2017 Almere-Amsterdam ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships

09 Sep, 2017 • Esplanade 10, ALMERE, The Netherlands, Netherlands • Event Website
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Oldest Triathlon of Europe
Almere is a renowned name in triathlon history. After Hawaï, The Holland Triathlon is the oldest Triathlon in the World. Almere is the home of the Dutch triathlon sport, with two Training Clubs and a Regional Topsport Centre and a lot of individual athletes. Striking winners were pioneers as Axel Koenders, Gregor Stam but also Gerrit Schellens, Frank Heldoorn and Georg Potrebitsch. Yvonne van Vlerken, Heleen bij de Vaate and Chrissie Wellington were on the stand in recent years. Several European Championships and World Championships were held in Almere. The fastest race, finishing in 7 hours and 57 minutes, was realized by Jan van de Marel in 1999. Jan Raphael took 8.03 in 2016.
The Almere course is located 4.5 meters below sea level: at the bottom of what was once the Zuiderzee (South Sea), just 25 kilometers from capital Amsterdam. Still surrounded by water characterizes itself through the dikes, windmills and endless straight polder roads where you can’t hide for the winds! The battle with the elements is a battle with yourself.
In 2012, the 30th anniversary of the race led to a facelift. The start and finish location were moved to the new city center. The swim bike and run course start and finish all on the Esplanade – square to the central lake, on the edge of the curved surface of the futuristic shopping center. Simultaneously with the competitions cultural festivities take place in the city center. Another reason why you want to experience the atmosphere of Almere. So, Challenge Almere, Challenge yourself!
Also Middle Distance Open series available on same day

Water temperature: approx. 18-19 degrees C
Number of laps: 2
Start Mechanism: water mass wave starts
Conditions:  fresh water lake in the city centre, excellent quality

Number of laps: 2
Flat course, passing by a nature reserve and along dikes, polder is 4,5 meters below sea level, might be windy

Number of laps: 6
Flat course, around the lake and the city centre

Prize money distribution. Elite men and women:
1st. 6,000 EUR
2nd. 3,750 EUR
3rd. 2,500 EUR
4th. 1,750 EUR
5th. 1,300 EUR
6th. 1,100 EUR
7th. 900 EUR
8th. 700 EUR
9th. 550 EUR
10th. 450 EUR

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Entry Fee:

from 329 EUR

Prize Money:

38000 EUR

Media notes:

press center with assistance on boat, motorbike and live feed available. Please contact press@challenge-almere.com

Closest Airport

Amsterdam Airport SCHIPHOL, only 25km away, 25 minutes by car or train

Local Transportation

Train, Bus, Taxi

Host Hotel

Both Apollo Hotel, Van der Valk Hotel can be booked through race office.


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  • Technical Delegate
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  • Address

    Holland Triathlon
    PJ Oudweg 4
    1314 CH ALMERE