Take advantage of our FREE six-week triathlon program to get you race ready ahead of your first Triathlon this season!

Try the Tri 1 ELWOOD SOLD OUT!

Try the Tri 1

Seven weeks of FREE Triathlon training from October 13th to 1st of December.

Try the Tri 2

Six weeks of FREE Triathlon training from November 3rd to the 15th of December.

Try the Tri 3

Six weeks of FREE Triathlon training from December 8th to the 19th of January.

Try the Tri 4

6 weeks FREE Triathlon training from December 29th to 9th of February.

Try the Tri 5

Six weeks of FREE Triathlon Training from February 9th to 23rd of March.

Try the Tri 6

Six weeks of FREE Triathlon training from February 23rd to the 31st of March.

Try the Tri 7 OPENING SOON!

Try the Tri 7

Six weeks of FREE Triathlon training from mid March to April race date.  TBC

for Challenge MelbourneChallenge Melbourne Sprint or  2XU Triathlon Series race on 8th April

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR TRY THE TRI 4 – REGISTER TODAY!  Further details will be provided once you register

Tri-Alliance is well known for its beginner triathlon programs and due to its popularity, our Try-the-Tri Program is back for another year! Our beginner triathlon training Melbourne programs cover all aspects of triathlon training and provide you with a taste of the technique and skills to compete this coming season. So if you have been thinking about trying a triathlon, now is your chance to get a head start before the next race.

With so many inclusions in our six-week Try the Tri program, it’s know wonder why we are regarded as the best Triathlon Squad in Melbourne to offer beginner programs.

  • Free six-week program
  • 3-4 coached sessions a week for your course
  • Swim, bike and run technique and fitness
  • Open water swim technique and practise
  • Weekly tips and tricks and general training advice
  • Email contact with our coaches
  • Race transition setup and race tips
  • Pre-race course overview and transition walk through
  • DISCOUNTED RACE ENTRY into the Fun Tri OR 2XU Sprint Tri
  • FREE Raceday Massage, BBQ and warm-up area at your race!
  • Access to exclusive specials including runners, bikes, bike accessories plus more!

Choose which program suits you by registering for one of the above Free Tri-Alliance Try the Tri program quicker than you can say ‘racing!’  You will receive a huge amount of support both from our coaches and partners.

Try the Tri 1: Sat 13th of October 2018 > Sat 1st December 2018

Race 1 2XU/Fun Tri Series, Elwood, Sunday 25h Nov 2018;

Race Distances: Fun Tri 150m-7km-1.2km OR 2XU 500m-20km-5km


Try the Tri 2: Sat 3rd of November 2018 > Sun 15th December 2018

Race 2  2XU/Fun Tri Series, Sandringham, Sunday 9th December 2018;

Race Distances: Fun Tri 200m-8km-2km OR 2XU Sprint 600m-20km-5km OR Olympic 1500m-40km-10km


Try the Tri 3: Sat 8th December 2018 > Sat 19th January 2019

Race 3 2XU/Fun Tri Series, St Kilda, Sunday 13 January 2018;

Race Distances: Fun Tri 200m-8km-2km OR 2XU Distance 600m-26.7km-5km OR Olympic 1.5km-40km-10km


Try the Tri 4: Sat 29th December 2018 > Sat 9th Feb 2019

Race 4 2XU/Fun Tri Series, Elwood, Sunday 3rd February 2019

Race Distances: Fun Tri 250m-7km-3km OR Gatorade 750m-20km-5km


Try the Tri  5: Sat 9th February 2018 > Sat 23rd March 2019

Race 5 2XU/Fun Tri Series, Portarlington, Sunday 17th March 2019

Race Distances: Fun Tri 300m-10km-3km OR 2XU 800m-26km-8km


Try the Tri 6: Sat 23rd February 2019 > Sat 6th April 2019

Race 6 2XU/Fun Tri Series, St Kilda, Sunday, 31st March 2019

Race Distances: Fun Tri 300m-13km-3km OR 2XU Sprint 750m-26.7km-5km OR 2XU Olympic 1500m-40km-10km

We have a number of locations and times that we hold our sessions – Elwood and CBD. So choose which sessions suit you! Each session will help you develop fitness, confidence and learn all the triathlon skills you need to know.

  • Tuesday
5;45am Run Session at from MSAC

6:15pm Indoor Bike, MSAC upper mezzanine


  • Thursday

6.30pm Combo (open water swim/bike/run) ELWOOD BEACH

  • Friday:

Day Off

  • Saturday

    9.30-11.00am, Combo, ELWOOD BEACH

  • Sunday:

    Active Recovery or day off

*Full session details will be sent once you join the program. COST: FREE Training and only $60 Race entry fee to the 2XU Sprint Race & $40 for the Fun Tri Race.

Don’t be fooled into thinking you need to spend exuberant amounts of money to get started in Triathlon. In fact, starting out is the very opposite. At Tri-Alliance, all you’ll need is a positive attitude, and any type of bike (preferably one with two wheels and that’s safe to ride on!).


Goggles and Swimmers will do just fine. If you have an wetsuit, bring that along too.


Helmet and a bicycle of any make, model or design is fine. Don’t forget to bring along your runners and bike shoes if you have specific pedals.


Runners and comfortable running gear

Still need further convincing? Many of our current members had so much fun during the Try the Tri Program, that they went on to become Social or Short Course members at Tri-Alliance. Here’s a snippet of what you can expect during our six-week beginner program;

  • Motivating group sessions that are easy to follow
  • Train with other like minded athletes (similar fitness/skill level)
  • Improve your Fitness and Triathlon skills with fun sessions
  • Increase your confidence as you challenge yourself learning new skills and knowledge
  • Social, Accepting and Inclusive Environment
  • Meet new people and make long-lasting friendships
  • The sense of achievement as you cross the finish line at your first race!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR TRY THE TRI 4 – REGISTER TODAY!  Further details will be provided once you register


The benefits are amazing. I came into the try the tri program not knowing what to expect. I always wanted to do a triathlon but thought it wasnt for me. I’m not fit, I’m a size 16 and in no way sporty! I was nervous that I would be judged as an outsider as I am not sporty. But it was completely the opposite I have made numerous friends and the support and guidance from the coaches was excellent - exactly what I needed that was personalised in a group setting. I have now competed my first triathlon as a fun tri and am so proud of myself. I’m super excited I canceled my gym membership to continue training with tri alliance to build up my ability and fitness towards a triathlon sprint.

The friends I have made Swimming in the ocean as the sun sets Learning how to run (even if it’s slow) Buying my first ‘proper’ bike 😁

Karina bruce

After watching years or tris and tryin to do them cold is was like magic to learn that completing a tri is a defined set of skills that can be learned... it is not a case of this s for athlete’s Try the Tri is for anyone who likes to have fun

There were several major highlights. Firstly the team atmosphere and inclusiveness regardless of skill, speed , strength age , gender or any other characteristic. It is an al welcome experience which was surprising for a competitive sport. Next you have a choice to compete against other, compete against oneself or just have fun. A huge highlight was overcoming fear of bay swimming and mastering swimming out and around the pole! ( no one cld have convinced me that was possible. And finally it is really a cas of the more you get involved at tri alliance the more you want to get involved. Well done all coaches and well down try te tri group 4

Zena Burgess

Try the Tri

It was a great experience to be part of Try The Tri with TriAlliance. Ollie and his team of professionals are really passionate for Triathlon and able to guide any beginner in this new challenge!! I really enjoyed that!!


It's free and you have nothing to lose. On top of that you learn alot to improve on your tranining with hands on coaching.

The other members and the quality of the training.

Sarah Ryan

The try the tri program has been truly life changing for me and I'm am totally hooked. All thanks to the team of coaches at Tri Alliance who have been absolutely amazing!!!! Try the tri has given me more energy than ever before and through this has also given me the patience as a parent that I so very much needed. It's given me drive and passion! I have been existing in flow these past months and loving being there :):)

The biggest highlight for me has been being part of a team and having amazing coaches around me. The Tri-Alliance team has such a great energy and I look forward to being a permanent member 🙂

Tara Catterall

the best decision i've made was to join the try the tri . i was a bit worried at first not knowing what to expect and i have never participated in a triathlon before but ollie and the coaches put me at ease and has help me in in all levels from gaining confident and the determination to keep on going. but i have to warn you IT IS VERY ADDICTIVE once you Tri you never go back 🙂

the finish of my first triathalon is on top of the list followed by the open water swim . the morning training and watching the sun rise and not to forget the afternoons training and watching the sunset . And on a personal point what i have achieve with the help of the coaches is just amazing.

olivier Hitie

That's the perfect opportunity and program for starting our Triathlon journey. The programs always finish with a Triathlon race, the sessions are held on a race like environment, the coaches have an excellent technical expertise, and they know how to transfer the right amount of information in the right time, and the time table, training load, and locations were really convenient.

The highlight for me was the combination of training with purpose and like-minded people.

Raphael Maciel

The coaches at Tri-Alliance have an infectious passion for triathlon and supporting every athlete to achieve their best. Whether it be as a competitive athlete or a new comer to the sport, you become a part of the Tri-Alliance community and equipped with the skills to continue as a triathlete.

Completing my first triathlon with confidence and sharing the journey with like minded people.

Emma King

It's a great way to test the water and see if triathlons are for you. You get to train alongside amazing like minded people who end up becoming your friends and the coaches are so welcoming, motivating and understanding. I warn you though, it's uplifting and addictive!

Meeting new friends who give this program a real social element, swimming at Elwood Beach with the sun setting, employing a routine of a healthy lifestyle and of course getting fitter faster than I would training by myself. I really enjoyed my first race with the group too and all their encouragement.

Kristina Khoo

Everyone is so supportive! The atmosphere at the group sessions is so motivating, no matter what level you are

I looked forward to every session and loved seeing improvements in my fitness and swim/bike/run techniques. Everyone who participated got along really well and Tri Alliance has created an amazing culture. After 6 weeks I am hooked to triathlons and can’t wait for next season!

Olivia Rugg

I wanted to complete a triatholon after turning 30. I signed up and then saw that there was a training/coaching offered by tri-alliance -- free for beginners. I showed up my first day not knowing what I was getting myself into. Butafter the 6 week program -- I am a tri-athlete!! I have new friends and the want to complete more events.I would tell someone about this program becasue you gain useful skills while having fun. Meeting new people and having new expereinces while keeping fit, its a win win. The coaches were great, very helpful and truthful when you needed something.

The feeling of achievement and new friends. I had a blast -- even training was fun! But the day of the race was great -- the team cheering you on! And the feel of success! I'll be back the end of 2018 for the season again!

Becki Jones

Undecided about whether you should sign up for Try the Tri? Trust me, put all of your doubts and fear aside for a minute and just sign up. Promise you’ll have the best time ever.

Before I signed up, I really only ran recreationally, had not got back on my bike since stacking it on tram tracks, and had never swum in the open water. I figured it could only get better from here.And it did. From day one, you’ll make friends with your fellow tri mates, you’ll be supported by incredible coaches no matter what level you’re at, you’ll be inspired to push yourself more than you imagined, and you’ll have SO MUCH FUN.Go on - do it. We’d love to meet you!

Shereen Mathew

Try the Tri pushed my fitness and drive to a whole new level. It gave me a goal, the tips and tools to achieve it, and a Tri-Fam to motivate me. I felt more energetic and balanced in every aspect of my life, and pushed through some mental and physical boundaries that had been in my way for a long while. Find out what you’re capable of!

- Watching the sun set over the bay at Elwood Beach after a hard session - like magic! - Meeting and connecting with like-minded people, all driven and finding passion in our goal no matter our fitness levels! - Crossing that line at the end of 8 weeks and knowing I had done the very best that I could.

Phoebe Naughton

If you have ever considered doing a triathlon, this is the program for you. It’s amazing how quickly you get hooked on the training and how much you notice improvements in your fitness and skills. Plus you get to meet really great people who are in the same boat as you. The coaches are fantastic and couldn’t be more supportive. Their knowledge and ability to turn you into triathletes is outstanding.

When I started I couldn’t run very far, I was slow on the bike and swimming in the ocean was nerve racking. But now I can do all three and enjoy it! I’ve made some awesome friends and the whole Tri Alliance family are a great bunch. I couldn’t be prouder that I have now completed two triathlons and am keen to go back for more.

Donna Sullivan

If you want to get involved in the sport of Triathlon there is no better place to start than Try the Tri! The program will exceed your expectations. Every session is different, tailored to your needs, you will pick up valuable knowledge from the coaches to implement your own training so try not to miss a session! I could not recommend Try the Tri highly enough, you will come out a new highly improved version of yourself once you've completed the course.

The whole Try the Tri program was easily one of the best things I've ever done my whole life. Prior to the program I had a fear of the open water, had not swum deeper than my toes could touch and very unfit with my cardio. This all changed and looking back, as amazing as it felt crossing the finish line on event day, the true highlights of my experience were within the training stage with my team. The camaraderie in our group was incredible and the support from the experienced coaches was second to none. Thanks Tri-Alliance!

Kester Adalia

Try the Tri is an awesome program teaching basic skills needed for 1st timers run by a team of fabulous coaches. The sessions keep you focused and motivated and the advice is always useful. The team have years of experience and train non professionals to elites in an atmosphere that is all inclusive and everyone trains to the best of their abilities.

Coming from a mainly solitary background of 21 years of long distance running I thoroughly enjoyed feeling part of a team and being supported by the coaches. I hadn't swum distances since I was 15 and had to step right out of my comfort zone and take on learning new skills needed for open water swimming. There's no way I could have completed the swim without all the coaching I received over the 6 weeks. I went from floundering over 25 metres to being able to swim 700 metres without stopping thanks to Ollie, Steph, Michelle and Paddy. Being able to complete my 1st triathlon at the end of 6 weeks was great fun and so much more enjoyable being part of a team! Thanks for the experience Tri-Alliance star coaches!

Evie Dora

Because it is great! I learnt quite a lot and all of that for free. On top of that, the people is amazing, we had lots of fun and I also did some really good friends. FInally, Thanks to Try-the-Tri I managed to improve my triathlon times quite a lot, thanks to all the tips on how to be faster in transitions and also because the training made me more fit.

Racing and having the whole TA team cheering for you with those TriAlliance bells! Sunsets at Elwood Beach while swimming were pretty amazing too.

Jonatan Castro

For beginners a Triathlon experience can be very challenge! Ollie and his professional team in TriAlliance make this period very special! They are able to teach, encourage and help any beginner that faces any kind of difficulty!

The encouragement and motivation Tri Alliance coaches give us was the best experience for me!


Quite honestly one of the best things I’ve ever done! On the first day we were told the hardest part was signing up and that was 100% correct. We were supported every step of the way and achieved things I never thought possible

Making some amazing new friends. Discovering a love of swimming in the ocean. Surprising myself. Learning how to run properly. The fun tri in Port Arlington in the toughest conditions but getting through it was amazing. Crossing the line at St Kilda after the sprint! All those weeks of training was all worth it at that moment. Losing 5cm from my waist was pretty great as well. Cannot talk the program up enough. Ollie, Michelle, Paddy and Steph were all amazing and so welcoming to all my stupid questions 🙂

Denise Houlihan

Because it motives you to train with like minded people and push yourself to achieve your goals.

Training as a group and seeing all the hard work pay off on race days

Jeremy Robinson

This is your chance to find out what the world of triathlon is all about. You will learn from some great coaches, meet some amazing people and have a great time. Regardless of your fitness level or abilities, this program will give you what you need to get ready for your first triathlon. I put off doing this for a long time and I just wish I had joined sooner.

The thing that makes TA so great is the people. There are awesome coaches, athletes and supporters at every session and race.

Aaron Mitchelson

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