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The 21st Sparke Helmore NBN Triathlon is on again 14-16 March. It's been the starting point for most local triathletes and now has a whole swag of events over 3 days. Friday night is the Foreshore5, a groovey 2.5km hot dog course held just near Nobby's Beach. The race gets a good crowd of around 500 runners and makes for a interesting start to the weekend. Saturday has the ladies up for a Womens Only Tri with an achieveable 300m swim, 10km ride and 3km run. Just after the kids are on stage with the TriJr races for 7-13 years Sunday is the main day and has an Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 38.5km ride and 10km run), Traditional (500m swim, 22km ride and 5km run) and also an Enticer (500m swim, 10km ride and 5kmrun). The first 2 races have some serious climbs, but the enticer is an flat easy ride. The atmosphere at this race is good with the event compound, transition area and swim all within 300m. With the lapped bike and run, there is also plenty of action to be seen. And to really make you feel good the event donates around $30k per year to the local medical reserach institute. It's win and win! Check it out at HE Sparke Tri A3 poster_05.pdf HE Sparke Tri A3 poster_05.pdf HE Sparke Tri A3 poster_05.pdf