Entries now open for Double Tri

Known for the fast cycle leg, last year's entrants return from Inskip Point

Known for the fast cycle leg, last year’s entrants return from Inskip Point

The Rainbow Beach Triathlon brings an annual challenge between the very competitive Fraser Coast and Bundaberg clubs.

Now in its fifth year, you can see the action or be a part of it on the weekend of August 23 and 24, 2015.

Organiser Phil Hungerford from The Run Inn says it is one of the most enjoyable triathlons in Queensland, and it is well known for the fast bike leg. Many competitors make the most of it and stay for a relaxed weekend.

Participants have the opportunity to race an Olympic distance triathlon, by completing two ‘sprint distance’ events over two consecutive days.

Our unique triathlon starts on our beautiful beach and a swim ‘with the sweep’ of the current.

At this stage it is expected that this will be a start at Rainbow Beach SLSC with the swim headed in the direction of Inskip Point. The swim will be one ‘lap’ of a ‘point-to-point’ swim.

It is family friendly and offers kids and adults the perfect introductory event to get into the world of triathlon.

In 2015 the Active Kids and Active First Timers events will take place at the Rainbow Beach Pool Complex, providing a sheltered swim in the heated pool facility.

Participants can choose to enter either the ‘double’ race (both days) or just one of either the Saturday race or Sunday race. This race can be done either as an individual or as a team event.

First waves are organised by age groups and gender, they start with Saturday 2pm Active Kids race distances:

  • 6-9 years – 100m swim, 3km bike, 500m run
  • 10-11 years – 200m swim, 5km bike, 1km run
  • 12-13 years – 200m swim, 6km bike, 2km run

Next, the Saturday 2.30pm Active First Timers – 200m swim, 6km bike, 2km run; followed by the Saturday 3.30pm Race 1 – 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run.

The final event is the Sunday 7.30am Race 2 – 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run.

Police have advised that similar to previous years, there will be some road closures during the events. The main road closures are Clarkson Drive and Inskip Avenue which will be closed from 2.30pm – 5.30pm on Saturday and from 7.30am -10.30am on Sunday.

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