The International Challenge Moscow Middle Distance and Super Sprint scheduled for August 15, 2021 will be held on June 26, 2022.
We follow the Challenge Family recommendations and comply with the orders of the Russian government authorities.
This year brought a lot of trouble to the Organizing Team and was a great challenge for each participant. We appreciate your commitment and your trust, and we are preparing a top class event that will become a major sports festival in the capital city in 2022.
Like everyone else in the sports industry, we believe that 2022 will bring stability and let the participants from 20 countries and 150 cities meet at the scratch line.
The Organizing Team is doing everything possible to make the big event happen in 2022. Presently, the lists of participants are being formed for June 26, 2022.
Best regards from
Challenge Moscow Team
On June 26, 2022, Moscow will for the first time host the World Triathlon Challenge Series Stage.
Madrid, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Davos, Cancun, Miami, Cape Town, and from this year also Moscow, are the participants of the international start of the Challenge. Millions of triathlon fans have turned their attention to our capital.
The visit of ambassadors from 10 European countries is scheduled for the event opening ceremony.
More than 100 closed streets, 401 heavy vehicles, four kilometers of red carpets await the participants.
Triathlon competition will be held in the very center of the capital and will include starts for super sprint distance beginners (350-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run) and professionals – the most popular half-iron distance (1.9-kilometer swim, 90-kilometer bike and 21.1-kilometer run).
The swimming stage of the triathlon will take place at the legendary Olympic facility – the Krylatskoye Grebnoy Canal. After the transition area, where competitors will change their equipment, they will proceed to the cycling stage, which will start at the Nizhniye Mnevniki Street and Zvenigorodskoe Highway. The competitors will have to overcome the main part of the cycling stage along the Sadovoe Kolso. After the second transition area, the athletes will have to complete the running stage of the triathlon, which will take place along the Moskva River Embankment in the capital’s most picturesque place – the Gorky Park.
In addition to individual competitors, relay teams will take part in the start, where each competitor must do one stage of the triathlon, as well as a Corporate Cup will be held. Teams of Rosatom, Sberbank, Technonicol, Business Russia and Ledokol Club have already confirmed their participation in the Cup. Development of corporate sports is an important component for the growth of investments in the sports industry market.
The athletes will test unique innovations of domestic manufacturers.
Not only the best triathletes of Russia will take part in the start of the Challenge Moscow, but also the arrival of foreign athletes is planned, for whom special invitations will be organized.
The Challenge Family international series holds events on all continents, in 21 countries of the world, unites more than 75,000 triathletes, more than 100 million spectators. Madrid, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Davos are hosts of the Challenge.
Moscow is hosting an international triathlon for the first time. Supported by Department of Physical Culture and Sports of the City of Moscow and Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, one of priority goals is being implemented – promotion of a sports lifestyle and upbringing of a healthy nation.
Professional athletes, corporate teams and clubs of amateur triathletes will fight in a hot race to cross Moscow.
The organizers are in touch with Rospotrebnadzor and comply with all the requirements for the safe conduct of the start, each participant must undergo PCR testing and is responsible for compliance with all face mask requirements. And the organizers also strictly comply with the Mayor’s Decree of June 22, form a QR-code system for all participants of the event. And spectators will be able to watch the event remotely.
Our capital is becoming a place of attraction for the world’s best athletes and foreign and Russian media. Triathlon influences every family. The official partner of the Moscow’s competition is the Freedom Finance investment company.
We express our gratitude to the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation and Department of Physical Culture and Sports of the City of Moscow.
Press Service, Secretary of the Challenge Moscow Organizing Committee
Moscow is the capital of Russia and has hosted amongst others the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. You’ll find beautiful architecture, world-famous buildings as the Kremlin and, of course, sightseeings as the Red Square.
Throughout the year, Moscow is hosting world-class competitions in the capital. CHALLENGEMOSCOW will be one of these events. The city will show a high level of hospitality for the CHALLENGEMOSCOW participants
- Moscow is the largest metropolis in Europe, comparable to cities as New York. The length of all streets is 4500 km and our CHALLENGEMOSCOW course runs along the most beautiful of them.
- Via the Moskva River, the place where the CHALLENGEMOSCOW swim will take place, you can get to the Arctic Ocean.
- The Moscow Kremlin is the largest operating fortress in Europe and one of the largest museums in the world. It also houses the oldest clock in Russia – the chimes are almost 500 years old. Athletes will ride along the Kremlin embankment.
- Moscow has 400 private and state museums, over 100 theaters, 31 concert halls and over 800 cathedrals and chapels.
- The Grebnoy channel is a place for rowing races: the best Russian and European competitions are held in this picturesque place. Of course the CHALLENGEMOSCOW athletes will cross this iconic location.
About the race
CHALLENGEMOSCOW is the first Middle Distance race in Russia. This, together with the exciting side events taking place the day after the main event, will target all triathletes, artists, celebrities, entrepreneurs and sports fans
CHALLENGEMOSCOW will be the centre of activity for both the Middle Distance as well as the unique side events, which include:
- Sprint Distance Triathlon with celebrities and Russian top businessman’s
- Middle Distance Triathlon
- 5 km Man’s & Women’s run
- 1km Junior & Kid’s Run
In the most beautiful park in Moscow, Gorky Park, tents for athletes and recreation areas will be set up, a wonderful evening program with fireworks and a big music concert will be organized, and areas for children’s entertainment will be organized separately.
As said, the flat and fast bike course will partly take place around the speedway circuit before leading triathletes outside the track and onto the closed roads. After transitioning in the race venue, athletes tackle the run course which has been designed with spectators in mind. The atmosphere is sure to lift the athletes as they complete the course before reaching the red carpet and the incredible finish arch.
The best directors think over the most luxurious awards ceremony, fireworks over the Moskva River and gifts to all race participants, star participation, interviews, live broadcasts on the internet and on television. We will mark the cuisines of the peoples of Russia and we will treat our athletes after the race.