Aid stations

Aid stations
At the aid stations products will always be offered in the same order:

Bike course – aid stations are located approx. every 17.5 km:
water – bananas – ISO – energy bars – gels – water

On the second bike lap, cola will additionally be offered at the last aid station (Solar).

Run course – aid stations are located every 1,5 km:
ISO – water – cola – gels – energy bars – bread – dried fruit – rice cake – bananas – apples – melons - lemons – water – warm soup – red bull-water-mix

Possibility to bring one’s own food and drinks:
Competitors have the opportunity to ask accompanying persons to provide them with their own food and drinks up to 100m after every aid station on the bike as well as on the run course.
Athletes have to arrange themselves for a person to hand them their food and drinks. The race organizer does not assume any responsibility for such privately organized services.

Squeezy Sportsnutrition

On the bike and rund course of the DATEV Challenge Roth 2020 the following products will be offered:
• SQUEEZY  SUPER ENERGY GEL Cola (without fructose, with caffeine)

On the run course additionally the following product is offered:
• ENERGY DRINK GEL Raspberry (without fructose)


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4th discipline
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Challenge Training Camps and Events

Join the DATEV Challenge Roth accompanying events in co-operation with Professional Endurance Team, and get into the mood fort he „best old race“, practice with experts, get the best tips and feel the famous Challenge spirit together with fellow athletes!


Challenge Kick-Off Weekend to start the Challenge Year
Save the date: 5/6 May 2018!

The "35 Years Triathlon in Roth” jubilee year is about to kick off with the first "don’t-miss event of the year", the big Challenge Kick-Off weekend. The event combines training and fundraising in preparation for DATEV Challenge Roth on July 1 - lots of fun, and great training opportunities combined with the famous celebrity bike ride bring the “Challenge feeling" to spring!

Power-start with CHALLENGE WOMEN
The weekend starts on Saturday morning at 10:00am with the CHALLENGE WOMEN Active Day in cooperation with the Sparkasse Mittelfranken South at Westring 38, Roth. The day starts with a training run (including running ABC) for women with top athlete Daniela Sämmler. The event ends with a joint stretching and stretching exercise and a Get2gether over coffee, tea and delicious brunch (, registration: or via Facebook).

Raise funds at the Charity Swim
The Charity Swim in the Roth Swimming Pool takes place from 2:00pm to 6:00pm with a focus on  “every lap counts”. 50 cents will be donated to charity for each lap swum. The event is supported by Sparkasse Mittelfranken-Süd, Memmert GmbH + Co. KG and Speck Pumpen GmbH + Co. KG. This year the proceeds of the Charity Swim go to Roth’s ClinicClowns campaign which aims to bring a smile to sick people. At 5:00pm there is the big "celebrity swim", where well-known triathlon celebrities from Roth and the region swim for a good cause. Important: For the charity swim night, no advance booking is necessary, everyone taking part on 5 May can enter the pool with reduced admission, whether swimming or helping. Further information: TEAMCHALLENGE GmbH, Telephone 09171/8955000.

Day Two: Official bike and run course recce
Another highlight of the Kick Off Weekend is the opportunity to ride the famous DATEV Challenge Roth bike course with local pro athletes and other local celebrities. This is organized by Matthias Fritsch (Professional Endurance Team) and starts at 9:00am. In the afternoon from 2:30pm TEAMCHALLENGE will take you from the Park & ​​Ride car park to the second turnaround point „Steinerne Eiche“ (WZ2) on the run course in Büchenbach and back again. On both the bike and run, the Professional Endurance Team and triathlon professionals will give useful tips for race day, explain the transition zones and course. All this is completely free! Kick-off weekend is un-missable for all DATEV Challenge Roth athletes (especially for newbies) and is the perfect preparation for the "Best Old Race"! Registrations:

>>>You can download the whole programme here


Further Information and Registration you can find here

GPS-File provided by LiveRank / SAS-Technologies

Here you can download the GPS-File of the bik course of DATEV Challenge Roth. (42.5 KiB)

Here you can download the GPS-File of the run course of DATEV Challenge Roth. (11.8 KiB)


In order to provide even better service for all athletes as regards their training on the original race course of DATEV Challenge Roth, TEAMCHALLENGE now offers new, GPS-Files of the bike and run course. The maps are now available for download, so athletes can save them on their navigation devices and always keep an eye on the race course during their training.

The GPS-Files are provided by LiveRank / SAS-Technologies