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Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon Canberra

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In honour of the late Jackie Fairweather (nee Gallagher), this race promises to be something truly special. Jackie made an amazing contribution to triathlon and sport in general, and this event brings together many wonderful aspects of the Triathlon Australia Hall of Famer’s life. Held over Australia’s most popular triathlon distances, the event includes the Standard, Sprint, Super Sprint and MINIMAN. Jackie’s love, of not only triathlon but also running, will be showcased at the event with an inclusive day for all to be a part of the celebration of an amazing woman.

Jackie Fairweather was one of the world’s premier triathletes and endurance athletes. Jackie’s impact on Triathlon, Athletics, High Performance Sport and people in general was more than just winning a World Title or Commonwealth Games Bronze medal, she truly had a passion to make a difference in peoples lives.

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How to enter the Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon Canberra

  1. Standard Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
  2. Sprint Draft Legal

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
  3. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
  4. Junior Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 10km, Run 2km
  5. Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 10km, Run 2km
  6. Miniman ( 10-11 Years )

    Triathlon: Swim 0.15km, Bike 5km, Run 1km
  7. Miniman ( 7-9 Years )

    Triathlon: Swim 0.05km, Bike 2.5km, Run 0.5km

Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon Canberra routes

Standard Triathlon:

New to the Jackie Fairweather Triathlon Festival is the Standard distance triathlon. Take advantage of this beautiful course by enjoying more of it!

Swim 1.5km
Staggered wave starts in an open rectangular course in front of Rond Terrace.

Bike 40km
4 laps of a flat out-and-back course from Rond Terrace, left onto Parkes Way and return. Full road closure for cycle course.

 Run 10km
Transition area onto foreshore path to Kings Park and return along path to finish. 4 laps.

Sprint Draft Legal:

There is a DRAFT LEGAL sprint on offer at Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon.

This event is a WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER event for Triathlon Union World Sprint (draft legal) Championships at Lausanne, Switzerland in 2019.

For information on how you could be selected to represent Australia as an age group athlete please read the 2019 Australian Age Group Team information. This policy will outline which selection races you will need to compete in and what steps you need to complete to be eligible for the team etc.

Please be aware that the DRAFT LEGAL Sprint is the ONLY sprint distance at Jackie Fairweather Triathlon festival that is a World Championships qualifier. The non-drafting sprint distance is not a selection race.

Swim 750m
Staggered wave starts in an open rectangular course in front of Rond Terrace. Beach start and finish.

Bike 20km
A flat out-and-back course from Rond Terrace, left onto Parkes Way and return.

Run 5km
Transition area onto foreshore path to Kings Park and return along path to finish.

Sprint:

Feel the need for speed, maybe a step up from the Super Sprint or a hit out for something bigger around the corner?

Sprint racing has plenty of action and excitement as you swim, bike and run yourself around some of Australia’s most stunning locations.

Please be aware that this event is not a World Championship Qualifier.  If you are looking to qualify for the World Championship, you need to enter the Draft Legal Sprint.

Swim 750m
Staggered wave starts in an open rectangular course in front of Rond Terrace. Beach start and finish.

Bike 20km
A flat out-and-back course from Rond Terrace, left onto Parkes Way and return.

Run 5km
Transition area onto foreshore path to Kings Park and return along path to finish.

Junior Super Sprint:

There is a junior DRAFT LEGAL Super Sprint on offer at Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon.

This DRAFT LEGAL Super Sprint is only open to junior athletes in the 12-13 (ITU Youth B ) and 14-15 (ITU Youth A) age categories. All the competitors will need to show proof of ITU Junior Draft-Legal Endorsement to confirm their entry.

Swim 200m
Staggered wave starts in an open rectangular course in front of Rond Terrace. Beach start and finish.

Bike 10km
A flat out-and-back course from Rond Terrace, left onto Parkes Way and return.

Run 2km
Transition area onto foreshore path to Kings Park and return along path to finish

Super Sprint:

The Super Sprint distance is one of our most popular distances to race. This is the “can do” triathlon. Race in a supportive atmosphere amongst other like minded people and become part of the thrill and excitement of triathlon racing whilst gaining the absolute joy and pride that comes with accomplishing a personal goal.

Flippers will be permitted for this event, but medals will not be awarded to these entrants.

Swim 200m
Staggered wave starts in an open rectangular course in front of Rond Terrace. Beach start and finish.

Bike 10km
A flat out-and-back course from Rond Terrace, left onto Parkes Way and return.

Run 2km
Transition area onto foreshore path to Kings Park and return along path to finish.

Miniman:

It’s triathlon for kids and they love it!

The MINIMAN race formats have become renowned for their fun, inclusive and supportive atmosphere.

It’s a brilliant spectacle when the aspiring athletes line up at the water’s edge with Mum & Dad there to encourage them along with other family and friends.

The event focuses on participation and encouraging a healthy active and fun lifestyle from an early age, and it doesn’t matter what you think your athletic abilities are – we encourage you to join in the FUN!

ALL of the young champions receive a commemorative medal when they cross the line.

Swim 50m (7-9YRS)

Bike 2.5km (7-9YRS)

Run 500m (7-9YRS)

Swim 150m (10-11YRS)

Bike 5km (10-11YRS)

Run 1km (10-11YRS)

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

On Event Day:

  • Collection of your Registration pack is compulsory for all individuals Entrants and only 1 representative from a team.
  • These can be collected from the Registration Marquee, located at Rond Terrace
  • Please bring Personal ID, TA membership if applicable

Schedule:

All events:

  • 6:00am-1:30pm Lifestyle Expo; Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 1:15pm Presentation – All Races

Sprint Draft Legal 

  • 6:00am-7:00am Registration/Transition; Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 7:15 Race Briefing; Transition Area
  • 7:30am RACE START (open – males); Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 7:35am RACE START (open – females); Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 7:40am RACE START (males); Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 7:45am RACE START (females); Rond Terrace, Parkes

Standard Distance Triathlon 

  • 7:30am-8:30am Registration/Transition; Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 8:45am Race Briefing; Transition Area
  • 9:00am RACE START 

Sprint (non draft legal) 

  • 9:00am-10:00am Registration/Transition; Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 10:15am Race Briefing; Transition Area
  • 10:30am RACE START; Rond Terrace, Parkes

Super Sprint Draft/NonDraft Legal

  • 10:00am-11:00am Registration/Transition; Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 11:15am Race Briefing; Transition Area
  • 11:30am RACE START – Draft Legal (Youth A+B Males); Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 11:35am RACE START – Draft Legal (Youth A+B Females); Rond Terrace, Parkes
  • 11:45am RACE START – Non Draft Legal

Miniman 

  • 11:15am-12:00pm Registration/Transition – 10-11yrs
  • 11:15am-12:30pm Registration/Transition – 7-9yrs
  • 12:15pm Race Briefing – 10-11yrs
  • 12:30pm RACE START – 10-11yrs 
  • 12:45pm Race Briefing – 7-9yrs
  • 12:55pm RACE START – 7-9yrs 
FAQs

Here Is A List Of The Benefits That You Will Receive With Your Race Entry:

  • Event T-shirt Or Souvenir
  • Age Group Podium Finishers Receive Medals
  • Valuable Draw Prizes
  • Sponsors Product
  • Beautiful Race Venue
  • Chip Timing And Results On Race Day
  • Safe And Professionally Managed Event
  • Incredible Support From Local Sport/charity Groups – Who Receive A Portion Of Proceeds From The Event
  • Sanctioning, Technical Support & Insurance Through Triathlon Nsw
  • Aid Stations: On The Run With Water And Energy Drink
  • Post-race Snacks And Recovery Nutrition
  • Bragging Rights & Annual Stories To Tell

Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon Canberra weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 17mph

Meet the organizer

Elite Energy has produced some of the greatest multi-sport events in Australia. Since our humble beginnings in 1999, we have become the go-to-team for delivering successful mass participation and multi-sport festivals across the country. The brain child of Mark ‘Emo’ Emerton, Elite Energy is delivering some of the biggest events in Australia, including the iconic Australian Long Course Championships at Huskisson which celebrated 10 years in 2015.

Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon Canberra reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the Sprint Draft Legal in 2018

    A bit more info on car parking

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