Greater Shepparton City Council and Challenge Shepparton are excited to see this prestigious event return to the region after nearly three years.
The triathlon event will return to Shepparton on Sunday 11 April 2021 and will see participants complete a 1.9km swim in Victoria Park Lake, ride 90km through Toolamba and Mooroopna and finish with a scenic 21.1km run along the Goulburn River. There will also be several other distances for participants to select from – Sprint, Olympic and of course, Tri Kids.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Councillor Kim O’Keeffe said the triathlon event enhances the city’s reputation as the sporting and event capital of regional Australia.
“It’s amazing to welcome one of Australia’s most iconic and longest-running long course triathlon events back to our region and to have the opportunity to showcase some of our best natural attractions within the municipality,” Cr O’Keeffe said.
“Greater Shepparton has a very proud history of hosting triathlon events in our region, attracting visitors from right across the nation, as well as attracting international athletes.
“The past year has seen an increase in cyclists and explorers in our region, both running and walking, and I hope to see many new faces participating in Challenge Shepparton alongside returning competitors and supporting our local events and businesses.”
The health, wellbeing, and safety of all involved in Challenge Shepparton is paramount. COVIDSafe measures will be in place and all protocols have been approved by the Department of Health Victoria.