Youth aged 8 to 17 years welcome at Daytona International Speedway
DAYTONA, FL (August 6, 2019) – On December 13-15 at iconic Daytona International Speedway, CHALLENGEDAYTONA presents its epic CHALLENGEDAYTONA Festival. Now in its 2nd year, the family friendly international multi-sport festival has announced the Junior Challenge Triathlon event for youth aged 8 to 17 years of age.
CHALLENGEDAYTONA is excited to promote healthy lifestyles for children and their families through multisport. The event features two age groups, youth aged 8-12 in one bracket and youth aged 13-17 in a separate bracket. Youth aged 8-12 will swim 100-meters in the calm waters of Lake Lloyd, head into the 3-mile bike loop and complete a .5 mile run to the finish line. Youth aged 13-17 will perform a 200-meter swim in Lake Lloyd, head into a 6-mile bike loop and complete a 1-mile run to the finish line.
“CHALLENGEDAYTONA Junior Challenge Triathlon and Age Group events in triathlon, and duathlon are an opportunity for us to foster a positive sport experience for youth that we believe produces immeasurable and lifelong benefits for well-being and character development,” says CHALLENGEFAMILY CEO, Zibi Szlufcik. “We’re thrilled to provide an exciting, memorable and safe race for kids. We know participation in sport translates to so many positive benefits for youth such as ability, confidence and desire to be physically active for life.”
Anyone interested in participating in the numerous events offered at CHALLENGEDAYTONA—including Junior Challenge Triathlon race, Sprint and Middle Distance Triathlons, Relay categories, Duathlon and Aquabike events, and 5K/10K run/walk events—is invited to visit www.challenge-daytona.com for more information and to register. The top six male and female finishers in each Middle-Distance Triathlon age group will qualify for entry in THECHAMPIONSHIP, to be held in June 2020 at the x-bionic sphere in Samorin, Slovakia.
Are you ready to swim, bike, and run at the “World Center of Racing?” From December 13-15, 2019, Daytona International Speedway will welcome triathletes and triathlon fans from around the world to CHALLENGEDAYTONA. Named “Best New Race of 2018” by Triathlete Magazine, the entire festival of events will take place at the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, home of “The Great American Race”—the DAYTONA 500. www.challenge-daytona.com
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training. For more information, visit DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.
Shannon J. Schmidt