Challenge Aruba 2017


October 22, 2017

Set over the half distance, CHALLENGE ARUBA will take place on 22 October on the ‘Happy Island’ of Aruba with its crystal clear blue waters, pearly white beaches and balmy Caribbean climate – the perfect combination for a race in paradise! The CHALLENGE ARUBA course stands out not just for its beauty but for its speed, variety and quality. The 1.9km swim is a single lap course in the clear warm Caribbean sea in front of the famous Palm Beach. The undulating 90km bike-course is over four laps along the coastline, passing through some of the island’s most popular beaches before heading to the famous lighthouse of Aruba. The run-course is entirely along the white beaches of Aruba. Three laps which alternate between the boulevard (The Strip) and the path on the beach in front of the exclusive hotels of Aruba that join the Palm Beach Area. The finish line will be situated on the boulevard at The Hyatt Regency Resort.

A sprint distance race will also be available for athletes who would rather keep it short and sweet. The sprint consists of a 750m swim, followed by a 22,5km cycle and finally a 7 km run.

Operating under the motto “Your Challenge is Our Challenge” the CHALLENGE ARUBA team aims to provide participants and their families with a complete holiday that goes beyond hosting the best triathlon event. As well as the half and sprint distance races, there is an extensive and varied program of additional activities to ensure that triathletes and their companions get the most out of their stay.

Festivities will kick-off in the best way Aruba knows, an exotic beach party! Enjoy an extensive buffet with a variety of dishes while listening to a local-band adding a Caribbean flair on the moonlit beach. Sticking with the beach-theme, post-race will be a lavish beach and pool award party at the prestigious Hyatt Resort. And in the build-up to CHALLENGEARUBA athletes can benefit from a number of clinics and seminars from triathlon icons Marc Herremans and Tim DeBoom as ambassadors of the race. Famous athlete Chris Mckormack has created a custom training plan for the Aruba course:

The CHALLENGE ARUBA will take place on 22 October 2017. For entries and further information, visit