An incredible $20,000 has been raised for our Youth Mentoring Program, thanks to the efforts and antics of fun-loving triathletes and sponsors.

The UNIQSol Col Pearce Corporate Triathlon, held on Sunday April 28th, saw more than 30 teams hit the water, bike and footpath as they gave the race a go for a good cause.

Not only was the event a resounding success, with organisers Hervey Bay Tri Club delivering a day of fun racing aimed at making the triathlon accessible for athletes of all fitness levels - it also raised much-needed funds for our valuable Youth Mentoring Program.

HBNC CEO, Tanya Stevenson, thanked the Tri Club for partnering with HBNC on this event for the second year running.

"Community partnerships are so important for the successful delivery of our programs and services. Without partners and supporters, we couldn't achieve what we do and support so many community members," Tanya said.

"Thank you to the Tri Club, as well as major sponsor UNIQSol and all the other events partners and sponsors, for making this such a successful event.

"The funds raised for Youth Mentoring will go towards keeping this valuable service available for Hervey Bay school students who are having trouble engaging at school. They are paired with a volunteer mentor who offers advice and support."

A full list of event sponsors can be found below.

Winners are grinners

This triathlon works a little differently, and the winning team is the one that finishes closest to their predicted finishing time.

This year, the champions were Pavement Plodders - congratulations!

Meanwhile, the winners of Best Dressed Team were Ghostbusters!

A special mention must go to HBNC's own team, Batgirls, with Elizabeth Campbell swimming, Robyn Jacob riding and Rowey Allen running.

Well done to everyone who took part, and thank you again to all those who supported this great event.

Thank you to the event sponsors

  • Rotary Sunrise (BBQ)
  • Hervey Bay Advertiser
  • Hervey Bay Boat Club
  • Red Bike Adventures
  • Hervey Bay RSL
  • Wide Bay Toyota
  • Avance
  • Universal Home Improvements
  • Advanced Foot Care
  • Gentle Dental
  • Wilsons Advisory
  • AATEC/Office National