EVENT

Challenge Taiwan 51.5

Olympic 51.5K - April 28, 2019​


 


1.5 km
SWIM


40 km
BIKE


10 km
RUN

SWIM – 1.5km


The swim course is set for Flowing Lake in TaiTung.

The two-lap swim is in a man-made reservoir with easy views for spectators to watch from the shore. The course starts from a pontoon in an anti-clockwise direction with a total of two turn buoys. The average water depth for most of the course is 2.5m. The swim course is in crystal clear water from a natural spring and mild temperatures.

The following rules will apply to the swim:

Wetsuit: to be confirmed at race briefing.
Event swim cap: compulsory and is provided at registration check-in.

Transition 1 (T1)

Exiting the swim course at Flowing Lake, will run out to T1 where the bikes and other gear will be pre-racked (by you). Your helmet must be clipped on before unracking your bike, and you must proceed on foot to exit T1 and head out onto the bike course.

 

BIKE – 40km​

The 40km bike is set on an undulating out-and-back which heads north between the soaring Carp Mountains and spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline.​

The course heads out of town over ZhongHua bridge and hits the coast shortly after XiaoYeLiu. After which it continues along Taiwan’s beautiful east coast rolling through Doulan and turning around before BaWonWon to head back to TaiTung city.

Aid Stations

Aid stations on the bike will be at the turn-around. It will have bike bottles with sports drink or water in them. 

Drafting

If you are caught drafting you will be penalized and/or disqualified. Please attend the Race Briefing for clarification on our drafting rules.

Transition 2 (T2)

Once you come to the end of the bike, you must dismount before you enter T2 and walk your bike to your numbered rack. 

 


RUN – 10km​


 

The run combines the cultural heart of Taitung city with the beautiful Pipa Lake Park, the surrounding tranquil rice fields and orchards and vibrant ocean promenade.​

 

At the Finish

Tie Hua Village, a vibrant destination in the heart of downtown Taitung, is filled with colourful and musical aroma. You can hear the melodies of the aboriginal culture from a distance away. Lined with a sea of colourful hot air balloon lanterns, this is the place to be in Taitung for a relaxing yet energetic atmosphere. 

As you come up the finish chute, take a little time to reflect on what you have achieved, and relish the experience of finishing Challenge Taiwan.