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Australia Beginner Friendly Triathlon Events

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DEC9
2XU Triathlon Series – Race 2 SandringhamHampton, Victoria, AU

Welcome to the 2XU Triathlon Series 2018/19, Victorias premier and most popular series. We look forward to providing first-timers, tri-kids, age groupers and elites with high-quality safe events and an exciting and fun atmosphere.

We have introduced the best value series entry ever for both the 2XU Series and The Fun -Tri Series where you can save up to $155. Tri- Kids will once again be a feature highlight in the Series seeing those young kids with big smiles as they cross the finish line in front of their proud parents. If you have never raced Portarlington then dont miss the opportunity as it boasts one of the best courses in Australia, is a great weekend away and is also voted the favourite race of the Series.

This the second race of this series which will be held on Sunday 9th December 2018 at Trevor Barker Oval, Sandringham. We look forward to seeing you take part in the races this season.

AUD $30 - AUD $175
Sprint • Olympic • Aqua Bike • Other
2XU Triathlon Series – Race 2 Sandringham
FEB3
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Caloundra TriathlonGolden Beach, Queensland, AU

WELCOME to Round 6 of the Queensland Tri Series, the Caloundra Triathlon - featuring a stunning location with a picturesque seaside course along the stunning Sunshine Coast region.

Pick between a Sprint, Enticer or Kool Kids course, solo or as a group effort. Its going to be an awesome day with an epic atmosphere!

AUD $38 - AUD $110
Sprint • Other
Caloundra Triathlon
DEC2
Kingscliff TriathlonKingscliff, New South Wales, AU

As we near the 20th edition of the Kingscliff Triathlon, we are continuing our journey with the local community and businesses to build a sustainable and valuable event.

There are many exciting changes in Kingy: the new Rowan Robinson Parklands, new bitumen through the village, and replacement of the timber boardwalk beside the creek

While the Kingy Tri has been criticised in the past, these people do not reflect the majority of shops, residents and volunteers who want to welcome you to their wonderful town and beach.

We are encouraged by many of the local shopkeepers and residents optimistic and positive outlook for the event as we look to reset for the next five years.

Thanks to Tweed Shire Council, Councillor Ron Coopers, the Chamber of Commerce, the Residents Association who have together helped create 12 development options to be implemented over the next 12 months.

Sprint • Olympic • Other
Kingscliff Triathlon
JAN12
Triathlon NSW Sprint Series Kurnell – JanuaryKurnell, New South Wales, AU

Swim in Botany Bay, ride through the Kamay National Park and run this amazing piece of Sydney parkland. Get your entries in and come and race at Sydneys iconic southern location!

Sprint • Super Sprint
Triathlon NSW Sprint Series Kurnell – January
JAN19
Nowra Triathlon FestivalYadboro, New South Wales, AU

Set on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, Nowra is an easy drive from Sydney and Wollongong, and the race course has been described as fast and flat, with a picturesque bike leg heading out along the rich river flat country and returning to run across the river over Nowras famous bridge.
Don't miss this years scenic and epic event!

Sprint • Olympic • Super Sprint
Nowra Triathlon Festival
FEB16
Tweed Coast EnduroPottsville, New South Wales, AU

Founded in 2015, the Tweed Coast Enduro is one of the only local events of its kind, offering a long course triathlon and endurance challenge to teams and individuals. Due to its fast, flat, and friendly course design, the Enduro has quickly been recognised as a favoured pathway for Olympic-distance triathletes to step up to longer distances and as a great training venue before longer distance races on the calendar.

Sprint • Half Ironman
Tweed Coast Enduro
MAR24
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Moana Triathlons – MarchMoana, South Australia, AU

The awesome Moana triathlons are back for the seventh year this summer.

This iconic triathlon has become a must-do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from, the event caters for athletes of all levels; from first-time triathletes to Olympic champions, everyone is welcome - its going to be an EPIC day.

Set in the seaside location of Moana South Australia. The races are growing in popularity and promises to be another great year of racing.

AUD $40 - AUD $125
Sprint • Other • Super Sprint
Moana Triathlons – March
NOV18
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Kawana TriathlonBirtinya, Queensland, AU

Welcome to the Kawana Triathlon. This awesome event is for all abilities with 3 different courses to choose from. Go it alone or in a team - it's going to be an epic day!

Sprint - 750m / 20km / 5km
Enticer - 300m / 10km / 2.5km
Kool Kids - 100m / 2km / 500m

This event is part of the TQ Nissan State Series and is a Triathlon Australia World Qualifying Event to compete for Australia at the Age Group ITU World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland in August/September 2019. To gain selection points for the Australian Age Group team you must be a current financial Triathlon Australia member by midnight Thursday night prior to the event. One Day Memberships cover insurance on the day of racing only

Booking Closed
Sprint • Other
Kawana Triathlon
FEB9
Canberra Triathlon FestivalHarman, Australian Capital Territory, AU

Get ready to race in the Nations capital as Elite Energy deliver the Proximity Canberra Triathlon Festival. This years Standard distance triathlon is an Age Group ITU World Championship Qualifying Race. Your finishing position will determine the number of selection points that you receive giving you points to represent Australia in 2019.

Promising a huge day of racing with several events to choose from, this is the perfect chance to either tackle a tri for the first time or get out and race your favourite distance.

The event will consist of our most popular distances the Standard, Sprint, Super Sprint.

Sprint • Olympic • Super Sprint
Canberra Triathlon Festival
MAY11
Byron Bay TriathlonByron Bay, New South Wales, AU

Bring on 2019 and the 24th Byron Bay Tri!

On Saturday 11 May 2019, escape to incomparable Byron for an iconic multi-fun weekend.

With a proud history spanning over 20 years, the Byron Bay Triathlon has built its reputation by attracting a wide range of triathletes young and old, professional and amateur alike to one of the nations most iconic and memorable locations. Position at the end of the Triathlon Australia season, the Byron Tri is a celebration of the sport and the locale a memorable and truly Byron experience that is like no other.

Sprint • Olympic • Other
Byron Bay Triathlon
DEC8
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Callala Triathlon FestivalCallala Beach, New South Wales, AU

The IGA Callala Triathlon Festival is much loved by those who know this as the Boutique Triathlon. Set on the northern shores of Jervis Bay, Callala Beach is a pristine location with a laid back feel. The festival features the popular distances Standard, Sprint, Super Sprint and an Aquabike event (Swim, Bike only Standard Distance), all of which can be done either individually or as a team.

Get in early as there is limited space and join Elite Energy this December for a hit before the Santa season kicks in.

AUD $55 - AUD $282.50
Sprint • Other • Aquabike • Super Sprint
Callala Triathlon Festival
NOV24
Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon CanberraParkes, Australian Capital Territory, AU

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 Famers life. Held over Australias most popular triathlon distances, the event includes the Standard, Sprint, Super Sprint and MINIMAN. Jackies 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 worlds premier triathletes and endurance athletes. Jackies 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.

Sprint • Olympic • Super Sprint • Other
Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon Canberra
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly triathlon

If you’re just starting out, the best thing to do would be to book a Super Sprint or Sprint distance triathlon as these are the shortest two. There are lots of different ranges of abilities in triathlon so there’ll always be people actually ‘sprinting’ the Sprint distance but generally Sprints and Super Sprints are the best to get a feel for the sport. You can see the specific distances here.

Different Triathlon event types

Triathlons are an all day affair, so get a group together and go to the pub for lunch afterwards. Our experience is that most events happen in cool areas such as Dorney Lake in Windsor, so it’s a great excuse to escape the city for the day. They draw good crowds, and you’ll always have people cheering you on. Super Sprints tend to be very quick, so depending on your fitness level, you might want to choose a Sprint distance so you have enough time to enjoy each stage of the race. On average, Sprint triathlons will be over and done within 1.45–2 hours so it’ll go by in a flash.

Find the right triathlon for you

It’s important to have the right kit, you need a wetsuit that allows you to move and a good bike. We’ve collected a few of our favourite tris for beginners below, they’re great fun and certainly won’t disappoint. Best of luck from all of us here at LDT.

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