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Race Info

 

Challenge Shepparton weekend offers something for everyone and includes the following races:

Challenge Shepparton Triathlon – entries open

Challenge Shepparton Sprint Distance – entries open

Shepparton Multi-Sport Festival – Tri kids, Fun Run…..coming soon

 

Challenge Shepparton –  1.9km | 90km | 21.1km

Date: Sunday 12 November, 2017

Venue: Victoria Park Lake precinct, Wyndham Street, Shepparton, Victoria

Time: First wave start at 6:00am

Pre-race briefing video: available closer to the event date

Athlete Information Guide: available closer to the event date

Challenge Shepparton was established in 2014, after a 16 year history of long course triathlon relating back to the event being previously delivered by the Shepparton Triathlon Club.  Challenge Shepparton is a major event on the National Triathlon Calendar and Shepparton is an ideal premier regional location for long course triathlon.

 Challenge Shepparton is renowned for delivering the expectations of a world-class event but with country hospitality.

 Five reasons to enter Challenge Shepparton:

  1. A unique flat, fast course, ideal for beginners or those chasing a PB!
  2. The fresh water lake swim in Victoria Park Lake is regarded as one of the best open water courses in Australia
  3. Our community comes out in force to support the athletes
  4. There are many varied support events that create a festival atmosphere
  5. Shepparton is a picturesque and easy two hour freeway drive from Melbourne or under two hours from Melbourne Airport

 “The Shepparton community have played a major role in my triathlon career and the love of the sport. It was one of my first ever triathlons, racing against Olympian Simon Thompson, to holding the course record for so many years and winning Challenge Shepparton last year. The memories range from racing, supporting and watching the iconic triathlon. The Shepparton event is one that is truly a part of Victorian triathlon history and tradition.” Luke Bell 2015  

  

Pricing Structure – Challenge Shepparton Individual (with ins) Team (no ins)
Early Bird (16 January – 30 April 2017) $330 $375
Standard Fee (1 May – 30 September 2017) $360 $390
Late Fee (1 October – sold out) $390 $420

 Entry price includes: Race entry, Registration Refund Insurance (individual entries only), Registration fees, finisher’s medal, Challenge towel & stein (other merchandise to be announced), a free celebration beer and meal in the athlete recovery area and access to post race massage.

 

 

Challenge Shepparton continues to put its athletes first and will once again include Event Registration (Refund) Insurance in the cost of an individual entry (offered as an optional inclusion for team entries).

This will do away with the risk of entering early and being caught out by injury or other common circumstances that may prevent you racing and losing your money. This policy provides cover against injury, illness, job loss, transport mishaps and many other exposures that could prevent you from attending this event. *For more details read the PDS here, note exclusions do apply.

 

So now there is no excuse you can enter early and train with peace of mind that if you have to cancel you can obtain a full registration refund* For an insight into how a claim would be processed visit here

 

Refund Policy:

Individual Entry Refund Policy:

No refunds are offered by the Event Organiser on Challenge Shepparton individual registrations, due to the inclusion of Event Registration (refund) Insurance in the cost of the entry. To view the full terms and conditions of the Event Registration (refund) Insurance policy click here.

 

Team Entry Refund Policy:

A 50% cancellation fee will be incurred if you withdraw up until 5pm 12 May 2017

A 75% cancellation fee will be incurred if you withdraw up until 5pm 12 September 2017

No refunds will be offered after 5pm 12 September 2017.

 

Other:

  • Challenge Shepparton is an invitation event, and the Event organisers may refuse entry to any competitor, on any grounds, and at their own discretion without explanation.
  • Individual athletes must be a minimum of 18 years old on race day.
  • Team athletes must be a minimum of 18 years old on race day.
  • No competitor may use any banned substances with the intent to improve their performance, eliminate the sense of fatigue or for any other purpose. Doping tests will be performed.
  • Challenge Shepparton reserves the right to alter rules, regulations, Event course and venues at any time provided athletes are advised prior to the Event, or if such a change is in the interest of competitor safety.
  • In the case of bad weather, Challenge Shepparton reserves the right to convert the Event to duathlon status in the interests of competitor safety but will not be held liable for any loss as a result of such a decision. If the conditions are still deemed to be unsafe to run a duathlon, Challenge Shepparton has sole discretion, and may cancel the Event without obligation to refund entry fees.
  • For complete terms and conditions please click here

 

 

Challenge Shepparton Sprint Distance  –  750m | 20km | 7km

 

Date: Sunday 12 November, 2017

Venue: Victoria Park Lake precinct, Wyndham Street, Shepparton, Victoria

Time: Start time approximately 10:00am

New distances: 750m swim, 20km bike, 7km run

Pre-race briefing video: available closer to the event date

Athlete Information Guide: available closer to the event date

This event is ideal for beginners, teams or individuals who don’t have the time to dedicate to training for a long course event.  Enjoy the excitement of racing on the Challenge Shepparton world-class course.

Many athletes choose a sprint distance event as a stepping stone to a long course event or simply prefer the challenge of a sprint.

You will swim in the fresh water of Victoria Park Lake, ride one lap of the full long distance country course and run one lap of the scenic Challenge run course.

 “A really well organised and professional event and will definitely be back. Suitable for both beginners and advanced.  Great atmosphere and able to do the swim easily…….. Lots of hydration points during the run and a good recovery area with food and drink at the end. Probably the most enjoyable sporting event I’ve ever been to!

– 2015 participant, Jane Anderson Bluegrace 

 

NEW reduced prices for Sprint Distance 2017

Individual $125

Team $140 (teams can be made up of two or three persons)

Entry price includes: Race entry, Registration fees, finisher’s medal, on-course hydration and nutrition, access to the athlete recovery area. 

Optional purchase: Registration Refund Insurance for individual and team entries.

 

 

Refund Policy:

No refunds are offered by the Event Organiser on Challenge Shepparton Sprint Distance individual or team registrations. Instead event Registration (refund) Insurance through Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Limited, is available as an optional extra. This insurance will protect you against cancellation based on a number of circumstances set out in the policy. To view the full terms and conditions of the Event Registration (refund) Insurance policy click here.

 

Shepparton Multi-Sport Festival – Saturday 11 November 2017 – coming soon

Fun Run – details coming soon!

McDonald’s Trikids – two distances for two age groups

  • 7-9 years course is a 50m swim, 2km ride and 400m run
  • 10 – 15 years course is a 100m swim, 4km ride and 800m run

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