Hong Kong is Host to Newest Challenge Family Race

Hong Kong, one of the busiest and most energetic cities in the World has today been announced as the newest host city of a CHALLENGEFAMILY triathlon,

CHALLENGEHONGKONG will take place on Sunday November 25, 2018 and will comprise a Standard Distance triathlon (1.5km Swim, 40km Bike and 10km Run) a Sprint Distance triathlon (750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run), a CHALLENGEWOMEN 8km fun run and a CHALLENGEJUNIOR aquathlon event.

“We are excited to welcome participants to our incredible race venue at Plover Cove Reservoir, which is located only one hour away from bustling central Hong Kong. Athletes will be treated to a stunning course with incredible scenery. Challenge Hong Kong is the first and only international triathlon event in Hong Kong and it is a privilege to join the worldwide series of Challenge Family events.” -Kent Wong, CHALLENGEHONGKONG Race Director.

“Challenge Hong Kong is an incredible addition to the stable of Challenge Family races in the Asia-Pacific region. Hong Kong is renowned as a world-city with its vibrant and densely populated urban centre being a major financial hub and business powerhouse. Hong Kong is also a major tourism drawcard with more than 58 million tourists visiting Hong Kong on 2017. With Challenge Hong Kong we hope to showcase this incredible destination to the World’s triathletes and create a true bucket-list event.”- Jovi Lo, CEO, CHALLENGEASIA-PACIFIC.

The swim leg for CHALLENGEHONGKONG is located at the Plover Cove Water Sports Centre in Tolo Harbour. The challenging four-lap bike course overlooks the historical reservoir after an initial 400m climb out of transition, while the pancake-flat run course at Plover Cove Reservoir Dam will provide participants with the unique experience of having a view of Tolo Harbour on the right and Plover Cove Reservoir on the left.

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The 2018 CHALLENGEHONGKONG schedule includes expo and registration on Friday November 23 and Saturday November 24 with race day for all events being Sunday November 25.

The standard and sprint distance events offer racing for individual age group athletes and relay teams. Registrations for CHALLENGEHONGKONG will open on July 1, 2018.

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