Junior Challenge

400m swim – 9km bike – 2km run

In 2024, CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM will again organize the Junior Challenge. This race for school attending youth takes place on Thursday, September 12th. It is being organized together with high school Echnaton on behalf of the KVLO-school sports, Olympic Moves. This makes it a Dutch Championship accessible for both professional athletes and recreational athletes.

The two days before the CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM in Almere, students are allowed to race on the official course. The distances are adjusted, creating a great challenge for students from secondary education. The students participate in two categories: under 16 years and 16 years and older.

The distances are:

  • 400m swimming in the Weerwater in Almere
  • 9km cycling
  • 2km running

This triathlon is a challenge for which stamina and endurance are needed. All this together make this is very spectacular!

Zone3 Swim Course


The Junior Challenge starts with one swim lap of 380m Challenge in the Weerwater. The start is next to Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland on the Esplanade in Almere Stad. You will swim counterclockwise. The first transition from swimming to the bike takes place on the Esplanade.

Bike Course

1 lap of 9km

The bike course of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam consists of one lap of 9km.

Run Course

1 lap of 2km

The  run course will take you along the Weerwater, passing the Esplanade. On your return you will go to the finish. 

What’s in the Challenge Race Kit?

Every participant receives the Challenge Race Kit: a bag filled with various goodies and gear you’ll need for the race.

  • Challenge swim cap
  • MyLaps Chip
  • Bib number
  • Athlete Wristband
  • Bike stickers
  • Helmet stickers
Junior Challenge
Pletzer Resorts
Anfi Group
Milieu Service Nederland
Almere City Marketing
Provincie Flevoland
Europe Triathlon
De Boer wetsuits
Quintana Roo
Challenge Family
GPS Buddy