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Overview

Fourteen 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.  2019 marks 14 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 new event – the popular Classic Distance Triathlon.

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.

 

Races

Race Name Date
Ocean Swim February 22, 2019 More information Register
Fun Runs February 23, 2019 More information Register
MINIMAN February 23, 2019 More information Register
Super Sprint February 23, 2019 More information Register
Sprint February 23, 2019 More information Register
Classic February 24, 2019 More information Register
Ultimate February 24, 2019 More information Register
Aquabike February 24, 2019 More information Register

Schedule

FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2019

OpensClosesEventLocation
2:00pm6.30pmHealth and Lifestyle ExpoHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
4:00pm5:00pmRegistration - Ocean Swim 1000m & 500mRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
5:15pmCompulsory Race Briefing - Ocean SwimOn The Beach/Start Line
5:30pmRace Start - Ocean Swim 1000m & 500mOn The Beach/Start Line
6:30pmPresentation - Ocean SwimFinish Line Area

SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2019

OpensClosesEventLocation
5:30am6:30amSuper Sprint - Registration & TransitionRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
6:00am5:30pmHealth and Lifestyle ExpoHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
6:40amSuper Sprint - Compulsory Race BriefingGrass Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
7:00amRACE START – SUPER SPRINTOn The Beach/Start Line
7:15am8:30amMINIMAN 10-11 - Registration & TransitionRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
7:15am9:00amMINIMAN 7-9 - Registration & TransitionRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
8:20amCompulsory Race Briefing – MINIMAN Ages 10-11Grass Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
8:30am RACE START - MINIMAN 10-11On The Beach/Start Line
8:30am9:00amWomen's & All Team's Sprint - Registration & TransitionRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
9:00am3:15pmFun Runs - RegistrationRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
9:05amCompulsory Race Briefing – MINIMAN Ages 7-9Grass Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
9:15amRACE START - MINIMAN 7-9 On The Beach/Start Line
9:45amCompulsory Race Briefing – Women’s & ALL Teams SprintRoad Transition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
10:00amRACE START - Women’s & ALL Teams SprintOn The Beach/Start Line
10:30am11:30amMen's Sprint - Registration & TransitionRegistration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
11:45amCompulsory Race Briefing – Men’s SprintTransition Area - White Sands Park Huskisson
12:00pmRACE START - MENS SPRINTOn The Beach/Start Line
2:30pm5:30pmRegistration - ULTIMATE Husky Triathlon + Aquabike + Classic -NO BIKE CHECK IN-Registration Marquee - Voyager Park Expo
3:20pmCompulsory Race Briefing - 5km Fun RunHawke St, Huskisson
3:30pm RACE START - 5km Fun RunHawke St, Huskisson
3:40pmCompulsory Race Briefing - 2km Fun RunHawke St, Huskisson
3:45pmRACE START - 2km Fun RunHawke St, Huskisson
3:55pmCompulsory Race Briefing - 10km Fun RunHawke St, Huskisson
4:00pmRACE START - 10km Fun RunHawke St, Huskisson
5:15pmPresentationThe Huskisson Hotel

SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2019

OpensClosesEventLocation
5:00am6:30amTransition - Waves 1-7ROAD Transition Area
6:40amCompulsory Race Briefing - Waves 1-7ROAD Transition Area
7:00am8:15amTransition - Waves 8-14 + Aquabike + ClassicGRASS Transition Area
7:00amRACE START - ULTIMATE Husky Triathlon - Waves 1-7On The Beach/Start Line
8:00am3:00pmHealth and Lifestyle Expo opensHuskisson Hotel Car Park and Voyager Park
8:30amCompulsory Race Briefing - Waves 8-14 + Aquabike + ClassicGRASS Transition Area
8:45amRACE START - ULTIMATE Triathlon Waves 8-14On The Beach/Start Line
9:15amRACE START - AQUABIKEOn The Beach/Start Line
9:20amRACE START -CLASSICOn The Beach/Start Line
4:30pmPresentation - ULTIMATE / Aquabike / ClassicThe Huskisson Pub
5:00pmStart training for 2020!


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

As a not-for-profit mutual fund, we work for you. We know health insurance can be confusing, so we keep it simple and tell it like it is.


Vehicle Partner

At South Nowra, we have a large range of new and quality used vehicles. Our fantastic team can also provide you with genuine servicing, finance, insurance and a massive range of parts & accessories.


Independent Grocers of Australia is a chain of supermarkets.  IGA Callala supermarket is stocked with market fresh produce and a great range of groceries with 1000s of weekly specials. Located at Callala Bay!


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.


The Huskisson our local partner, open all weekend serving food, cold drinks and beers to make sure you celebrate your wins or commiserate your losses! Great views across the bay and options to chill on the deck outside or in the cool air conditioned area.  


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.


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.


Hydration Partner

Being hydrated well helps you perform at your best. Are you hydrated enough? Calculate now >>


Event Partner

Rudy Project sports eyewear and cycling helmets represent Europe’s finest in design and craftsmanship.


With 12 holiday parks in the Shoalhaven region, Holiday Haven offer a range of accommodation options for our events. Check out the Accommodation section for more details. 


Recovery Partner

Whole Body Cryotherapy is an ideal treatment because it is Whole Body, Holistic and Non Invasive, with benefits to soft tissue, internal organs, the nervous system & energy meridians.

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

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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Holiday Haven

With 12 holiday parks in the Shoalhaven region, Holiday Haven offer a range of accommodation options such as studio and family cabins (1, 2 and 3 bedroom), safari tents, caravan and camping sites – both powered and unpowered. The properties offer beachfront, lakefront or riverfront accommodation, making them the perfect place to kick back and relax after your next race.

Visit holidayhaven.com.au or contact their friendly team to book today.

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

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