Australia’s capital city is home to the country’s newest international middle distance
triathlon with Challenge Family’s announcement today of Challenge Canberra, taking place
on 26 November 2023.
Long synonymous with triathlon, Canberra has become a preferred training destination for
many with its extensive network of bike paths and running trails. Sport and recreation
combine with national museums and galleries, global cuisine and vineyards, Australian
landmarks and Ngunnawal cultural sites, all just a stone’s throw from natural bushland
offering the ultimate in work-life balance. Just three hours’ drive from Sydney and an
international airport only 6km from the CBD make it easy to reach for a weekend of world-
The scenic Challenge Canberra course starts in the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin with a
single lap 1.9km swim with great spectator viewpoints throughout.
The 90km bike is a magnificent and challenging closed course that takes athletes up a climb
into the beautiful National Arboretum, where they might just have time to enjoy the views
of Canberra as they work their way through the only technical area of the course. Leaving
the Arboretum, athletes will then have a chance to unleash on Parks way and the
Majura Parkway, hitting top speeds over kms of quality closed roads.
The fast, flat three-lap half marathon runs along the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore, through
the beautiful Commonwealth Park, around the Nerang Pond and across Commonwealth
Bridge with striking views of Parliament House before finishing at the amazing race venue of
Rond Terrace, surrounded by lush green grass and direct views of Australia’s old and new