Island hopping of a different kind: On August 16 the islands of Amrum, Föhr and Sylt in Northern Germany will be staging a triathlon premiere. Registration for the Red Bull Tri Islands is open now!
The triathlon covers 2.5 kilometers of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of running and connects all three islands with each other. At 2 pm the participants take off from Amrum. On the 2.5 kilometers long swim they will have to fight against currents and waves until they reach Föhr. From there the athletes continue on a 40 kilometers long cycling course and shouldn’t take too long. Here, the tide will work as a natural knock-out system: those who haven’t made it into the last boat from Föhr to Sylt at 4.50pm will be out of the race.
During the transfer from Föhr to Sylt in 12-seater boats the athletes have the chance to recover and mobilize their remaining energy for the last part of the race. The running course on Sylt starts with a challenging sprint up the sand dunes leading the participants into 10 kilometers around the island before reaching the goal in the Hörnum port.
The starting fee of 89 Euros covers all transfers and shuttles that are necessary during the competition.