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Kangaroo Island Sufferfest Multisport Festival & Iron Distance Triathlon

Event People is excited have announced the Kangaroo Island Sufferfest Multisport Festival including Australia’s newest Iron Distance Race (3.8km Swim, 180km Cycle and 42.2km Run)

For the very first time, we are offering a unique event in multisport racing in Australia – the location is the 2016 South Australia’s tourism award winning Kangaroo Island!
 Athletes of all ages and all abilities will have the chance to race on one of the most scenic and fastest courses in the world.

Events include:

Triathlon Events

IronFest – 3.8km Swim/180km Bike/42.2km Run

Half IronFest – 1.9km Swim/90km Bike/21.1km Run

OlyFest – 1.5km Swim/40km Bike/10km Run

SprintFest – 500m Swim/20km Bike/5km Run

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EnticerFest – 150m Swim/10km Bike/2.5km Run

KidsFest – 75m Swim/5km Bike/1km Run


Running Events

5km and 10km Fun run


Swimming Events

600m and 1.2km Swim


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Swim/Run Event done in Pairs over 10km


The event is now on sale with limited numbers per event.


Sufferfest Triathlon Series

In just over two years the Sufferfest Triathlon Series has grown from our first event in Mt Martha Victoria in 2015 to include nine races across Australia in 2017.  We have 3 Events in Western Australia including – Albany, Rottnest Island and Cottesloe. Kangaroo Island will make 2 events in South Australia with the other event being held in Murray Bridge.  We also 4 races in Victoria which includes Mt Martha, Martha Cove, Nagambie and Warrnambool.

Each event has a range of triathlon distances for all abilities and all ages including:

IronFest, Half IronFest, OlyFest, SprintFest, EnticerFest, and KidsFest

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About Kangaroo Island

Think of an island with 509km of Coastline & 155km from the East Coast to the West Coast.  With native bushland, abundant wildlife, adventure & exploring.  Where pristine beaches, local wines, seasonal produce & stunning sunsets are on your doorstep.  You’ll need longer than you think!

Kangaroo Island lies off the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves, home to wildlife like sea lions, koalas, kangaroos and diverse bird species. In the west, Flinders Chase National Park is known for seal colonies and striking coastal rock formations, like the sculpted Remarkable Rocks and the stalactite-covered Admirals Arch.  Visitors come from all over the world to experience Kangaroo Island.


Tourism Kangaroo Island is enthusiastic about the triathlon and looks forward to the potential benefits flowing from the event.  The Chairman of Tourism Kangaroo Island, Pierre Gregor said, “I see the triathlon as an opportunity to further enhance the profile of Kangaroo Island as a destination and in particular to strengthen its calendar of events.  It is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to supporting the advent of the inaugural triathlon in November 2017 and its subsequent conduct in future years”.


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About Event People

Event People have now been involved in all sides of multisport for over 15 years, including event management, retail and distribution, coaching, competing, and sponsorship.

Scott Hollow (General Manager at Events People) commented on the future,

“We have conducted extensive research and determined what we think the multisport athlete in the future is looking for including new locations, new experiences for the athlete and their families and reintroducing old race formats but in a more exciting way. Kangaroo Island Sufferfest won’t be just a race, but a destination race for athletes and their families to enjoy not just a great course but one of Australia’s great holidays location.”




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