Race in the “Pearl of Slovenia” at CHALLENGE BLED

August 6, 2019

Challenge Family announces new race in Slovenia on may 17 2020.

With its breathtaking landscape and 1.000 years of history, the Slovenian town Bled will be home to CHALLENGE FAMILY´s newest race on May 17, 2020. CHALLENGE BLED is opening up a new chapter for CHALLENGE FAMILY right in the centre of Europe and will feature one of the most scenic courses in the whole triathlon world. The swim course is set in the beautiful Lake Bled, with a picturesque island and Bled Castle sitting enthroned above the lakefront. On the bike course, the athletes will experience the beauty of the Triglav National Park with an exceptional route that runs along the stunning Bohinj Lake and leads up to the World Cup Biathlon Center of Pokljuka. With a total elevation gain of 1.100 meters and fantastic views on the Julian Alps, athletes will be provided with a challenging but rewarding course. To finish off the race, the fast run course is set along the banks of Lake Bled and features a spectacular backdrop of the Julian Alps, Bled Castle and Lake Bled.

As Bled and it’s surroundings are undoubtedly the pearl of Slovenian tourism, it is also the center of Slovenian sport – the world’s best rowers, biathletes, ski jumpers, alpine skiers, hockey players, cyclists and triathletes originate from this region. Bled is the cradle of Slovenian triathlon since 1984. It is therefore a logical consequence that the triathlon event under the CHALLENGE FAMILY license has found its place in Bled. “We are honored to invite you to the Kingdom of the Goldenhorn goat and the Triglav National Park”, says Miro Kregar, Race Director of CHALLENGE BLED about the newest addition to the CHALLENGE FAMILY.

 CHALLENGE FAMILY CEO Zibi Szlufcik is more than happy to introduce the first Slovenian race to the CHALLENGE FAMILY: “The stunning backdrop of the Julian Alps and Lake Bled at the heart of the race course provide a perfect setting for our new and distinct CHALLENGE BLED. We are looking forward to welcoming athletes from all over the world to Bled, let them experience the region´s unique hospitality and provide them with exceptional courses, not just for the the middle distance, but for the relays and side events as well. The local organising team has longstanding triathlon event experience and in line with our CHALLENGE FAMILY principle: #AllAboutTheAthlete, they’ll no doubt deliver an amazing athlete experience”.


Based in Amberg, Germany, CHALLENGE FAMILY is a leading global triathlon festival race series. With over 40 races annually across 26 host countries, CHALLENGE FAMILY is the fastest growing mass endurance triathlon brand in the world. CHALLENGE FAMILY offers “events for everyone” with a “festival character,” so that everyone can share in the triathlon experience, from professionals to age-groupers.