This year the Little Huskisson Triathlon Festival has been moved forward a few weeks from September and into November and the triathletes have voted with their feet.
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The 2018 Little Husky Triathlon Festival is set to be the biggest it has been in a number of years with nearly 900 participants expected.
Affectionately known as Little Husky, the event to be held on Sunday, November 4 is the little brother to the Ultimate Husky Triathlon held in February each year.
The Little Husky event is a family friendly festival, giving participants of a wide variety of age and ability the opportunity to partake in an all inclusive day of activity.
Huskisson has long been the triathlon Mecca in Australia and Sunday’s events start the 2018/19 season.
The Little Husky Triathlon festival includes three different distance races:
New to little Husky this year is the Try-A-Tri an event that gives first timers the opportunity to race for free in a 200m swim, 8km bike, and 2km run race for fun.
Elite Energy is running the event and marketing manager Sebastian Gallery said it was open to all levels.
“Many people are afraid of the thought of even attempting a triathlon and we want to show people that if you can swim four laps of a pool in flippers, ride your basket bike to the shops and back and run/jog 2000m then you too can be a triathlete,” he said.
“When it doesn’t cost anything, people really don’t have anything to lose, it really is my favourite part of these events watching people complete their first triathlon with the realisation that they can do it.
“The township of Husky, located in our backyard has proven to be the perfect mix of competition and vacation for many families.
“Many competitors make use of the many local activities whilst away for the triathlon to provide a fun holiday the whole family can enjoy.”
The local area will reap the benefits of increased visitation and a boost to the regions visitor economy as hundreds of triathletes and their families get set to call the humble town of Huskisson and the surrounding areas home for the weekend.
Elite Energy CEO, Mark Emerton, said the event was a great way to promote the area.
“It is always fantastic to bring so many triathletes from near and far and show them just how beautiful our backyard is,” Mr Emerton said.
“Huskisson provides an ideal natural landscape for triathlon events and the way the community gets behind the event from local business to volunteer groups just makes it a very special spot and we know this because we see the same faces coming back year after year.”
Entries are available until 5pm online at www.eliteenergy.com.au or on event day from the registration marquee.
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