The Bavarian city of Regensburg – one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful – is to host a new Challenge Family long-distance triathlon in the summer of next year, finishing in the Cathedral Square of the Old Town.


The action will start on 14 August 2016 with a 3.8km swim in Lake Guggenberger, located just outside of town, followed by a 180km cycle through the Bavarian Forest Nature Reserve, finishing with a 42.2km run along the Danube before finishing in the centre of town.

With a 1,500m total elevation, the bike leg is sure to challenge athletes – the two climbs of significance are located around the 30km and 100km marks, and have a maximum elevation of around 600m. By comparison, Ironman Wales has a nearly identical total elevation of 1,530m but a maximum elevation of 174m, making the climbs much more spread out.