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A New CHALLENGE Comes to Clermont


Following an announcement by the Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Clermont, CHALLENGEFAMILY entered a strategic partnership with Olympus, a unique community development that fuses sport, entertainment, fitness, health, and more.

This announcement followed the inaugural CHALLENGEDAYTONA, where more than 1,500 athletes competed in a vareity of races: sprint distance, junior challenge, 5K/10K events, and middle-distance professional and amateur events.

Based in Amberg, Germany, CHALLENGEFAMILY is the leading global triathlon festival race series. With more than 40 races annually across 26 host countries, CHALLENGEFAMILY is the fastest growing mass endurance triathlon brand in the world. CHALLENGEFAMILY offers “events for everyone” with a “festival character,” so everyone can share in the triathlon experience, from professionals to age-groupers.

“The City of Clermont is thrilled about the announcement of CHALLENGEFAMILY’s partnership with Olympus,” Clermont City Manager Darren Gray said. “As the Choice of Champions, Clermont is no stranger to triathlons. We’ve been hosting triathlons for over 30 years, and we’re so excited that Olympus is partnering with a world leader in triathlon races to bring even more champion athletes to Clermont.”


As part of the multi-year strategic partnership, all parties will jointly plan and organize CHALLENGEFAMILY triathlon events and training camps, to be held on and around the Olympus campus. Coming to greater Orlando in 2020, Olympus is a 250-acre master-planned community, featuring the Epic Sports Resort, a global hub for amateur, collegiate, and elite training and competition, sports medicine, and the future of health and wellness.

Lake County Commissioner Sean Parks said: “We are thrilled and so very proud to welcome Olympus to Wellness Way. Olympus is illuminating the future of responsible development, and helping us to diversify our economy, protect natural resources and strengthen connectivity with other economic hubs in the region and beyond. This is truly a momentous occasion, and we are honored to host everything that Olympus has to offer.”

CHALLENGEFAMILY stands for amazing races all over the world. That’s why we decided to partner with the visionary team at Olympus and the exciting platform they represent for our athletes and our brand,” said Zibi Szlufcik, CEO of CHALLENGEFAMILY.

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