CREATE YOUR OWN TEAM AND ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!
CHALLENGE MADRID invites you to participate in the TEAM RELAYS, which will be a team competition (relays) consisting of 2 or 3 components. The competition will take place in the long distance consisting of 3.8 km swimming, 180 km cycling and 42, 195 km running.
Normally the teams are made up of three people who complete one the swim segment, another the bicycle segment and the last the run segment. Each of them will pass the number and the chip once they have completed their segment to the other component of the team. In the case of relays, the team can be formed by two people, so that only one person will have to complete two of the segments that do not necessarily have to be consecutive. DARE TO TRI!
Swimming will take place on the beach of the Virgen de la Nueva, also known as “the beach of Madrid”, which in 2018 was declared a Blue Flag, a badge that demands compliance with water quality standards, safety, provision of general services and the management of the environment. It is the first indoor beach with blue flag of the Community of Madrid.
The distance to be covered by the triathletes in the Pantano de San Juan in San Martín de Valdeiglesias will be 3,800 meters. In this place the T1 will be set up, place from where the bicycle race will come out.
Place of the race: Pantano de San Juan, Playa de la Virgen Nueva, San Martín de Valdeiglesias 3.800 Metros.
Swim Course Challenge Madrid 2019 | FULL DISTANCE
The bike race will be 180 km and will go through the Sierra Oeste, where the mountainous terrain predominates, giving way to other lower areas through which the Alberche and Perales rivers flow. The variety of landscapes, as well as the relief and the vegetal species that can be observed, are very valuable since this region runs between 500 and 1500 meters of altitude.
The first part of the bicycle circuit runs between the last foothills of the Sierra del Guadarrama and the first elevations of the Sierra de Gredos, in the extreme southwest of the region. The predominant vegetation in this region are coniferous forests, whose most prominent species is the stone pine. On its slopes also grow oaks, cork oaks, junipers, melojos and chestnuts, forming a typical spot of the Mediterranean forest. The second part will go to Madrid passing through different towns until arriving at the capital making entrance through the Casa de Campo where the T2 (transition place) will be located from where the Marathon race will start.
Place of the race: Pantano de San Juan, Playa de la Virgen Nueva, San Martín de Valdeiglesias-Casa de Campo, Madrid 180 Km.
Bike Course Challenge Madrid 2019 | FULL DISTANCE
After leaving the bike at the Casa de Campo, you will run 10 km through this area until you reach the river area, crossing the Puente del Rey and going up to the downtown area through the Cuesta de la Vega. Once in the downtown, participants will have 4 laps, 8 km each, that runs mainly through the Calle Mayor, La Catedral de la Almudena, the Royal Palace, the Plaza de España, Paseo de Camoens and the Templo de Debod. In its final, on the last lap, the race on foot will enter the Puerta del Sol for its arrival at “Km 0”, where the Finish Line will be located.
Place of race: Casa de Campo, Madrid-Puerta del Sol, Madrid 42,195 Km.