Nothing stands in the way of the triathlon festival

DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep can take place without Covid restrictions / constructive coordination with the local authorities / side events also approved

The special ROTH feeling is coming back. The athletes’ dreams will come true at the world’s largest long-distance triathlon on 3 July with no Covid restrictions. After working closely with the health department and Roth district office, the Walchshöfer family and their team can now confidently plan for a relaxed race week for all triathlon fans.

"After the recent difficult years, it is now especially important for people that events such as DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep can take place again on a large scale," says race director, Felix Walchshöfer. "Last year we showed we can handle the responsibility regarding Corona well. That's why we're really looking forward to welcoming our spectators, all the volunteers and, of course, our athletes from all over the world, some of whom have been waiting to race for almost three years."


Course cheering zones

To support the athletes, there will again be many cheering zones along the entire course such as Solarer Berg and Kalvarienberg. These are traditionally organised by teams, clubs, and organisations from both the Roth region and from all over Germany and Austria with plenty of enthusiasm and love for the sport of triathlon. The famous swim start bridge - a highlight of the day for many - will again be freely accessible for spectators.


Camping at the swim start

Since the Covid situation has eased there is also good news for camping fans. TEAMCHALLENGE can offer camping facilities adjacent to the swim start from the Wednesday before the race to the Wednesday after the race. As in pre-Covid years, people can camp there free of charge in a designated area. A reservation is not required.


No restrictions in the Triathlon Park

Also this year, the world's largest triathlon expo will take place around DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep. There are no Covid restrictions for exhibitors nor for any supporting events related to the race, such as the Challenge Women run, the Junior Challenge / Challenge for All, Night Run, Erdinger Hut Evening or the Bambini Run. There is, however, a change for the Bernbach Pasta Party. This year it will be decentralised, so athletes can catch up with their friends easily. When the race packs are handed out, all athletes will receive a voucher which they can exchange for a free meal in the food court.

As a thank you for the amazing contribution from the thousands of volunteers, the Volunteer Party will once again take place again on the Monday. As every year, the popular volunteer film will be shown at this celebration.

According to the German law there is the requirement to wear a FFP2 mask in our shuttle busses. "We would like to thank the health department and the Roth district office in all forms. The constructive cooperation not only this year, but since the beginning of the pandemic has helped us immensely to organise a safe and high-quality event,” said Walchshöfer.

Although there are no restrictions on the number of participants in sporting events, TEAMCHALLENGE has reduced the number of athletes by almost 200 compared to 2019 to ensure more space on the course. This year, around 3,200 individual athletes and almost 650 relay teams will start.

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