Airlie Beach Triathlon Festival

Sat 24th Aug 2019
277 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

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2019 is the 21st edition of the iconic Airlie Beach Triathlon which promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

With an enticer distance, a sprint distance and the Standard race distance there is a race option for everyone, from the seasoned professional to the first timer.

In addition to the racing, there is also plenty of fun for the family with the Friday night festival and the junior triathlon for the children.

We attract professional & amateur athletes alike from all over Queensland and are viewed as one of the flagship races of The North.

Distances in this event

  1. Long Course Swim

    Swim 2km
    Sat 24th Aug 2019
  2. Short Course Swim

    Swim 0.75km
    Sat 24th Aug 2019
  3. Junior Swim

    Swim 0.3km
    Sat 24th Aug 2019
  4. Junior Triathlon 11+ years

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 4km, Run 0.8km
    Sat 24th Aug 2019
  5. Junior Triathlon 8-10 years

    Triathlon: Swim 0.1km, Bike 2.1km, Run 0.4km
    Sat 24th Aug 2019
  6. Junior Triathlon Under 8's

    Triathlon: Swim 0.05km, Swim 0.75km, Run 0.15km
    Sat 24th Aug 2019
  7. Junior Triathlon Team

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 4km, Run 0.8km
    Sun 25th Aug 2019
  8. Triathlon Olympic

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    Sun 25th Aug 2019
  9. Triathlon Olympic Team

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    Sun 25th Aug 2019
  10. Triathlon Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    Sun 25th Aug 2019
  11. Triathlon Sprint Team

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    Sun 25th Aug 2019
  12. Triathlon Enticer

    Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Run 10km, Run 2.5km
    Sun 25th Aug 2019
  13. Triathlon Enticer Team

    Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Run 10km, Run 2.5km
    Sun 25th Aug 2019
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Course Details

Ocean Swim

The Icon Homes Ocean Swim is a fantastic event consisting of a 2000m Long Course, 750m Anything Goes Short Course and 300m Junior Swim.

The triangular course will see competitors complete 2 laps for the long course and 1 lap for the Short Course and Junior swim events

Junior Triathlon


A fantastic non threatening swim in the lagoon with the assistance of SLSQ, is the perfect introduction for your child into Triathlon.

11+ years will complete a 200m swim

8-10 years will complete a 100m swim/wade

Under 8’s will complete a 50m swim/wade


A fantastic flat multi lap flat course allows kids to soak up the atmosphere, and parents plenty of photo opportunities.

11+ years will complete a 4km bike (5 laps)

8-10 years will complete a 2.1km bike (3 laps)

Under 8’s will complete a 750m bike (1 lap)


The 3rd and final leg of the Triathlon, the boardwalk run will take the kids all the way to the finish line.

11+ years will complete a 800m run (2 laps)

8-10 years will complete a 400m run (1 lap)

Under 8’s will complete a 150m run (1 lap)

Triathlon Course


Athletes will be required to complete the triangular course travelling in a clockwise direction starting and finishing at the Airlie Beach near the lagoon. Athletes will head and around the first turn around buoy, then swimming along the backside before making another turn at the buoy to head back to the beach. Airlie Bay offers a stunning tropical and balmy swim.


Athletes leave T1 and head through the Airlie Beach roundabout and onto Shute Harbour Road with an incline as they leave Airlie Beach.

Athletes continue to the turn around at Cannonvale, taking in the breathtaking views of Abel Point Marina, the Airlie Bay and breathtaking tropical seaside landscape that Tropical Queensland and the Whitsunday Coast is known for. The Corry Cycles Bike course is an undulating and winding course


Athletes will exit T2 and head out along the boardwalk past the Coral Sea Resort taking in the endless views of the Whitsunday Coast. Athletes continue towards the newly redeveloped Abel Point Marina Precinct, here athletes get to enjoy running through the vibrant ‘hub’ of the newly developed Abel Point Marina with many restuarants and cafes. The energy and support of all the spectators in the area should help to carry you through to the finish line.

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