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Thursday, July 17th

11.00 a.m. For media: Press conference in the “Kulturfabrik” Roth

12.00 a.m. - 06.00 p.m. For athletes: Registration at the registration tent/Triathlon Park

12.00 a.m. - 06.30 p.m Triathlon Expo in the Triathlon Park

05.00 p.m. “Erdinger Urweisse” Party at the Expo 

It’s hard to imagine DATEV Challenge Roth without the Bavarian “Meet & Greet” event with the top athletes at the Erdinger Urweisse Cabin. On Thursday at 5 p.m. the triathlon stars will meet for a relaxed get together. Everyone will wear dirndl dresses and lederhosen, and there will be wheat beer, pretzels and other Bavarian specialties. A perfect opportunity for all fans to see the tops up close, and also in very unusual outfits. Experience the Bavarian way of life and have fun!

08.15 p.m. “Nightrun” from Hilpoltstein to Roth, Finish Triathlon Park

The “NightRun” will be started at 8.15 p.m. – a run for everybody, in which 200 running enthusiasts are going to take part again this year. Before the start, there will be music and information by TEAMCHALLENGE as well as cool drinks of the local brewery at the Hilpoltstein market place from 7 p.m. Then, the mayor of Hilpoltstein, Markus Mahl, will give the starting signal for the 11.6 kilometers run, where participants may enjoy the sunset on their way.

Friday, July 18th

06.30 a.m. - 09.00 a.m. For athletes: TRI11-swim training  in the Europakanal / Swim Start
08.30 a.m. - 09.00 p.m. Triathlon Expo in the Triathlon Park
09.00 a.m. - 09.00 p.m. For athletes: Registration at the registration tent / Triathlon Park
10.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m For media: Accreditation in the press centre (Schützenhaus)
04.45 p.m. - 06.00 p.m. Entertainment program at the Stage near the Lake – The City of Roth welcomes its triathletes

At 4.45 p.m. there will be a colourful parade together with the drummers of the vhs Roth ad the standard-bearers of the county’s voluntary fire brigades from the “Augustinum” retirement home to the stage near the lake in order to welcome the triathletes. There, the City of Roth is going to present itself as a community that is enthusiastic about sports and music: After the drum music of the vhs group the children of the municipal kindergarten Eckersmühlen will welcome the athletes with a song, and the show dance girls of the Roth carnival club in their pretty costumes will whirl around the stage. Of course, there will again be a performance by the Boogie Woogie dancers of the Roth Dancing Club. They will take the spectators back to the 1950s with their groovy performance. Between the individual performances, Mayor Ralph Edelhäußer and TEAMCHALLENGE are going to welcome interesting interview partners from the world of triathlon.

06.00 p.m. - 08.00 p.m. Carbo Party at the festival tent / Triathlon Park
06.30 p.m. - 10.00p.m. Challenge forAll in the public baths of Roth

Junior-Challenge celebrates its 10th anniversary – starting on Friday with the new Challenge forAll event, featuring the companies’ triathlon and Challenge Sprint for ambitious triathletes. As a special anniversary feature, Nicole and Lothar Leder are going to be the Patrons!

08.00 p.m. - 10.00p.m. Welcome-Party, powered by BAYERN3, market square

At Roth’s party of the year, the big BAYERN 3 Kick-off Party on Friday night, there will again be lots of fun and action. From 6 p.m. local inn-keepers will provide food and drinks at the Roth market place. From 8 p.m. there will be music and lots of interviews with the top stars, hosted by radio presenter Bernd-Uwe Gutknecht. The highlight of the evening will be the performance of the BAYERN 3 Band from 9 p.m., who will certainly heat up the atmosphere and turn the market place into a rock arena. So it will definitely be a great summer evening, where top athletes, the citizens of Roth and visitors from all over the world can meet and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere before the big event on Sunday.

Saturday, July 19th

06.30 a.m. -09.00 a.m. For athletes: TRI11-swim training  in the Europakanal / Swim Start
08.30 a.m. - 07.00 p.m.Triathlon Expo in the Triathlon Park

08.30 a.m. - 03.30 p.m. Junior-Challenge, public baths of Roth

Part two of the popular Junior-Challenge event: Saturday is the day for triathlon beginners, families and kids with competitions on various distances. For further information on Junior-Challenge, please be referred to the website

09.00 a.m. - 03.00 p.m.For athletes: Registration at the registration tent /Triathlon Park
09.30 a.m. - 15.00 p.m.
Challenge Kids‘ Area at the sports facilities next to the festival ground

This year, the Protestant Free Church Ecclesia Roth will again organize the Challenge Kids’ Area at the sports facilities next to the festival ground. On Saturday between 9.30 am and 5 pm, and on Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm children can take part in an interesting fun and games programme, while their parents participate in or watch the triathlon. The childcare staff (most of them are volunteers) have prepared lots of attractions for children of all ages, so the kids will definitely not be bored. Parents are asked to provide their children with sunscreen and a sufficient amount of food. Drinks are available. The costs for the childcare service are 5 EUR for up to three hours, and 10 EUR for more than three hours. Please register at

10.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m.
For media: Accreditation in the press centre (Schützenhaus)
11.15 a.m. Challenge Women

Zum zweiten Mal wogt eine pinkfarbene Welle durch Roth. Um 11.15 Uhr startet wieder der Frauenlauf „Challenge Women“ über fünf Kilometer, der bereits bei seiner zweiten Auflage  Kult-Status erreicht hat. Sportliche Frauen, die ihren Partnern während des DATEV Challenge Roth am Sonntag zur Seite stehen, können damit ebenfalls einen aktiven Part am Wochenende bestreiten. Auf der großen Expo Area wird es neben vielen Ausstellern aus dem Sportbereich auch wieder eine Wellness Lounge für alle Besucherinnen geben. Aufgrund der enormen Anzahl an Starterinnen - rund 500 Teilnehmerinnen werden erwartet –gibt es diesmal eine neue Laufstrecke, der Zieleinlauf der „Pink Ladies“ findet in der Expo Area am Festplatz statt –Gänsehaut-Erlebnis inklusive.

11.45 a.m. “Beneflizz”, Bike Marathon
12.00 a.m. For athletes: Race Briefing (spanish) in the festival tent
01.00 p.m. For athletes: Race Briefing (italian) in the festival tent
01.00 p.m. - 06.00 p.m. Bike Check-In and “HIP-Lounge” at the swim start
05.00 p.m. For athletes: Race Briefing (french) in the festival tent
06.00 p.m. For athletes: Race Briefing (german/english) for individuals in the festival tent
07.00 p.m. For athletes: Race Briefing (german) for relay teams in the festival tent
07.30 p.m. For athletes: Race Briefing (english) for relay teams in the press centre/Schützenhaus

Sunday, July 20th

06.30 a.m. Start of the DATEV Challenge Roth 2014

TOP 50 men, TOP 20 women, athletes elder than 65 years, all SUB 9, fastest age groups, participants for 27th time

06.40 a.m. further fastest age groups
06.45 a.m. all women
07.00 a.m. start groups 4 – 14 / in 5 minutes intervals
08.45 a.m. start group 15 (relay teams)
08.50 a.m. start group 16 (relay teams)

08.00 a.m. - 08.00 p.m. For media: Press centre open
10.00 a.m. - 09.00 p.m. Triathlon Expo in the Triathlon Park
10.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m.Challenge Kids‘ Area at the sports facilities next tot he festival ground
(further information cf. Saturday)

about 02.11 p.m. Finish of the race winner (male)
about 02.48 p.m. Finish of the race winner (female)
about 03.40 p.m. Finish of the winning relay team

about 05.00 p.m. For media: Press conference (Schützenhaus)
08.00 p.m. Winners’ Award Ceremony for the first three trophy relays                                       
08.00 p.m. Finish line Party
10.35 p.m. Closing of the finish-line of 2014 DATEV Challenge Roth and fireworks

The big final fireworks at the end of the Finish-Line Party will emphasize the uniqueness of DATEV Challenge Roth. It will be the biggest and most fanciful fireworks that we have ever had in the history of the Roth triathlon event. It will take around 20 minutes and for the first time it will be musically synchronized – a spectacular sight with amazing special effects. So the athletes, spectators, volunteers and all others may look forward to a real work of art and a completely new fireworks experience, which will be the emotional highlight at the end of the Roth Triathlon Festival.

Monday, July 21th

9.30 a. m. Registration for the DATEV Challenge Roth 2015 (festival tent)
10.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m. Triathlon-Expo in the Triathlon Park
11.00 a.m. Winners’ Award Ceremony DATEV Challenge Roth and Official German Championship DTU
02.30 p.m.  Winners’ Award Ceremony Firefighter World Championship (Feuerwehrhaus Roth)
07.00 p.m. Volunteers’ Party in the festival tent