FAQ

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?

24th, May 2020

How do I enter for the next race?

You can register online for Challenge St. Pölten 2020. 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.

Are there side events at the race weekend?

Yes, we have the Challenge Kids on Friday and the Company & Fun Triathlon also on Friday, 22th of May 2020.

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. If you get a slot, you can choose between starting at The Championship 2020 or 2021.

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 Marathon Photos.

Race Information

What are the cut-off times?

Swim: 1h 10min (plus max 5 min transition)
Swim/ Bike: 5h 15min
Cut-Off-Time Mautern: 11:00 am
Cut-Off-Time Aggsbach: 12:00 a.m
Swim/ Bike/ Run – all: 8h 30min

What are the distances?

Swim 1,9km
Bike 90km
Run 21,1km

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 Enervit Sports. 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.

Race Week

What do I need during race week?

You need to register yourself at the race venue, then you need to attend the race briefing (it’s obligatory for all starters) 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 ID, your signed waiver (will be sent out) and your annual license (or 8€ in cash for a day license). Only the Austrian annual license will be accept. If you not have one, you have to pay 8€ in cash. Relays also have to pay the day license.

Is there a welcome party?

Yes, we have our pasta party and pre-race dinner on Friday, 22th of May, at the Challenge Dome. The entry is free for athletes and additional tickets can be bought for spectators (including food and drinks) at the info point and at the entrance.

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 timing chip and ID 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.

What is a rolling swim start?

You will have an app starting time for your wave. Please be there ahead of time and then you start in a rolling system (one after one). Time starts when you pass the timing mat.

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 6:45 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.