Originally staged in 1994, and even considering the 5-year hiatus, the Maitland Triathlon is one of the stayers in regional Triathlons in NSW. Celebrating it’s 21st iteration, the event is set to grow on the back of last years hugely successful event.
Set in Morpeth, just 10 min from the regional City of Maitland, the Maitland Triathlon ticks all the boxes for a great day of racing in a picturesque country environment les than 2 hours out of Sydney.
Morpeth was originally a major river port in the area and is now a quite, picturesque country gem in the Hunter Valley’s list of tourism attractions. Featuring plenty of B&B accommodation, cafes and pubs. All just 200m from the lovely event compound beside the river, the Maitland Tri is a good reason to plan a weekend away in the Hunter Valley.
Maitland is home of one of the fastest growing Triathlon Clubs in NSW, with a growing list of other established and new clubs lining up for the event. These include Newcastle, Tomoree, Singleton, Central Coast and Scone.
Local Mining and Construction company Quarry Mining has once again backed the event, becoming the major sponsor. The business has also entered a large contingent of employees and customers in the event. They have a huge commitment to the health and fitness of their staff and the community at large.
The triathlon events on offer:
6.45am - Long Distance with 2000m swim, 60km ride and 15km run.
7.05am - Olympic Distance with 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run
7.25am - Sprint Distance with 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run.
The cycle course uses Swan St, Edward St, Duckenfield and McFarlanes Rd to form a 20km loop on good quality country roads, which leads back into the town each lap.
The Summer Run offers:
8.00am -10km looped course (4 x 2.5km) as an individual or
8.80am - 2 or 4 person relay teams
Organisers are looking forward to making this triathlon and run the best ever. The new race compound will allow extra space for a festival atmosphere with live music and improved sports expo. There is also plenty to do in Morpeth village after the race.
To find out more about the event and to register visit the website.