Taking place on 17 May 2020, Challenge Bled aims to open up a new chapter for Challenge Family in the centre of Europe. According to the organising team, it will feature 'one of the most scenic courses in the whole triathlon world.'
Bled is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe. Located on the shores of Lake Bled, it can be found in the northwest region of Slovenia. Because of its surroundings, Bled is one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia giving it plenty of accommodation and airports.
The swim course is set in Lake Bled, with a picturesque island and Bled Castle sitting enthroned above the lakefront. On the bike course, athletes will experience the Triglav National Park with a route that runs along the Bohinj Lake and leads up to the World Cup Biathlon Center of Pokljuka.
Bled is the cradle of Slovenian triathlon since 1984. It is therefore a logical consequence that the triathlon event under the Challenge Family license has found its place in Bled. As Bled and its surroundings are undoubtedly the pearl of Slovenian tourism, it is also the centre of Slovenian sport - the world’s best rowers, biathletes, ski jumpers, alpine skiers, hockey players, cyclists and triathletes originate from this region.
The local organising team led by Miro Kregar (13x Ultraman Hawaii World Championships Finisher and IRONMAN Certified triathlon coach) has longstanding triathlon event experience in organising international events in Bled, such as the Bled ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup, Loveman Slovenian Half distance triathlon 2010 & 2011, Triathlon Race of Nations etc.