LOCATION Golden Bay, Malta

RACE DATE 15 May 2022

DISTANCE Middle distance, Other

Challenge Malta

Five Reasons to Race Challenge Malta:

  1. So easy to get there from all major European cities
  2. Scenic course featuring both dramatic coastlines and the rural interior of the island
  3. Stunning swim at the Blue Flag beach, Golden Bay
  4. The island has a unique culture with an exotic mix of Italian, French, British and Arabic in both its architecture and cuisine
  5. 3,000 hours of sunshine through the year!

About Malta

Challenge Malta – swim, bike and run in the heart of the Mediterranean.

Travel to Malta is easy. Malta International Airport, located 5km southwest of Valletta, Malta’s capital city, welcomes direct flights from all major European destinations and served by all major airlines. For foodies, Maltese cuisine presents a sizzling array of flavours with an exotic mix of Italian, French, British and Arabic influences brought by the islands’ many historic occupiers.

Malta enjoys over 3000 hours of sunshine throughout the year, its climate typically Mediterranean and strongly influenced by the sea. The Maltese Islands have a pleasantly sunny climate with a daily average of around 12 hours sunshine in summer going down to five to six hours in mid-winter.

Maltese beaches tend to be dramatic, rocky and sea-sculpted, with fewer soft, sandy curves of coast than you might expect. Blue Flag beach Golden Bay, where the heart of the race will beat is a pure gem and is arguably the most beautiful wide curve of orange-gold sand that shelves gently into the dark blue Mediterranean. Island hopping from Malta to Gozo and Comino can be done in a day! The size of the island means that some of the dramatic coast line and rural areas will be covered during the race making it a highly scenic route.

About the Race

Challenge Malta middle distance triathlon is based around the area known as Golden Bay. With glorious red sands, spectacularly clear water, and breathtaking views, this delightful location is surrounded by glorious golden dunes,. A Blue Flag beach, its inviting turquoise waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Golden Bay guarantees high standards of cleanliness and services which include a variety of restaurants and a 5* hotel. The location is easily accessible via a number of bus routes.

Malta packs a glorious variety into its small archipelago. Malta’s landscape contrasts rocky stretches of coast that end in dizzying limestone cliffs with sheltered bays that hide gin-clear water and red-gold beaches.

Athletes will start their 1.9km swim in Golden Bay, a Blue Flag certified sandy beach with unspoilt surroundings. From Golden Bay, athletes will proceed on to three lap the bike route. Cutting across from the western to eastern side of the island, the route passes through a variety of rural areas and along the scenic Salina coast road before heading back to Golden Bay where they set off on the point-to-point 21.1 km run. The route is a combination of hilly and flat surfaces and finishes in the resort town of Sliema on the east coast of the island of Malta. The Sliema waterfront features a long promenade and is the ideal location for a spectacular finish.

Date

15 May 2022

Location

Golden Bay, Malta, Europe

Distance

Middle distance, Other

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Race partners

Sport Malta
Farsons
Visit Malta
Intersport
Wahoo

Race director

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