Challenge Madrid the September 22 will be played with departure at San Martín de Valdeiglesias (Sierra Oeste of the Community of Madrid), the town that for the second consecutive year will have the blue flag on the beach where the swimming sector will be played
The organization has sent a statement explaining some improvements that will be implemented for the test, highlighting the change of the T1 and some variations in the cycling circuits.
Also note that the next September 21 in the town of San Martín de Valdeiglesias, one day before the departure of the IV Edition of Challenge Madrid, a Solidari Sports Festivalor that it will consist of a family run of 4 Km for over 16 years and a junior race with different distances for the categories between prebenjamin and children.
Challenge Madrid 2019 news
T1 location change
As we mentioned in previous communications, Challenge Madrid has planned a Plan B ahead of the foreseeable drought that exists in the Community of Madrid.
The fires in the Sierra Oeste area of Madrid have demanded large amounts of water from the San Juan Swamp, so the organization has decided to move the T1 to the eastern part of the swamp, a place that ensures the volume of water needed to Develop the swimming test.
Changes in the cycling circuit
The variation of the T1 has forced us to make a minimum variation in the cycling segment in its first kilometers.
The new circuit will leave the T1 through the municipality of Pelayos de la Presa to join the N-403 and continue as planned.
This change has been made with all participants in mind and will reduce the positive slope in 200 meters, since from T1 to N-403 it will be lowered and flat where all participants will roll.
We also advance and as an important novelty that from Chapinería all the participants will enter the M-501 highway and will roll down the left lane directly to the T2 that will be located in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Right at the entrance of the Country House on the Paseo de the cottage). We attach track: https://www.strava.com/routes/21143682
Full Bike: https://www.strava.com/routes/21143682
Run Full: https://www.strava.com/routes/21142284
Bike Half: https://www.strava.com/routes/21142802
Run Half: https://www.strava.com/routes/21124932
Pozuelo de Alarcón will house the T2
The T2 will be located in the municipality of Pozuelo de Alarcón in an exceptional place and right at the entrance of the Casa de Campo.
The reason for the change has been to be able to reduce the positive unevenness of running on foot, since when leaving the bicycle all participants will take a walking tour of the Country House that will be in its 50% descent and the other 50% flat.
The foot race with goal at the Puerta del Sol
From T2, the participants will start the race on foot in 4 Km descent and in a flat circuit that will cross the Country House with a distance for the Long Distance of 10 Km, 960 m and 6 Km, 280 m for the Middle Distance
. From there they will go down the Paseo del Embarcadero to the Puente del Rey, to climb the Cuesta de la Vega to the center of Madrid. The tour in the center of Madrid will be between Calle Mayor, Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace and Puerta de Toledo. On the last lap all participants will go to the Goal that will be located at the Puerta del Sol.
The Goal will be located at km0 of Puerta del Sol, but the entrance to Meta will be different from other editions. On the last lap, the participants will make a turn of 180º at the height of the Main Street with the Esparteros Street, they will turn right on the Arenal Crossing and on the right on the Arenal Street to enter the Puerta del Sol and reach the Goal in km0.
Further information: https://challenge-madrid.com/
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