While Challenge Family met with Race Directors from around the world this week in Barcelona, last night the week came to a close with the annual Challenge Family Awards. During those Awards, traditionally, the best races of the season – in various components – are named. The Race of the Year was named Challenge St. Pölten.
Athletes vote for the Awards every year. Winning Challenge St. Pölten was won by Tom Hug and Lotte Wilms in 2023.
Below is the full list of Challenge Family Awards presented:
Race of the Year – Challenge St Pölten, Austria
Best Race Venue – Challenge Peguera-Mallorca, Spain
Best New Race – Challenge Barcelona, Spain
Best Swim – The Championship, Slovakia
Best Bike – DATEV Challenge Roth, Germany
Best Run – Challenge Peguera-Mallorca, Spain
Best Finish Line Party – DATEV Challenge Roth, Germany
Best Fans – Challenge Almere-Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Best Pasta Party – The Championship, Slovakia
Best After Race Food – Challenge Peguera-Mallorca, Spain
Best Video Content – Challenge Samarkand
Most Eco Friendly – Challenge St Pölten, Austria
Most Family-Friendly – Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee, Austria