Challenge Family’s The Championship extends event program with open race
As The Championship is open only to athletes that have been qualified, Challenge Family has received a lot of requests of athletes who’d like to participate in the Slovakian based race. Requests came from local triathletes: as The Championship replaced the Middle Distance of Challenge Samorin, Slovakian athletes had no opportunity any longer to qualify for The Championship in their own country. Next to that there are also athletes traveling with friends (who have been qualified), and also would really like to race at the unique resort of the x-bionic sphere. To accommodate these people and doing right to the principle of an ‘inclusive event’, Challenge Family decided to add an open Middle Distance series to the event schedule for a limited 175 participants including relays. The Open series will count as a qualifying Challenge race as well, meaning top-3 age groupers will be rewarded with a slot for The Championship 2019.