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Challenge Melbourne


Welcome to Challenge Melbourne 22 April 2018 – 1.9KM 90KM 21.1KM

Melbourne is renowned as the sporting capital of the World and it is fitting that it be held in the inner city region of Bayside only, 7km from the CBD.

As Australia’s only metropolitan half distance triathlon, CHALLENGE Melbourne is one of the must do events of the year. Featuring a stunning new course in Melbourne’s iconic Bayside area in St Kilda, the location offers an abundance of accommodation, cafes, tourist activities and other sporting events make a great weekend or holiday in this famous city.

All experience levels welcome who are willing to take on the 1.9KM Swim, 90KM Cycle and 21.1KM Run. The minimum age for entry is 18. Good luck and happy training from the SME360 Event Team.

Half Distance

Individual Entry: $355 (TA members)
(Note: $20 day license applies for non TA members)
Team Entry: $435 (No additional day license required)



Included In Your Entry

– Personalised Bib
– Finishers Medal, Towel
– On course drink stations with Endura hydration and nutrition
– Post race athlete recovery area with Endura hydration and nutrition, sweet and savoury foods
– Full timing including transition times and bike and run splits

Club Tents

Click here to download the form and submit at your earliest convenience to reserve your clubs marquee position.


Ellie Salthouse – 2016 Female Winner:
“My first Challenge Melbourne half experience in 2016 was one I will never forget. Aside from having my first half distance win, Challenge provided a race that was seamlessly organised, and focussed on giving the athletes every opportunity to have a great race. I can never pass up an opportunity to race in Victoria in the summer time and look forward to returning in 2017 to defend my title.”

Todd Skipworth – 2016 Male Winner:
“Challenge Melbourne Half is easily one of my favourite Australian races. The Challenge / SME 360 team who organise every facet of the race provide all the information you could need to know in the lead up, which helps settle any unwanted nerves and allow you to focus on performing. Every year the event manages to pull off something special and always surpasses my expectations. Great support team, inspiring competitors and crowds and an amazing team of volunteers all within a stones throw of Melbourne itself make this event truly epic! Already looking forward to lining up next year.”

Leon Griffin – 2015 Winner:
“Challenge Melbourne…what can I say – WOW! Challenging in every sense of the word, not to mention the breathtaking beauty of this FAST Bayside course. One of my favorites anywhere around the world”.

Caroline Steffen:
“Big thanks to for an amazing event and support all weekend!! C ya next year”

Madeleine Oldfield:
“SME360 did a fantastic job to inform all competitors of the contingencies that would be put in place on race day to cope with the extreme heat. Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters and to SME360 for putting on such a fantastic event.”

Michael Fox:
“Thanks for a great event.”

Recbecca Hoske:
“Well done for a fantastic race & experience! Love the challenge atmosphere!”

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