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2013 Barcelona ETU Challenge Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships

Calella (Barcelona), Spain | May 19 2013

Event Information

Technical Delegate: Dirk Bogaert (BEL)

Prize Money: 25 000 EUR

ENTRY FEES
AGE GROUP
Until 31 de March 195€
Until 1 de May 215€

ELITE
Until 31 de March 195€
Until 1 de May 215€

The organisers of Challenge Barcelona are pleased to announce the following news regarding the Half Challenge Barcelona on May 19:
- We are raising the capacity for entrants to 2500 triathletes, of which 1000 places are reserved for the Open and Relay events and the other 1500 for countries (Elite and Age Groups) for the European Middle Distance Championship.
- Entries for Open and Relay open from October 10 at 10:00 (Federated and Non Federated).
- Entries for European Championship open from October 25 at 10:00 in accordance with ETU regulations (more information to be announced shortly).
- New bike course of 1 single 90km lap that due to its characteristics will reduce the possibility of the Drafting and will increase the capacity of the number of triathletes. The bike course, it is over a magnfic countryside over two national parks

Montseny http://www.diba.es/parcsn/parcs/plana.asp?parc=3&m=197&o=2
In 1978, UNESCO included El Montseny in the MAB (Man and Biosphere) World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Corredor Montnegre http://www.diba.es/parcsn/parcs/plana.asp?parc=5&m=199&o=2

- More changes:
• More scenic and central running course.
• Rectangular swimming course.
• New location of the finishing venue
• Unique post-finish recovery area on the Sport Area facility with its 50m swimming pool, showers and physiotherapy zone ….
• Fabrica Llobet: Expo, briefings, registration and sport info center, award ceremony, Pasta Party.
• Final party, after the prize ceremony open to entrants and volunteers with live music.


COURSES
SWIM: 1 lap of 1900 m in the mediterranean sea; swiming along the coast.
BIKE: 1 lap, 89,750 km, completely closed to the traffic. There are three hills on the course, two at Collsacreu and one at del Montseny with a total of 1200m of altitude difference. Two Naturals Parks MONTSENY, In 1978, UNESCO included El Montseny in the MAB (Man and Biosphere) World Network of Biosphere Reserves, and CORREDOR I EL MONTNEGRE
RUN: 2 laps, 21.1km, totally flat, and passing in front of the grandstands each lap.

Prize money distribution. Elite men and women:
1st. 5,000 EUR
2nd. 2,500 EUR
3rd. 1,550 EUR
4th. 1,000 EUR
5th. 750 EUR
6th. 500 EUR
7th. 450 EUR
8th. 350 EUR
9th. 250 EUR
10th. 150 EUR

Contact Information

Website: Visit External Site

Contact: Agusti Perez

Email: Agusti Perez

Phone: +34 671 29 45 17

Local Information

Event Closest Airport

Barcelona (BCN) 50km and Girona 30km

Event Local Transport

Train Barcelona or Rent a Car

Train Barcelona to Calella 4’55€
Rent a Car http://www.quadisrentacar.es

Event Travel Host Hotel

Accommodation in Calella - Hotels, Apartments and Camping with different categories and prices

The organization of the Challenge Costa de Barcelona-Maresme offers a hosting package with guarantees.
The accommodation we offer you , is involved with the Challenge project,They are used to dealing with athletes and they look after their dietary requirements, a guarantee of a good service.

Special Schedule for Breakfast, on the day of the race.
Also Challenge Hotels have Multilingual staff, to help you , if you have any problems in the city.
For stays longer than two days and as a reward for your loyalty challenge hotels will give you a ticket for your partner for the Pasta Party .

Please check Event website for more details: http://www.challenge-barcelona.es/alojamiento.php
Or contact Francesc Camarasa, hotel@challenge-barcelona.es, phone 671294517

Schedule

Athlete Briefing

Friday, 17th May
17.00 - ParaTriathlon Athlete’s Briefing
18.00 - Elite Athlete’s Briefing

Saturday, 18th May
. 11:00 - 11:30 Athlete’s Briefing in Spanish
. 11:30 - 12:00 Athlete’s Briefing in Catalan
. 12:00 . 12:30 Athlete’s Briefing in English
. 12:30 . 13:00 Athlete’s Briefing in French
. 19.00 - 21.30 Pasta Party

Fabrica Llobet, Llobet i Guri Street

Event Schedule

Thursday, 16th may
16.00 - 20.00 Athlete’s Registration
16.00 - 20.00 Sport Info Center
16.00 - 20.00 Expo

Friday, 17th May
10.00 - 20.00 Athllete’s Registration
10.00 - 20.00 Sport Info Center
10.00 - 20.00 Expo
17.00 - ParaTriathlon Athlete’s Briefing
18.00 - Elite Athlete’s Briefing


Saturday, 18th May
10.00 - 12.00 Athlete’s Registration
10.00 – 20.00 Sport Info Center
11.00 - 13.00 Athlete’s Briefings in different languages
14.30 - 18.30 Compulsory Bike Check In
19.00 - 21.30 Opening Ceremony and Pasta Party

Sunday, 19th May
07.00 Start of Half Challenge Costa de Barcelona, European Championship 2013
07.00 Elite Men
07:03 Elite Women
07.06 PaTriathlon
07.09 Age Group Men
07.12 Age Group Women
19.00 Award Ceremony
20:00 Final Party

Media

Event Media Details

Name of Media Contact:
Susana Sancha

Address for Media Credentials request:
susana@desafiocomunicacion.com

Location of Media Centre: -
Hotel Sant Jordi, Turisme Street 80-88

Time and place where media kit can be pick-up:
Hotel Sant Jordi, Turisme Street 80-88,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Time 10h to 18

Press Conference Details:
Hotel Sant Jordi, Turisme Street 80-88,
Friday 17, time 17h

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