Challenge Henley ends and Challenge UK begins at as-yet undisclosed location

Tom Lowe - Challenge Henley

Tom Lowe won the last Challenge Henley before the event moves to its new location in 2014

The team at Challenge UK has announced that the popular long distance triathlon will have a new home next year, and will be held on the 14 September 2014.

The top-secret destination will feature a Challenge Family long distance triathlon as well as a half distance race, with a supporting program of events leading up to race day, including a new Challenge kids event.

The new course will open with a scenic swim, followed by a rolling two lap bike course, before finishing with a flat, lapped run course; making it a fast course for PBs to be broken.

Challenge UK Race Director, Alan Rose said: “We are extremely proud to have developed Challenge in the UK from 800 to 1350 athletes over a three year period and would like to thank each and every athlete for their continued support during this time.”

Rose continued: “Our new partnership allows us to continue our vision of having a premier location, with a local authority and partners who share our excitement and passion to develop and deliver a world class Challenge triathlon event.”

Challenge UK has always been well supported by the UK’s leading endurance athletes. ‘Iron Couple’ Stephen and Bella Bayliss and Challenge Henley champions said: “The Just Racing Challenge UK experience at Henley has always been brilliant. Well organised and friendly. We can’t wait to race at another Just Racing Challenge UK event soon, we believe it will be a great success wherever it is held.”

The Challenge UK team has been working closely with the new location partners and will make a full announcement on Wednesday 23 October.

Pre entries are now open and those that pre-register will be given priority to enter on Wednesday 23 October. General entries will open on Thursday 24 October.
To join the pre-registration list, please click this link and be one of the first to secure your place in this iconic race.

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