Challenge Vietnam offers one of the most stunning race courses in Asia. The triathlon starts with 1.9 km swim in calm and clear water. Then, the transition takes place in the 2/4 square, a centric location and right in front of the beach. From there, athletes will move to the most impressive part of the triathlon, the bike race leg which will take you to a seaside road that goes along the resort segments, the local boat harbor and the cliffs. Definitely an enjoyable ride with the winding clear roads and slight inclines and declines enabling you to gain speed for the push back to the race central. Finally, the run will also take place along the coastline so athletes will experience the cool breeze of the sea air while being accompanied by the sight and sounds of the locals and tourists.
Enjoy the warm waters of Nha Trang, your 1.9 km swim will be a challenge yet enjoyable. As you swim you will be able to use the sights of the city, the coastline, the mountain range, and the island to keep your bearing as you swim. Using local expertise, we have chosen this area as it has the most predictable sea conditions with enough space to hold the race successfully and safely. The average sea temperature during September is about 28.3ºC (82.9ºF). The humidity average is 80% and the rain precipitation is 120mm.
Cut off time: 1:10 h
The bike course will have you racing along the coastline. The coastline passes through the resort segment of the city, the local boat harbor, and along cliffs. Bikers will go 18 km out and will make the first U-turn. After this, participants will head back to the km 9. From here they will make the first U-turn and head out towards the fishing village. Participants will repeat this loop 4 times until you have completed 81 kilometers. After which participants head back to the square for the last 9 kilometers.
It will definitely be an enjoyable ride with its winding clean roads and inclines and declines making it more challenging but enabling you to gain speed for the push back to the race central.
Cut off time: 5 h 30 min
Running along the coastline, you will experience the cool breeze of the sea air while being accompanied by the sight and sounds of the locals and tourists around the different resorts. Spectators will be lining the streets to cheer you as you power through the final stretch of the race. The run route will be dotted by groups of trees, which will shade you and give you an escape from the warm sun.
Cut off time: 8h 30 min
*All maps are still subject to change
The race will start in the central part of Nha Trang coast right accross the “2/4 Square” which is situated in 46 Tran Phú Street. Our recommendation is to take a taxi to the event site for your convenience. We encourage you to inform your hotel concierge / reception of your planned event participation so that they may arrange your transfers to and from the event site.