It was amazing to see over six thousand athletes participate at last weekend’s Challenge Taiwan. It was a big party, but there will be an even bigger one next year as Challenge Taiwan will host the Asia-Pacific Championship. The event will take place over the weekend of Apr. 23-24, 2022 and also marks Challenge Taiwan’s ten-year anniversary.
“We look back on a wonderful event and enjoyed all the thousands of athletes – of all different levels – who completed their race, whether it was the Junior Challenge, the Sprint Distance, the Middle Distance or the Long Distance,” said Jovi Lo, Challenge Family Asia Pacific CEO. “At the same time, we’re always looking ahead and doing everything we can to improve our event every year. In that respect, we can now look back on nine years in which a lot has changed and especially improved. We do everything we can to provide athletes with the most impressive race possible and, above all, an unforgettable weekend. Next year, when we celebrate our tenth anniversary, we will do this even more.”
Due to the many travel restrictions, Challenge Taiwan turned into an age group only event this year. With the Asia-Pacific Championship taking place in Taiwan next year the organization can count on a strong return of pro racing. “It will be great to bring the worlds of age group athletes and pro athletes a little closer together again and let everyone experience the hospitality of Taiwan in general and the Taitung region in specific.”
“An example for organizers around the world”
Challenge Family CEO Jort Vlam is proud to see Challenge Taiwan host the Asia-Pacific Championship: “The team of Challenge Taiwan knows how to surprise us every year. Every year they are able to organize a huge, always successful, event for thousands of athletes. The passion and enthusiasm with which they do this is an example for organizers around the world. With the advent of the Asia-Pacific Championship, Challenge Taiwan, will only become more enjoyable.”