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The Challenge Family today announced Challenge San Gil Queretaro, a half-iron distance race set to take place on June 7, 2015.
This will be the fourth event in the Latin America region for the Challenge Family, as it joins Challenge Florianopolis and Challenge Maceio in Brazil and Challenge Ixtapa, also in Mexico. It is the 16th race in the Americas.
The 1.2-mile swim take place in a private lake, with the 56-mile bike ride coming on a tough course in the Queretaro Mountains. The 13.1-mile run will be flat through the residential streets of San Gil.
“We’re delighted to join forces with Mario Herrera and his team at this spectacular and well-proven venue,” said Zibi Szlufcik, Challenge Family CEO in the press release. “With its stunning course, outstanding quality race delivery and warm Mexican welcome, I have no doubt Challenge San Gil Queretaro will bring a new dimension to long distance triathlon in Mexico.”
Querétaro, also known as “Santiago de Querétaro”, is located 190 kilometers north of Mexico City. It is a colonial tourism destination with lots of attractions for triathletes and their families. San Gil also has San Juan del Río city nearby where many of the hotels in this municipality are found in luxurious colonial haciendas.
Entries to Challenge San Gil Queretaro open today at En.challenge-sangil.com.