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Felix Walchshöfer

The dream maker

The official term "race director" is actually far too little to describe Felix. Jack-of-all-trades is probably a better description. There is probably no other person who lives triathlon like Felix. Felix's brain revolves 364 days a year around making triathlon even better (only on Alice's birthday does everything revolve around Queen Mum 😊). Colleagues are therefore delighted every morning to receive new, completely convincing ideas. Felix is always thinking ahead. The ambition is always to make the race better every year.

Markus Englert

The everything expert

When Markus started with us, he still had hair! This time-honoured saying is always enjoyed by his colleagues. He founded a school café with Kathrin back in grade nine and has been involved in Challenge in various positions since he was a teenager. In the meantime, he has left the school café, but Markus takes care of the expo, finances and contracts. But he can also do almost everything. When colleagues get stuck on technical matters, Markus is always the go-to person. He is by far the best indoor golfer in our company sports group and is rarely at a loss for words.

Tina Freitag

An ear for the athletes

She was already with us for half a year as an intern in 2019 and somehow Tina has landed with us again after a creative break of three years. As Head of Athlete Services, Tina takes care of all the worries and needs of our participants. She also has a part-time job as a dog mum and can usually be found in some mountain region at the weekends.

Thorben Gerdes

Quality first

Until we got to know Thorben as an intern, we didn't know we needed a Thorben as a permanent employee. He convinced us completely with his northern German "temperament". With his help, we want to make sure that everyone involved in the Roth Triathlon is satisfied with their experience. With his new appointment in 2023, we have become a bit younger.

Elke Angermann

Queen of Homestay

She is actually already retired, but she just can't leave it alone. Elke is always on the lookout for a home: she keeps in touch with our own homestay families for our top athletes. She is also happy to support athletes with physical disabilities with her knowledge of accommodation options.



Of course we also have a wild dog. Olaf has been keeping us on our toes since the end of 2022. A rescued Galgo from Spain, he has taken our hearts by storm. He is probably our strongest colleague by far, but has always managed to avoid any physical office work.



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Ben Schwarz, Landrat

Board of Arbitration:
Felix Walchshöfer, DTU, BTV

Overall Direction:
Felix Walchshöfer, Kathrin Walchshöfer-Helneder, Alice Walchshöfer

Hans Raithel, Olaf Pfeiffer  (Schwimmen) Werner Crusius, Klaus Rettlinger, Phillip Rettlinger, Jürgen Baumann (Wechselzone I), Erich Heumann, Jürgen Klieber. Moritz Nederkorn (Radfahren) Stefan Wenzel, Nicolette Wenzel (Sicherheit und Verkehr) Thomas Rinnagl, Waldemar Blank, Jochen Gürtler (Wechselzone II), Thomas Schäf, Mäggy Wegler, Benjamin Wegler (Laufen) Alex Bott, Daniel Schiexl, Gunnar Lotzwick (Technik-Festplatz), Helene Bauer, Luise Köstler (Zielverpflegung) Peter Seiter, Jürgen Heilmann (Logistik und Motorrad) Holger Blöcker, Frank Frenzel (Massage)  Pierre Gubo, Sven Stiefvater (Medizinische Betreuung BRK) Andrea Raithel (Wettkampfbestimmungen), Gerlinde Kerling (Information), dazu Bettina Weißflach (Motorradeinteilung)

Office TEAMChallenge:
Markus Englert, Miriam Schmohl, Heiko Wörrlein, Tina Freitag, Katharina Blohm, Thorben Gerdes, Elke Angermann

Florian Sosna

Athlete serivce:
Tina Freitag (Leitung), Nury Arenas Forero, Andrea Binder, Sandra Dürsch, Marina Maueröder, Mona Merz, Tanja Wellert, Ursula Schneeweiss, Kerstin Zimmer, Chiara Stauber, Caroline Credé.

Haddi Thoene, Bob Babbitt, Julian Meinhold

Christina Waibl, Karin Büttner

Heiko Wörrlein

Victoria Murray-Orr, Christoph Raithel, Vicky Elsasser, Stefan Burger, Sven Heinz, Simon Fischer, Joel Bougnot, Marco Nikolaus, Lars Pamler, Heike Liedtke, Bernhard Bergauer, Markus Kaiser.

Social Media:
all year: Heiko Wörrlein

race week: Sophie Prange, Zsanna Filep

Media bus:
Rainer Schneider, Claus Rathnow

VIP support:
Alexander Deß, Alida Meier, Andrea Raithel, Andreas Bode, Barbara Peter, Bernd Helneder, Bettina Rauscher, Jashua Grünwald, Johann Bauer, Kürsat Gökce, Martin Weiß, Oliver Wellert, Sonja Gehrisch, Tanja Wellert, Thomas Deß, Thorsten Schmohl, Tobias Greim

Doping control:

Medical service:
BRK Kreisverband Südfranken
Bereitschaften des BRK-Kreisverband Südfranken

Water Rescue Services:
Wasserwacht des BRK-Kreisverband Südfranken

Technical Service:
Stadtbauamt Roth und Hilpoltstein, Kreisbauamt, THW Hilpoltstein

Volunteering Clubs and Organizations:
Freundeskreis Nürnberg, Kajakclub Rednitzhembach, TV Fürth 1860 Kanuabteilung, TSG 08 Roth, RTC Schwabach, Skiclub Heideck, Berufsfachschule für Physiotherapie und Massage des DEB gGmbH Schwabach, Döpfer-Schulen für Physiotherapie und Massage Nürnberg, Berufsfachschule für Physiotherapie und Massage Erlangen, TV Hilpoltstein, TV Eckersmühlen, TV Thalmässing Triathlon, Triathlon Windschatten Neumarkt, SV Rednitzhembach Radsport-Triathlon, Sparkasse Roth – Tennisabteilung, SC Schwand/RGR Rednitzhembach, TSV Katzwang, TSV Spalt, SV Großweingarten, TSV Greding Triathlonabteilung, TSV Eysölden, SV Pfaffenhofen, TV 1848 Schwabach, AKNB-Verband der Böllerschützen, Harley-Club Frankfurt, Fahrschule Burger Heideck, Landjugend Röttenbach und viele freiwillige Helfer

Fire departments:
FFW Roth, Hilpoltstein, Büchenbach, Eckersmühlen, Wallesau, Pfaffenhofen, Laffenau, Selingstadt, Alfershausen, Thalmässing, Greding, Obermässing, Lay, Karm, Weinsfeld, Eysölden, Tiefenbach, Unterrödel, Solar-Grauwinkel, Hofstetten, Marquardsholz, Pierheim, Mörlach, Heuberg, Haimpfarrich, Allersberg, Hagenbuch, Birkach, Schwand

Grafic Care: Vicky Elsasser