Challenge-Family today announced additional opportunities for age group athletes to secure a guaranteed spot at DATEV Challenge ROTH 2016 through its series of 44 full and half distance triathlons.
When entries open in July to Challenge-Family's flagship race and the world's largest long distance triathlon, Challenge ROTH, they sell out in a matter of seconds. Now athletes competing inChallenge-Family full or half distance events around the globe have an extra chance to earn a spot at this coveted race.
In line with Challenge-Family's commitment to inclusivity, the slots will not be awarded based on performance. Instead they will be awarded through athlete engagement with the individual Challenge-Family races around the world, allowing everyone a chance to take advantage of this offer.
There are 10 slots available at each half distance and 15 at each full distance race, awarded to the athletes who are judged the best ambassadors for the event they are racing at. This could be through their social media activity, charity fundraising or other activity as defined by the individual races.
"We're excited to increase the opportunity to race the legendary Challenge ROTH for our loyal athletes and also increase our engagement with them," said Challenge-Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik. "We want to ensure that athletes of all abilities are able to enjoy the memorable life experience that is Roth – who can forget the roar of Solar Hill or the unequalled spectacle of the finish line? We look forward to working with all our races to making the dreams of triathletes around the world come true!"
Further details on how athletes can win the Challenge ROTH slots will be revealed by the individual races over the next few weeks, as well as through Challenge-Family's social media channels and web site.