The 29th annual Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon will be held on Sunday 20 November 2022, expecting 1000 entrants and some 2000 spectators.
While the event format and course has changed many times of the last 29 years to accommodate the dynamic growth and development of the City of Newcastle, what hasn’t changed is the warm welcome given to the professional athletes and enthusiastic amateurs from around Australia who take part in one of Newcastle's premier sporting events.
This year, the Triathlon will return to a two-race format with some old favourites racing category prizes up for grabs. 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 competing 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 being the 29th year of the Triathlon, this year Sparke Helmore is celebrating its 140th anniversary. The firm started in Newcastle in 1882 and we're proud to still be going strong and continuing our tradition of supporting the local community."
The event will be donating funds from participant donations and residual event proceeds to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Click here to see the full media release from event organiser, Paul Humphreys from H Events.