THECHAMPIONSHIP

LOCATION Samorin, Slovakia

RACE DATE 21 May 2023

DISTANCE Middle distance, Olympic distance, Other

The Championship

WELCOME TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP!

The middle distance (1.9/90/21.1) THECHAMPIONSHIP event will take place at the incredible x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Slovakia on 22 May 2022. Side events will take place on 21 May.  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 21 May:

  • Try-athlon – 300m swim, 13km cycle and 3km run
  • Olympic distance incl. corporate race
  • Olympic relay incl. corporate relays
  • Sprint distance
  • Kids running races for all ages

About the race

On 22 May, there is also an Open Middle Distance race next to THECHAMPIONSHIP race.

Age group athletes will have the opportunity to qualify with a top six age group finish at any CHALLENGEFAMILY event worldwide during the qualification period. Top six teams in the male, female and mixed categories in relay events will qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP at CHALLENGEFAMILY 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.

About Samorin

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.

About the x-bionic® sphere

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, three pools for children, four water slides, wellness, x-bionic® equestrian 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.

Date

21 May 2023

Location

Samorin, Slovakia, Europe

Distance

Middle distance, Olympic distance, Other / Middle Distance (Open Race), Olympic Distance, Sprint Distance, TryAthlon, Kids' Run

Race social

Race partners

Zone3
Wahoo
Coca Cola
Respect
Gordana Glass
PowerBar
Core nutrition planning

 

Race director

Challenge Salou