Challenge Family Race Awards Announced

The wait is over, the CHALLENGE FAMILY Race Awards were announced at the annual Race Directors’ Meeting which this year took place on Mallorca, following CHALLENGE PEGUERA-MALLORCA.

The Awards were developed in 2019 to provide recognition to the global team of race directors for all they do for the sport of triathlon through the delivery of their races. In keeping with the CHALLENGE FAMILY mantra, #allabouttheathlete, the Awards are decided by votes from thousands of athletes around the world.

The Awards carry even more weight for our race directors this year, given the additional pressure COVID restrictions have put on event teams around the world,” said CHALLENGE FAMILY CEO, Jort Vlam. “Those that were able to take place were determined to give athletes the opportunity to do what they love, to race, despite the extra health and safety protocols required. We also supported our pro athletes by holding no less than 18 pro races in 2021 and maintaining our US$150k World Bonus. We’re incredibly proud of our race teams and while not every race can win at the Awards, we recognise the commitment and dedication in all of them.”

The winners of the CHALLENGEFAMILY Race Awards 2021 are:

Race of the Year – Lotto Challenge Gdańsk, Poland

Best Race Venue – Anfi Challenge Mogán-Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Best Swim – Challenge Almere-Amsterdam presented by Wahoo, The Netherlands

Best Bike – Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee, Austria

Best Run – DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, Germany

Best Finish Line Party – Challenge Taiwan

Best Fans – Challenge Salou, Spain

Best New Race – Challenge St Pölten, Austria

Best After Race Food – Challenge Almere-Amsterdam presented by Wahoo, The Netherlands

Most Eco Friendly – DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, Germany

Most Family-Friendly – Challenge Riccione, Italy

Best Hospitality – Challenge Peguera-Mallorca

Watch the CHALLENGEFAMILY Race Awards highlights reel:

For further information about the individual CHALLENGEFAMILY races, head to www.challenge-family.com/races.

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