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Challenge Cerrado


Next Race: 21 April 2018


Challenge Cerrado – A unique race in the heart of the Brazilian capital

April 23rd of 2017 is the date for the first Challenge Cerrado, and to celebrate the anniversary of Brasília, a city in ahead of its time.

Inaugurated on April 21st of 1960, to host the Brazilian government, the federal capital acquired status as an icon of urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century, declared by Unesco as a World Cultural Heritage.

Five Reasons to Race Challenge Cerrado

  1. Swimming in calm waters with average temperature of 22ºC
  2. Route of the test passes through tourist points in the central region of Brasília
  3. 2nd largest airport in Brazil in passenger handling, featuring numerous flight options
  4. More than 25 thousand beds in the hotel chain located, in the majority, in the central region of the city
  5. South Lake Jetty, with restaurants and restaurants of high gastronomic standard, plus playgrounds, options to entertain family and friends.

Favorable climate and calm waters

The Challenge Cerrado has a challenging course, taking advantage of the calm waters of Lake Paranoá and great roads of the city. The predominant climate is tropical-hot-sub-humid, with two well-defined seasons: dry (from May to September) and rainy (October to April).

From October to April, Brazilian ‘veranicos’ may occur: a period characterized by a period of three weeks of heat and drought. The annual average temperature varies from 21 to 27 ºC, with hot days and cooler nights.

The entire event provides the entertainment for a family and the friends that accompany the athletes, including a children’s race before the main event, as well as various events designed for interaction between people of all ages.

About The Host Destination

Brasília stands out for the architectural and urbanistic set, and by an open blue sky. Lúcio Costa was the city’s main town planner and Oscar Niemeyer created most of the public buildings. Seen from above, the route of the city resembles an airplane because of the meeting of two axes: the Monumental Axis and Road Axis, embraced by Lake Paranoá.

The Monumental Axis concentrates many attractions: the Three Powers Square, the Planalto Palace, the National Congress, the Brasília Metropolitan Cathedral and the Mané Garrincha National Stadium. A short walk allows you to contemplate other things like the landscaping of Burle Marx, a criticism of Athos Bulcão and the stained glass windows of Marianne Peretti.

A federal capital was conceived in the middle of the Cerrado, type of vegetation, to preserve it. The visitor has access to native species in the middle of the landscape, knowing several native fruit trees, such as cagaita, mangaba and bacupari. Not to mention that a city offers other fruits outdoors.

Lake Paranoá, surrounded by clubs and several leisure options, is a “brasilienses beach”. Its waterfront offers excellent restaurants and bars. During the weekends, its waters are occupied by water sports, such as Stand Up Paddle (SUP), canoeing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing.

South Lake Jetty

The structure of Challenge Cerrado will be located on the South Lake Jetty. Located in the South Lake, one of the administrative regions of Brasilia, the jetty is monthly visited by more than 150 thousand people that frequent its restaurants, bars, children’s playground, fairs, shows and other events. Located on the shores of Lake Paranoá, next to the Honestino Guimarães Bridge, the jetty is only ten miles from the international airport of Brasilia and five miles from the central region of Brasilia.

Airport of Brasilia

Brazil’s 2nd largest passenger and third-largest in international passenger traffic airport, Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport has the capacity to receive up to 21 million travelers annually. It operates on average 500 flights per day, capable of supporting up to one flight per minute.


National and international networks focused on the growth of the hotel sector in Brasilia. Currently, more than 25 million beds available for lodging, with occupancy rate of 40 % and income value in 260 BRL, on average, without month of April.


Located in the central region of Brasilia, the City Park of Sarah Kubitschek is one of the largest urban parks in Latin America

Tesourinha is the name of a track that gives access to the super blocks. The Tesourinha was already in Lucio Costa’s plans when Brasilia was still only a plan

The region also features a range of rural tourism options, properties that feature waterfalls, zip lines, horseback riding.

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