Good first! – Buona la prima, we might say. The 2022 Challenge Family Awards were awarded on the occasion of the world meeting of race directors hosted by Anfi Resorts in Gran Canaria. These awards, a precious recognition for the event organizing committees, are awarded following a vote attended by thousands of athletes from all over the world.
Challenge Sanremo won the Best New Race of the Year award, a great incentive to continue improving in the following years and a concrete response to the intense work done by the Organizing Committee during the first edition of the event.
“It was exciting to receive the Best New Race 2022 award during the Challenge Family Awards after two days of discussions with the best organizers worldwide – says Daniele Moraglia, Race Director of Challenge Sanremo – A result to be shared with all the organizing group that I hope will make proud all the municipalities that hosted us and all the institutions that helped us. It is everyone’s prize, awarded to us by the athletes who took part in the race, a prize that must push us to improve and grow because the Challenge Sanremo is a sport event that deserves great respect and can give a lot to the area. Furthermore, the results of a research conducted with SUPSI regarding the economic impact of the event will be released shortly and many new features are ready for the next edition”.
“The Challenge Family Awards really highlight our commitment to #AllAboutTheAthlete – said Jort Vlam, Challenge Family CEO – Not only do they celebrate the races that have truly excelled this season, but also the athletes. The awards are not chosen by us, but by the athletes. It is their voice that counts and it is their voice that is celebrated, alongside the races. Times continue to be tough in the event industry and while only a handful of races could win awards tonight, I’d like to acknowledge the dedication of all our race teams who, without exception, give everything to the sport and who are committed to ensuring every athlete has the race of their life”.
The winners of the 2022 Challenge Family Race Awards are:
Race of the Year – Challenge Peguera-Mallorca, Spain
Best Race Venue – The Championship/Challenge Šamorin, Slovakia
Best Swim – Challenge Taiwan
Best Bike – DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, Germany
Best Run – Challenge Almere-Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Best Finish Line Party – Challenge Peguera-Mallorca, Spain
Best Fans – DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep
Best New Race – Challenge Sanremo, Italy
Best After Race Food – Challenge Gdańsk, Poland
Most Eco Friendly – DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, Germany
Most Family-Friendly – OTSO Challenge Salou, Spain
Watch the winning races highlights reel here: https://youtu.be/b2J9v8gl1kw
For further information about the individual races, visit www.challenge-family.com/races.