CHALLENGEHONGKONG will take place on 25th November, 2018 (Sunday) and will comprise an Olympic Distance Triathlon (1.5km Swim, 40km Bike and 10km Run) a Sprint Distance Triathlon (750m Swim, 20km Bike and 5km Run), a CHALLENGEWOMEN 8km Experience Fun Run (Exclusive for women) and a CHALLENGEJUNIOR Aquathlon (250m Swim and 2.5km Run).
Kent Wong, Race Director, CHALLENGEHONGKONG.
“We are excited to welcome participants to our incredible race venue at Plover Cove Reservoir, which is located only one hour away from bustling central Hong Kong. Athletes will be treated to a stunning course with incredible scenery. CHALLENGEHONGKONG is the first and only international triathlon event in Hong Kong and it is a privilege to join the worldwide series of CHALLENGEFAMILY events.”
Jovi Lo, CEO, CHALLENGEASIA-PACIFIC.
“CHALLENGEHONGKONG is an incredible addition to the stable of CHALLENGEFAMILY races in the Asia-Pacific region. Hong Kong is renowned as a world-city with its vibrant and densely populated urban centre being a major financial hub and business powerhouse. Hong Kong is also a major tourism drawcard with more than 58 million tourists visiting Hong Kong on 2017. With CHALLENGEHONGKONG we hope to showcase this incredible destination to the World’s triathletes and create an iconic event in the Greater China.”
The swim leg for CHALLENGEHONGKONG is located at the Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre in Tolo Harbour. The challenging four-lap bike course overlooks the historical reservoir after an initial 400m climb out of transition, while the pancake-flat run course at Plover Cove Reservoir Dam will provide participants with the unique experience of having a view of Tolo Harbour on the right and Plover Cove Reservoir on the left.
The schedule of CHALLENGEHONGKONG 2018 includes EXPO and Athlete Registration on Friday 23rd November (Friday) and 24th November (Saturday) with race day for all events on 25th November (Sunday).
The olympic and sprint distance triathlon offer racing for individual age group athletes and relay teams.
Registrations for CHALLENGEHONGKONG will be opened on 1st July, 2018.
CHALLENGEASIA-PACIFIC is responsible for the management and growth of CHALLENGEFAMILY triathlon and multisport events in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes events in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. CHALLENGEASIA-PACIFIC works closely with CHALLENGEFAMILY licensees to provide event participants with a quality and authentic triathlon experience with an Athlete-First focus.
CHALLENGEFAMILY is the fast-growing global long-distance triathlon series, now with thirty-seven long, middle and standard distance triathlons in twenty-three countries. CHALLENGEFAMILY is changing the face of long distance triathlon racing around the world. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations CHALLENGEFAMILY events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all ages and abilities, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport.