If you’re young or young at heart and want a taste of triathlon the Nepean Enticer Triathlon is perfect event for your first triathlon.
The Nepean Enticer Triathlon is held within the confines of the Sydney Regatta Centre and is traffic free.
Event Information (FAQs)
When is the Nepean Enticer Triathlon held?
The Nepean Enticer Triathlon starts from 4pm on Saturday, 24 October 2020.
When do entries open?
Entries open on 14 February for the 2020 Nepean Enticer Triathlon.
When do entries close?
Entries close on 21 October or until entries reach capacity. Entries for the Nepean Enticer Triathlon usually fills up before entries close. We encourage people to enter early to avoid disappointment.
Do I have to be a member of Triathlon Australia to race?
It is not compulsory to join Triathlon Australia as a full member but this type of membership does provide full-year insurance cover 24/7 whilst training or competing as well as access to additional member benefits. A one-day race membership – ‘ODRM’ is compulsory if you are not a full member of TA as this is part of the TA sanctioning requirements for the event and provides you with public liability insurance for the actual race. If you are not a member of Triathlon Australia, the option to purchase a one day license will be available when registering for the Nepean Triathlon online. (Note: Internationals cannot join TA as a full member and can only be provided with a ODRM and therefore should take out separate travel insurance).
What does the one-day race license cover?
One-day race licenses DO NOT give competitors personal accident coverage. The public liability benefit contained therein benefits the race director only. Current members of Triathlon Australia are already covered so do not need to purchase a one-day race license.
What do I get as part of my entry to the event?
Apart from a well-run and affordable event in an awesome venue, all entrants will receive an event t-shirt, finishers medallion, downloadable finishers certificate and entry into the lucky draw prizes held at the presentation.
Can I get a refund of my entry if I withdraw?
Applications for a refund will be considered on a case by case basis prior to October 1 with the final decision on all refunds at the discretion of the race director. Please submit your request for a refund here. Refunded entries will be less $25. Refunds are not available after 1 October as all race infrastructure is put in place.
Is there a waitlist if entries are full?
We do not hold a waitlist for entrants after this event has sold out.
Where can I read the full race rules?
Triathlon Australia Race Rules will apply to this event.
Where is the Nepean Enticer Triathlon held?
The Nepean Enticer Triathlon is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh Road, Penrith.
When does the race start?
The Nepean Enticer Triathlon starts from 4pm, Saturday 24 October. Competitors need to have visited registration and checked their bike into the bike compound prior to 3:50. Please allow at least 45 minutes from arrival at the Regatta Centre to walk to registration, pick up your race pack and check your bike in to the bike compound.
What parking is available?
Ample parking on the day will be provided within the Regatta Centre. Parking will be free of charge and parking officials will be in attendance.
Is food and drink available at the race venue?
Hot food, coffee and refreshments will be available at the Regatta café which will be open during the event.
When does registration open?
Registration for the races will be held at Panthers Penrith Leagues Club-TC’s Sports Bar (123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith NSW 2750) between 11am-3pm. For those coming off the M4, this is on the way to the Regatta Centre.
YOU WILL NEED TO ALLOW TIME TO REGISTER AND THEN MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE REGATTA CENTRE FOR YOUR RACE (APPROX 10-15 MINS DRIVE + TIME TO PARK AND WALK OVER TO THE ISLAND).
Parking with Bikes on roofs will be best at the Aqua Golf car park. Entry can be gained to the club via an entrance here. Panthers Penrith security staff have assured us they will be vigilantly patrolling the car park.
What is in the race pack and what do I do with it?
- An envelope with your name, category etc.
- A chest number that is compulsory to be worn during the cycle and run legs, optional in the swim.
- A computer timing chip to be worn on your left ankle for the entire race.
- A bike number to place on your bike.
- A helmet sticker.
- A event shirt.
- A printed swim cap with their race start determined by the swim cap colour.
- Race towels will be available for purchase for $10
How do I get my event t-shirt?
As you receive your registration envelope you will also receive your race shirt and a sponsor’s pack.
Is there any other event merchandise for sale?
- Event Towels $20 (see below image)
- Nepean Tri Trucker Hat $15
- Nepean tri Stubby Coolers $10
Where does the Nepean Enticer Triathlon start from?
The swim course commences at the Olympic podium in front of the main grandstand.
What is the timing for the swim wave starts?
There are three wave starts. Wave will start after the Tweens Enticer event is complete (approx. 5-5:15pm). Waves will start within a few minutes of each other.
- Female 29 & Under
- Female 30 & Over
Are wetsuits permitted in the Nepean Enticer Triathlon?
The water temperature limit for the use of wetsuits is 22 degrees and a final water temperature reading will be taken by the Triathlon Australia Technical team 1 hour prior to race start and announced over the loudspeaker.
What if I get into difficulty on the swim?
Water safety personnel will be on hand to help anyone who is having trouble. You are encouraged to swim to the shore or raise your hand if you get into difficulty.
Is there a swim evacuation plan?
Yes, In an emergency it may be necessary to evacuate the swim course after the event has commenced. Prior to the commencement of the event, all competitors and event staff shall be advised that the continuous blowing of whistles or horns is the signal that an emergency evacuation is in progress, this will be explained at the race briefing and mentioned via the event commentator. The announcement/ briefing will alert all competitors must immediately leave the course and proceed to the nearest safe shore.
If an emergency evacuation is necessary, the following protocols shall be observed: In a slowly developing emergency situation, such as the approach of an electrical storm, or deteriorating water conditions, the Swim Director shall, prior to conditions becoming dangerous to competitors and event staff, direct water safety personnel to continuously blow whistles or sound horns, which is the signal for all swimmers to leave the course immediately and proceed to the nearest safe shore.
In a rapidly developing emergency situation, such as the unauthorised approach of a vessel water safety personnel are empowered to immediately and continuously blow whistles or sound horns, which is the signal for all swimmers to leave the course immediately and proceed to the nearest safe shore. There is no requirement to seek approval from the Swim Director for this.
IRB personnel shall respond to the emergency in accordance with their training, which may involve continuously patrolling the course. At the completion of the emergency, the Race Director shall consult with the Swim Director and the Triathlon Australia Technical Delegate to determine if the event shall be postponed or cancelled.
When do I put my bike in the transition area/bike compound?
The bike compound opens at 2:30pm and all competitors need to vacate the bike compound by 3:50pm. All bikes to be used in the event must be placed with the fenced transition and bike compound. When preparing to enter the bike compound, please ensure you have your helmet on and is fastened, your computer chip is on your left ankle, your bike number is on your bike for inspection by the Technical Officials.
The bike compound will be divided into three sections with a separate section in the racks for each race. Bike rack rows are clearly marked and you should be aware of the row and position your bike is in to avoid confusion when you come out of the swim and off the bike. Competitors are to keep their same position in the bike racks throughout the race.
You will not be able to remove your bike from the bike compound until all Enticer races are completed – this is to ensure competitors that are still racing are not impeded by competitors attempting to remove their bike.
Is the cycle course traffic free?
Yes, the cycle leg takes place completely within the regatta centre which is closed to regular traffic during the race. However, a vehicle could inadvertently enter the bike course at any time. As such, all normal road rules apply at all times and cyclists should keep to the left. You must have your bike number sticker on your bike during the cycle leg – this rule will be officiated by the Technical officials.
Is drafting allowed on the cycle leg?
No, drafting on the cycle is not permitted and the draft distance is the standard 10 metres and will be enforced by Triathlon NSW Technical Officials present on the day.
Is there a bike mechanic at the event?
Panther Cycles will be available for any last-minute race day mechanical requirements and bike repairs.
When can I remove my bike from the transition area?
Your bike can not be removed from the bike compound until Triathlon NSW officials open the bike racks following the last competitor of the Open Enticer finishing the cycle leg.
Are their drink stations on the run course?
Yes, there is a drink station at the turn around point on the run. There will also be fruit, Endura and water stations in the recovery area.
Can I wear ear phones on the run course?
No. For safety, the following items are prohibited from use on the bicycle and run legs.
- Headphones or headsets
- Glass containers
- Phones or music players
When is the finisher's medallion issued?
The finisher’s medallion will be handed to each competitor when they cross the finish line.
When is the presentation held?
The presentation ceremony is held in the main grandstand shortly after the last competitor finishes the last Nepean Enticer event. (Around 6pm)
Are their lucky draw prizes?
Yes! There will be many lucky draw awards at the end of the presentation.
When will results be available?
Results will be accessible on the this website within a few hours of the race including a downloadable finishers certificate.
Are event photos available?
A number of photos will be posted to the Nepean Triathlon facebook page during and after the event. We will update this question if we obtain an official race photographer for 2020.
How do I notify officials of any medical condition or allergy?
Should you have any medical condition or allergy that medical officials should be aware of, please write this information in the space provided on the back of the official race number.
Event Goodie Pack
Still one of the best value for money events going around. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, each entrant walks away with a lots of free extras to commemorate their efforts.
Please note: Shirts may not be available in 2020 due the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep entrants updated on the situation as it unfolds