New races on the calendar are always interesting and this is certainly true of Challenge Family’s newest race: Challenge Moscow was just announced as the newest “set piece on the race calendar” and will take place on July 18, 2021. “Racing in a beautiful city like Moscow is definitely a bucket list thing for many people.”
Challenge Moscow is aiming for around 5,500 participants, 100,000 spectators, a Middle Distance and various side events and will take athletes to the iconic city’s most famous sights including the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Moscow River, the Olympic facility Grebnoy Canal and Gorky Park. “The entire race will take place in the city center of Moscow. This is a unique chance to see our beautiful city while you’re swimming, riding your bike and running. Athletes and spectators will enjoy a big concert of Russian musicians, an award ceremony and fireworks over the Moskva River,” said Elena Krivenkova, Head of the Challenge Moscow Organizing Committee.
Challenge Family CEO Jort Vlam says: “It is wonderful that we can organize a new Challenge Family race in this special city, full of history and beautiful architecture. As an athlete, it is lovely when you can combine racing with seeing the world. A beautiful city like Moscow is definitely a bucket list thing for many people. For us as Challenge Family it’s amazing to expand our portfolio to Russia, going even more international during these crazy times. In addition, it is good to give Russian athletes the opportunity to participate in such an international event in their own country.”