ETU European championships secured
Triathlon in the heart of the alps
24th of June - 27th of June 2021
The CHALLENGE KAISERWINKL-WALCHSEE announces with pride, passion and enthusiasm that next year the triathlon, aquathlon and aquabike European championships will be held at the legendary race in Kaiserwinkl in Tirol 2021.
After a year in which the CHALLENGE FAMILY had to cancel many races, including the CHALLENGE KAISERWINKL-WALCHSEE, it is still great that we can now announce this spectacular news.
The CHALLENGE KAISERWINKL-WALCHSEE wanted to organize the ETU European Championship 2020 this year, but due to the pandemic it could not take place. There is a new chance in 2021 and the European Championship will be held in three different disciplines. While the Aquathlon European Championships 2021 will take place on June 24th, the Middle Distance European Championships 2021 and the Aquabike
Sideevents - Challenge Women, Challenge Aquathlon, Challenge Junior & Challenge Aquabike
A dreamlike backdrop, a demanding course, thousands of enthusiastic spectators along the route, top stars from all over the world, – these are only some of the attributes that can be used to say what the event of the Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee is about.
The additional side events such as Challenge Aquathlon, Challenge Aquabike, Challenge Women and Junior Challenge, which ran from Friday to Sunday rounded off the family-friendly challenge weekend. Many of the athletes also used this event as an extension of their vacation, so the days before and after that there were still a lot of athletes and their families in the Kaiserwinkl.
We ask all Challenge participants, during the training preparations in the Kaiserwinkl, to take account of the STVO. We especially ask the cyclists during the crossings, or when driving through unclear areas to reduce the pace to prevent injury and accidents.
Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee register
Swim course 1,9 km
The 1.9km-long swimming distance is covered in Lake Walchsee in the foothills of mighty Kaisergebirge Mountain Range. 25m-deep Lake Walchsee with a water temperature of 20°C – 24°C and drinking water quality offers perfect conditions for a fast swim time.
Important information: the swim course crosses the motorboat and waterski line and is only released for raceday.
Running course 21,9 km
The slightly hilly running course leads around the lake promenade in four loops, past farm houses, in-between fields and meadows around the lake. Again and again picturesque views of the Kaiser Massif and Lake Walchsee can be enjoyed.
Bike Course 90 km
The cycling route leads from Walchsee slightly downwards on the B172 until the diversion to Bichlach. The route continues through Schwendt until the diversion with the B176 and then leads left slightly upwards through Schwendt until the roundabout in Kössen. Straight on to Kössen until the next roundabout, where is the second turning point. Then back to the first roundabout, right on the B172 back to Walchsee. After the Cafe Praschberger right into direction golf course and nature reserve “Schwemm”. At the end of the golf course right to Rettenschöss. Slightly hilly the cycling route leads through several small settlements of Rettenschöss. Then a stell descent follows until Primau. Attention the last kilometer of this descent is winding! At the end of this descent left on the main road B172 direction Walchsee. After 2,5 k on the main street left to the road until Miesberg and Schwaigs through Ankerwald back to Walchsee. After the fire station Walchsee turn right on the B172 until the ‘Liftstüberl’ (about 2km) From there back again on the B172 passing the transition zone, into the 2nd loop.
The Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee Aquathlon will take place within the eventweekend.
The 1 kilometer swim course is covered in Lake Walchsee in the foothills of mighty Kaisergebirge Mountain Range. 25m-deep Lake Walchsee with a water temperature of 20°C – 24°C and drinking water quality offers perfect conditions for a fast swim time. The 5 kilometer run course is set along Lake Walchsee and leads directly to the finish line.
The run, especially for women, takes place as a part of Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee weekend.
Whether beginner, hobby runner, ambitious runner or walker, all are warm welcome to run the classical women’s run distance of 5km.
The slightly hilly running course leads around the lake promenade in one loop, past farm houses, in-between fields and meadows around the lake.
Again and again picturesque views of the Kaiser Massif and Lake Walchsee can be enjoyed.
At the Junior-Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee it’s the day for the kids.
The competition will be an Aquathlon for girls and boys until 19 years, who can handle the given competition course without any help.
The swim is on clearly marked courses in the Walchsee. The start is near the Standcafe See la Vie below the triathlon park.
The run course is a flat course in the triathlon park and surrounding area.
The Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee Aquabike will take place. The start will be at the same time like the middle distance race.
The 1.9km-long swimming distance is covered in Lake Walchsee in the foothills of mighty Kaisergebirge Mountain Range. 25m-deep Lake Walchsee with a water temperature of 20°C – 24°C and drinking water quality offers perfect conditions for a fast swim time. The bike course is same as for the middle distance athletes and after that it goes directly to the finish line.