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The Devonport Triathlon

Cradle Coast Sports and Events purchased the Devonport Triathlon from previous owner Kerry Stubbs in 2012 and planning for the 2013 event commenced. It was an exciting and challenging few months leading up to the event, however it was unanimously agreed that the 2013 event was managed with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

2014 will be the 29th year of this prestigious event which has built a global reputation as being “world class” and one of the country’s best triathlon experiences.

The Devonport Triathlon is one of Australia’s oldest, with the first event held in 1985.  Since then, the Devonport Triathlon has hosted three Australian Age Group and Elite Championships titles, three Oceania Championships, was a selection race for the 2004 New Zealand Olympic team and again in 2012 for both New Zealand and Australian teams.

In 2014 the event will be held on Saturday March 1st at the Mersey Bluff precinct and will feature past and future Olympians and World Champions. Come on down to the Bluff for some thrilling triathlon action and enjoy some fresh, local food and hospitality.

For more information please visit the Devonport Triathlon website


The Devonport TriKids

The Devonport TriKids was purchased along with the Devonport Triathlon in 2012. In 2013 more than 160 children from local schools descended upon the Bluff to take part. Ten months on, we are still hearing reports of what an exceptionally organised event it was and how it was enjoyed by all.

TriKids has only been in Devonport for 3 years, each year growing in participation numbers. The focus of TriKids is participation and all children, of any ability are welcome to participate.

TriKids is a great way to introduce children to multi-sport or sport they have not tried before as there is no pressure to win and the event is fun and family focussed.

In 2014 the Devonport TriKids will be held on Sunday March 2nd at the Mersey Bluff precint and will be open to children in Grades 3 – 6. High school children will be able to participate in the Tasmanian Community Triathlon! (please make this into a link to the TCT info page)

For more information, please visit the Devonport Triathlon website and click on the TriKids tab


The Tasmanian Community Triathlon

The Tasmanian Community Triathlon is a new event being introduced in Devonport in 2014. It is an exciting new event aimed at high school children and community members wishing to give the sport of triathlon a go. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate as an individual or as part of a team. It will be very interesting to hear feedback from this exciting new initiative.
The event will have no time limit and will be a relaxed, family orientated event where participation is the main focus.
The Tasmanian Community Triathlon will be held the same day as the TriKids, Sunday 2nd March 2014, so come on down to the Bluff and make it a day or family, fitness and FUN!
For more information please visit and click on the Tasmanian Community Triathlon tab.


Sports Carnival Association of Tasmania (SCAT)

SCAT controls the conduct of the Christmas Carnival series held in Roseberry, Latrobe, Devonport, Burnie, Hobart and St Helens. This carnival series includes Cycling, Running and Chopping events.

Throughout 2012 SCAT commenced looking for an administration assistant. Cradle Coast Sports and Events were also seeking someone to fill a similar role.

Cradle Coast Sports and Events provide up to 10 hours per week of administrative support to the Board of the SCAT organisation. This work ranges from letter writing, website and facebook updating, minute taking at meetings and follow up on various items as requested by the board.


Cycle Isle Gran Fondo

Proudly supported by Events Tasmania, Cycle Isle Gran Fondo hopes to attract around 350 riders, not just from within Tasmania, but also the mainland and from overseas.

The ride starts in Devonport in the early hours of the morning and travels 205 kilometres through the beautiful Echo Valley in the picturesque Cradle Coast region of Tasmania and finishes in Devonport.

Cycle Isle Gran Fondo is a proudly Tasmanian owned and operated “Destination Event”; the organisers are passionate about Tasmania, specifically the Cradle Coast region.

The Cycle Isle Gran Fondo ambassador Macey Stewart, is also passionate about the region.  Devonport born, world championship road cyclist, Macey Stewart is proud to fly the flag for the CYCLE ISLE GRAN FONDO as Tasmanian Ambassador this year.

Macey has been racing and training in the Tasmanian hills since she was nine. Now, ten years later with dozens of National and World championships to her name, the world is her oyster, but Tassie is home.

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Run Devonport

Cradle Coast Sports and Events (CCSE) purchased the Run Devonport event from Kerry Stubbs in mid 2013. The CCSE team have spent 2013 building new and maintaining existing working relationships with local businesses to benefit the event and the community. 2014 will be the 4th year of Run Devonport and plans are in place to make it the best year so far!

With 4 distances to choose from, Run Devonport is for everyone! Even the little people can take part in a 1km fun run/walk. There are also 2.5km, 5km and 10km events.
The entry fees for Run Devonport 2014 have been slashed, making entry possible for all members of the community, and making the opportunity possible for all families to participate.
2014 also sees the introduction of walker entries for the 5km and 10km events so put on your sneakers, prepare the pram and enter today!
The event will take place at Roundhouse Park on Devonport’s picturesque foreshore on Sunday March 16th 2014.
For more information please visit

Cranky Penguin Mountain Bike Event

Cradle Coast Sports and Events had an opportunity to partner with and exciting new event called the Cranky Penguin mountain bike race. The race is conducted in the dial range which is a remote wilderness area located only a hefty stones throw from the sleepy seaside town of Penguin. The dial is a rugged, stunningly beautiful location full of suburb trails, spectacular scenery and riding that will knock your socks off, in short, it’s the perfect place to play host to Tasmania’s only one day mountain bike marathon. Riders can choose between two options, the 70km Cranky penguin or the 40km Not-So cranky Penguin. Cradle Coast Sports and Events provided event management support to the volunteer group which included media releases, sponsorship advice, on the day event support, attendance at volunteer meetings and general support to event organiser in the lead up to a very successful event.

Circular Head Twilight on the Duck Festival

Throughout 2013 Cradle Coast Sports and Events provided support to The Circular Head Australia Day committee to access sponsorship though local businesses to assist with their Twilight on the Duck Festival held annually on Australia Day in Smithton. This support involving the volunteer committee in every decision included sponsorship package writing, delivering package the to business by email, follow up phone calls and face to face meetings with the owners of each business. This method of encouraging business to come on board for the 2014 event has proven very successful with the doubling of the sponsorship dollars being added to this event.

Please see attached testimonial.