Pumped to get into Triathlon?

Our FREE Try the Tri program can help to smash your goal!

Try the Tri includes:

  • 6 weeks free program
  • 5 coached sessions per week
  • 40% off first race
  • up to 20% discount on Orca, On running, Garmin

27 January, 2024

7 March, 2024

3 March, 2024

  • Elwood Beach
  • Albert Park Lake


Train with the 2020 2XU Tri Series Performance Squad of the Year, with our six weeks of triathlon training from 27th January to 7th March 2024. This program is specially designed to get you race ready for the 2XU Triathlon Series race on 3 March 2024.

Tri-Alliance is well known for its beginner triathlon programs and due to its popularity, our Try the Tri program is offering LIMITED SPOTS THIS YEAR for participants of all ages, genders and fitness levels.

Our beginner triathlon training programs cover all aspects of triathlon training and provide you with a taste of the technique, skills and fitness to compete this coming season. So, whether you’re already an active triathlete, or looking for a reason to get active – we’ll get you from couch to triathlete in just six weeks!

  • If you have been thinking about trying a triathlon or improving from last year, now is your chance to get a head start ready for the 2023/24 season.
  • We are so confident in our coaches, our training, our facilities and our culture, that we created the original Try the Tri program
  • We’ve helped over 1500 individuals finish their first race through our programs, with many going on to be part of the sport long-term.
  • We offer no gimmicks, no hidden fine print – we want to spread the love, fun and passion for triathlon with you!

For more date options Please look at one of our other Try the Tri Programs HERE.

As the largest triathlon community in Australia, Tri-Alliance is based in Melbourne’s Bayside region and currently trains over 270 triathletes weekly under the guidance of highly-experienced coaches.

As part of the Tri-Alliance family, you’ll:

  • receive professional triathlon-specific coaching to improve your fitness and performance,
  • train with like-minded athletes,
  • all whilst enjoying the social side of training.

With valued partners and supporters, a large network and state of the art equipment and facilities – you will not find better value anywhere else.

Our triathlon coaching team consists of experienced and professional coaches. These coaches are on hand to help coach and mentor you through your triathlon journey while you are with Tri-Alliance.

Our qualified triathlon coaches are approachable, friendly and ready to answer any of your questions. The best way to experience triathlon and improve your fitness is under the guidance of a coaching team – and we have this covered.

To view our coaches, click here.

Our Try the Tri program encompasses all of the fundamentals of triathlon training including the following;

  • Swimming – we’ll sort out your technique, grow your confidence in the pool and open water, learn swim-specific drills and have you swimming laps in no time!
  • Cycling learn how to mount and dismount, understand your gears, use cadence and heart rate zones, ride in a group.
  • Running Develop correct technique, increase your aerobic fitness, understand cadence and gain confidence in your running no matter your fitness level or speed. Nobody gets left behind!
  • Transition Nail the fundamentals of transition set up, T1 (water to bike) and T2 (bike to run)
  • Triathlon Slang You’ll learn all the terms, phrases and general triathlon jargon triathletes use. Did you score a negative split in your session? What the heck does T2 or T3 mean? All this and more you’ll find out!

Don’t be fooled into thinking you need to spend huge 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!

  • Swimming – Goggles, cap and swimmers (wetsuit too if you have one).
  • Cycling A helmet and bicycle of any make, model or design is fine! Don’t forget to bring along shoes to wear on the bike, too!
  • Running Joggers and comfortable running gear.

Tri-Alliance welcomes participants of all shapes and fitness levels. There is no prerequisite other than having a positive attitude and wanting to give triathlon training a go!

With our friendly and experienced coaches, we’ll build your confidence and help you achieve your goals. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all training, and as such we’ll ensure that your coached sessions are geared towards your fitness level and goals.

Our Try the Tri program is open to participants of all ages and fitness levels. You don’t need to be a superstar runner, a fish in the water or a machine on the bike – if you’d like to give triathlon a go, then we’d love to have you! Whether you’ve competed in a triathlon previously, or if you’ve set yourself the goal to complete your first one – Tri-Alliance offers our FREE program to people of all ages and all fitness levels*.

Tri-Alliance is a fully-inclusive and welcoming environment, supporting athletes of all genders, age, sexualities, ethnicities, beliefs and backgrounds.


Please Note: If you are under the age of 18, you will need parental/guardian approval.

* You cannot participate in a FREE Try the Tri program more than once.  If you would like to complete the program again, please contact our office for program costs

Our Summer Try the Tri program will operate on the below timetable though is subject to change.


  • Running @ Albert Park Lake 6am
    Meeting at the south end of the lake, this session will focus on correct running technique and efficiency
  • Indoor Bike session @ MSAC (bike and trainer required)


  • Combo Session @ Elwood Beach 6:30pm
    Meeting at the Elwood Life Saving Club this session will be a mix of swim, bike and run elements. We will swim and get used to the open water, practice transitions as well as work on specific bike and run skills for triathlon.


  • Combo Session @ Elwood Beach 9:30am
    Meeting at the Elwood Life Saving Club this session will be a mix of swim, bike and run elements. We will swim and get used to the open water, practice transitions as well as work on specific bike and run skills for triathlon.


  • Long Swim and/or Long Run Session, from Elwood Beach at 7am*
  • * must be confident/competent (restricted availability)
  • OR Active Recovery/Day Off

Race Details

Date: Sunday 3rd March 2024
Location: Elwood Reserve, Elwood

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