The new half-distance race will take place on the spectacular Caribbean island of Aruba.
The 1.9km swim is a single lap course in the clear warm Caribbean sea, while the undulating 90km bike course is over four laps along the coastline. The run is entirely along the island’s stunning white beaches.
A sprint distance race will also be available for athletes with a 750m swim, followed by a 22.5km cycle and finally a 7km run.
“Racing in paradise is always a hard opportunity to turn down,” said Marcus Altmann, head of global operations for Challenge. “The convenience of getting to Aruba from the North American mainland makes this a perfect race to escape the autumn weather and get some sun before winter hits. A great way to close out the season.”
Post-race there will be the chance to celebrate with a lavish beach and pool award party at the Hyatt Resort.
The inaugural Challenge Aruba will take place on 23 October 2016