Think you've got what it takes to complete an Olympic distance triathlon right here in Southern Queensland? Or are you just eager to watch the best local athletes performing at their peak?
The Tri Fraser Coast returns after its successful debut year, this time set against the stunning backdrop of Hervey Bay suburb Urangan with a new course designed to showcase the beauty of the region.
Keep Sunday 22nd May 2016 free in your diary to get a front row seat for the Olympic quality action or to take part yourself.
About the course
The Tri Fraser Coast course is based on standard Olympic distances, and has been specially designed to highlight Urangan's most inspiring spots. Its three components are:
How to take part
- 1.5km swim – This point-to-point current swim begins right off the beach in Urangan, near to Margaret Street and Urangan Pier.
- 40km cycle – This two lap course around Hervey Bay features a number of hills.
- 10km run – This single lap run over flat terrain includes four drink stations and a 1km stretch along Urangan pier before the finish line.
Licensed and unlicensed athletes can enter the triathlon online
until Thursday 19th May 2016.
Entry fees are $150 (licensed) or $170 (unlicensed) for individual participants, while teams can take part for $250.
After entering online, you need to register before taking part in the Tri Fraser Coast. Registration is open on the afternoon of Saturday 21st May (the day before the event) from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Urangan Pier Park, and early morning on Sunday 22nd May between 5:00am and 6:00am.
If you miss the deadline for online entry, late entry is also available during registration on Saturday if there are still positions left.
Race times and rules
Whether you're taking part in the triathlon or cheering on from the sidelines, make sure you get where you need to be on the big day and know the rules to avoid penalties.
Final registration, numbering and transition are open from 05:00am to 06:00am. Race numbers must be worn during the cycle and run events.
The first triathlon wave begins at 06:30am. Details of subsequent wave start times and course maps will be available at registration.
The maximum duration for the 1.5km swim is one hour. Swimming caps must be worn throughout, and torsos must be covered following the swim.
The final start time for the 40km cycle is 10:00am. Any participants jumping over fences during the cycle or run events will be instant disqualified.
Getting your race results
First, second and third place will be announced for each category directly after the event. Other results will be available to view from the morning of Monday 23rd May on the Tri Fraser Coast website and Facebook page.
Keep up with the latest events in Hervey Bay
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to find out what's coming up.
16 / 05 / 2016