If you can’t get to the race, let the race come to you – that’s the philosophy behind the new multi-year partnership between Challenge Family and RemoteRacing announced today, extending racing and training opportunities for athletes around the world.
The partnership will allow athletes anywhere in the world to compete against those racing at Challenge Taiwan, The Championship, DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, and Challenge Almere-Amsterdam as though they were there with them.
RemoteRacing creates a fair and level playing field for remote athletes with its advanced RaceX simulation technology that localises results to each onsite race. Finish times for all athletes are as if everyone was competing on the same course, in the same conditions, on the same day. Also provided are “equalized” results accounting for both age and gender.
During a Race Window that coincides with the physical event, remote athletes can swim, bike and run from their own locations, either inside or outside, before their results are normalised based on their remote environment and terrain to simulate onsite race outcomes. All bike courses are available on ROUVY to further enhance the athlete experience.
“RemoteRacing adds a new dimension to triathlon, allowing athletes to take part in our largest events, regardless of where they live and train,” said Jort Vlam, CEO of Challenge Family. “Their race can either be competitive, allowing them to benchmark their performance in a race scenario or a solid training session or even just a hit out with a group of friends. RemoteRacing’s technology allows us to once again further enhance our athlete experience, providing innovative options in a world that currently is not making international travel to bucket list races easy!”
“We’re very excited to partner with Challenge Family to bring competitive racing to athletes’ hometowns,” says Jeff Booher, CEO of Predictive Fitness. “It’s not always possible to travel to events like Challenge’s iconic races due to work, finances, and family commitments. RemoteRacing is here to complement athletes’ onsite racing schedules with engaging remote experiences on a fair and level playing field with meaningful results.”
The 2022 dates for Challenge Family RemoteRaces are as follows:
Challenge Taiwan Remote: 21-24 April
The Remote Championship: 19-22 May
DATEV Challenge Roth Remote: 30 June – 3 July
Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Remote: 8-11 September
Athletes must complete all three legs within the Race Window and activities must be done in swim-bike-run order.
For further information and to enter, visit http://www.remoteracing.com.