LOCATION Samorin, Slovakia
RACE DATE 31 May 2020
DISTANCE Middle distance, Olympic distance
WELCOME TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP!
The middle distance (1.9/90/21.1) Championship event will take place at the incredible x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Slovakia on May 31st, 2020. Side events taking place on May 30th, 2020. The stunning x-bionic® sphere in Samorin will again welcome thousands of visitors from around the world and the highly regarded event will be an occasion for triathletes to enjoy, no matter the age or experience.
Additionally, those wishing to cheer and support rather than race will be able to do so from the comfort and surroundings of the Triathlon Expo, which will be in a central position next to the running course.
Competitors will be offered the following side events on May 30th, with many more in the pipeline:
- Tryathlon – 300 metre swim, 13km cycle and 3km run
- Olympic distance incl. corporate race
- Olympic relay incl. corporate relays
- Sprint distance
- Kids running races for all ages
For professional athletes, The Championship 2020 will carry a minimum €150,000 professional prize purse. A unique professional qualifying system will firstly see professional athletes able to qualify for The Championship 2020 via Challenge Family events worldwide.
Age group athletes will have the opportunity to qualify with a top six age group finish at any Challenge Family event worldwide during the qualification period. Top 6 teams in the male, female and mixed categories in relay events will qualify for The Championship at Challenge Family events.
Slots will roll down in each age group and relay category up to 12th place. There won’t be a roll down system for the professional athletes.
The Championship is to be an annual Challenge Family event. The next edition of The Championship will be held at x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Slovakia.
Samorin is a small town on the Danube river with 800 years worth of history and a rich tradition of sport. It is a great location to take trips to Western Slovakia, Austria or Hungary – by bike, horse, boat or car.
x-bionic® sphere is a unique multipurpose complex with an area of over 100 hectares, offering excellent conditions for professional and amateur sports, relaxation, entertainment and congressional tourism. It is one of the most remarkable facilities of its kind in Europe and the whole world. A new hotel, restaurants, parks and sports venues including x-bionic® aquatic sphere (50m outdoor and 25m indoor pools, 3 pools for children, 4 water slides, wellness, x-bionic® equestor sphere, a paradise for horses and horse lovers, gym, athletics stadium, multifunctional indoor hall, gymnastics hall… It is the ideal place for fantastic sports performances, exclusive events and active relaxation.
31 May 2020
Samorin, Slovakia, Europe
Middle distance, Olympic distance / Middle Distance (Open Race), Olympic Distance, Sprint Distance, TryAthlon, Kid's run