Challenge Melbourne Sells Out

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published May 14, 2013
  • Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM UTC
The Challenge Family returns to Australia for the first time since Challenge Cairns in 2011. Photo: Lucas Wroe

One week after revealing three new events in Australia, the Challenge Family has announced that Challenge Melbourne, set for Feb. 2, 2014, has sold out with over 1,200 athletes signing up within a few days of registration opening.

“I couldn’t be happier with the response from athletes and industry people to the announcement of Challenge Melbourne,” said David Hansen, Challenge Melbourne director in a press release. “The emails and phone calls of encouragement have been overwhelming and to now sell out the event in less than a week of opening entries is humbling.”

Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer, also commented on the news. “Athletes have been asking us for nearly two years to come back to Australia and today it seems as though they have greeted Challenge Family’s return in the best way possible with so many signing up, not just for Melbourne but for all three races. I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to each and every athlete for your support and I very much look forward to welcoming you across the finish line!”

Entries to the other two Australian events are still open. Learn more about Challenge Forster (Nov. 24, 2013) and Challenge Bateman’s Bay (March 16, 2014) at

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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