The first Galapagos Triathlon began as a private initiative for sports enthusiasts who spent weekends biking around on the roads of Isla Santa Cruz with their families. They soon added swimming and running to their repertoire, and finally on a Sunday in April 2008, they organized the event that has now run for eight years. It has become the most important sporting event in the region, generates the most media attention across the country, and takes athletes on an unforgettable journey through some of the most untouched land in the world.
The upcoming Galapagos Challenge takes place from October 7-9, 2016. The exact start time of the competition is defined by the tides and will be published as soon as the 2016 tides are charted.