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Forster Triathlon Festival

Sat 30th Mar 2019
13 Narran Cl, Forster NSW 2428, Australia

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  • Closed roads
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Race packs collected on the day
  • 1100 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Forster Tuncurry is located on the stunning North Coast of NSW and is rich in Triathlon history, being the famous birthplace of Australian Long Course Triathlon events.

Forster is set to excite and thrill athletes from across Australia and overseas. A haven for watersports, Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area and home to a number of fantastic beaches. Get set for an experience of a lifetime as an expected field of over 1,000 triathletes race on this amazing course that also offers family and friends of athletes the perfect getaway.

Whether it is for a week or just the weekend, Forster Tuncurry is a scenic playground with a mountain of holiday activities to enjoy. Part of a weekend of triathlon festivities including the Super Sprint, Sprint, Standard and the signature Ultimate Forster.

Distances in this event

  1. Ultimate

    Triathlon: Swim 2km, Bike 60km, Run 15km
    7:30am Sat 30th Mar 2019
    AUD $280–AUD $330
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  2. Club

    Triathlon: Swim 1km, Bike 30km, Run 7.5km
    10:00am Sat 30th Mar 2019
    AUD $215–AUD $251.50
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  3. Sprint (ITU World Qualifying Race)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    12:00pm Sat 30th Mar 2019
    AUD $55–AUD $68.50
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  4. Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km
    1:30pm Sat 30th Mar 2019
    AUD $55–AUD $68.50
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What’s Included

We try our best to give each participant the best possible sporting event experience.

Here is a list of the benefits that you will receive with your event entry:

EVENT MERCHANDISE OR SOUVENIR*

AGE GROUP PODIUM FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE MEDALS

VALUABLE DRAW PRIZES

SPONSORS PRODUCTS

BEAUTIFUL RACE VENUE

TIMING CHIP AND RESULTS ON EVENT DAY

SAFE AND PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED EVENT

POLICE OR ‘PROFESSIONAL TRAFFIC CONTROL’ PERSONNEL AT ALL MAJOR INTERSECTIONS

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS OR PARTIAL/TOTAL ROAD CLOSURES (DEPENDENT ON LOCAL AUTHORITIES APPROVALS)

INCREDIBLE SUPPORT FROM LOCAL SPORT AND CHARITY GROUPS – WHO RECEIVE A PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT

SANCTIONING, TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND INSURANCE THROUGH TRIATHLON NSW

AID STATIONS ON THE BIKE AND RUN COURSES WITH WATER, ENERGY DRINK AND GELS

POST EVENT SNACKS AND RECOVERY NUTRITION

BRAGGING RIGHTS AND ANNUAL STORIES TO TELL

*with Early Bird, First Release and Second Release entries

Course Details

Ultimate

The signature event for the festival, the Ultimate Forster event offers a challenge most will find hard to pass up.  Sign up to test your mettle at the Australian birthplace of long distance triathlon.

Swim 2km, Bike 60km, Run 15km

Club

Swim 1km, Bike 30km, Run 7.5km

Super Sprint

The Super Sprint is for for everyone. The very achievable distances lend themselves to those that want to “give triathlon a go” and to those that want to race a “super short and super fast” distance. 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, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km

Aquabike

Not up for the Ultimate event run leg? This is the perfect event for you!

Maybe you are suffering from an injury that requires non-impact activity, maybe you just don’t like to run or maybe you have another event on the horizon and don’t want to wear yourself out. With the addition of Aquabike to Ultimate Forster, you can now be part of the action.

Swim 2km, Bike 60km

Sprint (ITU World Qualifying Race)

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 one of Australia’s most stunning locations.

This event will be an ITU World qualifying race.

Swim 750m, Bike 20km, Run 5km

Raceday Logistics

Event Location

Forster Keys Reserve, Forster Keys

Schedule

6:00am -4:00pm  – Health & Lifestyle Expo at Forster Keys Reserve, Forster Keys

6:00am – 7:00am – Ultimate Race Briefing

7:30am – Ultimate Race Start 

8:30am – 9:30am – Club Registration & Transition

9:45am – Club Race Briefing

10:00am – Club Race Start 

10:30am-11:30am – Sprint Registration & Transition

11:45am – Sprint Race Briefing

12:00pm – Sprint Race Start 

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Super Sprint Registration & Transition

1:15pm – Super Sprint Race Briefing

1:30pm – Super Sprint Race Start 

3:00pm – Presentation for all events

Travel

Getting There

The start and finish line for all events is at Elizabeth Parade, Forster Keys.

Parking – The BEST place to park for all supporters is up on Cape Hawke Drive just a short walk to the start, it also gives spectators and participants an easy route in and out of the area.

Kit List

There are no specific requirements on the kit list

Spectators

The BEST place to park for all supporters is up on Cape Hawke Drive just a short walk to the start, it also gives spectators and participants an easy route in and out of the area.

Volunteers

Volunteering is a fun, exciting way to learn the ropes and experience firsthand the world of triathlon.

Whether you are a parent, student, work experience person, retired and looking for something to do, or even just a keen sports fan – volunteering is a great way to engage with the community and get to know people within the sport.

Make the experience even more memorable by getting your friends, youth group and/or family to join in!

As a gesture of thanks, we will help you fundraise for a school, sporting group, community group or charity – for excursions, sporting events, equipment, programs and anything else that needs a financial boost.

An important part of Elite Energy’s vision and strategy, is to be a respected and supportive organisation that is passionate about involving the local community in each of their events.

Over the years, we’ve been inspired to see the difference we can make through helping local schools, organisations and charities with our fundraising initiative and associated partnerships and in just the last twelve months has donated over $100,000 back into the community.

Are you an athlete? Make your hobby more affordable, volunteer in return for discounted race entries (and see your friends on-course!)

We draw thousands of people to each of our events and they love all the support from volunteers.

Volunteers are the reason we get to do what we do – without them, there would be no us!

What’s on offer?

Many different roles to choose from – from registering the athletes in their races, to helping them go the right way on their run and bike courses, all the way through to providing them with food and water, post event. There is a role for everyone!

Register as a family, sports club, charity or school

Snacks (lunch if applicable) and water provided on the day.

The chance to meet new people, create new opportunities and build lifelong experiences.

The opportunity to meet some truly inspiring people!!!!

Supporting local and interstate athletes of all levels.

Be a part of an amazing event.

Head to the Elite Energy website to register interest

FAQs

Competitor Categories

  • 14-15 (not ITU qualifying for this age group), 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Male, Female & Mixed teams, Clydesdale & Athena’s will be recognised on the podium
  • ‘Race Ya Mates’ is an open category which has no podium prizes
  • Age as of 31st December 2018

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    Natalie M3rd Mar
    Can you wear a wetsuit for the swim?

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    Steph E5th Mar
    Hi there. The water temperature reading is taken on race morning by a Triathlon Australia Official - if the water temperature is under 22C then it will be optional for athletes to wear a wetsuit, i.e. you can wear one but you don't have to.

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