The largest alpine resort in Victoria Falls Creek will once again host the 2XU Falls Creek Triathlon next February. The event will double as the Victorian Long Course Triathlon Championships and is expected to attract 800 participants.


This adds another healthy event to the resort's summer calendar and reinforces its attributes which entice athletes to Falls Creek for a stint of altitude training. The two-lap running leg of the very challenging Victorian Long Course Triathlon Championships will circumnavigate the mile-high Rocky Valley Lake. However participants in the trail-based 20km triathlon run may not have much time to enjoy their surroundings.

Elite athletes are expected to complete the swim, cycle and run legs in about four hours.


After they've completed their 2km swim in the crystal clear lake, there is a quick transition to a bike for a gruelling thee lap 80km cycle course on the recently sealed Bogong High Plains Road. This finishes with a challenging 20 km run to the finish.


This is one of the highest roads in Australia so the blend of cycling 80 km and the altitude is expected to create quite a challenge to all entrants in what will be a hard-fought event from start to finish.




It’s also is a nice change to offer participants a longer distance event particularly with a trail-based run leg, which will feature an upgrade of the Aqueduct Trail and the Aitkens track with a surface similar to The Tan in a magnificent alpine environment.


Saturday evening will be an entertaining party night following on from the presentations. The official training partners for the event - Tri-Alliance - will be hosting a week-long camp at Falls Creek.


An exciting improvement has developed in the form of planning a one hour television production of the event for national and international distribution. Organisers have established a sister event relationship with the Titan Triathlon in Spain. This year, there are a variety of activities over the weekend for friends and families including a 9.1k trail run course and half marathon. These are just some of the changes from last year that encapsulate what a great event the 2XUFalls Creek Triathlon and Trail Running Festival really is.

Next event date:

11 February 2012


27 28

PACE is a  Publication