It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Heartland Triathlon. This event has been our pride and joy for the past 18 years, but we have failed to rebound from the COVID shutdown with two years of significant financial losses. Sadly, we have made the gut wrenching decision that we cannot afford to continue the event. The main reason for the cancellation is a ‘perfect storm’ of both costs increasing over 200% in the past five years (especially in areas of safety, traffic management and the like) and athlete attendance steadily declining by over 50%. We have made every effort to minimize expenses – even moving to a one-day event format for 2023 – but, at the end of the day, the participant numbers still do not currently cover the cost of the event.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT HERE – Heartland Cancellation Statement