Course


TYR Swim Course (2017 course)

The swim of Garmin Challenge Herning will take place at the beautiful Lake Fuglsang, as has been the tradition since 2015.

Lake Fuglsang is an artificial lake in Herning, which where finished in 2006. The lake is 800 meters long, 450 meters wide and has a depth of 6 meters where it’s deepest.

Since the opening in 2006, Lake Fuglsang has been one of the great attractions of Herning. With a beautiful and accessible location, Lake Fuglsang is a favorite location for walking, swimming and fishing, and is used frequently by the residents of Herning. In the summertime Lake Fuglsang is one of the best swimming spots in all of the municipality of Herning.

During the swim you will enter the water on the northern ramp of the lake. From there you will swim north along the shoreline where you will follow the shoreline to the east. Afterwards you will swim the full length of the lake and end op in the southern area from with you’ll cross the lake again and follow the western shore up to the southern ramp where you will exit the water.

Vision Bike Course (2017 course)

The bike course of Garmin Challenge Herning is fast, challenging, and scenic. The course is one single round and you will start off from Fuglsang Lake and go west past Hernings new hospital in Gødstrup. From here on it will be small roads that will lead you through the small villages of the municipality of Herning with Vildbjerg being the biggest city.

The course will take you through the barren moor landscape of the midwestern Jutland. You will experience blooming heather, delicate herb aromas, and the song of the woodlark will accompany you, as you race your heart out.

Throughout the bike course you will both experience fast, long, flats where you can focus on putting the power down but also rolling hills and the tough western wind, which will meet you up front, when you pace yourself towards Trehøje, the courses tallest hill. Trehøje is 750 meters long with a vertical rise of 40 meters and a 5.3% average increase. This will present a challenge for your heart as well as your calves and thighs.

The course will finish with several long straights where you can get your cadence up and prepare for the run. You will end the bike course on one of Hernings main streets and end up at Markedspladsen, where you will make the last transition to the run.

CEP Run Course (2017 course)

As a 4 loop run course of 5.2km the run course of Garmin Challenge Herning calls for a great triathlon party and it will be! The course is staged in the city centre with Hernings main shopping street being the center of the party.

You will start off from Markedspladsen from where you will make a short run down to the shopping street and enter the loop. On this loop you will experience Hernings city centre and continue over Dronningens Boulevard via the dreaded bridge with its snail like ramps.

When you get down from the bridge you will get out on Gammel Vejlevej, the longest straight of the course, where you will find an aid station. When you get to the end of Gammel Vejlevej you will turn around and run to Sønder Anlæg, one of the routes many hotspots. From Sønder Anlæg you will run below Dronnings Boulevard and enter the city centre once again and enter the final part of the loop.

The final part includes running through Herning City Library and a straight through the whole shopping street, where the residents of Herning will meet you and cheer for you.

After 4 loops of the run course you will finish at Torvet (City Square) in front of Herning City Hall, where a great triathlon party awaits all finishers.