Dhaka Challenge 2017
Triathlon | Duathlon
27th October, 2017
To glorify youthfulness Thousand Miles Expeditions brings to you Dhaka Challenge 2017, an athletic event consisting of a Triathlon and a Duathlon happening in Dhaka, the thriving, colorful and lively metropolis of Bangladesh.
Dhaka, founded by the Mughals in the 17th century, has crossed the enviable milestone of 400 years. The city being the capital of Bangladesh, is also one of the oldest metropolis in this part of the subcontinent. Currently Dhaka is a megacity and one of the largest cities of south Asia. With a population of around 17 million, Dhaka is the largest city in Bangladesh and also forms the world’s 9th largest agglomeration. Dhaka, known as “Rickshaw Capital of the World” is also one of the prime centers for culture, education and business in the region.
Dhaka Challenge 2017 will challenge the participants in a way unique to the city itself. The triathlon participants, after completing their swimming section in the swimming complex of Dhaka University, will have to cycle on the regular streets of Dhaka to reach Hatirjheel area to start the running section. Dhaka University has become an icon of the city through years of excellence in education and great historical importance. Hatirjheel is the epitome of modern architecture and iconic symbol of modern Dhaka. This triathlon and duathlon experience combines the thrill of running, cycling and swimming in theses iconic places of Dhaka to give each participant a uniquely Dhaka experience. We want to establish this as the signature event that will represent Dhaka on the global stage.
The objective of the event is to promote positive and healthy lifestyle. To place an emphasis on fun & participation. We want to use this event to teach and model the importance of being active in life. It’s a motivating way to get fit, have fun and gain confidence. Participation in this event also provides physical, mental & emotional benefits that can support them through improved cognitive function for better living, improved physical literacy and the ability to lead a healthy life with a sense of achievement.
The whole event will be co-organized by Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation and Bangladesh Tourism Board.
What is a Triathlon?
A Triathlon is defined as an event combining any combination of swimming, cycling and running. A conventional triathlon is made up of a swim followed by a cycle ride followed by a run. Triathlon is an individual activity and races take place against a continuously running clock.
What is a Duathlon?
A Duathlon is an athletic event combining the cycle and run disciplines of triathlon. Again, activity takes place against a continuously running clock. Events are usually organised as run/cycle/run races, the second run often being shorter than the first.
The nature of both these sports focus on persistence and periodized training in each disciplines, as well as combination workouts and general strength conditioning.
The event is organized by: Thousand Miles Expeditions, Bangladesh
Powered By: Microsoft Bangladesh
In association with: Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation & Bangladesh Tourism Board
Supported by: Base Camp Bangladesh Ltd. & ZANALA Bangladesh Ltd.
Triathlon: 400 meter Swimming, 32 km Cycling and 8 km Running
Duathlon: 5 km Running, 20km Cycling, another 2.5km Running
* Distances subject to change.
Start point: Dhaka University Swimming Pool
End point: Hatirjheel Police Plaza
Event date: 27th October, 2017
Registration starts: 20th September, 2017
Maximum Number of participants:
For regular participants:
Triathlon: BDT 500 BDT
Duathlon: BDT 300 BDT
For foreign participants residing in Bangladesh for less than 1 year:
Triathlon: 50 USD
Duathlon: 30 USD
One of the most important factors contributing to the success of a race is the chosen course. There are a number of criteria and guidelines that should be followed. These are discussed in more detail in the sections headed swim, cycle and run. All need careful consideration for safety, fairness and suitability.
We will soon provide a visual detailed plan.
All the triathlon participant must qualify through a swimming session two weeks before the event day. Participants will swim the full distance (400 m) to qualify for Triathlon. On that day they will go through a basic medical checkup to ensure their fitness.
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