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Challenge Shepparton

Challenge Shepparton

The Challenge Shepparton Course starts and finishes at the stunning Victoria Park Lake precinct.

Victoria Park Lake is located in the heart of Shepparton and is a central gathering point for visitors and locals.

Swim Course

Swim Course is an M-shaped 1.9km course in Victoria Park Lake. Athletes enter the water from the boat ramp and swim 5-10 meters to a deep water start line.  Athletes are dispersed in waves starting with Elites followed by age group athletes, segregated into male and female age groups. An exit gantry is built allowing athletes a safe exit and a clear entry into the bike transition.

Fresh water is pumped into the lake over a 20-30 day period, and then filtered through the natural filtration system in the wetland area.  This provides ideal water quality and good visibility. Traditionally the water temperature is a mild 19 degrees, therefore wetsuits are optional.  A harvester boat is placed on the lake in the months leading up to the event to remove any underwater weeds.

If for any reason you are unable to start the swim, you must advise officials. The course has plenty of viewing points along the lake edge for spectators.  Spectators are advised to keep paths free and be on the watch for athletes, as the path network is also part of the sprint distance run course.

The Challenge Shepparton lake swim is regarded as one of the best in open water swim courses in Australia, enjoy!

Download the swim course map here

Bike Course

Bike Course is a two lap 45km circuit (90km in total) along the Midland Highway and Toolamba Road to Old Toolamba and return. The course is flat and open allowing athletes to settle into a rhythm and produce fast times.

Once Athletes have collected their bikes from the compound you will run with their bikes to the mount line on Welsford Street.  They then depart Shepparton across the Peter Ross Edwards causeway which is framed by natural red gum forest.  You will ride through the township of Mooroopna, then along cycle friendly country roads flanked by local farms and fields towards the township of Toolamba.  Here the course loops and heads back towards Shepparton.  The turnaround point is at the event village where friends and family can cheer and inspire the athletes as they head out for their second lap.

After completion of the 2nd lap you will dismount and head back into the bike compound at the event site for T2.

Download the bike course map here

PLEASE NOTE: There is a cut-off time of 12 noon for completing the bike leg as the roads will re-open for traffic.  Cyclists falling behind this cut-off may be turned around early, but we don’t anticipate this affecting many (if any) riders.

Run Course

Run Course is loved by all athletes.  The run leg consists of three (3) 7.03 kilometre laps (21.1km in total).  Runners head out of T2 along the lake edge and around Aquamoves where they enter the red gum forest and river flats.  The course crosses the Goulburn River at two points on each lap.  Athletes return to run between the lake and the river then loop around to then follow the lake edge back towards the event village.  It’s here they enter the compound, run past Club Row to the turnaround point.  There are plenty of viewing points for spectators, club members, family and friends to get up close and cheer which adds to the atmosphere.  Most of the course is flat apart from some rises over bridges and lake edges and this makes for a very competitive race and an exciting final leg.

 

On the final lap of the run leg, athletes will enter the Challenge Shepparton finish chute where the culmination of all the hard work and training is realised. When passing under the finishing arch each athlete’s official time will be recorded and volunteers will present official medals and towels to all finishers. Challenge steins are available for collection as athletes make their way to the recovery area for a free traditional celebration beer, hydration and recovery meal. It’s here you can celebrate with fellow athletes and soak up the rewards.  All athletes will have access to the massage area which is staff by qualified masseurs.

There is no official cut-off time for the run leg and medical and first aid are close by if required.

Download the run course map here

Challenge Sprint

Challenge Shepparton Sprint Distance

The Challenge Shepparton Sprint Distance Course starts and finishes at the stunning Victoria Park Lake precinct and this event is run on the world-class Challenge Shepparton course. Victoria Park Lake is located in the heart of Shepparton and is a central gathering point for visitors and locals.

Swim Course

Swim Course is a rectangular 750m course in Victoria Park Lake.  The entry point is from the northern boat ramp located within the event site where athletes walk in and then swim 5 – 10 meters to a deep water start line.  Athletes will be dispersed in waves and these will depend on the amount of entry categories.  An exit gantry built allowing athletes a safe exit and clear entry into the bike transition – T1.

Fresh water is pumped into the lake over a 20-30 day period, and then filtered through the natural filtration system in the wetland area.  This provides ideal water quality and good visibility. Traditionally the water temperature is a mild 19 degrees, therefore wetsuits are optional.  A harvester boat is placed on the lake in the months leading up to the event to remove any underwater weeds.

If for any reason you are unable to start the swim, you must advise officials. The course has plenty of viewing points along the lake edge for spectators.  Spectators are advised to keep paths free and be on the watch for athletes, as the path network is also part of the sprint distance run course.

The Challenge Shepparton lake swim is regarded as one of the best in open water swim courses in Australia, enjoy!

Download the swim course map here

Bike Course

Bike Course is a shorter version of one lap of the Challenge long distance circuit. Athletes will ride along the Midland Highway and Toolamba Road towards Old Toolamba. The turnaround point is the Ferguson Road intersection and it will be clearly marked. The course is flat and open allowing athletes to settle into a rhythm and produce fast times.

Once Athletes have transitioned from the swim to their bike in the compound, they will run with their bikes to the mount line on Welsford Street.  They then depart Shepparton across the Peter Ross Edwards causeway which is framed by natural red gum forest.  You will ride through the township of Mooroopna, then along cycle friendly country roads flanked by local farms and fields to the 10km point,  it’s here that athlete’s turn and head back towards Shepparton.

On arrival back in Shepparton you will dismount and run /walk your bike back into the bike compound at the event site for T2.

Download the bike course map here

Run Course

Run Course is loved by all athletes.  The 7km run leg consists of one lap of the Challenge Shepparton long distance course.  Runners head out of T2 along the lake edge and around Aquamoves where they enter the red gum forest and river flats.  The course crosses the Goulburn River at two points on each lap.  Athletes return to run between the lake and the river then loop around to then follow the lake edge back towards the event village.  It’s here they enter the event site and head for the Challenge Shepparton finish chute where the culmination of all the hard work and training is realised. There are plenty of viewing points for spectators, club members, family and friends to get up close and cheer which adds to the atmosphere.  Most of the course is flat apart from some rises over bridges and lake edges and this makes for a very competitive race and an exciting final leg.

When passing under the finishing arch each athlete’s official time will be recorded and volunteers will present official medals and towels to all finishers. Athletes can then make their way to the recovery area to rehydrate and celebrate with fellow athletes and soak up the rewards.

There is no official cut-off time for the Sprint Distance and medical and first aid are close by if required.

Download the run course map here

Classic Triathlon

Classic Triathlon Shepparton

The Classic Course starts and finishes at the stunning Victoria Park Lake precinct.

Victoria Park Lake is located in the heart of Shepparton and is a central gathering point for visitors and locals.

Swim Course

Swim Course is a rectangle-shaped 1.5km course in Victoria Park Lake.  Athletes enter the water from the boat ramp and swim 5-10 meters to a deep water start line.  Athletes are dispersed in waves segregated into male and female age groups. An exit gantry is built allowing athletes a safe exit and a clear entry into the bike transition.

Fresh water is pumped into the lake over a 20-30 day period and then filtered through the natural filtration system in the wetland area.  This provides ideal water quality and good visibility. Traditionally the water temperature is a mild 19 degrees, therefore wetsuits are optional.  A harvester boat is placed on the lake in the months leading up to the event to remove any underwater weeds.

If for any reason you are unable to start the swim, you must advise officials. The course has plenty of viewing points along the lake edge for spectators.  Spectators are advised to keep paths free and be on the watch for athletes, as the path network is also part of the sprint distance run course.

The Classic lake swim is regarded as one of the best in open water swim courses in Australia, enjoy!

Download the swim course map here

Bike Course

Bike Course is a one-lap 45km circuit along the Midland Highway and Toolamba Road to Old Toolamba and return. The course is flat and open allowing athletes to settle into a rhythm and produce fast times.

Once Athletes have collected their bikes from the compound you will run with their bikes to the mount line on Welsford Street.  They then depart Shepparton across the Peter Ross Edwards causeway which is framed by natural red gum forest.  You will ride through the township of Mooroopna, then along cycle friendly country roads flanked by local farms and fields towards the township of Toolamba.  Here the course loops and heads back towards Shepparton.  The turnaround point is at the event village where friends and family can cheer and inspire the athletes as they return to dismount and head back into the bike compound at the event site for T2.

 

Download the bike course map here

PLEASE NOTE: There is a cut-off time of 12 noon for completing the bike leg as the roads will re-open for traffic.  Cyclists falling behind this cut-off may be turned around early, but we don’t anticipate this affecting many (if any) riders.

Run Course

Run Course is loved by all athletes.  The run leg consists of two (2) 7.03 kilometre laps (14km in total).  Runners head out of T2 along the lake edge and around Aquamoves where they enter the red gum forest and river flats.  The course crosses the Goulburn River at two points on each lap.  Athletes return to run between the lake and the river then loop around to then follow the lake edge back towards the event village.  It’s here they enter the compound, run past Club Row to the turnaround point.  There are plenty of viewing points for spectators, club members, family and friends to get up close and cheer which adds to the atmosphere.  Most of the course is flat apart from some rises over bridges and lake edges and this makes for a very competitive race and an exciting final leg.

 

On the final lap of the run leg, athletes will enter the Challenge Shepparton finish chute where the culmination of all the hard work and training is realised. Athletes will then make their way to the recovery area for hydration and a recovery meal. It’s here you can celebrate with fellow athletes and soak up the rewards.  All athletes will have access to the massage area which is staff by qualified masseurs.

There is no official cut-off time for the run leg and medical and first aid are close by if required.

Download the run course map here

 

 

Enticer Triathlon

Enticer Triathlon Shepparton

The Enticer Course starts and finishes at the stunning Victoria Park Lake precinct.
Victoria Park Lake is located in the heart of Shepparton and is a central gathering point for visitors and locals.

Swim Course

Swim Course 
The swim will take place in the Aquamoves 50m outdoor pool

Download the swim course map here

Bike Course

Bike Course is a three-lap 8km out and back along the lake edge. The course is flat and open allowing athletes to settle into a rhythm and produce fast times.

Once Athletes have collected their bikes from the compound you will run with their bikes to the mount line at Tom Collins Drive.  They then follow Tom Collins Drive around the lake and onto Fitzjohn Street where the course loops and heads back around the lake where friends and family can cheer and inspire the athletes as they return to dismount and head back into the bike compound at the event site for T2.

Download the bike course map here

Run Course

Run Course is loved by all athletes.  The run leg consists of one 1.6 kilometre point to point. Runners head out of T2 along the lake edge. Athletes run between the lake and the river then loop around to then follow the lake edge back towards the event village.  It’s here they enter the compound, run past Club Row to the finish line.  There are plenty of viewing points for spectators, club members, family and friends to get up close and cheer which adds to the atmosphere.  Most of the course is flat apart from some rises over bridges and lake edges and this makes for a very competitive race and an exciting final leg.

 

Athletes will enter the Challenge Shepparton finish chute where the culmination of all the hard work and training is realised. Athletes will then make their way to the recovery area for hydration and a recovery meal. It’s here you can celebrate with fellow athletes and soak up the rewards.  All athletes will have access to the massage area which is staff by qualified masseurs.

Download the run course map here

 

 

trikids

McDonalds trikids

 The swim will take place in the Aquamoves 50m outdoor pool, the bike course is on a closed road and the run will finish in the Challenge Shepparton finish shute.