Watch the Rainbow Beach Triathlon

Competitors lining up for the start of the 2019 Triathlon swim leg

Competitors lining up for the start of the 2019 Triathlon swim leg

Rainbow Beach is excited to welcome the 2020 Rainbow Beach triathlon to town on August 8 and 9.

This year there will be a line up of 200 competitors with some major athletes on the starting blocks offering a great spectator sport for the two-day event.

The assembly point, plus start and finish line, is next to the SES facilities on the corner of Clarkson Drive and Griffin Esplanade.

Sign-on will be Saturday from 1pm for a 3.30pm start and from 6am for a 7.30am start on Sunday.

Entries must be received by August 2 this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and there will be no entries taken at the event.

While there will be roadblocks in place from 2pm – 5pm Saturday and 6.30am to 10am Sunday, you will still be able to access the beach and drive to Inskip or Bullock Point by following the signs manned by the SES traffic control and local police.

Event organiser Phil Hungerford said: “People who have competed before love coming back, and because there have been no events due to Covid, our competitors are excited to have a race and compete.

“We need to emphasise we can’t leave registrations any later because of the Covid requirements. We have capped the numbers at 200 and we will have compliant signage for the event plus sanitisation and hand wash stations.

“There will be no kids section this year for the first time, which is a bit sad, but we would encourage them to come along and enjoy the event.

“Huge thanks to the Rainbow Beach Surf Club for providing water safety and the volunteers, SES and police who have all been brilliant.”