The Challenge Family Asia Pacific Championships will be hosted in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday April 14th. This is the second time the Asia Pacific Championships has been hosted at Challenge Melbourne.
The organising team add that this year will see one of the strongest elite fields for a number of years including Mike Phillips, Levi Maxwell, Joseph Gambles, Annabel Luxford, Radka Kahlefeldt and Amelia Rose Watkinson to name a few.
Race Director Kane Osler said, “The central business district of St Kilda is the perfect location to host an international standard event like this, as the location offers an abundance of public transport options, accommodation, cafes and tourist activities that make a great weekend or holiday location.
“Unlike other triathlons, spectators get the chance to cheer on athletes as they swim because the swim leg as passes under the famous St Kilda Pier. Standing above participants as they swim under this icon Bayside Pier is truly a unique experience.”
Along with the traditional half distance event at Challenge Melbourne, the event weekend also features a Challenge Sprint and Junior Challenge events.
Billed as Australia’s only metropolitan half distance triathlon, the Challenge Melbourne course winds its way around Melbourne’s Bayside area in St Kilda.
Challenge Sprint: 700m swim / 30km cycle / 7km run
After is reported popularity last year, the Challenge Melbourne team is bringing back the Challenge Sprint to the 2019 event schedule. For only AU$130 (to Triathlon Australia members) all entrants receive a finishers medal and access to the event’s food and recovery area.
Junior Challenge Melbourne
Ages 7-9: 100m swim / 3km cycle / 750m run
Ages 10-12: 150m swim / 3km cycle / 750m run
Junior Challenge Melbourne is positioned for all the young aspiring triathletes who want to get involved in an international level triathlon event.