07th May 2023

Challenge Montpellier
Middle Distance Triathlon

1,9 km swim – 90 km bike – 21,1 km run

The Challenge Montpellier middle distance triathlon crosses splendid landscapes :

  • Swimming in the sea from Prevost beach in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone
  • A bike course that is both technical and fast, taking the most beautiful roads in the hinterland of Montpellier.
  • A running race with an urban route filled with enthusiastic spectators.

The Montpellier Challenge will be the label’s first and only event in France. Come and take up the challenge on the shores of the Mediterranean.

“We are looking forward to welcoming athletes to the first edition of Challenge Montpellier, an event set up by triathletes for triathletes. A swim in the Mediterranean Sea, bike courses that allow you to discover the varied landscapes of the Hérault and a run through the new districts of Montpellier along the smallest river in France for a festive arrival at the Zénith Sud de Montpellier”.

Bertrand Mulot (Race Director)

Race informations

Swim course (1,9 km)

The swimming course consists of a loop starting from the magnificent beach of Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. You will swim 1.9km to return to where you entered the water and cross the beach to access the transition zone (T1), approximately 100 meters from the water.

Bike race (90 km)

Although the race is new, the Middle Distance course around Montpellier will have seen many cyclists and triathletes pass by, in particular members of the Pôle France. Balanced course with rolling and hilly segments, but also fast sections.

Running (21 km)

In order to offer a maximum of spectacle to the public who will gather around the half-marathon (done in 2 laps), the triathletes behind the Challenge Montpellier have planned a route through the new town and its emblematic buildings. Many surprises will await you along the route.

What’s in the Challenge Race Kit?

At registration all athletes will receive a bag containing the following items:
  • Backpack
  • Athlete wristband
  • Green bag (post race)
  • Red bag (bike)
  • Blue bag (run)
  • Coloured swim cap
  • Tattoo (swim course)
  • BIB number
  • Bib number for your bike
  • CHFAMILY Nutrition guide
  • Start number
  • Envelope with number stickers (helmet 3 for your transition bags) 1 Bike cover
  • … and more surprises!
Middle Distance


This information is not definitive and may be modified before the event.

On Sunday morning of the race, only for full and middle distance competitors, buses will be available from the Place de l’Europe tram stop (rue Poseidon, near Antigone swimming pool) from 6 a.m. for the middle distance to reach the Prévost beach swimming departure area in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone.

Time limits :
Swimming 1h10 (time indicated by the chip) / Bike 4h10 (chip time, 5h20 combined with 1.9km+T1+90km bike) / Half marathon 2h40 (8h finish line)


Time Activity Location
8h30 Middle Distance mass-start Prevost Beach, Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone
Challenge Family
Scop Agroof
CORE Nutrition Planning
Tohapi Camping Le Palavas