Nepean Triathlon returns as part of Redline Games

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Following its hiatus last year, Australia’s oldest triathlon will be making its triumphant return this weekend as part of the 2024 Redline Games.

Running until this Sunday, April 7, western Sydney’s favourite multisport festival is back for its second year at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.

The Redline Games will feature a range of urban, water and land-based sports including triathlons, runs, open water swims, road cycling, speed skating, dragon boating, coastal rowing, yoga, breakdancing and more.

“It’s the Olympic Games of western Sydney,” CEO of Elite Energy Events, Mark Emerton declared.

“We are proud to return to Penrith with the Redline Games, an event that is inclusive, entertaining and showcases our vibrant sport culture in Australia.”

Headlining this year’s Redline Games is the return of the Nepean Triathlon, which hasn’t been contested since October 2022.

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Following a change in ownership late last year, the famous race will make its comeback with more than 1200 competitors set to take part.

“Those numbers are back to the good old days,” Emerton told the Weekender.

“We’ll be running the traditional Nepean Triathlon on Sunday morning followed by a new race, the Nepean Classic, which is a 2km swim, 60km cycle and 16km run.

“There’s a lot of history and tradition with the Nepean and I didn’t want to change that too much. Our bread and butter is triathlon – we (Elite Energy Events) run nearly every triathlon in NSW.”

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Also being run and won this weekend is the shorter and faster Australian Super Sprint Triathlon Championships and the Nepean Sprint Triathlon, which is a World Qualifying event for next year’s World Triathlon Championships in Wollongong.

The 2024 edition of the Redline Games will also see the rebirth of Sydney’s Corporate Teams Triathlon, providing the opportunity to test workplace rivalries in the ultimate team bonding exercise.

Along with the various triathlons and other events planned, the Redline Games will also include a health and lifestyle expo, free breathwork and yoga workshops, breakdancing and bicycle trials demonstrations.

“If you’re coming along to watch, we’ll have a range of demos, workshops and entry-level events suitable for all,” Emerton said.

The 2024 Redline Games, which is free for all spectators, will be held this weekend at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

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Nathan Taylor

Nathan Taylor is the Weekender's Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for a decade.

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