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Overview

Nineteen years strong and not slowing down, be a 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.  2024 marks 19 years of Shimano Husky excitement!

Alongside the usual favourite triathlon, run and swim events are the popular yoga sessions, the swim clinic and a charity run.

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.

Come and join us for this huge multi-sport weekend!

 

Photos from the 2023 event are available from Marathon Photos.

 

Races

Race Name Date
Yoga – Thu February 22, 2024 More information Register
Social Run with Crowie February 22, 2024 More information
Yoga – Fri February 23, 2024 More information Register
Swim Clinic February 23, 2024 More information Register
Ocean Swim February 23, 2024 More information Register
FREE Aquathon February 23, 2024 More information Register
Night Run February 23, 2024 More information Register
Super Sprint February 24, 2024 More information Register
Sprint February 24, 2024 More information Register
TriKidz February 24, 2024 More information Register
Fun Runs February 24, 2024 More information Register
Aquabike February 25, 2024 More information Register
Classic February 25, 2024 More information Register
Ultimate February 25, 2024 More information Register
King & Queen of Husky February 25, 2024 More information Register

Schedule

Health & Lifestyle Expo

DayTimeEventLocation
Fri 231:00-6:00pmExpo openHuskisson Pub carpark
Sat 245:30am-6:00pmExpo openHuskisson Pub carpark
Sun 258:00am-3:00pmExpo openHuskisson Pub carpark

Clinics

DayTimeEventLocation
Thu 226:00pmFREE 5km Social Run with CrowieJervis Bay Brewery - 3 Duranbah Dr, Huskisson
Fri 238:00amFREE Swim Clinic with CrowieSwim start area - Shark Net Beach

Yoga

DayTimeEventLocation
Thu 227:00-8:00pmFREE fisiocrem Sunset Yogafisiocrem tent - White Sands Park
Fri 236:30-7:30amFREE fisiocrem Sunrise Yogafisiocrem tent - White Sands Park

Aquathon

DayTimeEventLocation
Fri 239:00-10:30amRegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub Carpark
Fri 2310:45amCompulsory Race BriefingSwim Start Area - Shark Net Beach
Fri 2311:00amRACE START – AQUATHON 1kmStart Line - Shark Net Beach
Fri 2311:10amRACE START – AQUATHON 500mStart Line - Shark Net Beach
Fri 2312:00pmPresentationsFinishline area - White Sands Park

Ocean Swim

DayTimeEventLocation
Fri 233:00-5:00pmRegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Fri 235:15pmCompulsory Race BriefingSwim start area - Shark Net Beach
Fri 235:30pmRACE STARTStart line - Shark Net Beach
Fri 236:30pmPresentationFinishline area - Shark Net Beach

Night Run

DayTimeEventLocation
Fri 234:00-7:00pmRegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Fri 237:15pmCompulsory BriefingBottom of road transition - Bowen Street
Fri 237:30pmRUN STARTWhite Sands Park

Super Sprint

DayTimeEventLocation
Fri 233:00-6:00pmOPTIONAL RegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Fri 234:30pmTransition walk-through with Ellie SalthouseTransition area - White Sands Park
Sat 245:00-6:00amRegistration & TransitionHuskisson Pub carpark / Transition area
Sat 246:10amCompulsory Race BriefingRoad transition area - White Sands Park
Sat 246:30amRACE STARTStart line - Shark Net Beach
Sat 2410:30amPresentationFinishline area - White Sands Park

TriKidz

DayTimeEventLocation
Sat 246:45am-7:55amRegistration & Transition TriKidz Ages 10-11Registration Marquee - Huskisson Pub Carpark
Sat 246:45am-9:00amRegistration & Transition TriKidz Ages 7-9 Registration Marquee - Huskisson Pub Carpark
Sat 248:00amCompulsory Race Briefing – TriKidz Ages 10-11Grass Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
Sat 248:15amRACE START - TriKidz Ages 10-11Start Line - Shark Net Beach
Sat 249:00amCompulsory Race Briefing – TriKidz Ages 7-9Grass Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
Sat 249:15amRACE START – TriKidz Ages 7-9Start Line - Shark Net Beach

Sprint (Women & Teams)

DayTimeEventLocation
Fri 233:00-6:00pmOPTIONAL RegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Sat 249:00-10:30amRegistration & TransitionHuskisson Pub carpark / ROAD Transition area
Sat 2410:40amCompusory Race BriefingROAD Transition area
Sat 2411:00amRACE STARTStart line - Shark Net Beach
Sat 245:00pmPresentationFinishline area - White Sands Park

Sprint (Men)

DayTimeEventLocation
Fri 233:00-6:00pmOPTIONAL RegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Sat 2411:30am-1:00pmRegistration & TransitionHuskisson Pub carpark / GRASS Transition area
Sat 241:10pmCompusory Race BriefingGRASS Transition area
Sat 241:30pmRACE STARTStart line - Shark Net Beach
Sat 245:00pmPresentationFinishline area - White Sands Park

10km Run

DayTimeEventLocation
Sat 242:30-3:40pmRegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Sat 243:55pmCompulsory Race BriefingBottom of road transition, Bowen Street
Sat 244:00pmRACE STARTBottom of road transition, Bowen Street
Sat 245:00pmPresentationFinishline area - White Sands Park

5km Run

DayTimeEventLocation
Sat 242:30-4:00pmRegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Sat 244:10pmCompulsory Race BriefingBottom of road transition, Bowen Street
Sat 244:15pmRACE STARTBottom of road transition, Bowen Street
Sat 245:00pmPresentationFinishline area - White Sands Park

2km Run

DayTimeEventLocation
Sat 242:30-4:00pmRegistrationRegistration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Sat 244:40pmCompulsory Race BriefingBottom of road transition, Bowen Street
Sat 244:45pmRACE STARTBottom of road transition, Bowen Street

Ultimate

DayTimeEventLocation
Sat 242:30-6:00amCompulsory Registration (No bike check-in)Registration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Sun 254:30-6:00amTransitionROAD Transition area
Sun 256:10amCompulsory Race BriefingROAD Transition area
Sun 256:30amRACE STARTStart line - Shark Net Beach
Sun 253:00pmPresentationFinishline area - White Sands Park
Sun 254:00pmStart training for 2025 - Husky's 20th Year!!

Classic & Aquabike

DayTimeEventLocation
Sat 242:30-6:00amCompulsory Registration (No bike check-in)Registration Marquee - Huskisson Pub carpark
Sun 257:30-9:00amTransitionGRASS Transition area
Sun 259:10amCompulsory Race BriefingGRASS Transition area
Sun 259:30amRACE STARTStart line - Shark Net Beach
Sun 253:00pmPresentationFinishline area - White Sands Park
Sun 254:00pmStart training for 2025 - Husky's 20th Year!!

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. 


Presenting Partner

Peoplecare is a national, not for profit health fund that has been caring for members since 1953. They have a range of health cover options independently rated amongst the best value in Australia. Peoplecare have a reputation for the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


Run Leg Sponsor

Light, fast, revolutionary.The most popular shoe at 2018 Hawaiian Ironman, KONA. The world's toughest competitive and recreational endurance athletes are switching to a shoe that didn't exist 10 years ago for these 3 things - comfort, enjoying the run, and trust. Haven't found your HOKA? We can change your mind!


Signage Partner

Transform your brand's visibility with Austbanners' top-notch signage solutions. From eye-catching outdoor displays to sleek indoor signage, we specialize in crafting bespoke, high-quality signs that leave a lasting impression on your audience.  


Swim Leg Sponsor

Born in Australia on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 1992, our innovative range of market-leading goggles remains at the heart of our business. We want all swimmers, to enjoy the freedom, fun and exhilaration of the water with unconditional trust in their Zoggs goggles, equipment and swimwear.


Recovery Partner

Fisiocrem Solugel is a massage gel containing Menthol, Arnica, Hypericum, Calendula and Melaleuca for the temporary relief of muscular aches and pains. Available from your local pharmacy, Coles, Woolworths, and health store.


Eyewear Partner

Born in 1888 in France, Bollé is the market leading solution for eyewear and helmets. Globally respected and worldwide distributed, Bollé is known as the most advanced design and creative sport brand, creates trends and pushing industry boundaries.


Energy Partner

Revvies are a faster, safe, consistent and sugar-free way to get a caffeine boost before or during exercise. Revvies can be taken without water, are suitable for vegans and fit any pocket.


LOCAL COUNCIL

Shoalhaven City Council is committed to delivering high quality services and facilities for our community to sustain and develop our unique environment.


Part of Shoalhaven 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.


LOCAL PARTNER

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.


Hydration Partner

Designed for male and females of all ages for muscle growth & repair, weight management, improved diet, enhanced endurance, improved muscle recovery and healthy ageing.


Wetsuit Partner

Premium endurance sport apparel and wetsuit brand with an ethos of continuous improvement and deliverance of speed in all its products. Focusing wholly on the athlete and maximising performance and comfort, the HUUB team explores both the odd and the conventional to create the best.


Brewing Partner

Good beer, good people and a damn good time. All in the spirit of Jervis Bay. Brewery, beer garden and online store now open! Dog and family friendly. No bookings available.


Accommodation Partner

Specialising in holiday accommodation in the Jervis Bay area. We have holiday homes to suit every taste and budget all around the Bay and Basin. Find the perfect accommodation for your next short break or holiday with us today.


Local Partner

Discover the unrivaled freshness and quality of produce at Nowra Farmers Market. With a diverse selection sourced directly from local farmers, our market offers a vibrant array of fruits, vegetables, and more. Experience the joy of farm-to-table shopping, supporting local growers, and savoring the delectable flavors of the region.

Getting there

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)

  • Husky Ferry operates a service from Myola on Saturday and Sunday. 5am start, last ferry back at 9am.
  • Bookings not required. For any information, call Dave on 0467 648 504 or visit www.huskyferry.com
  • Fares –
    Adults: $15 return trip (no extra cost for bikes)
    Kids: $5
    Family: $35 (2 adults and 2 kids)

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

 

Shoalhaven Tourism, in conjunction with Shoalhaven City Council, hope you enjoy our great surf beaches, amazing bushwalks, local culture and our many annual food, wine and arts festivals and events. Visit shoalhaven.com for more information, and download the Guide to the Shoalhaven.

 

Jervis Bay Breaks – Elite Energy’s preferred booking agent.

Specialising in Holiday Accommodation in the Jervis Bay area. We have holiday homes to suit every taste and budget all around the Bay and Basin. Find the perfect accommodation for your next short break or holiday with us today.

Hidden Creek Campsite, a REAL camping experience. Nestled amongst natural bushland, with secluded powered and unpowered sites, as well as a variety of cabin accommodation. Only 5km drive to Huskisson. Individual campfire pits. Kayak hire. Great amenities.

Pleasant Way River Lodge

Owned by a local runner/ triathlete who is a great supporter of community endeavours. Participant benefits include: claim a $10 discount off the cheapest online rate (must be a direct booking through no other agent online or otherwise and subject to availability. Customer will only be required to mention Elite Energy and the event they are attending), bicycle storage and 24/7 video surveillance to house bikes, fridges and kitchenettes available in all rooms, pre race barista coffees at the onsite Tin Shed Cafe, Nowra – open from very early, post race showers available. Please contact the amazing team to book your stay!

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The Pines Bed and Breakfast

Owned by a local runner/ triathlete who is a great supporter of community endeavours. Participant benefits include: claim a $10 discount off the cheapest online rate (must be a direct booking through no other agent online or otherwise and subject to availability. Customer will only be required to mention Elite Energy and the event they are attending), bicycle storage and 24/7 video surveillance to house bikes, post race showers available. Please contact the amazing team to book your stay!

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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.

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