2021 Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum International Triathlon Championship – Open Virtual Race
August 25, 2021
Seoul, South Korea / ‘Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum’ presents a digital twin of its International Triathlon Championship course together with the debut of the 1st open official community race on ROUVY, taking place this weekend, August 29th.
Seoul, South Korea /Aug 25, 2021– Due to COVID19 travelling restrictions, Challenge Korea found it difficult to invite foreign participants to come to take part in this special event. Challenge Korea has an opportunity with ROUVY to invite athletes to preview and enjoy taking part in the competition via the virtual race with ROUVY this weekend. “Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum International Triathlon Championship” is set to take place on 3rd October, 2021 as the final event.
The cycle leg of the Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum is a beautiful 90Km (45Km * 2laps) without high elevation changes and the entire course takes the riders along the beautiful “World’s Longest Seawall (33.9Km)”. This bike course is now available to all athletes on ROUVY’s augmented reality platform.
ROUVY shares the passion for this sport and the commitment to the goals of this race: to go back to the origins of triathlon where no drafting is allowed and therefore no overcrowding on an immersive, beautiful course, with a fun atmosphere.
Kyungho Kwak, CEO of Challenge Korea: “COVID19 changed everything and postponed the races all over the world. But Challenge Korea won’t stop the race from taking place and aims to keep the challenges alive and to keep improving participants’ experiences. This is the first Challenge Family virtual cycle event and also the very first Korean virtual race. We welcome all participants to this beautiful race course and to enjoy the race and training at your place with ROUVY.”
The cooperation starts with the announcement of the Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum International race on ROUVY and is purposed to demo the beauty of the Gogunsan islands. The district of islands makes for such a breath-taking scene that it is affectionately known as the ‘Star Above the Lake.’ Sinsido, one of the most beautiful islands in the district, is located at the center of the Saemangeum Sea Dike connecting Gunsan and Buan. All finishers of the event in the time-trial mode are eligible for the chance to win one of the great prize packages in a random draw:
- 3X Garmin Fenix 5s Plus smart watches
- 5X 2022 Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum free entry
- 5X 2021 Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum race package
The official race starts at 19:00 CET on August 29th, 2021.
Registration for the race is free and open.
About Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum
The race takes place at the crossroads of modern as well as Korean history, Gunsan and Saemangeum – “Build the future on the Past.” The district of islands makes for such breathtaking scenery that it is affectionately known as the ‘Star Above the Lake.’ Sinsido, one of the most beautiful islands in the district, is located at the center of the Saemangeum Sea Dike connecting Gunsan and Buan. Gunsan and Saemangeum’s wonderful facilities and drivers’ attitudes on the roads are the reason why athletes are able to enjoy one of the best venues in the world.
“Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum International Triathlon Championship” is set on 3rd October, 2021 as the final event.”
ROUVY is a digital racing platform for athletes all over the world that allows users to compete, ride with friends, complete workouts, and enjoy so much more. ROUVY offers up to 10,000 filmed geo-synced routes and 10,000 workout options including the ability to race and ride through the entire route catalogue never needing to ride any route twice, there are so many options to choose from. With fully simulated and realistic routes, ROUVY is the preferred option for the most demanding and toughest endurance athletes to be fully race-day ready. For more information, visit www.rouvy.com.
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