Käringsund Triathlon was held for the first time in 2009 and thereby it´s now time to celebrate the 10th anniversary! From the beginning, the core idea of the triathlon race was to create an event to suit everyone and in which the range of distances would invite everyone to participate. Young and old alike and more and less trained can participate and experience the fantastic sportsmanship the triathlon can offer.
The main organizer of the event is Åland Event, in close cooperation with Åland Triathlon Club and Käringsund Resort & Conference.
The Käringsund Triathlon is a fun two-day event where Friday traditionally is devoted to relay that this year will be two since we in 2019 are proud organizers of the Open Finnish Championships in team relay. Team of three people will all in turn do a short supersprint.
In addition to Finnish Championships the traditional Käringsund relay (sprint distance) is also arranged, with a total of four different classes – men´s/ mix, women, company and familyclass. Each participant complete one moment of three.
The relay race is an excellent opportunity for companies to bring their staff to scenic Käringsund for the competition. Those who don’t participate in the race can support their workmates with cheerleading. What about a dinner together afterwards?! Various sports teams can playfully vary their training and try new sports with the triathlon relay. The team competition is also a nice get-together and a way to visit Åland and to combine the race with a relaxing weekend in Eckerö. The combinations of team compositions and possibilities are many!
Read more about the relay and the different classes under Competition classes, distances and starttimes.
Saturday is a real family day and offers a combination of playful and almost rule-free competition (fitness categories at all distances) and serious race in olympic- and halfdistance triathlon and the youngsters supersprint with international rules. Thereto there are both kids- and toddlers races and Käringsund Aquathlon Special which is meant for children and adults who have some form of mental retardation or special needs. In Aquathlon participants swim and run, no biking. In Aquathlon you first swim with the equipment you need and then you run (or go by bike, wheelchair) … the possibilities are many!
There are individual starts from the youngest to the very “adult” ones in both race and fitness categories.
Käringsund Triathlon is a spectator-friendly event with a unique opportunity to follow the start, finish and transitions comfortably from the terrace. In addition to the competitions there is entertainment during the day, and on Friday evening there is a pasta party and on Saturday evening it’s time to enjoy the season’s final dinner!