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April 22, 2018 @ 6:15 am - 2:30 pm
Where: Catani Gardens St Kilda
When: Sunday 22 April 2018
Time: 6:15am – 2:30pm
2018 sees Challenge Melbourne return to Melbourne’s favourite Triathlon location, Catani Gardens St Kilda. Here, participants will have exclusive access to the most popular open water swimming beach, beach side cycle course and running track in Melbourne. Further details on each leg below.
Swim Course – 1.9 km
The 1.9km swim course will start out the front of the St Kilda Sea Baths. Participants will swim 1.4km out the front of the St Kilda Sea Baths and areas in front of Luna Park before heading North and crossing beneath the iconic St Kilda Pier that will no doubt be packed with spectators.
Bike Leg – 90 km
Once participants have collected their bikes in the Transition Area, they run with their bikes towards the Mount Line on Pier Rd. Beginning an out-and-back course that starts by initially heading North for the first of three 30km laps of the 90km bike course. Cyclists then head southbound past Sandringham turning at Black Rock, along a fully closed Beach Rd, returning to St Kilda.
Challenge Melbourne Run Course – 21.1 km
The run heads out of transition and along the beach pathway towards Brighton. The run course is a 2 lap 21.1km course; each lap just over 10.55km in length. Runners will run along the beach path turning just after the Elwood Boat Ramp. Runners will head back towards the venue on the road side of the bay trail. As athletes enter the venue, 1st lap runners will keep left around the Rotunda turning left to commence their next lap. On completion of the 2nd lap athletes keep right and will be directed to continue in to the finish chute and across the finish line, where athletes can claim the victory of conquering Challenge Melbourne and celebrate with their complimentary Stein of beer.
More info here.