
21 Apr 2024
Brasília, Brazil , South America
Middle distance, Rouvy / Sprint