The Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons today announced three new half distance races in Spain: Challenge Salou, Challenge Riaza and Challenge Menorca.
With their idyllic locations and memorable courses, all three destinations are already popular with Spanish athletes under the expert race production of Win Sports Factory, with whom Challenge Family has partnered.
Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik, said the combination of outstanding locations and the proven shared values of Win Sports Factory, made the addition of three new races to the Spanish race calendar and easy decision.
"We are delighted to expand Challenge Family in Spain with the well respected team at Win Sports Factory and the communities of Salou, Riaza and Menorca," he said. "Challenge Family is focused on delivery the ultimate race experience for athletes and their supporters and all three destinations promise to deliver something really memorable for those who visit."
Win Sports Factory CEO, Luis Genero, said that this agreement is great news for triathlon in Spain. "Adding Salou, Riaza and Menorca to Challenge Family from 2015 is a joy for all and a new professional challenge for Win Sports team. We like Challenge Family philosophy and we will work to ensure these three races are an unforgettable experience for athletes from around the world."
Challenge Salou Costa Daurada promises to be a classic in the calendar. Salou is home to the greatest beaches in Spain. The bike course is a flat, single loop, perfect for a personal best. Transition, the run course and finish line are on the seafront promenade, lined with palm trees. Families can enjoy Port Aventura, one of Spain's biggest theme parks offering unforgettable experiences for families.
Challenge Riaza in the heart of Spain is just one hour from Madrid and is characterized by the alpine beauty of the race setting as well as a tough course for the triathletes. Swimming is in the beautiful Riofrio reservoir surrounded by mountains and next to the ski resort of La Pinilla. The bike is a challenging course through the foothills followed by a flat run finishing in centre of picturesque Riaza.
Menorca is the least crowded and most beautiful of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Fornells, where Challenge Menorca is based, is the most beautiful village on the island, with its typically white Balearic architecture. The water clarity on the swim is unrivalled while the inland bike course is fast. The half marathon is an amazing run all along the spectacular coastline.