1 lap of 1,9km
CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM starts with one swim laps of 1,9 kilometers in the Weerwater (blue line). The start is next to the Theater Almere on the Esplanade in Almere Stad. You will swim clockwise. The first transition from swimming to the bike takes place on the Esplanade.
94% of the participants think the swim course is (very) good!
1 lap of 98 km
The bike course of the CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM Middle Distance triathlon has a 1-lap structure. A connecting road takes you alongside the lake Weerwater and through the woods of Almere Haven. Once arrived at the dike, the first lap starts in westward direction. For about 45 km (until you’ve reached Flevoland’s capital Lelystad) there will be water on you’re left-hand side. On clear days, this passage will provide a spectacular view of Amsterdam at the other side of the IJmeer. At your right side you will pass the Oostvaardersplassen, a wildlife reserve containing numerous animal species. At the roundabout in Lelystad you turn right to cross the polder while cruising on the reclaimed land below sea-level. From there it’s all about straight roads, wind, and the elements in the polder. A bridge will take you to the Zeewolde territory.
After reaching the dike again there’s an important choice to make. Participants of the Middle Distance triathlon will turn right towards Transition 2. After lap one the Challenge Long Distance athletes go straight on to a second lap of dike and polder.
After finishing lap 1 and returning to Almere, also the second transition will take place on the Esplanade in Almere Stad.
90% of the participants think the bike course is (very) good!
3 laps of 7km
From the Esplanade, you start your running course through the modern architecture of the city centre. The centre of attention is the green area around the Weerwater, the lake in the middle of Almere that once was a sea. The running course consists of three laps to be completed before finishing on the Esplanade.
94% of the participants say the run course is (very) good!
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