AU – Diabetes Tasmania – Schools Triathlon Challenge Launch

A blazing sun and the picturesque Hobart Parliament House lawns set the scene for the public launch of the Schools Triathlon Challenge.


Enjoying a free lunch on the parliament lawns in Hobart

The Schools Triathlon Challenge is a state-wide challenge that raises money for Diabetes Tasmania. Any Tasmanian school and students are welcome to participate in the event, which is held in both Hobart and Devonport during the year.

The Schools Triathlon Challenge has 3 goals. It aims to help promote active and healthy lifestyle choices to students, provide a pathway for students to become engaged in physical activity, and provide students with an opportunity to undertake an achievable personal challenge.  Schools across Tasmania get involved and student participants take part in a bike ride, run and swim while fundraising for a great cause. The focus of the event is on participaton rather than competition, so the event is not timed and every participant is a winner.


Tasmanian students and supporters

RRT was pleased to have the opportunity to continue their successful relationship with Diabetes Tasmania, and was engaged to support the launch of this event by cooking and providing lunch.

In step with event’s promotion of healthy lifestyle choices, RRT Hobart delivered a delicious lunch of chicken burgers and wraps, including wholegrain roll options, a chicken breast fillet, cheese, salad, avocado and dressings. Water, tea and coffee was also served.


Students enjoying the healthy selection

The event attracted significant public support, with The Mercury (Hobart’s local newspaper) providing extensive coverage, and a number of local politicians on location including Guy Barnett, Jeremy Rockliff, Elise Archer and Rosalie Woodruff. Rob Pennicott, founder of the Pennicott Foundation and well-known in the Tasmanian community, was also in attendance. The Pennicott Foundation is alarge contributor to the event.


Supporters of the event were out in force


The students in action


RRT Tasmania thoroughly enjoyed being involved and wishes the students all the best as they tackle the Triathlon Challenge as it is held again throughout 2017 and beyond.