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9 Sept, 2021 | Swim 380m • Bike 18k • Run 4.2k

Junior Challenge

In 2021, CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM will again organize the Junior Challenge. This race for school attending youth takes place on Thursday, September 9th. 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.

During the World Triathlon Multisport Championships 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: younger than 16 years and 16 years and older.

The distances are:

  • 380m swimming in the Weerwater in Almere
  • 18km cycling
  • 4,2km running

In total, students participate in 1/10th of a long distance triathlon! This triathlon is a challenge for which stamina and endurance are needed. All this together make this race a great spectacle!

Course maps

Swim course

1 lap of 380m

The Junior Challenge starts with one swim lap of 380m 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 18K

The bike course of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam consists of one lap of 18km. The exiting course takes students through Almere’s wooded areas.

Run course

1 lap of 4.2K

From the Esplanade you start your running course through the modern architecture of the city centre.

Entry fees

Registration before 23 July, participation in the Junior Challenge is free. After the 23rd, participation will cost € 2,50 per student. Entry closes the 21st of August or when maximum capacity is reached.

What's in the Junior Challenge Race Kit?

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

Junior Challenge Schedule

9 September 2021

9th September
09:00 – 11:00 am
Registration Junior Challenge
9th September
11:00 am
Start Junior Challenge start in two start series: 1st group: pro-athletes, 2nd group: other students
9th September
02:30 pm
Award Ceremony Junior Challenge

Start Lists

Look at the start list of Junior Challenge Almere-Amsterdam.

You will receive your starting package before the race after you tell us your starting number (will be assigned 1 week prior the race) and show us your ID card.

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