Here you can find a few questions you might have about Challenge St. Pölten. If there is anything you can still not find, don’t hestitat to contact us by mail office@challenge-stpoelten.com

Common questions

When is race day?

26th, May 2024

How do I enter for the next race?

You can register online for Challenge St. Pölten 2024. Have a look here!

How much is it to enter?

It depends on the actual price level. All the prices you can find here!

What's included in my entry fee?

Please find the included benefits here!

Is there a waiting list for the event once entries sell out?

No, we do not have a waiting list.

I haven't received a confirmation e-mail. Where can I find it?
How can spectators get around and watch me on race day?

The best place to watch ist around the event venue, next to the finishline or along the run course. The roads along the bike course are mostly closed, so it is not easy to watch the bike AND run part.

Can I buy extra tickets for the pasta party on Friday?

You don’t have to buy tickets for pasta party in advance. Everyone is welcome. Athletes get pasta and drinks with their athlete writs band for free, everyone else can buy food and drinks directly at the pasta party.

Are there side events at the race weekend?

Yes, on Friday May 24th we start with the Junior Challenge, followed by the Company & Fun Triathlon.

On Sunday May 26th, there is also the option to do a middle distance relay, an AquaBike (Swim & Bike only) or a BikeRun (Bike & Run only).

How many slots are there for the Challenge Championship Samorin?

6 places for each age group and there will be a roll-down until place 12. Slots will be given via E-Mail.

What is the withdrawal/ transfer process if I can't race?

The withdrawal rules you can find here.

Where can I sign up to volunteer?

Please contact us: petra@challenge-stpoelten.com . We are really happy to welcome you in our team!

Is there a location for lost&found belongings?

Yes, the lost & found will be at the info point at the expo.

Who do I contact regarding photos?

Official race photos are done by FinisherPix.


Race Information

What are the cut-off times?

For the Middle Distance Triathlon:

Swim: 1h 10min (plus max 5 min transition)
Swim + Bike: 5h 30min
Swim + Bike + Run – all: 8h 30min

No cut-off times for the Company & Fun triathlon and the Junior Challenge.

What are the distances?

Middle distance (individual or relay) : Swim 1,9km – Bike 90km – Run 21,1km

AquaBike und BikeRun: the same distances in the respective discipline as the middle distance race

Company & Fun (individual oder relay): Swim 250m – Bike 15km – run 3km

Junior Challenge: depending on age – all info here.

Is there a minimum age?

Yes, you have to be 18 on race day.

What age group am I in?

You will compete as the age you are on 31st December in the year of the race.

Is there a relay entry?

Yes, we also have relays at Challenge St. Pölten. You can find the details here.

What nutrition is available on race day?

Official nutrition partner is Powerbar. Information about nutrition you can find here!

Travel & Accomodation

What's the venue adress?

Bimbo Binder Promenade 9
3100 St. Pölten

Do you have partner hotels?

Details about our partner hotels you can find here. For information about the city St. Pölten please have a look at the local website.

Is there a transfer from the hotels to the event venue?

A shuttle service is offered from hotels to the event venue. This can be booked directly at the hotel and costs 7€. Departure from hotel approx. 05:00-05:15, arrival at venue 05:30 when transition zones open.

Race Week

What do I need during race week?

You need to register yourself at the race venue and you have to rack your bike and transition bags.

What is the registration procedure at the race venue?

You must attend personally at the registration during the opening hours on site (see schedule) to pick up your race essentials (BIB number, bike sticker, swim cap) and goody bag. Please know your BIB number and bring a photo IDand your annual license (or 16€ in cash for a day license). Only the Austrian annual license will be accepted. If you do not have one, you have to pay 16€ in cash. Relays also have to pay the day license.

Is there a welcome party?

The event will go ahead without covid restrictions. However, to keep everyone safe and healthy, we will omit from a big party this year.

Can someone register and rack my belongings for me?

No, you have to attend by yourself.

Can someone else collect my items after the race?

No, only in case you have a medical issue. Your supporter needs your ID and start number to pick up the bike.

Swim Information

Swim Facts

The swim course will be in too different lakes. Between the lakes your have a few meters of running. The start is a rolling wave start.

Can we practise the swim course prior the event?

The two lakes are public and swimming is allowed. The course will be marked latest on friday prior to the race.

Can we enter the water prior to the race to warm up?

We have no dedicated warm-up area. So please leave the water at 6:15 am.

Can I wear neoprene hats, booties and gloves?

Booties and gloves are forbidden. Your hands and feet must be naked.

Bike Information

Bike Facts

Challenge St. Pölten has a one loop bike course with 90km. For more information look here!

Can I use a hybrid/ mountain bike?

Yes, you can.

Can I use disc brakes?

Yes, but maybe the spare wheels won’t fit.

Run Information

Run Facts

Challenge St. Pölten offers a two loop run course, where you will pass the race venue four times. This offers the spectators the chance to see the athletes often and to cheer more.

Can my friends/ family/ pets run down the finishline with me?

No, this is not allowed.