CHALLENGEHEILBRONN has announced some changes for the coming edition, based on athlete’s feedback. The biggest change is the new transition zone, which will be much larger than previous editions.

Event hosts Kai and Rik Sauser used the time after the anniversary race to go through feedback and ideas for improvement and to check where improvements for athletes could be applied. Many athletes have asked for the transition zone to be broadened and it was possible to meet this requirement with a completely new transition zone: from now on, the transition from swim to bike and from bike to run will be held a bit up river at the Franken Stadium.

In order to keep the distances short, the swim course has also been adapted. Swimmers will go downstream towards Neckar Island, the previous swim exit, and then back towards the stadium. Thus, the entry and the exit to the swim will also change.

The courses of the other two disciplines, biking and running, will by and large stay the same as in 2019. There will still be a 5km round course for Sprint and Olympic Distance and a 7km lap for Challenge Half.

“Each year we work on making the race even better, according to the CHALLENGEFAMILY claim ‘All for the athlete”, says Kai Sauser. “We are very pleased to finally be able to offer the athletes enough space with the new transition zone and to design their way with or without the bike as broad as necessary. Furthermore, we are happy that the Franken Stadium gives us some planning reliability for the next years.”

It’s less than half a year until the starting signal is given for the next hep CHALLENGEHEILBRONN powered by Audi on 21st of June 2020. More than 1,700 athletes have already decided for racing #intheheartofthecity and have registered. Registrations for hep CHALLENGEHEILBRONN powered by Audi are possible until 15th of May 2020, subject to reaching the maximum number of participants.

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