New Long-Distance Triathlon Challenge in Batesville

New long-distance triathlon challenge now being offered through Batesville Parks and Recreation.

Have you ever dreamed of completing a triathlon? Do you want greater variety in your exercise routine? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Batesville Parks and Recreation is hosting its first Iron Distance Wellness Challenge. While a normal long-distance triathlon is a one-day event, the Iron Distance Wellness Challenge takes place over the course of a month and provides participants with the experience of a competing in a triathlon, in small manageable stages from anywhere they please. This challenge is designed to keep you focused on daily exercise, encourage diversity in your exercise routine and provide accountability.

In this four-week challenge, participants will plan their workouts to equal the distance of an Ironman Triathlon – a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run. This will take place throughout the month of November. You can sign up as an individual or as a relay team with two or three people. All participants will receive a t-shirt for registration and a medal upon completion of the program. To complete the Iron Distance Wellness Challenge in a month, it’s suggested to work out 4 days per week doing. We offer a workout on Registration ends October 30th and can be done online at or at the Batesville Community