TriEvents WA, a specialist operator of triathlons, duathlons, trail runs and MTB races, has sadly confirmed that it has ceased to trade. Citing difficult trading conditions in the Western Australia marketplace, the event organiser confirmed its closure via social media and direct correspondence with its athletes.
It is with sadness that we announce that TriEvents Event Management is ceasing operations today, the 2nd July 2018.
The business has experienced difficult trading conditions in WA over the last 24 months and as a result the shareholders have decided to cease trading.
TriEvents Directors Dave Budge and Matt Bisset and our dedicated staff would like to sincerely thank everybody who has supported our organisation since we launched in 2001.
It has been a privilege to have delivered hundreds of State, National and International events and activities, and we will forever treasure the memories and experiences created.
A full refund for ticket holders for our upcoming events in August will be processed ASAP:
Saturday 18 August 2018 – Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100 MTB Classic, 10 Year Anniversary
Saturday 18 August 2018 – Mighty Jarrah Trail Run
TriEvents WA had previously built an extensive portfolio of races, from the 2017/18 SunSmart Triathlon Series, and events spanning areas such as Joondalup and the Armadale surburb of Perth. The organiser’s main triathlon series for the 2017-18 season ended in April. As outlined, upcoming events such as the Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100 MTB Classic and 2018 Mighty Jarrah Trail Run in August will be refunded.
Details of XTERRA Dwellingup, in Western Australia, which is the Australian Championship, will be confirmed to participants in due course. This event is still scheduled to take place on the weekend of 24-25 November, and is expected to do so under new management.
Regional governing body Triathlon Western Australia expressed its sadness at the news of TriEvents WA’s closure…
Triathlon WA would like to express our sadness at the announcement that TriEvents have ceased operations effective from 2 July 2018.
TriEvents commenced operations in 2001 and had grown to be one of the premier sports event management companies in the state. From starting out with a primary focus on triathlon, they had expanded to events such as HBF Run for a Reason, the Rottnest Channel Swim and the Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Classic.
They have delivered hundreds of state, national and international events and activities. Most people who have been involved in triathlon in WA will have been part of a TriEvents race. From a first experience at an enticer or Women’s triathlon to the much loved TriEvents Series, TriEvents could always be relied upon for their professionalism and skill.
In 2016 Seven West Media bought out TriEvents and whilst the bulk of the operational staff remained the same, the business has faced a difficult 24 months. The most recent season saw a number of their events adversely affected by weather and combined with a decline in participation have contributed to the events of the past few days.
We would like to thank Dave Budge and all his team for their outstanding contribution to sport and wish them well for the future.
Looking forward to the new season, we would like to reassure our members that there will be a full race calendar for the coming season. We are excited to announce there will be a new format for the State Series for the 2018/2019 season consisting of 6-7 races, including numerous State Championship races. We are also currently in negotiation with race directors for allocation of World Championship Age Group Qualifying status.
It is expected that 2018/2019 Race Calendar will be available by the end of July.