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Gold Coast Triathlon

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The Gold Coast Tri - Luke Harrop Memorial has long been known as the traithlon for triathletes. If there is one race on the calender not to miss, this is it. Join in on the action on Sunday 7th April for a fast and flat round of racing at the beautiful Broadwater Parklands at the northern end of the Gold Coast.

With Sprint, Enticer and Kool Kids course options available and a festival-like atmosphere, there is something for everyone, making this event perfect for families and friends to come out all together.

Enjoy a day of activity and entertainment while soaking up the Gold Coast sunshine!


Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial is a Triathlon Australia National Championship Event and attracts DOUBLE POINTS as a qualifying event to compete for Australia at the Age Group ITU World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland in August / September 2019. Athletes must compete in the Age Group category to qualify for points and selection.

The event is also the Triathlon Australia National Championship for Paratriathlon and TWD.

How to enter the Gold Coast Triathlon

  1. Sprint (14yrs+)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 24km, Run 5km
    AUD $110
    Event passed
  2. Enticer (12yrs+)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Bike 8km, Run 3.5km
    AUD $66–AUD $72.50
    Event passed
  3. Kool Kids (7-14yrs)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.1km, Bike 2km, Run 0.5km
    AUD $40
    Event passed

Gold Coast Triathlon routes


  • Swim – 750m – 1 Lap
  • Cycle – 20km  – 1 Lap
  • Run – 5km  – 1 Lap


  • Swim – 300m – 1 Lap
  • Cycle – 6.7km  – 1 Lap
  • Run – 2.5km  – 1 Lap

Kool Kids:

  • Swim – 100m – 1 Lap
  • Cylce – 2km  – 1 Lap
  • Run – 400m  – 1 Lap

Event Details

What’s Included

Raceday Logistics


  • Mitchell Park, Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast

Saturday 6 april 2019

  • 6:00am – Aquathlon Registration Opens
  • 7:00am – National Aquathln 
  • 8:00am – Enticer Aquathlon 
  • 8:30am – Kids Aquathlon 
  • 9:00am – Aquathlon Presentations
  • TBC Triathlon Registration, Transition & Expo Open

Sunday 7 April 2019

  • 5:00am – Road Closures in Place
  • 5:00am – Triathlon Registration, Transition & Expo Open
  • 6:15am – Traithlon Registration & Transition Closed
  • 6:15am – OTU Men Start 
  • 6:16am – OTU Women Start 
  • 7:15am – Kool Kids Start 
  • 7:40am – Enticer Start 
  • 8:00am – Para Tri Nationals 
  • 8:10am – Sprint Age Groups 
  • 10:30am – Event Presentation
Kit List

What to Bring


  • Goggles
  • Swim cap (provided in a race kit)
  • Swim suit / tri suit
  • Timing chip (provided in race kit)
  • Sunscreen


  • Bike (any functional bike will do!)
  • Bike shoes or running shoes
  • Helmet
  • Drink bottle
  • Bike hand held pump
  • Spare tube / tyre lever (if you have them)
  • Bike gloves (optional)


  • Running shoes
  • Socks
  • Cap / visor / sunglasses
  • Race number bib (provided in race kit)
  • Race belt or pins to attach bib



Spectators welcome


No volunteers needed


Collection of Your Race Pack

Once you receive your race number, simply save a screenshot of your race number and bring this with you on Saturday or Sunday during Event Check-In times – this number is what you need to collect all your event gear. If you haven’t received it, don’t panic, just check out the alphabetical list on the Event Information board at the event site. If you still can’t find your entry, simply pop along and see our team at the Help Desk and we’ll get this sorted for you.

Event Check In & Help Desk

Event Check in is a large white marquee located inside the park. When coming to registration please have your Race Number printed out or open on your phone.

The Help Desk is where you go if you would like to submit a late entry (subject to availability), change your event category or ask any last minute questions.

Can I wear a wetsuit?

The water temperature is taken the morning of the race and if the water is 22 degrees or above then it is a non-wetsuit swim. If the water temperature is below 22 degrees, you will be given the option of wearing a wetsuit. It is not a requirement to wear a wetsuit if the water temp is below 22 degrees. Open-Elite Waves may be required to race without a wetsuit at lower water temperatures as per TA rules.

What is a transition area?

The term ‘transition area’ is the area where you set up your bike and ‘transition’ from the swim to bike legs and then bike to run legs. Before the start you will leave your gear for the bike and run leg next to your bike and then exit with your swim gear and head to the swim start. You can’t leave any bags or additional items in the transition area. These will be removed by officials if left.

Is there somewhere to store my bag?

If you have a bag & personal belongings, you need to take this out of the transition area and leave this at the bag storage area which is located in the Registration Tent from 6:30am. A tag from your number bib will be attached to your bag so we know which bag is yours when you come back to collect this.

Do I have to wear a swim cap?

Yes, we will issue you a coloured swim cap to wear based on your wave start. If you would prefer to wear your own, you can wear this underneath the event cap.

Do I need a helmet?

Yes, helmets are compulsory to participate in the event. When you enter transition to ‘rack’ your bike, you will need to put your helmet on – at this time our technical officials will check that this is safe to wear for the event.

Can I ride a mountain bike?

Any bike is fine. Cruiser, mountain bike, racers, BMX, baskets, spokey dokies – all are great options. Your bike just must be in a safe working condition.

Can I race with an IPOD, MP3 or other music device?

You are not permitted to race with any music devices including mobile phones, MP3 players, earphones etc, this is a very serious safety risk to you.  As stated in Triathlon Australia’s rules and regulations. If you are caught with any of these items, you may be instantly disqualified.

What happens after the race?

After the race is a great time to catch up with friends and family, make new friends with your fellow competitors and generally talk about the whole experience!  Stick around for the presentations and random prize draws, remember to put your race tag (tear it off from your race number) in the barrel, you must be present to win!

Gold Coast Triathlon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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