Welcome to the "Challenge alphabet"
Here you can find some information and answers to frequently asked questions. We hope you will enjoy it!
A as in accommodation
Accommodation during the Challenge is always booked up very early. Make sure to book your accommodation as soon as possible and use this link to find out about available rooms.
or A as in accompanying programme
Whether Triathlon Expo, Bayern3-Party, “Erdinger Hüttengaudi” or Firefighters’ Show. Every year we offer a variety of events surrounding the Challenge Roth. Click here to get an overview of these years` events.
or A as in accreditation (press)
You are a journalist and would like to report on the Challenge Roth? We would like to welcome you and ask you to register at the following link.
If you have any further questions or need additional material, please contact our press office.
Current information and press releases are available free of charge for download on our homepage at media info.
or A as in address
If your address or other important data has changed after you have sent your application, please let us know as soon as possible by e-mail.
Please always quote your full name so that we can enter the new data correctly.
or A as in aid stations
On the bike course there are aid stations every 17.5 km offering the following sequence of food/drinks:
3. mineral drink
4. energy bars
On the run course there are aid stations every 2 km offering the following sequence of food/drinks:
1. mineral drink
3. Coca Cola
5. energy bars
7. dried fruit
8. rice cake
9. bananas / apples/ melons/ lemons
11. warm soup
Attention: All athletes can deposit their own food and drinks 100 m behind every aid station. The athletes have to organize it on their own.
or A as in application
All information on the next Challenge Roth event as well as the registration on our online application can be found here.
or A as in arrival
Click here for information on how to get to Roth.
or A as in Arvena Hotels
A reliable partner that has provided accommodation for a large number of athletes and officials at a special price. Please ask for details regarding the Challenge Roth special price when booking your accommodation at phone No. +49 (0)911 8922 – 0
For further information please click here.
or A as in ascents
Parts of the bike course (90 % of which are closed for oncoming traffic) are rather hilly and include three ascents. These have a percentage of 6 to 10 % and are 800 to 1,500 metres long.
The run course is flat apart from two short ascents. 70 % of the course is on hard-surface forest roads, 30 % on asphalt-paved roads.
B as in bag check-in for individual starters
Each participant obtains three differently coloured bags with his/her start documents. Please use the bags as follows:
• The green bag is for the clothes you take off before the start. This bag is deposited at the entrance of the transition zone on race day, after you have taken off your “normal” clothes and changed into your wetsuit.
• Please put your bike clothes into the red bag. This bag can only be checked in on race day in the morning. It is to be deposited in front of the changing tent at the transition zone.
• Please put your running clothes into the blue bag. This bag must be deposited already on Saturday when checking-in your bike. The blue bag cannot be deposited any more on race day! For further information please also have a look at C as in check-in (bike).
or B as in bag check-in for relay starters
Each relay obtains three differently coloured bags with their start documents. Please use the bags as follows:
• The swimmer of the relay team puts his/her “normal” clothes into the green bag and deposits it in the relay area of transition zone I with his/her start number.
• The cyclist of the relay team puts his/her “normal” clothes into the red bag and leaves it at the truck near the swim start. From there the bag will be taken to transition zone II.
• The runner of the relay team puts his/her “normal” clothes into the blue bag. The bag is to be deposited in transition zone II. The bag will then be taken to the massage tent, where the runner can collect it after the race.
or B as in beer mile
Legendary section of the race course at the town of Eckersmühlen, where crowds of spectators sit along the roadside on beer benches and enjoy a drink (mostly beer). Don`t be surprised if a cyclist stops and takes a hearty draught.
or B as in Best Western
Best Western is hotel partner of Challenge Roth. The hotels in the Nuremberg region have an ideal transport connection to Roth. Best Western offers a special rate to Challenge Roth participants. For further information please click here.
or B as in bike course
The bike course starts at the Hilpoltstein landing stage, comprises two laps of 85.5 km each and ends in Roth (another 9 km distance). The course leads from the Rothsee lake via Eckersmühlen to Wallesau – Laffenau – Heideck – Selingstadt – Alfershausen – Thalmässing – Greding – Röckenhofen – Obermässing – Karm – Weinsfeld – Eysölden – Tiefenbach – Unterrödel – Hilpoltstein – Solar – Pierheim – Mörlach – Hilpoltstein – Heuberg – Haimpfarrich – Eckersmühlen.
90% of the course is closed to oncoming traffic. The race course includes several hills, among them three substantial ascents. These have a percentage of 6 to 10% and are 800 to 1,500 metres long.
Special hot spots for the spectators are located at the Kalvarienberg in Greding, Solarer Berg in Hilpoltstein, “beer mile” in Eckersmühlen, Selingstädter Berg in Heideck and the road through Thalmässing.
or B as in bike service
or B as in broadcast on the Internet
If you can’t come to Roth on race day, but do not want to miss anything, you can watch the race from all over the world here.