Warrnambool Tri Club's Foreshore Triathlon will return to Warrnambool in February after the club received thousands of dollars from council.
Warrnambool City Council has awarded the club a $3200 Community Development Fund grant.
President Ian Barnes said it meant the club's major event could return to the city's foreshore.
"Thanks to Warrnambool City Council's support through the Community Development Fund grant, we will be able to bring it back to Warrnambool's sports calendar," he said.
"The money will go a long way to traffic control costs which are a large cost for these type of events."
Barnes said that would make it safer for participants, spectators and the wider community during the event.
The foreshore triathlon was moved to Killarney Beach at late notice this year.
Barnes said the club lost sponsors prior to the event which forced the move.
He's thrilled the marquee event is back in Warrnambool.
"I think everyone loves it down there," he said of the city's foreshore.
He said the club would be making a big effort to boost participation in the event.
"There's something for everyone," he said.
The first-year president said there was a new addition to next year's program.
The club will have a Come and Tri event which includes a 250-metre swim, a five-kilometre bike ride and a 1.6km run.
There will also be an all-abilities event and an open race which involves a 500m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run.
Barnes said participants could enter as a team and he would like see lots of families involved.
He added that it would be great to see different footy teams and other groups challenge each other.
The club has also bolstered its calendar.
"We've really increased our number of events," Barnes said.
He said the club had introduced a Hopkins Mini Tri Series for January.
"They're new triathlons on Thursday nights after work," he said.
There will be three events, each involving a 200m swim, 7km and 2km run.
The club launched its 2019-20 memberships on Friday and will have have its season launch on October 6.
Barnes said the club would be running extra training sessions throughout the year, including open water swims and running training.
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