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Thursday, July 9th

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!


07.00 p.m. “Bambini Run” at the Hilpoltstein market place

The new Bambini Run for kids between the ages of three and six years will start at the Hilpoltstein market place at 7 p.m. – i. e. before the NightRun. There will be two groups (children aged 3-4 years, and 5-6 years). The 150-metres course goes from the market place towards the end of Marktstraße / beginning of Siegertstraße and back.

The little participants will receive certificates and medals, which are hand-made by the Hilpoltstein nursery schools. All children of the above-mentioned age groups can take part in the Bambini Run free of charge, and it will not be necessary to register in advance.





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

The “NightRun” is the popular run for everybody a few days before DATEV Challenge Roth, where the joy of running is in the foreground. The NightRun starts at 8.15 p.m. at the Hilpoltstein market place. Before the start, there will be music and information by TEAMCHALLENGE as well as cool drinks 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 10th

06.30 a.m. - 09.00 a.m. For athletes:  blueseventy TRI11-swim training in the Main-Donau-Kanal / 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: press centre (Schützenhaus) open

4.45 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 of actors together with the drummers of the vhs Roth 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 comunity that is enthusiastic about sports and music: After the drum music of the vhs group the children of the municipal kindergarten 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 also be a performance by the Boogie Woogie dancers of the Roth dancing club who will take the spectators back to the 1950s. Mayor Ralph Edelhäußer and TEAMCHALLENGE are going to welcomeinteresting 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. - 10.00 p.m.
Challenge forAll in the public baths of Roth
The Junior-Challenge is starting on Friday with the Challenge forAll event, featuring the companies’ triathlon and Challenge Sprint for ambitious triathletes. The traditional race event, which was celebrating its 10th birthday last year, is an important part of the framework program of DATEV Challenge Roth.

08.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.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. As a musical opener, the German singer-songwriter Michael Lane willentertain his audience with harmonic Folk-Pop. 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 11th

06.30 a.m. - 09.00 a.m. For athletes:
swim training in the Main-Donau-Kanal / Swim Start
08.30 a.m. - 07.00 p.m. Triathlon Expo in the Triathlon Park
08.30 a.m. - 03.30 p.m. 11th 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. - 02.00 p.m. For athletes:
Registration at the registration tent / Triathlon Park
09.30 a.m. - 03.00 p.m. Challenge Kids‘ Area at the sports facilities next to the festival ground

The Challenge Kid’s Area offers parents, who participate in or watch the triathlon, the great possibility to have their children overseen on Saturday between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm, and on Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm. With a huge Indoor- and Outdoor-Area on the former TSV-facility next to the festival ground, the Protestant Free Church Ecclesia Roth will again offer lots of attractions for children of all ages, so the kids will definitely not be bored. The service offer is valid only for children over 3 years! The costs for the childcare service are 3 EUR per hour including drinks. Food, as long as the kids do not bring it on their own, can ordered for additional 3 EUR. The Payment has to be done onsite, the registration has to be done online via If this is not possible, additional onsite registration is possible, too. Please do not forget to provide the children with sufficient sunscreen and a headgear (both should have the children’s name on it!).

10.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m. For media: press centre (Schützenhaus) open

11.15 a.m. Challenge Women

For the third time, a pink wave is going to roll over Roth. At 11.15 a.m. the starting signal will be given for the “Challenge Women” run over five kilometers, which has already acquired the status of an iconic event in its second year. Athletic women who support their partners during DATEV Challenge Roth on Sunday, can now also play an active part this weekend. At the Expo area, there will again be a spa lounge for all female visitors, apart from numerous exhibitors from the field of sports. Around 1,700 starters are going to be expected. The finish-line of the “Challenge Women” event will be at the Expo area at the festival ground. This will definitely be a thrilling and emotional experience!

11.45 a.m. “Beneflizz”, Bike Marathon
12.00 a.m. For athletes: Race Briefing (spanish) 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
07.45 p.m. For athletes: Race Briefing (english) for relay teams
in the press centre/Schützenhaus

07.30 – 12.00 p.m. BAYERN 3 Countdown in Heideck

Premiere for the Countdown Party of BAYERN 3 radio station in Heideck: On Saturday, July 11, there will for the first time be a big party at the Heideck market place. From 8.30 p.m. to midnight, the market place will turn into a real party zone with an entertainment programme organized by BAYERN 3, including lots of music, comedy as well as top athletes and exciting information about DATEV Challenge Roth. Right in the middle of the old town of Heideck, a big stage and numerous food and drinks stands will be set up. As regards the entertainment programme, the BAYERN 3 party experts, the Heideck community authorities and TEAMCHALLENGE have come up with some excellent ideas.

Well-known BAYERN 3 sports reporter Bernd-Uwe Gutknecht will host the evening in his charming way and with lots of expert knowledge. Among other things, he will welcome one of the real stars of international triathlon: world triathlete and four-times Challenge Roth winner Chris McCormack. As another highlight, Bavarian comedian Chris Böttcher will also perform live on stage. He is famous for imitating the voices of well-known persons, especially from the world of sports, such as Jogi Löw, the trainer of Germany’s national football team, and for his Bavarian songs. His current programme features lots of music, parody, wordplay and witty humour.

Of course, there will also be enough time for dancing, singing along and having a great time, as BAYERN 3 DJ Jerry Gstöttner will definitely play the right music and current hits to get everyone into a summer party mood. There will also be several food stations, offering typically Franconian delicacies, and the local clubs from Heideck will offer beer and other drinks.

Sunday, July 12th, Race Day

06.30 a.m. Start of the DATEV Challenge Roth 2015
TOP 50 men, TOP 20 women, athletes elder than 65 years, all SUB 9, fastest age groups, participants for 28th time
The start group schedule to follow!

10.00 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 04.04 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 (at the finish line area)
08.00 p.m. Finish line Party
About 10.45 p.m. Closing of the finish-line of 2015 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. Once again, it will be a spectacular sight with amazing special effects. So the athletes, spectators, volunteers and all others may look forward to the emotional highlight at the end of the Roth Triathlon Festival.

Monday, July 13th

9.00 a. m. Registration for the DATEV Challenge Roth
2016 (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
13.30 p.m. Winners’ Award Ceremony Firefighter World Championship (Feuerwehrhaus Roth)
07.00 p.m. Volunteers’ Party in the festival tent