In June of this year over 2,200 national and international athletes will descend upon Galway to take part in CHALLENGE Galway – the first ever long distance CHALLENGE triathlon to take place in Ireland. There is an excitement brewing in the ‘City of the Tribes’ for this major international sporting event, something the city has been devoid of since the Volvo Ocean Race in 2012. Here in Europcar we’re delighted to be a sponsor of what promises to be a magnificent event and are extremely proud of our members of staff who have signed up to CHALLENGE themselves.
The race will take place on the 26th of June. Participants can choose between the full course and a half course. The half course consists of a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and a 21.1km run while the full course is double that: 2,8km swim, 180km cycle and a 42.2km run to top it all off. This is most certainly a test of strength for all those taking part but I’m sure the stunning landscape of County Galway might just inspire as they take on this feat.
CHALLENGE Galway is set to become an annual event which will see thousands of spectators from home and abroad show up to cheer on these supreme athletes. For those visiting Galway for the first time, they are surely in for a treat. Galway is one of Ireland’s top destinations and home to probably the best cultural atmosphere on the island.
As sponsors we are offering those in need of a vehicle for the event the chance to upgrade their selected class for free. For more details on this deal simply click here.