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Iconic Triathlon turns 30 and looks to attract next generation!


Sparke Helmore 2023

Iconic Triathlon turns 30 and looks to attract next generation!

Sun 12 Nov 2023

The Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon continues to go from strength to strength, after 30 years of adapting to the changing Foreshore landscape and event market. This year’s 30th Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon will be staged on Sun 12 Nov and return to a 3-race format, with the addition of a new Junior/School Age Triathlon section. After needing to move the event to November (from February) due to the Supercars and reduce the footprint of the course, the event successfully staged the 2022 event, albeit dealing with flooding and a local windstorm.

Still catering for novice and serious triathletes, entries are open to individuals who can complete three legs on their own (swim, cycle and run) and to relay teams (participants completing one leg each).

“We have a lot of people who have progressed from being part of a relay team in our shortest event, to years later completing the longer event as an individual. Many people want to continuously challenge their fitness, and this is the perfect event for them”, said Sparke Helmore Partner, Darren Rankine.

“On top of it being the 30th year of the Triathlon, this year we are looking to encourage the next generation of triathletes, by offering junior distances and conditions. To facilitate this the event will return to staging the swim from Horseshoe Beach. This will allow an M shaped swim for the main events and a ‘shore’ swim for 7-11 years’, says Event Director Paul Humphreys.



1. The event will be held on Sunday 12 November

2. The event format will offer 3 race distances/formats (Sprint, Enticer, Junior/School Age Triathlon for 7-17 Yrs)

3. The event compound will be staged from Horseshoe Beach Car Park and Camp Shortland

4. The swim leg will be in the Horseshoe Beach in an M Shape for longer swim and along the shore for the junior events

5. The cycle leg will use Wharf Rd east of Watt St, Horseshoe Beach access road and car park, Shortland Esplanade until the Newcastle Baths entrance, Fort Drive and Nobbys Rd.

6. The run leg will proceed along the break wall and part of footpaths around Nobbys and Camp Shortland.

CLICK HERE for more information and entries. 

Contact Paul Humphreys – 0409684246 or paul@hevents.com.au


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