A new elite race has been added to the weekend!
This year, a new elite race has been added to the weekend. The first finishers in the traditional Nepean, (1km swim, 30km cycle and 10km run) being the fastest male and female competitors in the race, will qualify to race a second time over a grand prix distance of 300m swim, 8km cycle, 2km run (20% of Olympic distance) in front of the packed grandstand. This second race will be held approximately 90 minutes after the elite competitors finish the Nepean. Thirty bike places will be placed in front of the grandstand, with the swim directly in front of the crowd, the cycle featuring a 4 x 2km out and back course and the run being a 4 x 500metre all in front of the main grandstand. As well as providing a great opportunity for our leading competitors to race a short grand prix race in front of a large crowd, the race will also entertain the crowd leading up to the Nepean presentation. Prize money has grown considerably and Nepean is now one of the richest races in the country with the following:
Penrith Valley Nepean Triathlon - 1km swim, 30km bike, 10km run
1st Male and Female 2nd Male and Female – $1000
3rd Male and Female – $500
4th Male and Female – $200
5th Male and Female – $100
In addition, there will also be the bonus $1,000 for the first male or female finisher based on the male and female handicap on the race.
Billy Baxter’s Bolt for the fastest male Nepean finishers – 300m swim, 8km cycle, 2km run
1st Male - $1,250
2nd Male - $1,000
3rd Male - $500
Glenmore Park GP for the fastest female Nepean finishers – 300m swim, 8km cycle, 2km run
1st Female - $1,250
2nd Female - $1,000
3rd Female - $500