The OTSO Challenge Salou returns to the shores of the Mediterranean

One month away from experiencing the triathlon festival on the Costa Daurada

Next Sunday, June 2, 2024, the city of Salou will be decorated again to welcome the participants of the 9th edition of the OTSO Challenge Salou, one of the most important triathlon events on the Costa Daurada.

The test, which has already become a reference for lovers of this sport, will feature Middle Distance distances (individual and relay), Short Distance and Fast Distance, thus offering options for all levels. More than 700 participants will gather to challenge the waters of the Mediterranean, the roads of the Costa Daurada and the streets of Salou in search of glory.

A challenging course for all distances:

  • Middle Distance and Middle Distance Relay: 1.9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and 21 km running.
  • Short Distance: 1.9 km swimming, 60 km cycling and 11 km running.
  • Fast Distance: 950 m swimming, 30 km cycling and 5 km running.

The competition will begin at 08:00 AM on Sunday, and the first runner is expected to cross the finish line located in the Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas, the epicenter of the triathlon throughout the weekend, around 11:50 AM.

It should be noted that the OTSO Challenge Salou will not only distribute a total of €25,000 for the top 6 finishers (men and women) in the Middle distance, but it is also a qualifying event for the World Cup (The Championship) to be held in Samorin , Slovakia. It will also distribute points for the Challenge Family World Bonus with $125,000 in prizes.

With this award, Salou becomes a SILVER category event of the PTO so athletes will add valuable points for the world ranking of the Professional Triathlon Organization. Likewise, for the fourth consecutive year, Salou will be a valid test for the FETRI national Middle Distance ranking.

Salou is within the Challenge Family world triathlon circuit with more than 35 races around the world, this entails figures as attractive as these: 27 countries represented and 40% of international origin.

Registration will be open on the event’s official website until May 27, 2024 at 11:59PM.


More than just a race

The OTSO Challenge Salou is not only a race, but a sporting event for the whole family. Various parallel activities will be organized during the weekend, such as the ABUS Bike Course Check (a non-competitive 28 km test for the bicycle sector), the Family Run (a 2 km race open to all ages) and Zumba for the whole family.


Hotel Calypso, the official accommodation

This popular hotel in Salou will once again be the official accommodation of the OTSO Challenge Salou. Recognized for its quality and service, it is located 1 km from the swimming start and 1.5 km from the finish and expo area of ​​the OTSO Challenge Salou.

As the official accommodation of the event, it will provide participating triathletes staying at its facilities the possibility of leaving their bicycle in the room, early breakfast, being able to leave the room later for free, specific menus for athletes in the hotel’s buffet restaurant…


Grand prize for the largest Club

The club with the greatest representation in the competition will win a special cash prize of 300 euros and five free registrations for the 2025 edition.

This initiative seeks to promote participation and team spirit among triathletes. The organization wants to reward the effort and dedication of the clubs that choose to be an active part of this event.

In 2025, the OTSO Challenge Salou will celebrate its tenth anniversary, which promises to be an epic celebration. This competition, which has left its mark on the triathlon scene, will continue to inspire athletes and fans alike, consolidating its position as a benchmark on the sporting calendar.

More information and registration here



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