20 October 2021 – The wait is over, the CHALLENGEFAMILY Race Awards were announced at the annual Race Directors’ Meeting which this year took place on Mallorca, following CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA.
The Awards were developed in 2019 to provide recognition to the global team of race directors for all they do for the sport of triathlon through the delivery of their races. In keeping with the CHALLENGEFAMILY mantra, #allabouttheathlete, the Awards are decided by votes from thousands of athletes around the world.
“The Awards carry even more weight for our race directors this year, given the additional pressure COVID restrictions have put on event teams around the world,” said CHALLENGEFAMILY CEO, Jort Vlam. “Those that were able to take place were determined to give athletes the opportunity to do what they love, to race, despite the extra health and safety protocols required. We also supported our pro athletes by holding no less than 18 pro races in 2021 and maintaining our US$150k World Bonus. We’re incredibly proud of our race teams and while not every race can win at the Awards, we recognise the commitment and dedication in all of them.”
The winners of the CHALLENGEFAMILY Race Awards 2021 are:
Race of the Year – Lotto Challenge Gdańsk, Poland
Best Race Venue – Anfi Challenge Mogán-Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Best Swim – Challenge Almere-Amsterdam presented by Wahoo, The Netherlands
Best Bike – Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee, Austria
Best Run – DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, Germany
Best Finish Line Party – Challenge Taiwan
Best Fans – Challenge Salou, Spain
Best New Race – Challenge St Pölten, Austria
Best After Race Food – Challenge Almere-Amsterdam presented by Wahoo, The Netherlands
Most Eco Friendly – DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, Germany
Most Family-Friendly – Challenge Riccione, Italy
Best Hospitality – Challenge Peguera-Mallorca
We from Challenge St. Pölten are more than happy, that we won the titel Best New Race. It’s great to see that the athletes appreciate what we do and that they liked racing here with us in St. Pölten. We are fully concentrated to build another great race on May, 29th 2020.