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Overview

Thirteen years strong and not slowing down, be part of Australia’s favourite long-course!  The “Big Husky” Triathlon Festival has grown to become one of Australia’s most loved of the ‘Long Course’ events.  2018 marks 13 years of Big Husky excitement!

Along with the Ultimate Distance race, we have a packed Huskisson triathlon program that includes Sprint & Super Sprint distance triathlons, Ocean Swim, Fun Runs, MINIMAN kids’ triathlon and our massive Health & Lifestyle Expo.

This year’s festival also features a WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER SPRINT RACE (NOT Draft Legal).

Huskisson is a spectacular spot to race and holiday with great local cafes and restaurants, a range of accommodation from camping, cabins, motels, the famous Husky Pub through to beach front homes.

The 2018 Ultimate Husky Live Results is now available via web at http://rtrt.me/1074. Have a Smartphone? Download the RTRT.me Mobile App at http://rtrt.me/app/1074 and select the 2018 BIGHUSKY event. Participants, Family & Friends can all use Live Results to share in the excitement. Sign Up now to have race progress posted automatically to your Facebook or Twitter feeds! On race day, spectators can get status of participants in real-time using the Live Tracker & Leaderboard. Details such as time, pace, position on the map and estimated finish will be instantly available!

 

 

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Races

Race Name Date
Ocean Swim February 16, 2018 More information Register
Sprint (ITU World Qualifying Race) February 17, 2018 More information Register
Super Sprint (Enticer) February 17, 2018 More information Register
Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN February 17, 2018 More information Register
On© Fun Runs February 17, 2018 More information Register
Ultimate Husky February 18, 2018 More information Register
First Class February 18, 2018 More information Register
Aquabike February 18, 2018 More information Register

Schedule

FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

TimeEventLocation
2.00pmHealth and Lifestyle Expo opensHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
4.00pmRegistration opens - Ocean SwimRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
5.00pmRegistration closes - Ocean SwimRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
5.10pmRegistration opens - Sprint (Optional)Registration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
5.15pmCompulsory Race Briefing - Ocean SwimOn The Beach/Start Line
5.30pmRACE START - Ocean SwimOn The Beach/Start Line
6.10pmRegistration closes - Sprint (Optional)Registration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
6.30pmHealth and Lifestyle Expo closesHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
6.30pmPresentation - Ocean SwimFinish Line Area

SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY

TimeEventLocation
5.30amRegistration Opens – Men’s Sprint TriathlonRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
5.30amTransition Opens - Men's Sprint TriathlonTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
6.00amHealth and Lifestyle Expo opensHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
6.30amRegistration Closes – Men’s Sprint TriathlonRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
6.30amTransition Closes - Men's Sprint TriathlonTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
6.40amCompulsory Race Briefing – Men’s Sprint TriathlonTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
7.00amRACE START – Men’s Sprint TriathlonOn The Beach/Start Line
8.00amRegistration opens – Women’s Sprint Triathlon (and ALL sprint teams, and ALL race ya mates)Registration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
8.00amTransition opens – Women’s Sprint Triathlon (and ALL sprint teams and ALL race ya mates)Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
9.00amRegistration closes – Women’s Sprint Triathlon (and ALL sprint teams and ALL race ya mates)Registration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
9.00amAll Day Registration Open - Miniman and Fun Runs onlyRace Office Tent - Voyager Park Expo
9.00amTransition closes - Women’s Sprint Triathlon (and ALL sprint teams and ALL race ya mates )Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
9.10amCompulsory Race Briefing – Women’s Sprint Triathlon (and ALL sprint teams and ALL race ya mates)Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
9.30amRACE START – Women’s Sprint Triathlon (and ALL sprint teams and ALL race ya mates)On The Beach/Start Line
10.30amRegistration opens – Super Sprint TriathlonRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
10.30amTransition opens – Super Sprint TriathlonTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
11.30amRegistration closes – Super Sprint TriathlonRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
11.30amTransition closes – Super Sprint TriathlonTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
11.40amCompulsory Race Briefing – Super Sprint TriathlonTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
12.00pmRACE START – Super Sprint TriathlonOn The Beach/Start Line
12.30pmTransition opens - Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 10-11Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
1.00pmPresentation ‐ Men's & Women's SprintThe Huskisson Pub
1.30pmRegistration closes Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 10-11Race Office Tent - Voyager Park Expo
1.30pmTransition closes - Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 10-11Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
1.45pmTransition opens - Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 7-9Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
1.45pmCompulsory Race Briefing – Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 10-11Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
2.00pmRACE START - Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 10-11On The Beach/Start Line
2.30pmRegistration opens - ULTIMATE Husky Triathlon & Aquabike COMPULSORYRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
2.30pmRoad Transition opens – ULTIMATE Husky - Waves 1-7Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
2.30pmRegistration closes - Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 7-9Race Office Tent - Voyager Park Expo
2.30pmTransition closes – Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 7-9Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
2.45pmCompulsory Race Briefing – Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 7-9Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
3.00pmRACE START – Blue Dinosaur MINIMAN Ages 7-9On The Beach/Start Line
3.30pmRegistration closes - ALL FUN RUNSRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
3.45pmCompulsory Race Briefing - ALL FUN RUNSOwen St Huskisson
4.00pmGrass Transition opens – ULTIMATE Husky Triathlon Waves 8-14Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
4.00pmRACE START - 5km Fun RunOwen St Huskisson
4.15pmRACE START – 2km Fun Run (untimed)Owen St Huskisson
4.30pmRACE START - 10km Fun RunOwen St Huskisson
6.00pmHealth and Lifestyle Expo closesHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
6.00pmPresentation - Super Sprint & Fun RunsThe Huskisson Pub
6.30pmRegistration closes - ALL Waves ULTIMATE Husky Triathlon & AquabikeRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
7.00pmTransition closes - ALL Waves ULTIMATE Husky Triathlon & AquabikeTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson

SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY

TimeEventLocation
5.30amTransition opens - Waves 1-7Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
6.30amTransition closes - Waves 1-7Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
6.40amCompulsory Race Briefing - Waves 1-7Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
7.00amTransition Opens - Waves 8-14 & AquabikeTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
7.00amRACE START - ULTIMATE Husky Triathlon - Waves 1-7On The Beach/Start Line
8.00amHealth and Lifestyle Expo opensHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
8.15amTransition closes - Waves 8-14 & AquabikeTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
8.30amCompulsory Race Briefing - Waves 8-14 & AquabikeTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
8.45amRACE START - ULTIMATE Triathlon Waves 8-14On The Beach/Start Line
9.15amRACE START - AQUABIKEOn The Beach/Start Line
3.00pmHealth and Lifestyle Expo closesHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
4.30pmPresentation - ULTIMATE TriathlonThe Huskisson Pub
5.00pmStart training for 2019!

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Partners


NAMING RIGHTS PARTNER 

Shimano’s goal in life and business is to help people get closer to nature through the cycling activities they enjoy most. Providers of premium bicycle componentry and partnering with our events providing mechanical support. 


RUN LEG NAMING RIGHTS

A quest for the perfect running sensation, with its revolutionary idea, the Swiss running shoe On has taken the global running scene with speed. Proud to be the Run partner of the Big Husky Triathlon Festival.


Destination NSW

Partnering with Elite Energy for this Iconic event to encourage tourism across NSW


Peoplecare are the official health insurer of Husky Triathlon Festival. At Peoplecare, they genuinely love people. And that means giving you more of the things you love and less of the things you don’t. So if you’re looking for cover, or need a hand with anything to do with your health cover, just give them a buzz.


LOCAL COUNCIL

Experience the unspoilt #Shoalhaven – a foodie, nature and adventure lover’s paradise. Just 2 hours from Sydney.


Proudly part of Shoalhaven City Council

Shoalhaven Water manages the collection, treatment and distribution of water in the Shoalhaven City.  We also collect, treat and dispose of wastewater safely back into the environment.


MINIMAN Sponsor

Blue Dinosaur exists to create the best snack food bars the world has ever seen. We start with a collection of beautiful ingredients that your body wants to eat and combine them into a bar for your convenience.


SERIES SPONSOR

100% home grown Australian. “The best products at the best prices.” Supplying quality products to road riders, mountain bikers, triathletes and recreational cyclists.


APPAREL PARTNER

Helping athletes all over the world achieve their goals... sometimes it all starts with the right outfit. Catfish Designs are passionate about designing and creating high quality and sensible priced apparel for athletes.  Custom garments to suit you and your goals.


SWIM PARTNER

Zone 3 proudly support Elite Energy events. Providing wetsuits designed for speed and performance to help you reach your event goals!


INSURANCE PARTNER

Did you know most triathletes are either not insured or under-insured for crashes on the bike when racing, training or commuting, despite thinking otherwise? Most Super Funds and Personal Insurance companies won’t take the risk of insuring participants that use a bike in races or anything that may even resemble them. When you need it most, don’t find yourself under-insured or not insured at all. KOM Financial Advice was formed to address the unique Income Protection (IP) and Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) issues cyclists and triathletes face. We’re here to help!


Official Payments Partner

Making payments faster with wearables that suit your lifestyle. Purchase and activate your CURL or WAVE. Load money into your INAMO account. Tap and go!


ROOFING PARTNER

Founded on the core principles of customer-focused service, excellence in workmanship and the supply of quality Australian-made LYSAGHT® steel building products made from colorbond® steel, designed to enhance the look and style of every home.  Our enviable reputation has been built on providing high-quality products, guaranteed quality installation, competitive pricing, expertise for all project sizes and service throughout NSW and the ACT.


LOCAL SPONSOR

Supporting the local community. We like to focus on activities that improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children. We contribute to sporting events and organisations that develop kids’ sports skills and provide opportunities for them to play.


Independent Grocers of Australia is a chain of supermarkets.  IGA Callala supermarket is stocked with market fresh produce and great range of groceries with 1000s of weekly specials. Located at Callala Bay IGA will be providing the recovery food including fruit and Ice Cream at this festival!

Getting there

Event Parking in Huskisson

Directions from Sydney – Approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.

  • Take the Princes Highway past Wollongong to Nowra.
  • 14.5 km south of the Nowra Bridge, take the Jervis Bay turnoff on your left onto Jervis bay Road.
  • Drive for 7.5km and take the Huskisson turnoff on your left onto Huskisson Road.
  • Continue onto Tomerong Street
  • Take a slight right onto Sydney Street
  • Take the second left onto Owen Street, make your way to the roundabout and you’ll find Huskisson village

Directions from Canberra – Approximately 2.5 hours 

Please note there are two options using the ‘back way’ from Canberra. Both include some dirt road and should not be attempted in heavy rains or following storms, due to the flooding of low-level crossings.

  • Option one: This route includes approximately five kilometres of dirt. Travel to Bungendore and then Tarago, continuing to follow signs to Nowra, Nerriga, Oallen and then onto Turpentine Road.
  • Option two: This route has about 30km of dirt. Travel directly to Braidwood, turning left at Braidwood road to Nerriga and then following this road for 40kms. Turn right onto Turpentine Road.
  • From Turpentine Road (both options): Follow the signs to Tomerong and Batemans Bay.
  • Turn right at the Princes Highway, then turn left to St Georges Basin and Tomerong after about two kilometres.
  • After about 200m, turn left to Tomerong.
  • At Tomerong, turn right to Huskisson.
  • Turn left and then right into Huskisson Road.
  • Continue onto Tomerong Street
  • Take a slight right onto Sydney Street
  • Take the second left onto Owen Street and look for the waterfront corner pub

From Callala (Via Ferry to Huskisson)

  • The Husky Ferry Company operates services services on both Saturday and Sunday with extra runs added for the Big Husky Triathlon Festival including early race morning.
  • Booking is essential. For all information regarding race weekend services call Dave on 0467 648 504 or visit www.huskyferry.com
  • Pricing –
    Adults: $15 return trip, $8 one way (no extra cost for bikes)
    Kids: $5
    Family: $30 (2 adults and 2 kids)
  • First ferry leaves at 5:00am and last ferry returns at 9:30pm.

From Batemans Bay

  • From Batemans Bay, take the Princes Highway to Ulladulla and continue north towards Nowra.
  • 3.8 km north of the Bewong rest area, take the Tomerong/Jervis Bay turnoff to your right onto Island Point Rd.
  • Drive straight through all of the roundabouts until you reach the shops at Vincentia, then turn left at that roundabout onto Elizabeth Drive, heading towards Huskisson.
  • Drive over the bridge and take your third right onto Hawken Road.
  • Turn right onto Pine Forest Road.
  • Turn left onto Jervis Bay Road.
  • Drive for 7.5 km and turn left onto Huskisson Road.
  • Continue onto Tomerong Street.
  • Take a slight right onto Sydney Street.
  • Take the second left onto Owen Street.

Accommodation

WANTED: Short-term homestays for professional athletes.

Do you have a spare room in the Jervis Bay area? Get to meet and host professional athletes, email volunteer@eliteenergy.com.au for more details.

Caravan Parks

Luxury Accommodation

Holiday House

Resorts & Motels

Cottages

Jervis Bay Tourism

Huskisson Bayside Motel

Huskisson Beach Motel

Pleasant Way River Lodge

The team at Pleasant Way welcome Elite Energy athletes, offering in room bike storage, car parking and FREE WiFi. The indoor heated pool is available for all guests. Family and double rooms available. Pleasant Way also offers BBQ platters offering the freshest local seafood and locally sourced grass fed meats for you to host your group in private at the barbeque area. We are here to service and tailor those special small details that matter to you.

Call the team to book directly as they will offer $10 off the best online rate!

On arrival a FREE freshly made coffee will be offered!!!

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Road Closures

ROAD CLOSURES

Please see attached brochure for changed traffic conditions for the Big Husky Triathlon Festival.

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