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Challenge Lisboa: ‘We look even more forward to September 25’

It is with great enthusiasm, passion and pleasure that CHALLENGELISBOA Race Director Gustavo Caraça and his team are looking forward to September 25. CHALLENGELISBOA is scheduled for that date, and according to Caraça it’s a nice goal for at least a thousand athletes.

“For us and lots of athletes it’s a special period right now, because actually CHALLENGELISBOA was supposed to take place Saturday, March 27. We had to postpone that date a few months ago, because all the COVID-19 measures prevented us from organizing the race in a safe way. Maybe even more than usual, we can’t wait to see all those athletes at our start line in September,” said Caraça.

Athletes who register for CHALLENGELISBOA will be racing in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and can also bring their families, as there are different distances, and therefore challenges, for everyone. In addition, of course, athletes will enjoy Portugese hospitality, a great cuisine and a lovely climate. “In that respect, moving on to September is actually a good thing: then the weather is often better than in the spring. Athletes are undoubtedly going to enjoy that”, Caraça explains.

The course of CHALLENGELISBOA is well known as very fast, since the bike part takes place almost entirely on a closed highway. “Athletes who are looking to break a personal record are therefore in the right place, at our race. But of course all athletes are welcome, even those who don’t necessarily want to be fast and just want to enjoy an accessible and enjoyable race.”

Just like CHALLENGELISBOA Race Director Gustavo Caraça, CHALLENGEFAMILY CEO Jort Vlam is also looking forward to CHALLENGELISBOA. “It hasn’t been an easy year for anyone, and having to reschedule races is obviously not fun. I have seen how the CHALLENGELISBOA team worked every day to find a new date and when they found it – September 25 – they worked very hard to be able to organize a great race by that time. With all their expertise and of course this amazing location, they will undoubtedly succeed.”