Welcome to the "Challenge alphabet"
Here you can find some information and answers to frequently asked questions. We hope you will enjoy it!
R as in race directors
Those who have already taken part in the CR can confirm that the event is perfectly organized. That’s why we have our 25 race directors, who give their very best for all participants every year together with more than 4,500 volunteers. Of course, we are trying to improve the organization every year in order to ensure a very special triathlon experience for each participant.
or R as in race meeting
For the top athletes who are invited to join the press conference the race meeting takes place on Thursday at 10 a.m. before the press conference.
There are several race meetings on Saturday. They take place at the pavilion as follows:
First we have the race meeting in Spanish language at 12 a.m., followed by the race meeting in Italian language at 1 p.m.
At 5 p.m. the French race meeting takes place.
In the evening all German- and English-speaking athletes are invited to join the race meeting for the Challenge Roth and the Challenge German Championship at the pavilion at 6 p.m. Finally, at 7 p.m. we will have the race meeting for the German relay teams.
The English relay teams are informed at 7.30 p.m. in the press centre at the “Schützenhaus”.
or R as in registration
As an individual starter you can simply come to the registration tent at the Triathlon Park during the opening hours of the registration office. There will be lists from which the start numbers are apparent (the start numbers are also available on the Internet shortly before the event). Please join the end of the queue that corresponds to your start number.
IMPORTANT: The start documents can only be collected personally and after having presented your ID card/passport for identification.
For relay teams there are two possibilities: If all three members of the relay team have signed the disclaimer and indemnification, it is sufficient for one member to collect the start documents. Of course, the relay member also requires his/her ID card/passport for identification.
In case one or more members of the relay team have not signed the disclaimer and indemnification, these members must come to the registration office together and collect the start documents. Since the documents for all three members of the relay team are packed in one bag, it is compulsory that they come to the registration office together!
Please hold your documents ready in order to save time.
or R as in registration office
The registration office is located in the smaller one of the two tents behind the pond at the Triathlon Park. Its opening hours are as follows:
noon to 06:00 pm
09:00 am to 09:00 pm
09:00 am to 03:00 pm
You can take your start number from the list of starters that will be hung at the entrance. The start documents and the licences of the day are handed out at all counters according to the start numbers.
There are separate counters for relay teams as well as for French and Spanish starters.
At the registration office you can also obtain additional tickets for the carbo party for your family and friends at a price of EUR15 each. Attention - there are only a limited number of additional tickets. Children aged younger than 12 years are free of charge.
or R as in relay (looking for team members)
You would like to take part in the Challenge Roth in a relay team, or you have already found a relay partner, but the third athlete is still missing? Have a look at our relay exchange in the forum. Even (and in particular) a few days before the race almost everybody will find matching partners here.
or R as in relay teams (changes)
If a member of a relay team drops out shortly before the event, the remaining members might be disappointed, but there is no reason to panic. In this case, please observe the following:
1. From 2011 on you can discretely change members of your relay online. Therefore, you need the user name and password given during the online registration.
2. If you found a substitute please send in a new registration form stating the signature of the new member of your relay. You find the contact details here.
3. If you have not found a substitute yet, please have a look at our forum.
or R as in results
The results are available on our homepage immediately after the race. Furthermore, each participant will receive a certificate including finisher photo as well as a list of results within several weeks after the event.
or R as in run course
The marathon consists of a course with two turning marks (at kilometres 12 and 28), the Roth landing stage being a central point. The run course leads from the P+R parking lot in Roth along the canal towards the Leerstetten sluice gate to Schwand (turning mark 1).
From there the course returns towards Haimpfarrich – Eckersmühlen – Eichelburg to the second turning mark and – after passing the inner city of Roth - back to the finish-line at the Roth Triathlon Park.
Apart from two short ascents, the course is flat and 70 % of the course is on solid forest roads, 30 % on asphalt.
Special hot spots for spectators are located at Haimpfarrich, the Roth landing stage, Leerstetten sluice gate, turning mark 1 in Schwand, canal bridge at Eckersmühlen-Eichelburg as well as the market place in Roth.