Iconic. A word that could have been created for this race. A course unique in it’s challenges and it’s beauty. A course where triathlon greats have come, raced and left in awe. Single loop swim, single loop bike, single loop run. It doesn’t get much better. Race the legend.
Created in 2014 the half distance race features a single loops of the swim, bike and run courses that take in many parts of the full distance course. Beautiful scenery, the clear waters of Okanagan Lake, a ride through fields, orchards and acreages and a run next to Skaha Lake.
The legendary full course, split between athletes. Push each discipline to the max and break some records. Full Relay athletes race the exact same course as the solo Challenge Full athletes. The same stunning swim, beautiful single loop bike and killer run course!
Race the same course as the solo Challenge Half athletes. With all your focus on one event, there is no hiding place, no saving yourself for the next discipline, your team mates demand performance. Grab some friends, make a team and go as hard as you can!
In the inaugural Valley First Challenge Penticton, in 2013, hometown boy Jeffrey Symonds survived a high speed bike crash in the bike to post a Sub 8 1/2 hour finish in just his second Full Distance race.read more