Athletes and spectators get ready for the Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon! This highly anticipated event will run across two days, August 11 and 12 and promises to attract a competitive field of athletes.
The Double Triathlon offers entrants the opportunity to compete in an Olympic distance event over two days, completing a ‘sprint distance’ 750/20/5 triathlon on Saturday afternoon, then another of the same distance on Sunday morning.
The two events are combined to give an ‘Olympic’ distance time from which the event placegetters are calculated.
Participants can choose to enter either the ‘double’ race – Saturday and Sunday races, or just one of either the Saturday or Sunday race. This race can be done either as an individual or as a team event.
This year, Active Kids Triathlon events will encourage children to participate. All entrants in this category receive a specially minted finishers medal.
This is a participation only event as no ‘placings’ are given. This event is not professionally timed, however participants are welcome to time their own race using their watch.
6 to 9 years – 100m swim, 3km bike, 500m run.
10 to 11 years – 200m swim, 5km bike, 1km run.
12 to 13 years – 200m swim, 6km bike, 2km run
The bike and run both take place on closed roads and course marshals will be positioned around the course to assist and encourage the children throughout the event.
For details and entry forms for the Double Triathlon and Active Kids events, visit www.rainbowbeachtriathlon.com.au.
Saturday August 11
Active Kids: First wave starts at 2pm
Active First Timers: First wave starts at 2.30pm
Race 1 (750/20/5): first wave starts at 3.30pm
Sunday August 12
Race 2 (750/20/5): First wave starts at 7.30am (Distances for each leg are reduced for age groups under 18 years)
Waves are organised by age groups and gender. Wave Starts will be available at Registration. Please note that this schedule may change. Check back in the week of race day for the most up to date schedule.