Blue Challenge Triatlón
The Ibiza Blue Challenge Triathlon is a competition that takes place over terrain that covers the Ibizan countryside, taking in the inaccessible cliffs of the northern island with distances of 2.5k swimming, 90k cycling and a 13k run for the half distance race, and 1.2k swimming, 45k cycling and an 8k run for the Olympic distance.
It is a genuine competition, extreme, really tough and one that will shatter any preconceived ideas you may have had about this sport. Competing in this contest is an important and extremely gruelling challenge. The event has been designed as a contest that shuns the idea of mass participants, allowing only a maximum of 100 competitors, in a venture harking back to the early days of the first triathlons when respect for nature in its purest state was paramount and athletes were faced with a series of adverse conditions and tough situations.
Saturday 04 June
6 pm to 8 pm – Collection of race bibs and gift set for all participants at the Santa Inés Cultural Centre.
7 pm – Technical meeting at Santa Inés Cultural Centre, where more details of the circuit will be provided, along with a weather forecast, and you can resolve any queries you may have and gain a clear idea of what awaits you on the day of the competition.
8pm to 9 pm- Delivery of bicycles to the organisation.
Sunday 05 June
05:30 – Departure by boat from the port of San Antonio to the swimming competition starting point for the half distance.
8 am – Departure by boat from the port of San Antonio to the Swimming competition starting point for the Olympic distance.
7 am – Start of the HALF triathlon.
9 am – Start of the Olympic triathlon.
1 pm – Finish of cycling circuit (time limit for swimming + bike for triathlon)
3 pm – Finish of triathlon challenge
3 pm – Closing celebratory meal and presentation of prizes for everyone taking part in the
event challenge zone (village of San Mateo).