Nepean Triathlon 2015 dates announced!

Mark your calendars! The 2015 Nepean Weekend of Triathlon will be the 24th and 25th October.
  • 24th October 2015 – Nepean Enticer Triathlons (Saturday afternoon)
  • 25th October 2015 – Nepean Triathlon (Sunday morning)

Entry opening to be advised, please follow us on facebook to hear the latest about entry opening or we will email last year’s entrants when they open.

Nepean Triathlon to feature in ’50 Races To Do Before You Die’


The Nepean Triathlon has been chosen in a special feature in the UK edition of Triathlon Plus as ‘50 Races to Do Before You Die’

Due to the longevity of our event and it’s colourful history and general reputation as an iconic event to compete in at the foot of the mountains and of course our 4 legends who have competed in each and every staging of the event.

We welcome your comments on your experience with Nepean Triathlon over the years. Some of your quotes could even make it into the article!

We obviously it is the competitors who make the event what it is and also support from numerous sponsors who for this year were Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club, Cellabrations, Gulf Western Oil, GPPD and Penrith Council among many others and local community groups and volunteers.

$20,000 dontated to local charities as part of Nepean Triathlon

The Nepean Triathlon is a community event supported by volunteers from local charitable organisations. This support allows us to put on a safe and affordable event. Nepean Triathlon is proud to donate to these groups for their continued support.

A total of $20,000 was donated this year and we wish to call out the charities here

  • John Maclean Foundation – $10,000 (in the form of wheelchairs for 2 needy kids)
  • Rural Fire Service – $3,000
  • Penrith Lions Club – $850
  • St Dominic’s College Football Club – $800
  • Penrith Rugby Legless Emus – $850
  • Emu Plains Cricket Club – $750
  • Sally K Dance Studios – $500
  • Nepean Rotary Club – $750
  • Windsor Swim Club – $850
  • NSW Police Motor Cyclists $800*
  • St Johns Ambulance –  $600

* NSW Police Motor Cyclists choose a charity to donate to each year from the race.

John Maclean foundation raises $200,000

Ricky Jeffs, Chairman of the John Maclean Foundation has also advised that $200,000 was raised from participants in the John Maclean wave and the John Maclean walk for young Australians and their families living in wheelchairs.

Again, we’d like to thank our charities for their support and competitors for participating in the Nepean Triathlon.

Professionals line up for Nepean Triathlon

Outstanding professional field for 2014 Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon. 

If you are not racing on Sunday, you should be watching the Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon. With a great professional field up front racing for a record $76,500 prize money and 1400 competitors on the course, complete with John Maclean attempting his first triathlon as an able bodied athlete, the Nepean and the Saturday Enticer races are shaping up as the races of the season.
Adding additional interest is Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath, Phil Kearns and Ky Hurst all having a go with John and a 60 Minutes team capturing all the action.

Tour De France Travel lucky draw

For the third year running we are giving away a Tour de France Travel trip to follow the Tour de France in 2015! Below is

The lucky draw prize will be drawn at the completion of the Nepean Triathlon during the official presentation. The winner must be an entrant in the Nepean Triathon and be present at the time of the draw. Prize does not include airfares.

Many thanks to Tour de France Travel for their continued support.

Below is last year’s winner Tony Syme enjoying the 2014 TDF Travel prize. Tony said:

It is certainly one of the best experiences I have enjoyed to date. The company was great, the scenery was magnificent, the climbs were as promised; challenging to say the least. (Not to forget the organisation, accommodation and support etc. which was ‘top notch’)

Join the JMF WalkTheTalk

A separate event being held at the closing stages of the Nepean Triathlon on 26 October is the JMF WalkThe Talk.

The JMF WalkTheTalk is a 5km walk with John Maclean as he completes his final lap of the Nepean Triathlon run leg.

The money raised from the walk is going to little Aussies in Wheelchairs to grant them the equipment they need to remain as active and included in every day life as they can. JMF will be presenting a grant to a local Western Sydney Family at the completion of the event.

For more information and to enter, please visit the JMF WalkTheTalk event page. 

Please note any enquiries regarding this event please direct to the JMF WalkTheTalk organisers.


Win an exclusive Dave Scott coaching clinic!

Update: Winner announced!

Congratulations to Brendan Bleeker of Bulli. Brendan will be attending the 4 day triathlon clinic given by Hawaii Ironman legend Dave Scott at Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club at Penrith in November. Thanks to Atmosphere Health and Fitness for this fabulous prize and supporting the Nepean Triathlon as major sponsor this year.

Places are still available for this unique training session happening in Penrith. Details below of how you can be a part of this.

What: 4 day training camp with Triathlon legend Dave Scott

Where: Atmosphere Health & Fitness Centre. 16-19 Lambridge Place, Penrith

When: 24-27 November 2014 (7am-6pm each day)

Cost: Complete package $1300 (afternoon only sessions $990)

Register: Register online

More info: Download the Dave Scott clinic Information Sheet


Posted on April 29 2014:

A lucky Nepean Triathlon competitor will win a complimentary pass to a 4 day triathlon training clinic conducted by triathlon legend and 6 time Hawaii Ironman champion Dave Scott.

This clinic will be held at Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club at Penrith from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 November. The winner will be selected from all entries in the Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon as at June 30.

Dave Scott has been in the sport of Triathlon for over 30 years. He is regarded as one of the best Triathlon coaches in the world today and has coached and advised some of the world’s best athletes including Chrissie Wellington, Craig Alexander, Eniko Lanos & Rachel Joyce to name a few.

The coaching clinic with Dave will give you a comprehensive understanding of triathlon training and racing and will enhance your knowledge and lead to improved performance.

The coaching clinic will be broken into 2 sessions per day over the 4 days. Swim sessions will cover the key elements of freestyle, race week workouts, dry land discussions, technique and stroke correction and strength building exercises. The afternoon sessions will cover the following topics such as strength training for endurance athletes relating to swimming, riding & running, injury prevention, running & running biomechanics, cycling & cycling biomechanics, strength imbalances, nutrition for training and racing, seasonal training, and plenty of Q&A time.

The prize winner will be drawn will be at Panther Cycles, Penrith at 12 noon Tuesday 1 July. Anyone is welcome to attend the draw. The prize winner must be available to attend the four day clinic and the prize is not transferable. Should the prize winner not be able to take the prize, another winner will be selected until the prize is claimed. Also, should a competitor who had purchased a ticket to the clinic wins this complimentary entry, their original payment will be refunded



Nepean Triathlon update and Dave Scott training camp prize winner

With under 4 months till the Nepean Triathlon an update below of recent goings on…

Winner of our Atmosphere Health & Fitness training camp

Congratulations to Brendan Bleeker of Bulli. Brendan will be attending the 4 day triathlon clinic given by Hawaii Ironman legend Dave Scott at Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club at Penrith in November. Places are still available for this unique training session happening in Penrith. See how you can be a part of this too.

Entrant numbers extended

There are 1,150 now entered in the Nepean Triathlon which is close to breaking an all time record. The increase in numbers being possible due to a new one lap bike course. We also have 5 of the 6 Australian Commonwealth Games triathlon representatives confirmed as racing. And, with a record number of female entrants we are going to have two all lady waves this year. Check your entry

New one lap bike course

A new one lap bike course has been approved by council. this will remove congestion in and out of the Regatta centre and allows more entrants to participate in the event. The course will be similar to the Ironman 70.3 event being held shortly after Nepean. So an excellent training event for this! View course maps

Personalised race numbers

A first for Nepean. We  are going to have first names on chest plates being worn in the bike and run so fans can cheer you on by name! You may wish to check your first name on your registration to make sure you are happy with what will be printed. Check your entry

Timing chips

Another first. Disposable timing chips will be used this year so you don’t need to worry about returning these post race. Race packs containing timing chip, swim cap and race number will be available for pick up on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the race.

Guy vs Girl handicap

Unique to Nepean, the girls verses guys handicap this year will be set at 10 minutes 18 seconds. With a record $76,500 in prize money up for grabs racing should be full on at the pointy end of the race! See all prizemoney details
Any further questions on this year’s event either email or send us a message and follow our Facebook page

The URBAN volunteers

The Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon is pleased to announce a partnership with long-term triathlon supporter, the Urban Hotel Group.

Urban Hotel Group have come on board as the Official Race Day Volunteers Sponsor. The URBAN Volunteers are the backbone of this event and will be a part of each athlete’s race day experience as they assist and encourage them to get them to the finish line.

Ricky Jeffs, the Chief Operating Officer of ErdiGroup, the owning company of Urban Hotel Group, is a passionate supporter of triathlon in Australia.

“Urban Hotel Group is happy to be involved in this Iconic Event. I look forward to participating alongside John in the John Maclean Foundation Wave on race day” said Ricky.

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Early bird entry winner announced


Congratulations to James Downey who has won the early bird entry prize consisting of a double pass for a rafting session at Penrith Whitewater Stadium valued at $188.
The winning race entry number was drawn by Jack Hodge, Manager of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium.
There will be an additional 4 passes available as lucky draws after the Nepean Triathlon

================ Published on 23 March 2014 Penrith Whitewater Stadium located close to the Nepean Triathlon race venue is offering a double pass for free rafting session to a lucky entrant in the Nepean weekend of Triathlon. Simply get your entry in before 15 April and you will be in the draw!


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