Challenge Melbourne

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Challenge Melbourne


Aid Stations

There is one aid stations on the bike course which participants will pass 3 times at the 29.6km, 59.6km and 89.6km marks and five on the run course at 0.2km, 1.7km. 3.1km, 4.1km, and 5.6km. Athletes use these to refuel on their long journey with water, electrolyte drink and gels.

Bag Compound

A bag compound will be available for all competitors for utilise. Please do not keep any valuables within your bags.

Challenge Family

Challenge Melbourne is part of the global Challenge Family series of triathlons and is one of 30 events around the world. Other Challenge Family events are in Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Australia, UK and Denmark.

Club Marquee’s

Fairfax Events & Entertainment would like to invite your club to be part of Challenge Melbourne.

For your club to be eligible for a Marquee site at an event the club must have a minimum of 15 competitors participating in the event. Clubs must also set up the day prior to the event, securing their site correctly and provide all their own equipment (star pickets, cable ties etc).

Please CLICK HERE to download the Terms and Conditions and Application Form.

Should you have any queries about having a club Marquee at a Fairfax Events & Entertainment event please do not hesitate to contact Rey Berkin via email


If you have any questions regarding Challenge Melbourne, just email us at

Drug Testing

Every year Challenge Melbourne works with ASADA to ensure triathlon is a fair sport. The winning athletes are all tested, along with random tests throughout the field.


The Challenge Melbourne expo will be running Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm and Sunday 6:00am – 3:00pm at Event Venue. Prospective exhibitors can contact Challenge Melbourne here


Athletes are not allowed to receive any outside help during the race. However, they are well looked after by the many volunteers and race officials.


Athletes will travel 113km in total for Challenge Melbourne.


You can find a map of the course here


Every athletes has their name printed on their race number – make sure you shout out their name as they go past, it gives them a huge boost.

Prize Money

Professional athletes are competing for a share of a prize pool. Click here for details.


Challenge Melbourne will not be offering refunds for participants who are not able to compete for any reason. Participants may purchase Race Refund Insurance through JLT which is available as an optional item in the registration process.


Are available on our results page immediately following the race. Click here to view results page.


Home to the first ever Challenge event, Challenge Roth, and the largest iron distance race in the world with over 5,200 athletes, 180,000 spectators and 4,500 volunteers.

Swim Start

One of the highlights of the day – the early morning start is packed full of excitement and emotion as athletes and spectators prepare for the big day ahead.


Teams of two or three people completing the event in a relay format.


Please see “Timetable” on Race Information page.


A great place to watch the athletes as they switch from swim to bike to run.


Over 250 amazing volunteers help every year to ensure the smooth running of the event and look after the athletes out on course. Please email for more information.


Wetsuits mandatory if the water temperature is below 18’c and forbidden above 24’c