The scenic backdrop to Rainbow Beach’s Double Tri
Double the trouble? The interclub challenges have already gone out as to who will be victorious this year. Fraser Coast are planning to” flog” Bundy again, and vice versa!
Rainbow Beach Triathlon is now in its fourth year, will be held on the weekend August 16 and 17, 2014. Known for its fast bike leg, organiser Phil Hungerford from The Run Inn says it is one of the most enjoyable triathlons in Queensland, many competitors make the most of it and stay for a relaxed long weekend.
Our unique triathlon starts on our beautiful beach and gives participants have the opportunity to race an Olympic distance triathlon by completing two ‘sprint distance’ events, consisting of 750m swim/20km ride/5km run, over two consecutive days.
Rainbow Beach Triathlon is a family friendly event that offers events for all ages. Active Kids Triathlon will be present at this event, giving the younger members of your family the opportunity to participate in triathlon in their own age appropriate races.
For those adults looking to get into the world of triathlon, the Active First Timers is the perfect introductory event. The fun and friendly format of both the Active Kids Triathlon and the Active First Timers Triathlon is participation focussed, with all competitors receiving a specially minted medallion and cap as they complete their race.
In 2014 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. A special transition area will be set up just for the Active Kids and Active First Timers adjacent to the Pool Complex.
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 the 16th and from 7.30am -10.30am on Sunday the 17th. During the closure times a detour will be available for 4WD vehicles via the beach. Access to the beach will be from Pacific Bvd via Rainbow Shores (low tide on Saturday is 6.30pm and around 7am on Sunday).
Visit www.rainbowbeachtriathlon.com.au for more information and to register.