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Challenge Shepparton Terms and Conditions

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Challenge Shepparton Triathlon Festival

Q: How do I enter?

A: Enter online at www.challengeshepparton.com.au

Q: Do you take team entries?

A: Yes. Challenge Sprint is a great way to achieve a goal with friends.

Q: Do you have to have three team members?

A: Teams can be two or three participants.

Q: What is the minimum age?

A: Entrants must be at least 15 years of age on the day of the event.

Q: How fit do I need to be?

A: You must be medically and physically fit.

Q: Is there a safe place to leave my spare clothes/towel?

A: Yes there is a bag compound area provided in the event site, make sure your bag is named

Q: Is there on course hydration and nutrition?

A: Yes this is supplied by our event partner Endura.  Water, Endura and nutrition will be available at several points on course.  We also have Red Bull on board to supply energy drinks

Q: Is there medical assistance available?

A: Yes. Medical assistance is available on course, at the finish line and in the recovery area.

Q: This is my first time where can I get advice?

A: Contact your local Triathlon Club they are more than willing to share their knowledge.

Swim Leg

Q: What is the water temperature in the lake?

A: At this time of year the average weather temperature is min 11 and max 26. We anticipate the water temperature will be a mild and comfortable.  We will provide updates on weather and water conditions 5 days out from the event date. Ref

Q: Do I need to wear a wetsuit?

A: Wetsuits are a personal choice depending on the water temperature and distance of the swim. Refer to rules and regulations on our website.

A: Can I train in the lake?

Local sports clubs have bookings to use the lake for formal activity. The general public need to give way and be mindful of personal safety when the waterway is being used.  You can train in the lake and you do so at your own risk as there are no lifeguards present. We recommend you do not swim alone.

Run Leg

Q: Can I walk/run?

A: Yes, participants can race at your own pace. No matter what the distance runners often take time to walk and recover during a run.

Cycle Leg

Q: Do I need a special bike?

A: For the Sprint Distance triathlon you don’t need a special bike, however we recommend you see a bike mechanic to make sure it is road ready and operating well.  They can also give you tips of how to convert your weekender or garage bike into a road bike for better performance.

Q: What do I wear on the bike after the swim?

A: For the Sprint Distance a tri suit is a good investment because it is suitable to swim, ride and run in, but not compulsory.

A: You could wear bathers for the swim, pull on bike shorts over the top for the ride, then swap for running shorts for the run.  A swimming vest or firm top would be suitable for all three legs.

Q: Where do I park bike whilst swimming and running?

A: For the Sprint Distance you need to check your bike into the bike compound on Saturday.  Security will be on site overnight and you will transition at your bike location from the swim and then on to the run.

Helpful contacts and general enquiries:

Shepparton Swimming Club – email: sasc@mcmedia.com.au

Shepparton Runners Club – email: travy@iprimus.com.au

Shepparton Triathlon Club – email: info@sheppartontriclub.com.au

Shepparton Cycling Club – email: info@sheppartoncyclingclub.com

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