Friday, 26 January 2024

The city of Eilat and its surroundings, as described in The Course page.


Swim – 3.8 km, Bike – 180 km, Run – 42.2 km


Swim – 1.9 km, Bike – 90 km, Run – 21.1 km



  • Swim 226 cutoff time – 2:20 hours from last 226 swim start 08:54
  • Cycling  226 start cutoff time – 2:25 hours from last 226 start 08:59
  • Swim CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 113 cutoff time – 1:10 from last CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 113 start 09:25
  • Cycling CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 113 star cutoff time – 1:15 from last CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 113 start 09:30
  • Cycling North turn-  16:00
  • Cycling last aid station (22 Km to end of Cycling) 16:30
  • Cycling finish – 17:20
  • Run start – 17:30
  • Beginning of last run lap – 16 hours from last 226 start 22:34
  • Running cutoff time – 17 hours from last 226 start 23:34

Failure to meet the cutoff times will cause an immediate disqualification and termination of participation.

The relays category is open to those participants who wish to “taste” the CHALLENGE ISRAMAN experience as part of a team (swimmer, cyclist and runner).

This category will be held in both distances (CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 226 / CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 113). 

All participants, except swimmers in a relay, must be at least 18 years old (born until 31.12.2006).

Swimmers in a relay must be at least 16 years old (born until 31.12.2008).

Single participants (Men / Women):
Pro (Elite)
Under 24

Relay teams (according to accumulated age of the three participants)
Men/women/mix under 139
Men/women/mix 140 and above
Family (=parents, children, grandchildren and in-laws)


  •  Age of participant is determined according to birth year
  • Trophies will be given to the first three in each category.

To the first three in the elite category only, men and women, prize money will be given as follows:


1.3,500 EURO3,500 EURO
2.2,100 EURO2,100 EURO
3.1,400 EURO1,400 EURO


1.3,500 EURO3,500 EURO
2.2,100 EURO2,100 EURO
3.1,400 EURO1,400 EURO
4.1,150 EURO1,150 EURO
5.850 EURO850 EURO
6.500 EURO500 EURO

These rewards are conditioned with the following minimum time requirement results:
CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 226 – 10:59:59 hours men, 12:59:59 hours women.
CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 113 – 5:19:59 hours men,5:59:59 hours women.

In case the minimum time requirement results are not achieved, the following prize money will be deducted by half.


“Yaholum Masters” named after the late Major Chen Yaholum – prize for places 1-2-3 general among all participants who do not belong to the elite category

  • 2000 NIS for first place (men’s\women’s)
  • 1000 NIS for second place (men’s\women’s)
  • 500 NIS for third place (men’s\women’s)

The Israeli champion trophy will be handed out to the the first Israeli citizen in the elite category, man and woman, to cross the finish line in each distance.
* The Israeli champion trophy will be handed out in addition to other trophies.

The “King and Queen of the Mountain” contest in Challenge Israman 2024 Will be named after the late Nadav Goldstein.

One of the iconic parts of the Challenge Israman competition is the tough ascent of the Eilat mountains to Netafim, at the beginning of the cycling route. 16 km (from T1 to the top of the mountain next to T2), which have a significant part in the fact that the competition is considered one of the most challenging in the world.

the fastest man and woman to ride to the top are the “King and Queen of the Mountain”. This year, this competition returns and it will be dedicated to the memory of the late triathlete and ISRAMAN Nadav Goldstein, who was murdered in his home by Hamas’s terrorist on October 7.

Kafrit Industries and the Goldstein family donated a prize of 2,500 NIS to the fastest climbers. The prizes will be awarded as part of the traditional closing ceremony which will take place the day after the competition on Saturday.

It is forbidden to accompany a participant, except the last few meters before the finish line, as will be explained in the briefing.

The registration is opened through the website only, until the January 1st 2024, or until the participants maximum quota is achieved (the first one of both).
A participant who will complete registration but not complete the payment, will be removed from the participants list and will not be permitted to take part in the race.
All participants must show the organizers (during the preset declared dates) a health permit and an insurance policy that covers sports events and races, as explained below.
For registration fee and online registration see here

The number of places is limited to 1,500 bikes on the road (three is considered one pair of bikes).

Each participant who registers to the race, must provide in advance to the organizers the following statements in English:

  • A health permit signed by a doctor confirming that he/she is physically capable to take part in the CHALLENGE ISRAMAN Race.
  • A signed statement saying that your insurance covers personal accidents including accidents while racing in a triathlon official event.
  • Israeli participants – please refer to the explanation in Hebrew, as the requirements from Israelis are different than those of the foreign participants.
  • Both documents must be valid for the race date, and must be uploaded to the system here.
  • Please note that you will not be able to participate in the CHALLENGE ISRAMAN Race without these documents.

The committee’s members will be published at a later stage.


Please check the F.A.Q page before trying to contact us.