After two successful years with the triathlon event CHALLENGE BILLUND-HERNING getting the ETU European Half Distance Triathlon Championships. The athletes will swim 1.9 km, bike 90 km and run 21.1km during the race.
Centered in the spectacular Jutland region, Challenge Family’s return to Denmark promises to delight athletes and families alike with its unique focus around Legoland Billund Resort.
The swim takes place in Fuglsang Lake in Herning, a city renowned for its sporting events and facilities. The cycle heads south towards Billund. The route is flat and fast and athletes can expect some fast times from this course. The race will go through some of the same parts of the country as the Giro d’Italia did in 2012 when the race visited Denmark.
The run course is centered in and around Legoland Billund Resort and is flat and fast, including a special feature of a lap around the horse racing track before finishing in the heart of Lalandia, home to Denmark’s largest water park and tropical holiday centre.
Challenge Denmark is surrounded by numerous attractions and places to visit for the whole family, one of those being Legoland the famous theme park, but the area has a lot more to offer. Lalandia is a very popular holiday resort with a large water park full of slides. Or if the family wants to say hello to 40 roaring lions, that is possible at Givskud Zoo. The beautiful beaches of the North Sea are only a one hour drive away. The options are plentiful and with a race date in the beginning of the Danish summer, the area in and around Herning and Billund will be full of life and local activities.