Next Race – Challenge Kraichgau

After an ok start into the season at Ironman 70.3 California the next race up for Lutz is Challenge Kraichgau a race we’ve done and enjoyed a lot already last year.

Unfortunately Till has to sit this one out – family obligations 🙂

Challenge Kraichgau was a fantastic race last year and right after crossing the finish line it was clear – we’ll be back. Of course one reason for that is the mediocre performance we showed last year, suffering a little too much on the run but most of all it is one of those races that is really close to your heart.

It takes place in the heart of one of the places on earth we call home – Baden Württemberg – the same county Lutz & Till were born in. It’s one of those places you arrive at and it’s like riding down memory lane. The kind of nice and cosy warmth fills your body that you usually get when heading home to your parents place after being away for a long time and having your mom cook your favorite dinner (and say whatever you want know – that never gets old, no matter how old you get).

The race organisation, the warm welcome a beautiful course and one of the best race hotels we’ve seen most certainly add to this feeling. Some steep climbs with endless decents on the bike course, a beautiful lake swim and a spectator filled run course guarantee for a perfect race just as much as the cold water tubs after the finish line to sit in, recover your muscles and enjoy an Erdinger Alkoholfrei 🙂

We are looking forward to being back on home turf – what’s your home turf race?

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2 thoughts on “Next Race – Challenge Kraichgau

  1. Hi,

    I am going to be in Germany with my family in June and I m thinking about participating Challenge Kraichgau. However, this race has 2 transition areas, which are 10km apart. Their website doesn’t detail how triathletes should setup their gears in the morning before the race. What was your experience and what is your take on that?

    Thanks in advance,
    -q

    • Hi Quang – it’s true: They have 2 transition areas and frankly we are not sure if there is an official shuttle between the 2 areas but we expect so. We always traveled with our own bus as there is about 60-80 athletes from our club participating in the race every year.

      However, we know them to have flawless organization there – we’ll be back this year ourselves – and if you don’t want to take the risk just shoot them a quick email on their website http://www.challenge-kraichgau.com

      Hope to see you there. Rock on!

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