Athletes can look forward to an unusual competition in the southern part of Fuerteventura, with a course that reflects the island’s rugged beauty. After the swim on a circuit in the Atlantic, the demanding bike leg includes several inclines and leads through the beautiful communities of Tuineje and Pajara.
Challenge CEO Felix Walchshöfer said he was impressed by the planned race course when he visited the island: “A Challenge is a test of one’s abilities in a demanding undertaking—and this competition is going to be just that for the triathletes. The Playitas Challenge Fuerteventura is definitely going to be a new athletic highlight for the Challenge series, and the landscape is simply breathtaking!”
Hotspots for spectators will be perfect, with the swim start, transition zones, run course and finish line right on the hotel grounds. Local organizer Jörg Kinder, sports manager of the Playitas Resort and an active triathlete himself, has had the idea in mind since first arriving on the island: “When I landed on the island for the first time about one and a half years ago, and did my training on the future race course, I thought: ‘Wow, one should have a competition right here.’”
For traveling athletes, training conditions leave nothing to be desired: The climate is welcoming, there’s little traffic and the road quality is good. Even the date helps: “The date for the Challenge Fuerteventura has been set at the end of the training camp season and at the very beginning of the race season. It’s the perfect race to prepare for the Challenge Roth and of course for the whole season,” said Felix Walchshöfer. “I’m sure that the Playitas Challenge Fuerteventura will make the Challenge series even more attractive and we warmly welcome the new member in our Challenge Family.”