Bendigo Triathlon Club is a local sporting club offering encouragement, competition, and practical help for people looking to increase their fitness and participate in triathlons.
We believe triathlon is achievable for most people and are excited about the future of our sport.
Bendigo Triathlon Club has been active since 1988; it now has over 250 active members. From businessmen, kids, mums, students and retirees, to elite athletes competing at National and International level.
During Summer and Winter the Bendigo Triathlon Club has its own race series which is an excellent place to start your triathlon career in a local friendly atmosphere.
We aim to keep race fees low, to make the sport as affordable as possible. If you wish to start training many members organise their own group swim, ride, and running sessions.
Club members regularly travel and compete across the state, interstate, and even internationally from Bendigo to Busselton, Noosa to Port Macquarie, New Zealand to Hawaii.
For further information please contact John Flood on 0438 415 235 or email us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Membership and Race Entry Fees Paid Online @ https://www.trybooking.com/OXMA
Teams may also enter any of the races mentioned above. You may race in teams of two or three people - one person doing the swim leg, one the bike leg and one the run leg, or a combination of disciplines, for example team member one does the swim and the run leg, while team member two does the ride. Membership and Race Entry Fees will apply to EACH team member.
Other Points of Interest
We advise all new members to read the Beginners Tips and Basic Rules flyer which can be found under General Info > Useful Downloads. A Course Map can also be found here. Please note: some tips may not apply to duathlons; and off-road duathlons may be held at a different location to the Course Map.
You don't need fancy equipment, there are no time limits, you can swim freestyle and swap to backstroke if you feel tired or slow to a walk instead of a run. The only person you have to race against is yourself! Triathlon is a fantastic sport for any age, which makes our club a very family friendly environment. Lots of encouragement is given to all competitors. So why not give yourself a new challenge!
Triathlon Victoria Memberships
The Bendigo Triathlon Club would like to advise all members that for the 2014/2015 Triathlon Season, our Club races will not be sanctioned with Triathlon Victoria. The primary reason being, the insurance costs through Triathlon Victoria & Triathlon Australia have increased substantially, therefore we have sourced our insurance through a private broker. Not sanctioning our races through Triathlon Victoria/Triathlon Australia has allowed the Club to keep our Club Memberships and Race Day Fees the same as last season. However, by sourcing our own insurance, should you wish to become a Triathlon Victoria/Triathlon Australia Member, you will need to pay the full membership fee of $200-00 (previously $120.00). If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact either the Club President (John Flood on 0438 415 235) or the Club Secretary (Trevor Watchman 0417 311 083)
Terms of Entry
Entry to this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry by each entrant.
Entrants must be aged 18 years. All competitors under 18 must be registered by their Guardian who must be aged 18 years on race day and must be present. Proof of age may be required.
All Registered Bendigo Tri Club members must be available to race day marshalling or BBQ duty at least once throughout the year. If you are unable to do this duty it is your responsibility to find a suitable replacement
Entries will be deemed to be accepted at the time of receipt and not at the time of transmission of their entry or entries.
Entries must be received during the Promotional Period 9pm the night before the race. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late or incorrect entries.
Entries received will be considered final. Incomplete, inaccurate, erroneous, or entries other than in accordance with the Competition terms and conditions will be deemed invalid.
By entering the competition, you give The Promoter permission to contact you via email, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter if you are a winner of the competition.
If entrants do not wish to be bound by the Competition terms and conditions or participate in the Competition they must email email@example.com and advise that they do not wish to participate. Failure to notify The Promoter by email will be deemed acceptance of the terms and conditions.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
This USM competitive Event and other activities take place indoors or outdoors and can include but not be limited to: warm-up exercises; competitive swimming, cycling and running, both in practice and in the Event; demo-ing (trying out) gear; participation in clinics, training, demonstrations or other games and activities, attendance at any activities, use of any equipment, facilities or premises and traveling in planes, vans, buses or other vehicles to and from activities (this Event and other activities collectively referred to in this Form as “activities”). Activities may be scheduled or unscheduled, mandatory or optional, structured or unstructured and include free time. I acknowledge that the inherent and other risks, hazards and dangers (collectively referred to in this Form as “risks”) of these activities can cause injury, damage, death or other loss to participant or others. The following describes some, but not all of the inherent risks, as applicable to participant’s activities:
Risks in any competitive or athletic activity. Training for, practicing or competing in triathlon or other events and associated swimming, cycling, running and other conditioning involves frequent and repetitive use of the arms and legs, extreme fitness and endurance, and pushing the limits of the participant’s speed and abilities.
Risks present in an outdoor environment. Participants may be subject to: high altitude or mountainous terrain; severe storms or bad weather such as lightning, strong winds, rain, hail, snow and ice; fast moving or deep lakes, oceans or other water bodies; currents or whitewater; extremely hot or cold weather; stinging, venomous and/or disease carrying animals (jncluding marine life) or insects and other natural or man-made hazards. Hazards (both on land and above and below water level) may not be marked or visible and weather is always unpredictable.
Risks involved in decision making and conduct. These risks include the risk that a USM staff member, representative, volunteer, contractor or co-participant may misjudge a participant’s capabilities, health or physical condition, misjudge some aspect of instruction, medical treatment, weather, terrain, water level, or route location, or, that one of those persons may not warn participant (and/or participant’s legal guardian) about one or more of the inherent risks of these activities.
Cycling, running and swimming risks. These risks include the risk of losing control and falling from the bike, colliding with objects or people (including co-participants or spectators) on land or in water, tripping or falling down or encountering other water/road/trail hazards; or being submerged underwater, hitting bottom or drowning.
Personal health and participation risks. The risk that a participant’s mental, physical or emotional condition (including any use or abuse of alcohol or prescription or non-prescription drugs), whether disclosed or undisclosed, known or unknown, combined with participation in these activities could result in injury, damage, death or other loss. Although USM may review participant’s medical information, submitted in the registration process, USM cannot anticipate or eliminate risks or complications posed by a participant’s mental, physical (including fitness level) or emotional condition.
Risks connected with location. Activity location may cause or contribute to delays or difficulties in communication, transportation, evacuation or medical care.
Risks associated with premises. Ruts, holes, water sources, rocks, uneven ground or other conditions may exist in and around the activities.
Equipment risks. The risk that equipment used in activities may be misused, or may break, fail or malfunction. Participant (and/or the participant’s legal guardian) assumes full responsibility for choosing appropriate equipment and for the fit and condition of the equipment. USM requires use of helmets for biking activities. Helmets or other safety gear may prevent or lessen injuries in some instances; however, use of safety gear is not a guarantee of safety, and injury can occur even with the use of this gear.
Supervision and activities risks. I understand that neither USM nor its staff, representatives, volunteers, contractors or anyone associated with them will be supervising participant during the activities or at any time. Adult participant agrees he/she is solely responsible for his/her own well-being at all times; or, if applicable, a participant’s legal guardian agrees to take sole responsibility for participant’s supervision before, during and after the Event and other activities, including during free time and at all other times.
Risks regarding conduct. The potential that participant, co-participant/s and/or third party/s may act in a negligent or intentional manner.
Risk regarding criminal/terrorist activity. The potential that third party/s may commit criminal acts or acts of terrorism.
These and other risks may result in participants: falling partway or falling to the ground; being struck; colliding with objects, people or the bottom of a lake or other water body; experiencing bicycle or vehicle collision or rollover; reacting to high altitudes, weather conditions or increased exertion; becoming lost or disoriented; suffering gastro-intestinal complications or allergic reactions or experiencing other problems. These and other circumstances may cause heat or cold related illnesses or conditions (including hypothermia, cold water immersion, frostbite, hyperthermia, or heat exhaustion/stroke); dehydration; hyponatremia; drowning; high altitude sickness; heart or lung complications; broken bones; paralysis or other permanent disability; mental or emotional trauma; concussions; sunburn or other burns or other injury, damage, death or loss -- before, during or even after the participant participates in the Event or other activities.