Melbourne hosts Challenge Family's 2017 Asia Pacific Championship

Challenge Melbourne will host the Triathlon Half Distance Championship of Asia Pacific in 2017.

| July 29, 2016 | NEWS

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The Championship event is an upgrade to the existing Challegne Melbourne race, which will move from Brighton to St. Kilda.

“We are super excited to announce that Challenge Melbourne has moved venues in 2017 and will be held at the iconic Catani Gardens in St Kilda," says Martin Jolly, Chief Executive Officer of Sports Media and Entertainment 360, owners and operators of the event. "We are also extremely excited for this event to have been chosen to host the 2017 Asia Pacific Championship. This picturesque beach side venue in Melbourne Australia is the perfect location to stage an event of this caliber as it has an abundance of accommodation, cafes, tourist activities and nightlife that promises a great weekend or holiday in this famous city.”
“We can think of no better partner than SME360 to deliver a Championship event in Melbourne and are thrilled to be working with such an incredible team on a very important event for Challenge Family," says Marcus Altmann, Chief Executive Officer Asia-Pacific for Challenge Family. "The 2017 Championship of Asia Pacific is the first championship event for Challenge Family in the region and brings together our eight half distance and two full distance events in Asia-Pacific into a Championship territory. We look forward to making this race an incredible experience for athletes, supporters and spectators alike.”
While Challenge Melbourne is the Asia-Pacific Championship for 2017, triathletes of all levels are welcome to register for the event, with the minimum age for entry being 18 years. Athletes are not required to qualify for the event. Pre-sale entries open Friday July 29 and, for a limited period of 14 days, there are huge savings on entry prices that will not be repeated.

Pre-sale registrations are available now at

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