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Challenge Regensburg reveals course details

Posted on: Tuesday 21st July 2015

“We are delighted to present the final CHALLENGEREGENSBURG course,” organizer Tom Tajsich announces after months of planning. The result is a spectacular race between the recreation area Guggenberger See, the Bavarian Forest Nature Park and the UNESCO World Heritage City of Regensburg. The highlight of the event will be the finish line on the Cathedral Square in the Old Town of Regensburg.

The 3.8km swim in Lake Guggenberger is a perfect start into the day for athletes as well as spectators. Four start waves will be sent into the race on 14 August 2016. Swim starts with one loop counter-clockwise. After a little more than half of the distance, a short beach run will give the audience a chance to cheer on their stars, before another loop clockwise will bring athletes to the swim exit.

Starting from Guggenberger See the bike course first heads towards Regensburg. With a turn right, athletes will approach the first ascents but the beautiful landscape of the Bavarian Forest Nature Park will provide distraction during the hilly stretch, as will the cheering of the spectators in the small villages along the route.

Shortly before the highest point the ‘Party Mile’ hotspot at Brennberg will help push the athletes up the hill. A fast descent and a long flat section follows, before athletes head back towards Regensburg. Under the imposing Walhalla Temple near Donaustauf they’ll start their second bike lap. Once completed they will finish with a kilometers along the Danube.

After T2 on Dultplatz, the marathon course awaits the athletes, which is as spectacular as the bike course and surely will be an absolute highlight. Four loops between the picturesque, bustling streets of the Old Town and the peaceful green of Danube Park.

Crowds are sure to gather on the Dultbrücke that athletes will pass five times, and will offer a perfect photo opportunity with the Cathedral in the background.

Also one of the most iconic buildings of Regensburg, the historic Stone Bridge, has been added to the course. This scene will be excelled only by the finish which will take place in the shadow of the majestic Regensburg Cathedral. A perfect spot to celebrate the end of a fantastic journey not only for athletes, but also for spectators.

A successful sporting event doesn’t only depend on crowds of enthusiastic athletes, and spectators. “Together” is the motto the organizers are focusing on, bringing together authorities, residents, athletes and spectators.

Four-time world champion Chris McCormack and local multiple long distance champion Sonja Tajsich had a close look at the course last week. Both athletes agree: “The course offers a challenge, and is full of scenic highlights. The city of Regensburg and the race are equally compelling, and of great value for Regensburg and the region.CHALLENGEREGENSBURG will bring triathletes and their families from all around the world under its spell!”

CHALLENGEREGENSBURG will be accompanied by a full event program: live music, the Regensburg Women’s Run, the children run, finish line fireworks and lots of other surprises. Fun for locals, fans and athletes from around the world.

For more information please visit www.challenge-regensburg.com.

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