Road to Roth

One month before DATEV Challenge Roth.
In the very heart of the city, in the middle of Heilbronn starts the future Road to Roth. The SPARKASSE Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi is becoming the 28th and thus the youngest member of the CHALLENGE FAMILY. Three weeks before the legendary DATEV CHALLENGE ROTH, on June 21, 2015 the starting pistol will be fired in the heart of Heilbronn for the biggest CHALLENGE Half in Germany. Hence, Heilbronn is the best preparation for the classic long distance triathlon in Roth.

The SPARKASSE Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi originates from the SPARKASSEN CityTriathlon Heilbronn powered by Audi. Within five years the organisers Erich Hoffmann, Achim Kern and Christoph Troßbach got a sport contest in their home town off the ground that has become a highlight in national and international triathlon race calendars since the very first year and enjoys outstanding reputation with the triathletes. With this event, the Challenge Family remains true to itself: As Zibi Szlufcik, executive secretary of the Challenge Family GmbH said: “The triathlon family is enriched by the SPARKASSE Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi which is not only excellently but primarily passionately organised.”

“In the very heart of the city – this remains our trademark and with this our recipe of success”, Christoph Troßbach, who is one of the organizers, is certain of. “Because of its direct contact to the city the SPARKASSE Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi guarantees its athletes a top-triathlon race.”

With a great logistical feat of SPARKASSE Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi unified the entire competition area in the heart of the City: Hotels, registration, TriaMesse, Press Conference, pasta party, launch, swimming, transition zone, start / end of cycling, running and the hard-won goal with large athletes’ garden no 400 meters apart!

"Compact, unified, central -just awesome," described the co-organizer Erich Hoffmann of SPARKASSE Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi. The swim in the "Neckar-Arena swimming", followed by the change in a perfectly organized single exchange zone, next is the enchanting, nonetheless challenging bike ride through the beautiful vineyard scenery in Zabergäu. Along romantic vineyards leads the 90 km course on excellent paved roads, fully secured by hundreds of volunteers. Back in the heart of the City is the running track. After 21 km through the city center, the final will be a terrific finish in the "Marketplace Stadium" in front of the historic town hall and thousands of spectators awaiting the athletes at the Finish Line. Achim Kern, the third co-organizer is enthusiastic: "Together with the Challenge Family, we want to welcome the world in Heilbronn! We accompany the athletes on their way to Roth and support them through a high-profile and perfectly organized event in the heart of the city."

Course Details.
3 distances open for single starters and for teams as well
• Challenge Half: 1,9km Swim / 90km Bike / 21km Run
• Olympic Distance: 1,5km Swim / 47km Bike / 10km Run
• Short Distance: 500m Swim / 23km Bike / 5km Run

Information and registration. 
On June 21, 2015 and therefore exactly three weeks before the DATEV Challenge Roth is the start of the SPARKASSE Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi. The registration is already open on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 11.00 am at www.challenge-heilbronn.de. Here you will find all information about the routes, the location and a lot of impressions. On facebook the SPARKASSE Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi is available at www.facebook.com/ChallengeHeilbronn.

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