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Triathlon DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep
- 3,8 k
- Start: 6:30
- Location / P1: Kanallände Hilpoltstein
- Course: One lap in the Main-Danube Canal
- 180 k
- Location / P2: P+R Hilpoltsteiner Straße
- Cource: Two laps each 85,5 k + 9 k to Roth
- 42,195 k
- Location / Finish: Triathlon Park in the city park
- Route: The ‘‘traditional route‘‘ connects the canal with the city center of Roth and the community of Büchenbach
- Special: hep hotspot ‘‘Büchenbach‘‘ at kilometer 35
- Finish time: 23:05
DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep
DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep
The Challenge Roth is not just any triathlon, but the largest and most spectacular long-distance triathlon in the world – and sustainably different: familiar, original and legendary. 3,400 individual athletes, 650 relay teams and a world-class starting field. Every year since 1984, the otherwise tranquil town of Roth has been transformed into a triathlon dream, full of emotion and passion.
Here, hep and the hep Sports Team cannot be missing. Since this year, we are a proud partner of the event with the goal of expanding the event’s role as a sustainable triathlon even further.
hep and the triathlon in Roth
The legendary triathlon in Roth gets a new presenting. The company ‘’hep – there is no planet b“ becomes the new partner for sustainability in the triathlon dream factory. In the future, the DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep will not only ensure that athletes fulfill their dreams when they finish in the Roth triathlon stadium; the new partnership will also allow the event to further expand its role as a sustainable triathlon. The company hep which is already well-known in the triathlon world with its own Sports Team, develops, builds and operates solar parks worldwide – financed by German investors.
Christian Hamann, CEO of hep global: ‘‘The largest long-distance triathlon event in the world and hep are a perfect match. Together, we are characterized by sustainability, experience, reliability and professionalism. In addition, the race leads over the Solarer Berg which of course has a nice ring to it for us as a solar company. We are happy to support Felix Walchshöfer and his team on the way to even more sustainability. And to make a fantastic competition for the professional athletes of our Sports Team as well as other interested triathletes‘‘.
Felix Walchshöfer, Managing Director TEAMCHALLENGE: ‘‘I am very happy that at this of all times we were able to win hep, a great presenting partner who cares about sustainability. In recent years and decades, we have always attached great importance to recycling, local suppliers and waste avoidance, both during the race week, for example by reusing reusable tableware and during the year, for example through our merchandise most of which is produced locally at RenéRosa in Roth, packaged plastic-free and shipped climate neutral. Compared to other major triathlon events, we are already leading in this area. With hep at our side, we can now step it up a notch and become even greener and more sustainable. There are also already really nice ideas that we would like to implement at the event that will directly benefit the athletes and the environment‘‘.
Ronnie Schildknecht, manager of the hep Sports Team and professional athlete himself: ‘’The most beautiful triathlon stories are written in Roth! We are therefore very pleased that we can participate from in it from now on as a presenting partner. Hopefully, also with many athletes of our hep Sports Team. Because every triathlete has to experience the special Roth feeling for himself once. Once over the Solarer Berg and being cheered on by the spectators along the course, everyone gets a very special adrenaline kick’’.
hep’s commitment to the Rother Triathlon is long-term. The partnership will last for at least over the next three years with the option to extend.
Based in Güglingen, Baden-Württemberg, hep is increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by developing new solar parks. In 2020 alone, hep solar parks produced around 44,155 megawatt hours of solar power worldwide; this corresponds to the consumption of over 12,000 three-person households. As a result, more than 33.9 kilotons of CO2 emissions were avoided, which would otherwise have been generated by fossil fuel power production. hep creates offers for capital investors who want to make an active contribution to the protection and preservation of the environment with their money.
Boris Stein, Laura Philipp and the 2014 Ironman Hawaii world champion Sebastian Kienle have already taken advantage of this opportunity. The latter has chosen hep as a “green sponsor” and recently invested in one of the company’s funds for the second time.
hep Sports Team moves closer to Roth
The company’s own hep Sports Team, among others, with Sebastian Kienle, Laura Philipp, Maurice Clavel and Daniel Bækkegård, its own junior team and main sponsor of the Bundesliga team “hep Team Neckarsulm” has been causing a sensation in triathlon for years. For instance, Daniel Bækkegård won the Ironman 70.3 Dubai 2021 in March, and Laura Philipp finished third at the PTO World Championship in Daytona in December in her first race with the hep Sports Team. Through the new partnership, the hep Sports Team will become an important part of the event in the future with many athletes themselves on the start line or in various roles during the event weeks.