Challenge Family, in partnership with X-bionic, announced on April 20 a new global half distance championship triathlon event for professional and age group triathletes. The event will take place on June 3, 2017 in Samorin, Slovakia. It will carry a minimum of €150.000 as the prize for professional athletes. The main way to qualify for this new event will be through the different Challenge Family events around the world.

One of the key highlights of the race is the location, The X-bionic® sphere. This is a unique multipurpose complex with an area of over 1,000,000 square meters. This place offers excellent conditions for professional and amateur athletes in terms of sports, relaxation, and entertainment; it is the ideal place for endurance sports.

A unique system will enable athletes to qualify for The Championship via Challenge Family events. Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify at any challenge Family event during the Qualification period, which is between Challenge Fuerteventura 2016 and Challenge Rimini 2017. From Challenge Vietnam, there will be a total of 151 qualifiers which will be outlined as follows:

      A) Age Group Qualifiers (141 qualifiers):

  • For individual, one slot for each of the top 6 finishers in each male and female age group at any Challenge Family full distance and half distance races.
  • As for relay teams, one slot for each of the top three (3) finishers of the mixed relay team at all Challenge Family full and half distance events (where relays are conducted). The same system will be applied to all-male and also to all-female teams.

      B) Professional Qualifiers (10 qualifiers):

  • One slot for each of the top five male and top five female professional finishers at all Challenge Family full distance and half distance races during the qualification period.

In order to celebrate the performance of athletes and maintain their participation rewards, 300 loyalty slots will be awarded for athletes who meet the minimum race participations (loyalty depends only on participating in any 4 Challenge Family events during the Qualification Period).

This is definitely another great perk for all those participating in Challenge Vietnam on September 11, 2016 in the beautiful city on Nha Trang.