We’re only a couple of weeks away from welcoming 2023, which means it’s the perfect time to start setting some new goals and locking in your racing calendars for the year.
There’s an absolutely stacked lineup of events hitting Victoria in the January. Here are a few to add to your hit list!
2XU Triathlon Series, St Kilda – Sunday 15th January
Is being crowned an Australian Champion one of your New Year’s Resolutions? What about donning the green and gold of Australia on the international stage?
You won’t have to wait long for your first chance at both in 2023.
The 2XU Triathlon Series continues for Race 3 and the Australian Sprint Triathlon Championships at Catani Gardens, St Kilda – Victorian’s first and only opportunity to secure Australian Championship silverware on home soil.
The Sprint and Standard distance races are also National Selection Events for the 2023 Australian Age Group Triathlon Teams heading to Hamburg, Germany and Pontevedra, Spain.
After an impressive number of participants at the first two series races at Elwood and Brighton, Race 3 is shaping up to be one of the biggest events on the 2022/23 calendar.
Echuca Moama Triathlon – Saturday 21st January
There’s never been a better time to support regional racing. After being postponed due to the devastating flood in the area, the Echuca Moama Triathlon is ready to take centre stage for the fifth race of the 2022/23 Victorian State Series.
The sprint triathlon includes a downstream swim in the mighty Murray River, a brand new bike course on the flat roads, and a run leg along the river and through the heard of the Port of Echuca.
The event marks the halfway mark in the State Series calendar, with only a handful of opportunities left to secure points towards individual and club titles.
Triathlon Pink – Sunday 22nd January
Triathlon Pink is not your average triathlon, it is all about the ladies and is all about fun.
Featuring a pool swim, closed roads and more pink than you’ll see in an under 5’s ballet class, making it the perfect event to challenge yourself to do a triathlon for the first time.
The triathlon events are for women only, and children aged 7 to 13, but the whole family can get involved in Fun Run Pink, which is open to all genders.
Triathlon Pink is held in several key Australian cities and raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Shepparton Aquathlon – Sunday 29th January
The third State Championships of the 2022/23 Victorian State Series takes place in Shepparton, with athletes swimming in Victoria Park Lake, followed by a run encompassing the lake edge, the red gum forest and river flats.
Originally scheduled for early December 2022, the event was postponed due to significant flooding in the area.
On top of being an opportunity to for members to secure double points towards the State Series standings, the event provides the opportunity for athletes to earn a spot on Team Australia for the 2023 World Championships in Ibiza, Spain, and serve as a School Sports Victoria and Multiclass representative selection event.