LOCATION Riccione, Italy

RACE DATE 1 May 2022

DISTANCE Middle distance

Challenge Riccione

Five reasons to race Challenge Riccione:
1) Swim in the calm waters of te Adriatic Sea in Europe
2) Good food with specialties from the Emilia Romagna Region
3) A bike course around historic sites with amazing views
4) Fast run course at the seafront
5) Roman SPA at Finishline 

About the race

Riccione “The Green Pearl” is an ideal place for a holiday as well as a race. It is this all-inclusive character, combined with the potential for an outstanding middle distance course, which led Challenge Family to make Challenge Riccione a reality.

In keeping with Challenge’s focus on athlete experience, the Challenge Riccione course is designed to include the best of this spectacular region and promises to be one of the most cultural middle distance courses in the world.

The course

Starting in the seaside resort of Riccione, the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea will host the 1.9km swim following which the 90km bike course will head high into the hills surrounding Rimini along roads built by the great Roman emperors.

Travelling through the Emilia Romagna Apennines, an area renowned for its stunning landscapes and many fortresses and castles, the course visits the historic towns of Coriano, Montegrimano, Monte Cerignone and Montescudo before heading back down to the Riviera. The 21km run is a three-lap course along Riccione’s famous promenade, lined with bars, shops and restaurants and a crowd of thousands before finishing in the heart of Riccione Terme.


1 May 2022


Riccione, Italy, Europe


Middle distance

Race social

Race partners

Pletzer Resorts
Anfi Group
Ship to Cycle
Core nutrition planning


Race director

Clash DaytonaAsia Pacific Championship