START ON : MAY, 29, 2022

About challenge

Challenge Family

The Challenge Family is the fastest growing global long distance triathlon series, now with 44 full and half distance triathlons in 22 countries and we are changing the face of long distance racing around the world. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all ages and abilities, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport.

Challenge Gunsan- Saemageum

Gunsan and Saemangeum ? Build the future on the Past

  1. Race at the place of modern and future of Korean history
  2. The world’s longest 33.9km-long Saemangeum seawall with Eco-environment
  3. The safety width of roads with smooth road surfaces all around the course will bring you spectacular scenic and wonderful experiences
  4. Gogunsan Island District provide you such a breath-taking scene on your bike course
  5. Easy access from all around and welcoming from locals.

Gunsan is the historical site of Jinpodaecheop, the grounds of our life, and a valuable inheritance to be left to our descendants. In the central West Sea of harmony among fertile fields, rich sea, and quiet mountains, Gunsan is both a hi-tech industrial city and an international trading port. You can find graceful scenery of 63 inhabited and uninhabited islands after sailing 46km from the inner harbor. Among the isles, Seon-yu Isle has been long recognized as one of the Seon-yu Eight Famous Spots which are renowned for their natural beauty. Gogunsan Island District is located 50 kilometers to the southwest of Gunsan. The district of islands makes for such a breath-taking scene that it is affectionately known as the ‘Star Above the Lake.’ Sinsido, one of the most beautiful islands in the district, is located at the center of the Saemangeum Sea Dike connecting Gunsan and Buan.

Encircled by the world’s longest 33.9km-long Saemangeum seawall, This huge area is a city open to a new future where we work, live and play with Eco-Environment. Saemangeum Sea Dike is 33.9km long, certified by the World Guinness Records as the longest man-made sea barrier in the world in August 2010.

Gunsan and Saemangeum’s wonderful facilities and driver’s attitude are the reason why athletes can get a best venue in the world.

Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum’s bike and run courses with beautiful coastline and natural heritage sites designed at historical city will bring you more wonderful experiences.

We are looking forward to racing with you in Gunsan, Korea.



Gunsan, located on the edge of central western coast, as a waist of the Korean peninsula, is in 2~3 hours away from anywhere in Korea (231km away from Seoul and 337km away from Busan). It is also the central city of Saemangeum, the biggest reclamation project after the origination of the country, and a port city of 112 years of history with various international routes, located 563km away from Qingdao, China, which is the shortest distance in Korea.

‘Dream Hub GUNSAN’ is the Brand Slogan of Gunsan City which means‘Concentrate all the possibility of Future, Hope, Development to Gunsan and spread widely to the world’, and designed with irregular circles to express the concentration to and spread from Gunsan. Developed Gunsan Citizen’s unique calligraphic type to emphasize the free and dynamic feeling, and use Blue color to express potential development and future oriented will Saemangeum and West Sea Rim. (Resourced by Gunsan City


Registration - Online


Official Hotel

Opened in May, 2013, BEST WESTERN Gunsan hotel has been a great partner for its customers from all over the world.
The hotel has 183 modern and cozy guest rooms, multi restaurant, banquets, meeting rooms, men’s sauna, computer station, fitness and coin laundry room for guests’ convenience.

Contact : Tel. +82-63-469-1234, Fax. +82-63-469-1200

Homepage :

Address : 435(Oshikdo-dong) Saemangeum Buk-ro, Gunsan, Jeolla Buk-do, Korea

Convention Center

Center for New Global Business!

Welcome to Gunsan Saemangeum Convention Center, GSCO,
Ranked world’s longest man-made sea dyke of 33 kilometers long, Saemangeum has been added an area of about 400 km² (roughly two-thirds the size of Seoul) to the Korean peninsula, making it one of the biggest land reclamation projects in history.

This place will be equipped national largest industrial complex with high, green technology until 2020 which takes the head of successful business in the future. Moreover, with most of dynamic development, Saemangeum has its growing potential to be a strategic positioning for Yellow Sea Rim and it is attracting a lot of interest among the world business.

We are the preferred MICE venue situated in the Saemangeum Industry complex providing flexible, customizable spaces for meeting, exquisite local cuisine and beautiful nature attractions for our discerning clients.

Contact : Tel. 82-63-468-1880 , Fax. +82-63-468-4265

Homepage :

Address : 437, Saemangeum Buk-ro, Gunsan, Jeolla Buk-do, Korea

Tourist attractions in Gunsan

Tourist attractions in Jeollabuk-do

How to get to Gunsan


Taesung Bldg Unit 404, Seochodaero 64-gil 47,
Seocho-Gu, Seoul, Korea