The Championship event is an upgrade to existing Challenge Melbourne event and will take place in St Kilda rather than Brighton, where it has taken place for the last three years.
Martin Jolly, Chief Executive Officer of Sports Media and Entertainment 360, owners and operators of the event, said: “We are super excited to announce that Challenge Melbourne has moved venues in 2017 and will be held at the iconic Catani Gardens in St Kilda. We are also extremely excited for this event to have been chosen to host the 2017 Asia Pacific Championship.
“This picturesque beach side venue in Melbourne Australia is the perfect location to stage an event of this caliber as it has an abundance of accommodation, cafes, tourist activities and nightlife that promises a great weekend or holiday in this famous city.”
It is expected more than 1,500 triathletes will complete a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run, and the pros will fight it out for a $30,000 prize purse and the title of Asia-Pacific Champion. The event will also carry double qualification slots for the Challenge Family’s World Championship event at the half distance.