Townsville Triathlon Festival

Sat 17th Aug 2019
Strand Park, North Ward QLD 4810, Australia

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Tickets AUD $50–AUD $190

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The Townsville Triathlon Festival is entering its 17th year and is established as a significant race on the National Triathlon circuit having hosted a World Age Group Qualifying Olympic Distance race in 2014 and 2015, 2017 and 2018. The Festival is the proud home of the the North Queensland Club Championships, testimony to the quality of the course and event itself.

Distances in this event

  1. Mater Olympic Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    Sat 17th Aug 2019
    AUD $180–AUD $190
    Tickets available
  2. Mater Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    Sat 17th Aug 2019
    AUD $105–AUD $180
    Tickets available
  3. Mater Enticer Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 13.5km, Run 3.5km
    Sat 17th Aug 2019
    AUD $75–AUD $80
    Tickets available
  4. NQ Bodyfix Tri4Women

    Duathlon: Run 0.1km, Bike 4km, Run 1km
    Sat 17th Aug 2019
    AUD $50
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Maps
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Course Details

Mater Olympic Triathlon

The swim is 1500m in a sheltered ocean swim adjacent to the Strand. The swim start will be a Beach start. Competitors are to keep the swim start area clear. Swim warm-up if required must take place behind the start line or off to the right of the swim course.

A 40km cycle, 2 Lap out and back, flat course. It is 10.5k to the turn around point and 9.5km to transition from turn around point. Extreme care must be taken at all times, especially around the entry exit points to the Strand Park and as you approach the transition area asit changes to single file.

The 10km 2 lap course starts at the back of the Strand Park following the footpath towards the Rock Pool. Turning left into the Jezzine Barracks Park following the footpath and directions around the parade ground. The course then turns left into The Esplanade. Following the Esplanade until the turn around point. Running back along The Esplanade competitors will head up the Jezzine Barracks Boardwalk and backdown Jezzine Way and then circum navigating the Rock Pool and running back toward the Strand Park along the main promenade. Completing lap 1 will u-turn in front of strand park and head out for the second lap

Mater Sprint Triathlon

The swim is 750m in a sheltered ocean swim adjacent to the Strand Park. The swim start will be a beach start. Competitors are to keep the swim start area clear. Swim warm-up, if required, must take place off to the right of the swim course. All competitors to be at the swim marshalling area on the beach prior to 15 mins from their wave start. You must follow the swim buoys precisely. Any short cuts will result in disqualification.

A 20km cycle, 1 Lap out and back, flat course. It is 10.5km to the turn around point and 9.5km to transition from turn around point. Extreme care must be taken at all times, especially around the entry / exit points to the Strand Park and as you approach the transition area as it changes to single file.

The 5km 1 lap course starts at the back of the Strand Park following the footpath towards the Rock Pool. Turning left into the Jezzine Barracks Park following the footpath and directions around the parade ground. The course then turns left into The Esplanade. Following the Esplanade until the turn around point. Running back along The Esplanade competitors will head up the Jezzine Barracks Boardwalk and backdown Jezzine Way and then circum navigating the Rock Pool and running back toward the Strand Park along the main promenade to the finishing shute.

Mater Enticer

This is the same course as previous years and you’re required to complete 2 full laps of the course. Extreme care must be taken at all times, especially around the entry exit points to the Strand Park and as you approach the transition area as it changes to single file.

The 1 lap 3.5km course starts at the back of the Strand Park following the footpath towards the Rock Pool. Turning left into Jezzine Barracks Park following the footpath around Jezzine, back up the boardwalk and around the Rockpool and finishes back at Strand Park.

The swim is a 50m or 100m swim in a sheltered ocean swim adjacent to strand park, assistance will be given where required. There is no mandatory requirement to complete the course legs. Entrants will run into the transition area at Strand Park. The ride is a flat 2km or 4km course along The Strand. Extreme care should be taken especially around entry and exit points into Strand Park and as you approach the transition area as it changes to single file. The 500m and 1km run course starts at the back of Strand Park and follows the footpath towards the Rock Pool. The 500m turnaround is at the Landsborough intersection while the 1km turnaround is at the McKinley Street intersection. Entrants then return to the Finish line which is in front of Strand Park.

NQ Bodyfix Tri4Women

The swim is a 100m swim in a sheltered ocean adjacent to Strand Park, assistance will be given where required. There is no mandatory requirement to complete the course legs. Entrants will run into the transition area at Strand Park. The ride is a flat 4km course along the strand. Extreme care should be taken especially around entry and exit points into Strand Park and as you approach the transition area as it changes to single file. The 1km run course starts at the back of Strand Park and follows the footpath towards the Rock Pool. The 1km turnaround point is at the McKinley Street intersection. Entrants then return to the Finish line which is in front of Strand Park.

The swim is 200m in a sheltered ocean swim adjacent to the Strand Park. The swim start will be a beach start. Competitors are to keep the swim start area clear. Swim warm-up, if required, must take place off to the right of the swim course. All competitors to be at the swim marshalling area on the beach prior to 15 mins from their wave start. You must follow the swim buoys precisely. Any short cuts will result in disqualification.

A 7km cycle, 2 Lap circuit, flat course along the Strand. Extreme care must be taken at all times, especially around the entry exit points to the Strand Park and as you approach the transition area as it changes to single file.

Raceday Logistics

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, 17th August 2018

2.00pm - 8.00pm Race Pack Collection and Late Registration

3.00pm - 7.00pm Bike Racking

6.30pm - late OPTUS “Dinner with the Stars”

Saturday, 18th August 2018

5.30am - 6.45am Transition Open/Close | Late Race Pack Collection

7.05am Race Brief Session

7.15am Mater Olympic Distance | TP Human Capital Olympic Team TRI

8.30am Mater Sprint Distance

9.30am Mater Enticer

11.30am - 12.00pm Transition Re-opens

12.30pm - 5.00pm Race Pack Collection and Late Registration

Kids | Womens | Teams | Relay

12.30pm - 5.00pm Bike Racking Kids | Womens | Teams | Relay

6.30 am - 5.00pm Hit 103.1 Lifestyle Market

Sunday, 19th August 2018

6.30am - 7.30am Transition Open/Close - Kids | Womens | Corporate

7.00am Colliers Elite Mile

7.10am Kwik Kopy Ocean Swim

7.45am 1300 Smiles Kids TRY

7.45am Tri4 Women

9.00am - 9.30am Transition Opens - Kids | Womens

9.00am Teams Relay Triathlon

9.30am TP Human Capital Corporate Teams

11.30am Presentations

12.00pm Transition Opens

6.00 am - 1.00pm Hit 103.1 Lifestyle Market

Travel

Parking

As transition is located on one the main area’s of Strand Park, parking close to the event arena is limited, so please allow plenty of time. Please be aware all parking regulations will still apply throughout the Festival. Refer to council parking signs for more details. There are public car parks located close to strand Park at Leichardt Street Car Park.

Kit List

There is a compulsory bike check.

You should ensure your bike, as well as your helmet, is in safe working order before presenting it at bike check-in to avoid rejection. TA officials will be checking for such things as:

    End plugs on handle bars
    Tyres in reasonable condition
    Cables in reasonable condition
    At least one water bottle cage
    Brakes in working order
    Compliance with triathlon Australia race competition
    rules

FAQs

Can I transfer my spot to someone else?

No. All registered entries are non-transferrable.

Does my race kit get mailed to me?

No. You will collect you race kit when you Check-In for the event. See Timetable for Check in times. Your race kit will include race number, timing chip, swim cap, arm tattoo, helmet and bike stickers. You will also receive an event bag with your official 2018 Townsville Triathlon Festival athlete bag. You will also receive your event singlet (if you registered early enough to guarantee yourself one).

I want to change categories. What are my options?

All changes to your race entry must be made by logging into your registration prior to 5pm, Tuesday 14th August 2018. Any changes to your individual or team registration after 5pm, Friday 17th August 2018 can be made at the Athlete Help Desk located at the Check-In Tent during Check-In times.

Are wetsuits allowed?

Yes - Wetsuits are allowed for the 2018 Townsville Triathlon Festival.

Is drafting allowed?

No. Drafting off another bicycle or motor vehicle or

motorcycle is forbidden. Experienced technical officials

will be on the course and penalty boxes will be in use.

Can I use a mountain bike?

Yes. Your bike will be visually inspected by Triathlon Queensland officials. As long as your bike is accepted and passes inspection, you will be eligible to ride.

How do I use a number belt?

A number belt means that you do not have to put safety pins through your new triathlon clothing. You simply attach your number to the race belt and then put the race belt around you. If you plan to use a race belt then it will be necessary to ensure the complete race number is displayed.

Can I listen to a personal music player while racing?

No.

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