Elwood is race number 4 of the 2XU Triathlon Series, Victoria's premier and most popular series. This series provides first-timers, tri-kids, age groupers and elites with high-quality safe events in an exciting and fun atmosphere. In this event, held on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at Elwood Park, there are 3 races: The Sprint, The Fun Tri, and the Tri-Kids!
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Australia Beginner Friendly Triathlon Events
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.
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. Flat, fast, and friendly! Whether it is your first hit out at the longer distance, youre pushing a new PB, or youre in training, the long course in Pottsville is an athletes checklist fulfilled!
Fourteen years strong and not slowing down, be part of Australias favourite long-course! The Big Husky Triathlon Festival has grown to become one of Australias most loved of the Long Course events. 2019 marks 14 years of Big Husky excitement!
Along with the Ultimate Distance race, there is a packed Huskisson triathlon program that includes Sprint & Super Sprint distance triathlons, Ocean Swim, Fun Runs, MINIMAN kids triathlon and a massive Health & Lifestyle Expo.
This years festival also features a new event the popular Classic Distance Triathlon.
Huskisson is a spectacular spot to race and holiday with great local cafes and restaurants, a range of accommodation from camping, cabins, motels, the famous Husky Pub through to beach front homes.
The 26th annual Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon is on again Sunday 24 February 2019. The event will be staged from the Queens Wharf area on Newcastle Harbour, one of the most picturesque courses in Australia. This year will see the inclusion of an OTU Para Triathlon Championship Series Race in additional the Corporate/Enticer Triathlon, Sprint Distance Triathlon, and the Standard/Olympic Distance Triathlon.
The 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 - it's 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, so come out and enjoy this outstanding event!
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
Join in for a fun, family-friendly triathlon at one of Australia's premier coastal sporting destinations in stunning Kingscliff!
The stunning harbor precinct and the blue mile of Wollongong City will come alive again this April with a festival of fitness, health and family fun that offers everyone the chance to have a go or come along and enjoy the color and spectacle of the sport of triathlon.The Wollongong Triathlon Festival has multiple event distances: Standard Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Super Sprint Triathlon, Try and Tri, and the Miniman Aquathon! People are triTheGong triathlon festival offers races for all ages and abilities.
Enter as an individual or get some friends together and be part of a team and taste the excitement, exhilaration, and sense of accomplishment that comes with participating in this festival.
Join in on the fun and register for the Moreton Bay Triathlon! Enjoy a beautiful swim in the protected bay, followed by a fast ride over the Ted Smout Bridge, and a flat foreshore run.
In 2019 Moreton Bay Triathlon will again be offering Olympic, Sprint, Enticer and Kids distances!
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.
Just a quick trip up the coast from Sydney, Port Stephens offers athletes a brilliant weekend destination and the last chance in the season to grab some triSeries points. Get ready for some great racing action with the tri-series Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint distances.
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!
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
- Super sprint triathlon: 400m/10km/2.5km
- Sprint distance triathlon: 750m/20km/5km
- Olympic distance triathlon: 1500m/40km/10km
- Half Ironman triathlon: 1.9km/90km/21km
- Ironman distance triathlon: 3.8km/180km/42km
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.