The MIDDLE DISTANCE National Championship race on July 28, 2024, provides a challenging yet achievable test for pushing one’s personal boundaries. The race comprises a 1.9 km swim, a 90 km cycling segment, and a 21.1 km half-marathon on a fast course.
The swim segment will take place at the mouth of the River Aura, coursing through the heart of Turku. Elite athletes will be the first to enter the water, followed by a rolling swim start for the Age Group category. The subsequent 90 km cycling leg will test the athletes’ endurance; however, competitors should conserve energy as a 21.1 km run awaits them. The running segment will be centered along the spectator-friendly banks of the River Aura, where a festive atmosphere typically enlivens the riverbanks in downtown Turku during the last days of July.
This event uniquely combines three disciplines of sport into one comprehensive challenge, attracting athletes year after year. For some, completing a middle-distance triathlon will be a once-in-a-lifetime achievement, while for others, it serves as an opportunity to push their physical limits.
The Middle Distance race features an open category for Elite/PRO Athletes. Age Group categories are subdivided into five-year intervals, with your birth year serving as the determining factor. All athletes are advised to consult the Finnish Triathlon Association’s licensing policy for the 2024 races, as a valid national license is required for participation.
Please note the cut-off times for the Middle Distance event, calculated from the start of the race:
Swim: 1 hour
Bike: 5 hours
Finish: 8 hours
The registration fee encompasses all that one would anticipate from a high-caliber sporting event, including comprehensive racecourse nutrition.
Registration for events hosted by SBR Finland Oy is binding. In instances where participation becomes untenable, refunds will be available upon our cancellation policy. Please note that the event organizer does not provide insurance coverage for participants; each individual is responsible for securing their own insurance