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MEDIA RELEASE - Celebrating 10 years of the Kakadu Triathlon

22 March 2023

The Kakadu Triathlon will celebrate a decade of supporting CareFlight Top End at the 10th anniversary event in Jabiru on Saturday, 29 April 2023.


The Kakadu Triathlon has an incredible history with hundreds of participants, winners, volunteers and sponsors involved over the last decade, and just under $100,000 has been raised for CareFlight.


The event started as an idea in 2013 when Jabiru residents were wanting more activities that would bring the community together of all ages. What evolved was the Kakadu Triathlon, an event that attracts many local residents and participants from Darwin, Katherine and beyond to compete in a fun, colourful triathlon in the World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park.


Originally coordinated by dedicated volunteers and local organisations, West Arnhem Regional Council eventually took over management of the event in 2018 to secure the future of the triathlon for many years to come.


To mark the 10 year anniversary milestone, Council is inviting former Jabiru residents and past triathlon participants to relive the magic and be a part of history by signing up to the event in 2023.


The Kakadu Triathlon is known as a mini triathlon with its short, achievable distances, making it the ideal event for people of all ages and abilities, and this year, there is a new 5 kilometre (km) Kakadu Challenge Run and a 2.4km Colour Run around the Jabiru Lake on the program.


Join in the fun and help fundraise for CareFlight on the event website.