2016 Team Challenge International
I came to Team Challenge for an excuse to run another half marathon as well as out of a sense of duty to raise awareness for IBD. Team Challenge has become the support system I didn’t even know I needed! It is truly inspiring to train with a team and watch teammates improve and reach goals, all with the knowledge that every mile we run and walk is raising needed funds to help patients like me." — Annie
Take your training international with Team Challenge! Join us in 2016 as we continue expanding our series of half marathons, marathons, IRONMAN®, and other great destination races around the globe. Team Challenge International offers you the opportunity to travel abroad while helping the 1.6 million people at home who suffer from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Team Challenge International will give you the chance to run in a premier international race and ensure that you see some of the key sights as well. Team Challenge will take care of the logistics so you can focus on your training and fundraising.
What will your challenge be?
Nearly 145 nationalities and 57,000 runners come to tackle the The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris. This race across Paris, taking in the Champs Elysées, the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne, offers an incomparable backdrop, with spectacular views and landmarks all along the route.
You will pound the pavements of the French capital's most famous avenues and plazas, from the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, where they take the start, towards the Place de la Concorde. From the Rue de Rivoli they'll then sweep through the Place de la Bastille. After a glimpse of greenery in the Bois de Vincennes, views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower point the way home.
Team Challenge is fortunate to have numbers to yet another race in the World Marathon Majors Series. The BMW Berlin Marathon has more than 40,000 runners participating with more than 1 million spectators cheering them on. Running through the historical Berlin icon, Brandenburg Gate, this is an unforgettable memory for many participants. The course of the Berlin Marathon is well-known for its flatness, which makes the race great for first-timers and for experienced marathoners looking to beat their personal best. The is a great way to see Berlin. The course takes runners past several of Berlin’s historic landmarks, such as the Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz, Berliner Dom, and of course the Brandenburg Gate just before the finish line.
The Big Sur International Marathon is the largest rural marathon in the world. The course winds through the beautiful California redwoods, alongside ranches, and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The race starts in Big Sur and ends in Carmel. The views are beyond compare and this is considered to be one of the most beautiful courses in the world!