New to Penticton this year is the Challenge Family series of long distance race events. The Challenge Family is the global series of long distance triathlons that is changing the face of iron distance racing around the world.

Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all ages and abilities. 





They also focus on creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of the inspirational sport. Each location highlights a local community and showcases the essence of regional flavours that contribute to the overall experience.


Penticton is a warm and welcoming lakeside community offering high-quality wine and culinary experiences and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in one of Canada's most appealing climates




Located between two beautiful fresh-water lakes, Penticton is famous for its sandy beaches and sparkling water. On a hot summer's day, head north to cool off in Okanagan Lake. Or dive into Skaha Lake at the south end of the city. Both boast marinas, water activities, rentals and all the must-have amenities in Penticton, BC.


Challenge Penticton is the perfect way to train, compete and vacation in paradise. Join athletes from all over the world for the 3.8 km swim, the 180 km cycle and the 42.2 km run. Challenge Penticton builds on a long local history of long distance triathlon.


The first ultra-distance event was staged in 1983 with a field of 23, but has grown to thousands of participants from throughout the world. 


What remains is a test of strength and endurance on a gorgeous course between the two pristine lakes and along rolling vineyards in Penticton’s picturesque wine region.

On August 25, 2013, history will be made as Challenge Penticton welcomes relay teams for the first time. Athletes will enter the course in waves and travel their personal journey to success.

Penticton is the ideal base camp for visiting the best of British Columbia’s wineries. The last few years have also seen the emergence of some spectacular new restaurants in Penticton & Wine Country. Wine and food––that’s what they call the perfect pairing.


Days of endless sun, fertile soil and fresh, glacial waters all combine to make the Okanagan Valley one of the premier wine growing areas the world.

Be a part of history and visit Penticton for the first Challenge race event in North America!



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