2021 Europe Triathlon Challenge Middle Distance Championships Walchsee

27 Jun, 2021 • Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee, Austria • Event Website
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Race Briefing for Elite, Para, AG and Aquabike (English version):


Race Briefing for Elite, Para, AG and Aquabike (German version):


The Middle Distance at the Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee is situated in one of the most scenic places in the Austrian Tyrol with its spectacular mountain views and crystal clear lake. The resort town of Walchsee is set on the shores of the lake at the foot of the imposing Kaiser mountain range close to the German and Italian borders. The area is not only famous for its scenery, but also for the warm-hearted and welcoming locals. No wonder, that in the last few years Challenge athletes are not only guests, but also have become friends.

Based on many years of cooperation with Triathlon Europe (ETU) and the CHALLENGE FAMILY GmbH, back in 2016 European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships was held in Austria for the first time, in 2021 the official Multisport European Championships are going to be held in Austria for the second time.

Highlights Video 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9LyP_hlxdw

Course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9KwiuT6QS0

The swim in Walchsee is 1.9km long and 1 lap, the water is so clear you can drink it.
The 90km bike course leads two loops (each 45km) through the beautiful region of Kaiserwinkl with spectacular mountain views. Altogether the 90km loop covers 1,100 m of altitude difference.
Athletes will be relieved the run course is much flatter, although still has a few hills to keep things interesting! The four lap run course (21km) heads around the lake along the promenade, past farmhouses with their colourful window boxes and through alpine meadows, always with a stunning view of the Kaiser Massif and Lake Walchsee. The finish line is situated in the heart of Walchsee, next to the transition area with beautiful view on the lake and on the Kaiser Massif.

Water temperature: apporx. 18-21 degrees C
Number of laps: 1 (1,9 km Middle distance)
Start Mechanism: single start (rolling start)
Conditions: lake with drinking water quality

Number of laps: 2
demanding course through typical tyrolean region with appr. 1100 m altitude

Number of laps: 4 (21km, Middle distance)

Prize money distribution. Elite Men and Women

1st€ 2,375€ 2,375
2nd€ 1,900€ 1,900
3rd€ 1,425€ 1,425
4th€ 950€ 950
5th€ 760€ 760
6th€ 665€ 665
7th€ 570€ 570
8th€ 380€ 380
9th€ 285€ 285
10th€ 190€ 190
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Athletes Briefing:


Entry Fee:

Middle Distance: 229€ - 249€

Prize Money:

€ 19,000 https://challenge-walchsee.com/race-information/prize-money/

Media notes:

Press center with assistance on e-boat and motorbike available.
Please contact info@challenge-walchsee.at for accreditation.

Event Schedule


Registration: Friday, 25th June and Saturday, 26th June 2021
Race day for Middle Distance and Aquabike: Sunday, 27th June, 2021

Closest Airport

Three international airports are within one and a half hours drive from Kaiserwinkl
Munich Airport: approx. 130 km
Salzburg Airport: approx. 75 km
Innsbruck Airport: approx. 93 km

Also for your airport transfer you can use the shuttle service by Four Seasons Travel directly to Kössen, Schwendt, Walchsee or Rettenschöss.

If you are arriving by plane to Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck we recommend our partner Four Seasons Travel Transfer Service! https://www.tirol-taxi.at/en-home

Local Transportation

Kaiserwinkl is where the Tyrol starts or ends, depending on which direction you are coming from. Preliminary location information: Munich is 101km from the Kaiserwinkl area, Innsbruck is 107km away and Salzburg 74km. This is a truly central location.

Getting there by car
Coming from Germany (Munich) on the A8 to Rosenheim, then A93 direction Innsbruck. Exit the autobahn at Niederndorf and continue on the B172 to Kössen, Walchsee, Schwendt and Rettenschöss. This route will save you paying the Austrian autobahn toll.
From east Austria (Salzburg): Leave the A8 at Bernau direction Reit im Winkl. Turn off to Kössen at Marquartstein.

Getting there by train
Best connected Train Station is Kufstein. See the travel times from various European cities to Kufstein in this map (PDF, German).
From Kufstein you have two options: Take the local Bus line 4030 to Walchsee (35 min.) or Kössen (50 min.) or book the Kaiserwinkl Shuttle directly to your accommodation.
Kaiserwinkl on rail: When booking a package deal directly through tourism Kaiserwinkl Incoming the transfer from Kufstein Train Station to the hotel and back is included free of charge!

From Kufstein directly to your accommodation in Kaiserwinkl
From Kufstein Train Station the Kaiserwinkl Shuttle operated by Four Seasons Travel brings you directly to your accommodation in Walchsee, Rettenschöss, Kössen or Schwendt.
Only € 16,- per person
(one way, from 2 persons, up to 75% discount for children, incl. bicycles)

Host Hotel

The Kaiserwinkl region offers the perfect accommodation for any athlete. Accommodation ranges from lakeside campsite to farm houses to 5-stars hotels. There is something for everyone!
It is advisable to book early, as the rush in the last years has been very great.
The tourism information http://www.kaiserwinkl.com has all the information about the region Kaiserwinkl and helps you in finding your suitable accommodation.
The tourism information http://www.kaiserwinkl.com has all the information about the region Kaiserwinkl and helps you in finding your suitable accommodation.

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