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Anticipation builds for 2019 Kakadu Triathlon

16 April 2019

Anticipation for the 2019 Kakadu Triathlon is building with registrations open and entries flooding in from people all across the Top End.
The seventh annual Kakadu Triathlon will be back on Saturday, May 11, 2019 with all funds raised supporting CareFlight to help continue saving lives across the Top End of the Northern Territory.
This event is a short-distance course that is perfect for all ages and abilities to participate in and enjoy the surrounds of the World Heritage listed, Kakadu National Park.
The 2019 event will incorporate the triathlon and duathlon categories for open competitors (14 and above) and for the younger ones, there is a junior triathlon divided into age groups. There will also be a relay team division for junior competitors aged 12 and 13 years.
Founding member of the Kakadu Triathlon, Leona Katzer, said the community-focussed event has grown unbelievably since its inception in 2013.
“Jabiru residents were wanting more activities to occur in Jabiru, 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 and visit Kakadu for the weekend. An event that raises funds for CareFlight, a lifesaving service for remote communities such as Jabiru and its surrounding communities including tourists to Kakadu National Park,” Leona said.
“The triathlon is driven by great support from local businesses such as ERA, West Arnhem Regional Council, Kakadu Crocodile Hotel and many more including local resident volunteers. The event has raised over $50,000 for CareFlight and is heading into its seventh year under the coordination of West Arnhem Regional Council for years to come. As a community, we should be proud of what the triathlon has achieved over the years.”
General Manager – Northern Territory of CareFlight Philip Roberts said, “CareFlight appreciates the support of the Jabiru community and all the competitors and their supporters from across the Top End. The funds raised will help CareFlight in our mission to save lives and speed recovery.”
Online registrations are now open at