Triple Crown Challenge

Students and staff at TAS have the opportunity to swim, run and paddle their way to a new award that recognises endurance and challenge.

The TAS Triple Crown recognises those who successfully complete the 2km Coffs Harbour Ocean Swim, the 14km City to Surf run and the 115km overnight Hawkesbury Canoe Classic during their secondary years at the school. If all are completed in a single calendar year, they are eligible for the Gold Triple Crown.

While each event has been part of the TAS adventure calendar for many the award recognises the qualities each event shares in encouraging boys to strive beyond their expectations.

The award espouses the values of determination, resilience and aspiration. All events are individual entry only and require participants to train significantly beforehand. The unique variety of fixtures means that this award is open to all, not just those for whom sport is central.

The inaugural awards were presented to three boys and one staff member in 2013, all of whom qualified for the Gold Triple Crown.