The Mexico triathlon community today welcomed the news of Challenge Family’s newest member – Challenge San Gil Queretaro, taking place over the half distance on 7 June 2015.
Challenge San Gil brings the total number of Challenge Family races in Latin America to four, joining Challenge Florianopolis and Challenge Maceio in Brazil and Challenge Ixtapa also in Mexico. There are now 16 races on the American continent, marking Challenge Family’s significant growth in the region.
Its stunning location is expected to attract athletes from all over the world, but Challenge San Gil will be a particularly great choice for athletes from United States, Canada, Mexico, and also for Central American triathletes.
The 1.9km swim will take place in a calm, private lake followed by a demanding 90km bike course, full of spectacular scenery and impressive uphills and descents where athletes are expected to reach high speeds in the final downhill kilometres, making all that climbing through the Queretaro Mountains worthwhile! The flat 21km run is through the residential area of San Gil as well as around the lake before finishing in central San Gil.
Since 1991, San Gil has been of Mexico´s top triathlon locations and this triathlon venue is already well known to Mexican triathletes. The State of QuerÃ©taro is one of the fastest
growing athletic communities in the country. The event has a long history hosting Olympic and sprint distances races in the 90´s, and in the past six years the race switched to half distance to promote longer distance triathlon events in Mexico.
“We’re delighted to join forces with Mario Herrera and his team at this spectacular and well-proven venue,â€ said Zibi Szlufcik, Challenge Family CEO. “With it’s stunning course, outstanding quality race delivery and warm Mexican welcome, I have no doubt Challenge San Gil Queretaro will bring a new dimension to long distance triathlon in Mexico.â€
QuerÃ©taro, also known as “Santiago de QuerÃ©taroâ€, is located 190 kilometers north of
Mexico City. It is a colonial tourism destination with lots of attractions for triathletes and their families. San Gil also has San Juan del RÃo city nearby where many of the hotels in this municipality are found in luxurious colonial haciendas.
Entries to Challenge San Gil Queretaro open today at http://en.challenge-sangil.com/ where more information about the race can also be found.