The Challenge Family has announced that the latest race joining its roster of middle- and long-distance triathlons will be Challenge Wales.
Taking place on 18 June 2022, the race will take competitors along the spectacular coastline of Pembrokeshire.
The news comes several months after Ironman announced a new event of its own in South Wales, Ironman 70.3 Swansea, which’ll be taking place just along the coast in August.
Challenge Wales will be an evolution of the Wales Triathlon, which is organised by Activity Wales Events.
The course will see triathletes swim 1.9km in the protected waters of Fishguard Bay (two laps), followed by a 90km bike and a picturesque four-lap run (21.2km) along a paved coastal track, delivering incredible views throughout.
On the bike leg, competitors will have to contend with a steady 5km of uphill cycling to start with, which’ll be followed by a ‘fast section’ into St David’s, the smallest city in Wales. From here you’ll enjoy sea views of the Atlantic Ocean as you continue, taking in Trefin and Mathry before returning to St David’s to begin the run.
Speaking about the news, Activity Wales Events CEO Matthew Evans said: “We are delighted to announce this latest partnership with Challenge Family. The location of the event is incredible, in that the course is picturesque, yet rewarding, and the local community support will welcome and develop a world-class event.”
The event will still use a local team, local providers and operate in a way that benefits the local community.
To find out more or to register, head to the official Challenge Wales website.
Top image credit: The Challenge Family