CHALLENGE HALF SARDINIA
Location Sardinia, Italy Date 29 October 2017 As European race-cations go, Challenge Sardinia is hard to beat. The 113km event takes place in the half-term holidays at the luxury, inclusive Forte Village Resort in the Mediterranean, with average highs in the low 20s.
It’s also one of the very last European middledistances of the season (Ocean Lava Azores being the other on 5 November), so offers a final chance to complete your first middle or post a PB and head into 2018 with a racing bang. There are also Try-a-tri and sprint races, as well as countless junior challenges starting at six year olds and up, and a scootathlon.
The race kicks-off with a 1.9km swim in the waters of the award-winning Forte Village Resort before the 90km bike takes in the coastal roads, rugged forests and turquoise seas of the Italian island. The run leg hugs the coast before finishing in the middle of Forte Village, where a famous post-race barbecue is awaiting. Which, frankly, is enough for us. challenge-family.com