Victorian Schools Triathlon Championships
March 28, 2021.
Race 5 2XU Triathlon Series
Hosted within the ‘Fun Tri Distance’

Triathlon Victoria and O2Events are delighted to bring you the best school triathlon experience in Australia.

Triathlon offers juniors a unique challenge and introduces a lifestyle sport that builds resilience, improves confidence and keeps the focus on finish lines, not finish times.

The Victorian Schools Triathlon Championships provides juniors with the opportunity to participate in triathlon as an individual, or as a team of two or three.

To learn more about how your school or students can get involved in, please contact us.

Focus on fun

When participating in a triathlon, the focus is on having fun. It’s not about winning or losing; it’s about having a go.

While triathlon is undoubtedly a challenge, it’s also a rewarding and exhilarating experience. All you need is confidence in one or all disciplines that are requred: swim, bike and run.

You’ll also need to commit to a little training to help build confidence and determination to cross the finish line.

The Victorian Schools Triathlon Championships welcomes juniors to participate as an individual, or as a team of two or three.

Individual athletes complete a full triathlon (swim, bike, run) over a specific distance (determined by age/school year).

For teams, each athlete completes either the swim, the bike or the run. In this event, one person can do two legs if they choose and be a team of two, not three.

Event details

Date: Sunday 28th March, 2021
Venue: Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Time: 7:15am

Entry Information:

Entries Close: 4:00pm Friday event week
Entry Age:  Minimum 12 years as at 31 December 2020

$10 Late fee applies Midday Wednesday event week.

Entry fees

Individual: $65.00
Complete a full triathlon (swim, bike, run) over the distance.

Each person completes either the swim, the bike or the run to combine for a single team time. The team is categorised by the oldest team member).

Entry distances:
300m / 13km / 3km – Junior, Intermediate and Senior

Triathlon Victoria discounted junior membership

New junior triathletes, who haven’t previously been a Triathlon Victoria member,  can access a discounted membership offer. Please visit the Triathlon Victoria website for full details.


Please download our Event Handbook for a full list of FAQs.

Distance 300m / 13km / 3km
Junior (Years 7 & 8)  ✔ 
Intermediate (Years 9 & 10)  ✔
Senior (Years 11 & 12)  ✔

Race information

Click here for race map.

Saturday Event Kit Collection 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Sunday Event Kit Collection 5:30am –7:00am
Bike Check In 5:30am –7:00am
Pre-Race Brief Online
Start Time 7:15am
Presentations (TBC) 8:45am (Approx.)

Swim: Staggered wave starts in an open rectangular course

Cycle: A flat out-and-back course from Elwood Beach, left onto Ormond Esplanade, Beaconsfield Parade, to Armstrong St and return on the southbound lanes. Full road closure for cycle course (closed to all car traffic).

Transition area onto bike path, north towards the Elwood Canal and return along foreshore paths to finish.

Please remember: The Victorian All Schools Triathlon Championships is a mass participation event with minimal equipment requirements. A roadworthy bike and correctly fitted helmet are required. We also welcome athletes with a disability to enter the multi-class category.

Marquee Booking 

If you would like to book a marquee for the day please email

Frequently Asked Questions

Can school’s complete event entries in bulk?
A school may elect to enter all students into the event (individuals and teams) however it is more efficient to create a ‘school’ group and have students enter individually as their date of birth is required to ensure that they/their team is in the correct category.
What team category do I enter if the participants are of different ages?

Team entries will automatically be allocated to the category of the oldest team member. I.e. if a 13-year-old (junior) and 17-year-old (senior) enter as a team they will race in the senior category.

How will I be communicated with?

All event communication will be handled by O2events as our delivery partner. They will communicate directly with schools, sports associations and individuals where necessary. Triathlon Victoria are also available to assist with event information prior to registration and will be onsite at the event to support your event day experience.

When and where do I collect my race pack?

Race packs can be collected from the venue on either the Saturday (day prior to race day) between 12:00pm – 2:00pm or Sunday (race morning) between 5:45am – 7:15am.

When can I rack my bike?

Participants are encouraged to rack their bike early. Please allow extra time given the large number of participants (parking is restricted in the area so they may have up to a 15 minute walk/ride to race site) and your registration pack must be collected from the registration desk prior to racking. You will need to have your helmet correctly fitted prior to entering transition and racking bike. Click here to view our helmet fit information.

Is there an event tour prior to Sunday?

Yes. A transition tour will be conducted by Triathlon Victoria staff at 2:00pm on Saturday March 14.

Can we erect a tent on site?

Yes. If you would like to book a marquee for the day please email

On event day will there be a separate area for the school’s championships?

Transition will be set-up in such a manner that all school championship competitors will be in an area to the north of ‘transition’.

Can teachers access and be available in this area?

There is no teacher access to transition on Sunday morning prior to race start or during the event. Triathlon Victoria staff and accredited volunteers will be available in the transition area support athletes to ensure a positive experience and that athletes are unimpeded when moving through the area.

Do schools or associations have their own ‘wave starts’?

The number and size of ‘wave starts’ depends on entry numbers within each category. All efforts will be made to keep participants from the same school, and schools within an association within a single wave, however this cannot be guaranteed. Wave order is scheduled for Senior, Intermediate and Junior from the scheduled start time with alternating gender.

Can I wear a wetsuit or use swimming aides?

You may wear a wetsuit in the swim. However, the use swimming aides (flippers, pool buoys and/or watercraft of any description) is not allowed.

What do I do if I get in trouble in the water?

Raise your hand to attract the attention of the lifesavers from the Elwood Lifesaving Club. They will be positioned along the swim course in Inflatable Rescue Boats and on rescue craft/boards. The lifesavers will provide you support and should you wish to rest a moment and ‘catch your breath’, they will stay with you and assess the situation prior to either executing a rescue and bringing you to the beach, or supporting you to continue with your swim.

What time are presentations?

All participants receive a finisher’s medal as they cross the finish line. Formal presentations for first, second and third placegetters (male and female) will be conducted on stage once all participants have completed the School’s championships – approximately 8:45am.

How can I access the results post event?

Individuals will be able to access their results via the results button on the website and through a post event email.

I can’t find my school when I search?

If your school has not been created in the system, search for ‘Independent School’ and select this option. Later in your registration you will be asked to type your school name and please complete this field so we can get you connected to your school and the aggregate points competition.

When can I get my bike after the race?

With over 2000 competitors across the various events the site will be very busy. School competitors will be able to collect their bikes and exit the site after the presentations (anticipated 8:45am). When exiting the race venue competitors are requested to take great care when crossing Beach Rd and avoid crossing the bike course.

Will I be ‘racked’ with the rest of my school’s competitors?

Competitor bikes will be ‘racked’ firstly by event type (individual or team) and then by age category. These arrangements are to ensure the integrity of the competition and racks are marked with the competitors name and race number.

What happens if I cannot complete the swim?

If you are unable to complete the swim course you will be transferred to the beach by our water safety team. There your race number will be recorded and you will be assessed and provided any medical care. Should you be in a position to continue you will be directed to transition where you can move to the bike leg, or hand over your timing chip if a member of a team. Your timing chip will record all your race times and you’ll get to cross the finish line, however you will be ‘unplaced’ in your category.

How do I make changes to a team entry?

Teachers and student can make entry changes until close of entries by accessing the admin section of the registration system. If changes are required after the close of entries these should be done at the event registration desk on Saturday 12noon – 2:00pm or Sunday prior to the race starting.

I bought a 2XU Triathlon Series ‘Fun Tri’ Series Pass, do I still need to pay the rego fee?

No, you are all set to go and will automatically be entered in the Schools Championships


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