2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs

2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs

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Australia’s spectacular Snowy Mountains in NSW, with its rugged mountain ranges and iconic Australian history is ready to welcome the world’s best at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships.  Based at beautiful Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the heart of the Snowies and coupled with a week long MultiSport Festival make this a ‘not to be missed’ week of off road action for visitors from across the globe.

EVENT OVERVIEW

DATE: 17 – 20 November

VENUE: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Snowy Mtns NSW

PRIZE POOL: US$45,000

Australia’s spectacular Snowy Mountains in NSW, with its rugged mountain ranges and iconic Australian history is ready to welcome the world’s best at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships.  Based at beautiful Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the heart of the Snowies and coupled with a week long MultiSport Festival make this a ‘not to be missed’ week of off road action for visitors from across the globe.

About the 2016 ITU World Champs

In November 2016 the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships will be held in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia.

Located in the heart of Australia’s High County, and starting at an altitude of 1100m with Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciusko as the backdrop, this course will both delight and challenge athletes of all levels.

The course includes some of the best fast and flowing single track mountain bike trails, and gritty off road running trails found anywhere in Australia.

Set in typical Australian bushland alongside Lake Crackenback and the Little Thredbo River views are spectacular and native wildlife abound.  Be prepared to make friends with the local platypus that lives in Lake Crackenback, Emus, Kangaroos, Kookaburras and of course our resident Wombat ‘Wally’.

$45,000 Prize Pool

Elite / U23

PlaceMale (US$)Female (US$)
1st$5,250$5,250
2nd$4,200$4,200
3rd$3,150$3,150
4th$2,100$2,100
5th$1,680$1,680
6th$1,470$1,470
7th$1,260$1,260
8th$840$840
9th$630$630
10th $420$420

Mixed Team Relay

PlaceMixed Team Relay (US$)
1st$1,500
2nd$900
3rd$600

The Aussie Team

Meet The Aussie Team

The Aussie Elite Team

Elite Male Elite Female Junior U19 Male Junior U19 Female U23 Paratri
Ben Allen Erin Densham Dean Cane Emily King Max Neumann Justin Godfrey
Brodie Gardner Belinda Hadden Tom Fisher Laura May
Leon Griffin Penny Hosken Declan Jeffery Olivia Nendick
Courtney Atkinson Holly Khan Lachlan Harrigan Georgia Silvestri
Robert SKillman Charlotte Mcshane Callum Kingston
Jessica Simpson Jayden Deane
Reserve: Jessica Richards Reserve: Kaden Warrilow

U23 Paratri
Max Neumann Justin Godfrey

The Aussie Age Group Team

Triathlon Australia have announced the provisional Australian Age Group Team.  Congratulations to all our Aussie representatives who will be donning the Green & Gold to represent Australia on home soil.

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The Swim Course

 

Water Temperature

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The water temperature during November in Lake Crackenback is likely to be between 16 and 20 degrees which means that a wetsuit-optional swim is likely.  As per the ITU Race Competition Rules, in the event that the water temperature is 15.9 degrees or below, the use of wetsuits will be mandatory for all athletes.

Technical Officials will measure the water temperature prior to each race and results will determine if wetsuits are permitted.  The water temperature and ruling about wetsuits will be published on social media, the event notice board and via the public address system.

Full details about water temperatures and wetsuit use can be found on p20 of the ITU Competition Rules.

Water Temp – 27 Oct 2016: After an unusually long winter season in the Snowies Water Temp in Lake Crackenback is a cool 14 degrees.  Stay tuned for more updates over the coming weeks as we attempt to crank up the heaters in the lake ready for three weeks time 🙂

 

Water Clarity

The swim location ‘Lake Crackenback’ itself lies in the heart of the resort.  It is a fresh water lake fed by mountain springs and a lot of the accommodation is located over the lake, so will provide a birdseye view of the swim.

Water clarity is fair and there are some reed patches in the lake.

 

Tides, Currents & Conditions

Being an inland lake there is no current or tides to contend with, however, on a windy day the lake surface can become slightly choppy.

 

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Swim Start

The race start will be a running start from the sandy beach into the water.  The water deepens quickly from the shore, minimal dolphin dives will be required.

Being a smaller water body the distance to the first turn buoy is a shorter than usual distance, approx. 150m.

 

Swim Course

The swim course traverses the circumference of the lake  in a clockwise direction and is marked with 1.5m orange buoys marking the inside circumference of the course, which swimmers keep on their right and 1m yellow pyramids which swimmers keep on their left side.

  • Elite, U23 & Age Group: 2 x 750m laps.
  • ParaTri & Junior U19: 1  x 500m lap
  • Mixed Team Relay: 1 x 200m lap (x4)

 

Swim Exit

Lap 1: The exit at the beach is a narrow grassed area.  At the end of lap 1 swimmers have a short 50m run to reenter the water at the same place as the swim start.

To Transition: The run from the swim exit to transition is a short 25m run on the grass.

 

Elite & Age Group Swim Map

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Para Tri & Junior Swim Map

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Mixed Team Relay Swim Map

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Mountain Bike Course

MTB_2016_LCR_Snowies_AusChamps_BenAllen_rock_bridge_male_PT_600x400The World Champs Mountain Bike Course is a 15km lap for the Age Group race and a 16.4km lap for the Elite and U23 race.

Competitors complete 2 laps of the course, passing through a new 800m section of trail around Race HQ at the end of each lap where spectators will be there cheering on their favourite riders .  This new track will provide some thrills, spills and action with stone ramps, technical climbs and an opportunity to catch some air on the jump right in the middle of the HQ area.

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa’s mountain bike trails encompass 2 alpine lakes, the Thredbo River, Kosciuszko National Park and spectacular views of the Thredbo Valley and Ram’s Head Range. The resort’s mountain bike facilities rate with the very best in the nation, highlighted with sculpted flowing single track and the Caroline Buchannan Mountain Bike Park.

The course comprises approx 80% grippy, flowing single track.  It also includes rocky paths, bridges, rock gardens and creek crossings which will require some technical skills to tackle effectively.

A large proportion of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa’s mountain bike trails are undulating fast sections of flowing single track providing very little respite for the legs which will be pumping all the way. The trails will advantage both technically skilled riders who will be able to carry speed through the tight terrain but strong riders will be able to make up time grinding out the open sections with small pitches and hills.

The Elite and U23 MTB course diverts onto some more technical sections, including Bullocks trail from the Diggings to Bullocks Hut and a black section at the north end of the River Trail which includes some tight, craggy technical riding.

 

Overtaking

Despite the tight, technical nature of the course there are many opportunities for safe overtaking.  Below are the standard overtaking procedures on the mountain bike course.

  1. Keep to the left of the track where possible and allow others to pass.
  2. Walking something you do not feel confident riding is fine! However, please move off the track to allow riders right of way.
  3. When passing, give the person in front a friendly shout to indicate that you wish to pass “Passing when you’re ready”
  4. If being passed as soon as safe to do so move to the edge of the trail. You may need to ride off the trail to allow the faster rider to pass
  5. Race hard! But keep it friendly & have a great time doing it!


The Trail Run Course

RUN_LCR_Erin_Densham_creek_water_PT_female_600x400This spectacular and technically challenging trail run course is a 3.3km lap circumnavigating the Race HQ area. Champs Competitors will complete 3 x 3.3km laps before finishing at Race HQ.

This is one of the most spectacular and challenging trail run courses of the Series (for those of you who like to admire the scenery as well). But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, this is no walk in the park. This course is a true trail run where runners will go off road, traverse the banks of the Little Thredbo River and the Snowy Mountains before heading for the finish line.

Although there are no mammoth hills there are constant short, pinchy climbs and descents which will keep runners on their toes.

The trail run includes a few surprises and challenges including creek crossings, a river run, suspension bridge, obstacles, rock scrambles and some true off road terrain.

This is an OFF ROAD triathlon, expect to get wet, muddy & dirty, so a shoe that provides grip, stability and quick drainage will be best for the course..

On the swim, bike and run course wildlife abounds and along the way you’re sure to encounter the local kangaroos, wombats, emus, platypus and kookaburras.

Transition

TRANSITION_2016_AusChamps_LCR_LS_mountains_bikes_600x400Transition is located on the Village Green, a large grassed area on the banks of Lake Crackenback.

There is a short 25m run from the swim exit to the transition entry.

Racks are numbered and each age group athlete has a 50cm wide allocation.   Elites & U23 have a 1m allocated space.  Mountain Bikes are racked by the seat.

Gear boxes will be provided for Elite/U23 World Champs competitors.

 

 

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Elite / U23

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Map

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Elite / U23 Mountain Bike Course

The World Champs Mountain Bike Course is a 16.4km lap.  In addition to the trails outlined in the MTB section the Elite / U23 course diverts onto some more technical sections, including Bullocks trail from the Diggings to Bullocks Hut and a black section at the north end of the River Trail which includes some tight, craggy technical riding.

 

Elite / U23 MTB Course Profile

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Elite / U23 Trail Run Course Profile

Run Lap Profile

Age Group

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Swim Map

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Age Group MTB Course Profile

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Age Group Trail Run Course Profile

Run Lap Profile

Mixed Team Relay

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For the First Time Ever the 2016 ITU World Champs will host a Mixed Team Relay Event!

With teams that include Elite AND Age Group Athletes!

team_relay_2500_narrowFor the first time ever in the history of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs, the Snowy Mountains will feature the excitement of an action packed Mixed Team Relay World Championship event open to both elite and age group athletes.

Teams of two men and two women representing their country, will race a 200m swim, 5km mountain bike and 1.5km trail run relay.

The Mixed Team Relay is an exciting and action placed race for both competitors and spectators alike and there will be a lot of national pride on the line come the 20th November.

The ITU has supported a bid to make it easier for all countries to be involved with the relaxing of the rule that the team must be made up of two elite males and two elite females, but instead allowing elites and/or age-group athletes to make up the places.  This means it’s a lot easier for all all countries to be involved and also presents an exciting opportunity for age group athletes who may be selected for the team.

 

Team Composition

FINISH-Courtney-Atkinson-Erin-Densham-2015-Oceania-ChampsMixed Relay Teams are to include 2 Male and 2 Female Athletes.  The team can be made up of:

  • A maximum of one Male Elite/U23 Competitor
  • A maximum of one Female Elite/U23 Competitor
  • The remaining places are to be filled by Age Group Athletes
  • Where a country does not have a male and/or female Elite/U23 competitor those places may be filled by age group competitors.

 

Number of Teams per National Federation

Each National Federation has been allocated one team place in the Mixed Team Relay Event.

In the circumstance where all slots have not been filled by 14th October, 2016 the event will be opened for teams to submit an expression of interest for additional teams.  Slots will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

 

Team Relay Course

Swim: 200m

The swim for the Mixed Team Relay will start from the grassed area next to the beach.  Unlike all other races, the Mixed Team Relay Swim will be an anti-clockwise, 200m out and back lap.  Swimmers will exit onto the beach before heading into transition.

Mountain Bike: 5km

The mountain bike course for the Mixed Team Relay is a 5km lap and is a shortened version of the full lap with a turnaround point just before Bullocks Hut Bridge.  This will be a fast and furious lap that still includes all the thrills and excitement of the full course.

Trail Run: 1.5km

The Trail Run is a 1.5km lap and is a shortened version of the full lap.  Runners will exit the transition area onto the road, before meeting up with the original course at the Lake Bridge.  This will be a fast sprint for our relay runners.

 

Mixed Team Relay Map

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Mixed Team Relay | MTB Profile

Mixed Team Relay MTB Lap Profile

Mixed Team Relay: Trail Run Profile

Mixed Team Relay Run Lap Profile

Para Tri

para_distances_1500x150ITU has committed to support the development of paratriathlon for over 15 years and the 2016 Cross Triathlon World Championships are proud to host a world championship para x-triathlon event in the Snowy Mountains.

Distances for the paratriathlon event are determined by the ITU.  The course is set at the maximum distance determined by the ITU with a 500m swim, 12km XC MTB, and a 3.3km trail run course which is slightly less than the maximum 4km distance.

 

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Swim: 500m

The swim for the Para Triathlon event starts from the same beach area as the elite and age group events.  Swimmers complete one clockwise lap of the 500m course before exiting onto the grassed area and into transition.

Mountain Bike: 12km

The mountain bike course for the Para Triathlon is a 6km lap.  It is a shortened version of the full lap with a turnaround point just after Bullocks Hut Bridge.  This will be a fast and furious lap that includes all the thrills and excitement of the full course.

Trail Run: 3.3km

The 3.3km Trail Run for the Para Triathlon is the same lap as the elite and age group race.

 

Para Triathlon Course Map

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Para Triathlon MTB Course Profile

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Para Triathlon Trail Run Course Profile

Run Lap Profile

Junior U19

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On Sunday it’s time for our Junior Champions aged 16-19yrs, to line up for the U19 World Championships race.

 

Junior U19 Course

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The swim for the Junior U19 event starts from the same beach area as the elite and age group events.  Swimmers complete one clockwise lap of the 500m course before exiting onto the grassed area and into transition.

Mountain Bike: 12km

The mountain bike course for the Junior U19 is a 6km lap.  It is a shortened version of the full lap with a turnaround point just after Bullocks Hut Bridge.  This will be a fast and furious lap that includes all the thrills and excitement of the full course.

Trail Run: 3.3km

The 3.3km Trail Run for the Junior U19 is the same lap as the elite and age group race.

 

Junior U19 Course Map

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Junior U19 | MTB Profile

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Junior U19 | Trail Run Profile

Run Lap Profile

TreX Cross Triathlon | Open to ALL COMERS!

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ENTER TREX EVENTS HERE 

 

TreX Sprint XTri (14+yrs) including TreX Junior 14-15yrs Championships

MTB_Bendigo_AusChamps_2014_Portrait_Smile_MaleOpen to all comers with no qualification required the TreX Sprint is hosted on Sunday afternoon and is a great opportunity to compete in a shorter distance event that still has all the thrills & excitement of an off road triathlon. The 14-15 age group in the Sprint race will see our youngest Sprint distance competitors racing for the TreX Junior 14-15yr Championships!

  • 400m Swim (1 x 400m lap)
  • 12km XC MTB (2 x 6km laps)
  • 3.3km Trail Run (1 x 3.3km lap)

 

TreX Junior XTri (12-15yrs) including TreX Junior 12-13yrs Championships

Open to all comers with no qualification required the TreX Junior X-Tri is hosted on Sunday afternoon and is a great opportunity for our Young Guns (12-15yrs) to compete in a shorter distance event that still has all the thrills & excitement of an off road triathlon, with a course that’s suited to younger participants. Our 12-13 age group Juniors will be in the race to be crowned the TreX Junior 12-13 year old Champion!

  • 200m Swim (1 x 200m lap)
  • 6km XC MTB (1 x 6km lap)
  • 1.5km Trail Run (1 x 1.5km lap)

 

TreX Teaser XTri (16+yrs)

Open to all comers with no qualification required the TreX Teaser X-Tri is hosted on Sunday afternoon and is a great opportunity for those who are thinking about getting into racing to have a go at their first off road triathlon. No experience is required – if you can swim, and have a bike you can ride off road, a pair of running shoes, and a sense of adventure, why not give it a go?

  • 200m Swim (1 x 200m lap)
  • 6km XC MTB (1 x 6km lap)
  • 1.5km Trail Run (1 x 1.5km lap)

 

TreX Dirt Kids XTri (7-11yrs)

The TreX Dirt Kids X-Tri Champs is designed for our young champions of tomorrow to try their hand at a short, fun off road event that includes all the thrills & excitement of an off road triathlon, with a course that’s suited to our younger participants.

  • 50m Swim (1 x 50m lap)
  • 1.5km XC MTB (1 x 1.5km lap)
  • 500m Trail Run (1 x 500m lap)

 

Oceania Cross Triathlon Sprint events Sunday 1st and 2nd March 2015 at Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa. Photo by Steve Cuff

Oceania Cross Triathlon Sprint events Sunday 1st and 2nd March 2015 at Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa. Photo by Steve Cuff

FREE Kids Mud Rats Adventure Run (5-9yrs)

Free Non-Competitive Event

The Mud Rats Run is a short free, fun, non-competitive events for our Dirt Fest Kids. There will be a short 500m fun run around the Race HQ area, so Mum, Dad & friends can be on the side line to cheer our littlest champions on their way.  It is open to kids aged 5 to 9 years. Any kids under 5 years of age who would like to take part must be accompanied around the course by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years of age.

Registration

Although this is a free event participants will be required to register and a Parental Consent Form must be provided on the day for all participants. Please check the Event Timetable for registration times.

DOWNLOAD MUD RATS PARENTAL CONSENT FORM HERE

Course Signage

The course will be marked primarily colour coded A4 signs indicating discipline and/or course.  Examples of course signage are listed below.

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MTB Feed Zone

PrintThe Coaches Zone on the Mountain Bike Course will be renamed ‘Feed Zone’ for all events – ref Note below.

The Feed Zone

  1. The MTB Feed Zone is not an Aid Station. The MTB Feed Zone is an area where athletes can access their own hydration/nutrition during the event.
  2. The hydration/nutrition can be picked up directly by the athlete, or it may be handed to them by their National Federation Coach or designated Team Manager as the athlete passes through the zone.
  3. This is NOT a drop zone for unrequired items that an athlete took out of transition e.g. hydration packs, clothes, accessories, etc.

 

Access to the Feed Zone

  1. Access to the Feed Zone is open to National Federation Coaches or Team Managers only.
  2. National Federation Accredited Coaches or Team Mangers will be permitted to hand hydration/nutrition to athletes on the bike course, if required.
  3. For National Federations that do not have a coach present at the event, they can nominate a Team Manager as part of the entry process who will be granted access to the Feed Zone. Team Managers must be nominated by the National Federation prior to the event on the team entry form.  Accreditation Passes will be issued for coaches and team managers at registration on Thursday 17 November, 2016.
  4. Only those with appropriate accreditation passes will be permitted to enter the Feed Zone.

Placement & Collection of Hydration/Nutrition

  1. Hydration/Nutrition is placed in the area by the athlete’s Coach or Team Manager prior to the event. Please see the event schedule for allocated Feed Zone opening times.
  2. The coach or team manager is responsible for collecting the items immediately after the event. All uncollected items will be delivered to the LOC Lost Property.

Note:  The Feed Zone is applicable to the MTB course only and NOT to the Coaches area adjacent to the pre-start area.

Briefing

This information will be included in the briefing for all events.

MTB Repair Zone

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The Repair Zone will be a designated area on the mountain bike course where bike repair tools will be available for athletes to undertake their own repairs.  For Elites, the Wheel Station will be included as part of the Repair Zone.

 

Repair Zone Location

The Repair Zone will be situated so that it is set back from the course, have space for bikes to be worked on, and have a clear entry and exit points to eliminate any possible collisions/interference with other athletes.

 

Operation/Process

  1. A Repair Zone Bike Mechanic will be located in the Repair Zone and can offer verbal comment only to the athlete regarding a repair. A Technical Official will be located in the Repair Zone to ensure compliance to the ‘no outside assistance’ rule requirement and athlete behaviour.
  2. The LOC will provide a range of generic bike tools for all athletes to use, on a first come first serve basis.
  3. In addition, National Federations are also permitted to leave one set of tools, specifically labelled in the Repair Zone, for the exclusive use of athletes from their National Federation. These must be clearly labelled with the National Federations country name.
  4. The tools will be on a table and must be returned to the table after use; rubbish, tubes, broken parts must be placed in the bin provided.
  5. This is NOT a drop zone for unrequired items that an athlete took out of transition e.g. water bottles, clothes etc

 

Placement & Collection of Tools

  1. National Federations wishing to have tools in the Repair Zone for their team will take their tools to the Repair Zone for inspection and approval prior to the race. Please see the event schedule for allocated Repair Zone opening times.
  2. The coach or team manager is responsible for collecting the items immediately after the event. All uncollected items will be delivered to the LOC Lost Property.

 

Signage

The Zone will be sign posted in the same format as the littering zones and clearly identified as the Repair Zone.

 

Repair Zone & Wheel Station Procedures [Elites only]

  1. The athlete, coach or team manager will deliver wheels to the Repair Zone prior to their race. Please see the event schedule for allocated Repair Zone opening times.
  2. The coach or team manager will deliver tools to the Repair Zone prior to their race. Please see the event schedule for allocated Repair Zone opening times.
  3. Athletes, coaches or managers may collect their wheels from the wheel station immediately after the event; Any uncollected wheels will be transferred to Athletes’ Lounge
  4. Wheel Stations are not provided for age group athletes.

 

Briefing

This information will be included in the briefing for all events.

Aid Stations

aid_station_1500x400The ITU World Champs course will include the following Aid Stations.

Trail Run Aid Station

There will be two aid stations on the 3.3km Trail Run Course.

Aid Station 1

Is accessed immediately after departing the transition area and and the start of each lap.  Aid Station 1 will offer a selection of products including:

  • Pure Nutrition – Mixed Berry Flavour – in cups
  • Water – in cups
  • Cliff Bar products
Aid Station 2

Is accessed 1.5km into the run lap and is located on the grassed area near the lake stage.  Aid Station 1 will offer:

  • Pure Nutrition – Mixed Berry Flavour – in cups
  • Water – in cups

World Champs Course Cut Off Times

Cut Off TimeAge Group Men & Women
Mountain Bike Cut Off: Swim+T1+MTB+T23:30:00 (3.5 hours after wave start)
Race Cut Off5:00:00 (5 hours after wave start)

Course Updates

14 Nov 2016

After some heavy rain on Sunday the trails at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa are currently closed for 24 hours to give the trails a chance to dry out before the big event. Good news is that with the predicted sunshine tomorrow and for the rest of the week the trails should be ready to ride again shortly.

11 Nov 2016

All the trail repair work has been completed and the trails are riding hard and fast.  Water temperature today was 16.5 degrees!

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Water Temperature today is 15 degrees (it’s starting to warm up!).  Checked out the river trail today after a few days of sunshine.  Trails are looking great! There are a few small spots where the awesome LCR maintenance team are diverting the trail or laying foundations to bypass some of the small muddy patches. The river is flowing extra fast and looks spectacular. Check out the live videos on social media.  Stay tuned for more updates.

 

28 Oct 2016

There have been a number of days of hot sunshine and this morning the mountain bike trails were rock hard.  Check out social media for live videos.

 

25 Oct 2016

The Swim Course

Well, it’s been an unusually long cold winter and the current water temperature is a chilly 14 degrees.   The good news is that the sun has been shining and over the next few weeks the temperature should rise and be closer to the expected 18-20 degrees, but we’ll keep you updated.

The Mountain Bike Course

Winter 2016 in the Snowy Mountains has been one of the wettest in recent decades (Who’d have thought).  In July a rain storm saw the Thredbo River rise over 6ft which meant the most of the mountain bike trails along the river were submerged.  Since then the Snowy Mountains have received higher rainfall than usual for this time of year, which means the mountain bike trails in the area have not had an opportunity to dry out.  Winter has also been unusually long meaning that temperatures have been low for some time.

HOWEVER…. The good news is, that the team at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, the Jindabyne Trail Stewardship Group and National Parks have done a tremendous amount of work to restore the trails from July.  The i2a team have been out with the team from LCR and have inspected the entire course and after just a few days of sunshine it is hardening up and drying out nicely.  Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa are currently repairing the few small wet patches ready for November, so it’s looking like a fast, fun, flowing ride.

The Run Course

Looking as awesome and challenging as it always was 🙂

Event Timetable

LCR  = Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa: 1650 Alpine Way, Crackenback

IMPORTANT NOTE: Compulsory Registration

It is compulsory for all world championship athletes to register in person at the designated times on Thursday 17 November, 2016 at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Thursday 17 Nov

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9:00amWorld Champs Expo OpeningLCR Race HQ
9:00amRegistration 1: Age Group Men & Women - until MiddayLCR Race HQ
11:00amAge Group & Mixed Team Relay Race Briefing: TEAM MANAGERS ONLY LCR Alpine Room
1:00pmRegistration 2: Age Group Men & Women - until 3pmLCR Race HQ
1:00pmRace Briefing & Registration: U19 & Para TriLCR Alpine Room
2:00pmRace Briefing & Registration: Elite & U23LCR Alpine Room
3:30pmMedia Conference: Elite, U23LCR Alpine Room
6:00pmNational Teams Parade AssemblyClaypits Park, Jindabyne
6:15pmParade of NationsClaypits Park, Jindabyne
6:30pmOpening CeremonyClaypits Park, Jindabyne
*7:45pmOpening Ceremony After PartyBanjo Paterson Inn, Jindabyne

Friday 18 Nov

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9:00amCourse Famil: Elite, U23, Junior U19 & Para TriLCR Course
10:30amTransition & Feed Zone Open: Age Group Women - til middayLCR Transition
11:15amStart Area Check In: Age Group Women til 12:10pmLCR Beach
12:00pmTransition Closed: Age Group WomenLCR Transition
12:15pmStart Ceremony: Age Group WomenLCR Beach
12:30pmWORLD CHAMPS: AGE GROUP WOMEN STARTLCR Beach
5:30pmTransition Open: Age Group Men til 6:30pm - It is COMPULSORY for Bikes to be racked at this timeLCR Race HQ

IMPORTANT NOTE: Age Group Men Transition Bike Racking

It is compulsory for Age Group Men to rack their bikes on Friday 18 November at 5:30pm.  If desired, additional equipment can be left with the bike when racking on Friday evening, or on Saturday morning from 6:30am to 7am.  Due to the tight time schedule no bikes will be permitted to be racked on Saturday morning.

Saturday 19 Nov

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
6:30amTransition & Feed Zone Open: Age Group Men - NO BIKES, Equipment Only - til 7amLCR Transition
6:45amStart Area Check In: Age Group Men til 7:45amLCR Beach
7:00amTransition Closed: Age Group MenLCR Transition
7:45amStart Ceremony: Age Group MenLCR Beach
8:00amWORLD CHAMPS AGE GROUP MEN STARTLCR Beach
11:00amRemove Bikes from Transition: Age Group Men - til 1pmLCR Transition
12:30pmElite/U23 Uniform & Equipment Check at Elite LoungeLCR Gym
1:30pmTransition & Feed Zone Open: Elite/U23LCR Transition
1:45pmStart Area Check In: Elite/U23 til 2:10pmLCR Beach
2:00pmTransition Closed: Elite/U23LCR Transition
2:15pmStart Ceremony: Elite/U23LCR Beach
2:30pmWORLD CHAMPS ELITE/U23 STARTLCR Beach
*5:15pmPresentations: Top 3 Elite/U23LCR Race HQ

Sunday 20 Nov

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
7:00amMixed Team Relay Uniform & Equipment Check at Elite LoungeLCR Gym
7:00amRegistration: Dirt Kids & Mud Rats - til 8amLCR Race HQ
7:30amTransition, Feed & Repair ZoneOpen: Mixed Team Relay, Junior U19 & Para tri til 8:30amLCR Transition
8:00amDirt Kids - Place Bikes in Start AreaLCR Beach
8:00amKids Mud Rats Adventure Run Start - FREE ENTRYLCR Race HQ
8:15amTreX Dirt Kids X-Tri Start (7-10yrs)LCR Beach
8:30amTransition Closed: Mixed Team Relay, Junior U19 & Para triLCR Transition
8:30amStart Area Check In: Mixed Team Relay til 8:55amLCR Beach
9:00amStart Ceremony: Mixed Team RelayLCR Beach
9:15amWORLD CHAMPS TEAM RELAY STARTLCR Beach
10:15amJunior U19 & Para Tri Uniform & Equipment Check at Elite LoungeLCR Gym
*11:15amPresentations: Top 3 Mixed Team RelayLCR Race HQ
11:15amStart Area Check In: Junior U19 & Para tri til 11:40amLCR Beach
11:45amStart Ceremony: Junior U19 & Para TriLCR Beach
12:00pmWORLD CHAMPS JUNIOR U19 & PARA TRI STARTLCR Beach
2:00pmRegistration & Transition Open: TreX Junior & Sprint - until 3pmLCR Race HQ & Transition
*2:15pmPresentations: Top 3 Junior U19 and Para TriathlonLCR Race HQ
3:15pmRace Brief: TreX Junior/Teaser & SprintLCR Beach
3:30pmTreX Junior Championships (12-13yrs) & TreX Teaser StartLCR Beach
3:45pmTreX Junior (14-15yrs) & TreX Sprint X-Tri StartLCR Beach
5:30pmPresentations: TreX Sprint & JuniorLCR Race HQ
6:30pmAFTER PARTY: Pre Dinner DrinksLCR Lakeside Marquee
7:00pmAFTER PARTY: High Country Australiana BBQ | Bookings EssentialLCR Lakeside Marquee
7:30pmAFTER PARTY: World Champs PresentationsLCR Lakeside Marquee
8:30pmAFTER PARTY: Music & Entertainment | Chocolate StarfishLCR Lakeside Marquee

ENTRY & FEES

World Championships

World Champs EventEntry (AUD$)
Elite & U23$199
Age Group$199
U19s$150
Para Triathlon$150
Team Relay$300 per team

TreX Cross Triathlon

TreX EventEarly Bird Entry (AUD$)Standard Entry (AUD$)
TreX Sprint$75$90
TreX Junior World Champs (10-15yrs)$50$60
TreX Dirt Kids (7-11yrs)$25$25

Enter TreX Here

Sprint, Junior & Dirt Kids Cross Triathlon

Entry Information

World Champs Entry Closure

Entry for the 2016 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships  are managed by each countries National Federation.  Please refer to your National Federation for details on qualification and event entry.

Information and contact details for National Federations can be found on the ITU Website.

World Champs Entry Closure Dates for National Federations

Age Group: National Federation Age Group Entries close 4pm  AEST 16th September 2016.

Elite: National Federation Eite Entries close 4pm AEST 14th October 2016.

 

National Federation Entries

If you are a representative of a National Federation responsible for event entries the link below provides full details on how to enter and relevant paperwork.

  • View National Federation Entry Information

TreX Triathlon Entry Closure

TreX Triathlon Standard On Line Entries

Standard Entries for the Sprint, Junior and Dirt Kids Courses close at 5pm Wednesday prior to the event.

TreX Triathlon ‘On the Day’ Entries

On the Day Entries will only be made available if all places have not been allocated.  On the Day Entries incur an additional $20 administration fee and are cash only.

To avoid disappointment, please check this page prior to event day to check if ‘On the Day’ entries are available prior to travelling.

Entry Limits

A key focus for In 2 Adventure is the ‘experience’ that participants take away from our events. To create a positive race experience which enables competitors to ride their own race and to manage any potential environmental impact, race numbers have been limited as outlined below:

World Champs

  • Elite / U23: 200 entrants
  • Age Group Men: 400 entrants
  • Age Group Women: 400 Entrants
  • Junior (U19): 100 Entrants
  • Para Triathlon: 100 Entrants
  • Mixed Team Relay: 25 teams (1 team per nation)

TreX Triathlon Minimum Age

 TreX Sprint Course

Individual: Participants must be at least 14 years of age on the 31/12/16
Team: Participants must be at least 13 years of age and it must be a 3 person team with each person completing one discipline.

TreX Junior Course

Individual: Participants must be aged between 12 & 15 years on the 31/12/16
Team: Participants must be aged between 12 & 15 years on the 31/12/16 and it must be a 3 person team with each person completing one discipline.

TreX Teaser Course

Individual: Participants must be at least 16 years of age on the 31/12/16
Team: Participants must be at least 10 years of age on the 31/12/16

TreX Dirt Kids

Individual & Team: Participants must be 7 to 11 years of age on the day of the event.
This is a non-competitive event.

Minimum ages are based on maximum distances outlined in the Triathlon Australia Guidelines

National Parks & Wildlife Service Vehicle Entry Fees

Driving to Thredbo Resort

National Parks charge a fee of $16 for a day pass to access Thredbo Resort. The pass is purchased at the toll point on the road the Thredbo. Those who wish to visit more often may choose to purchase a 5 day pass.

Full details about National Parks Charges are listed below.

How To Enter

2016 ITU World Champs

Entry for the 2016 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships  are managed by each countries National Federation.  Please refer to your National Federation for details on qualification and event entry.

Information and contact details for National Federations can be found on the ITU Website.

 

National Federation Entries

If you are a representative of a National Federation responsible for event entries the link below provides full details on how to enter and relevant paperwork.

TreX Triathlon Online Entries

Enter other TreX Triathlon events at the world champs online.  Payment is by Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Secure online entry system is provided by eWay.  Online entries close 5pm Wednesday prior to the event.

TreX Triathlon ‘On the Day’ Entries

On the Day Entries for other TreX Triathlon events will only be made available if all places have not been allocated.  On the Day Entries incur an additional $20 administration fee and are cash only.

To avoid disappointment, please check this page prior to event day to check if ‘On the Day’ entries are available prior to travelling.

Welcome to Australia’s Spectacular Snowy Mountains!

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The NSW Snowy Mountains region is Australia’s ultimate, year-round, nature and adventure playground. From the exhilaration of a snow experience, to the culture and exquisite tastes of our communities. From unique landscapes, spectacular lakes and high-country beauty, to the bounty of activities and events for all ages, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

For more information about the Snowy Mountains go to: www.snowymountains.com.au

For information about the closest town to the event, Jindabyne go to: www.destinationjindabyne.org.au

Welcome to Your Host Resort Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Resort_strip_1500x400lake-crackenback-resort-spa-logo.jpgStay at the heart of the world champs action at the host resort at Lake Crackenback.  A natural playground, the Resort’s spectacular setting and unique offering has something for everyone. Guests come here to relax, rejuvenate and activate.

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is nestled on 150 acres, bordering Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains within easy reach of both Thredbo and Perisher.

A year round destination, the Resort offers a wide range of soft adventure experiences; numerous FREE onsite activities; the finest local produce with a choice of two restaurants; a variety of 4.5 star accommodation including stunning Lake View Apartments and luxurious Mountain View Chalets and an array of pampering treatments at the Spa.

A natural playground, the Resort’s spectacular setting and unique offering has something for everyone. Guests come here to relax, rejuvenate and activate.

 

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Bookings

1650 Alpine Way
Crackenback, NSW, 2627
W: www.lakecrackenback.com.au
T: 1800 020 524
E: Send an Online Enquiry

 

Activities at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa can be enjoyed just reading a book or relaxing by the lake taking in the magical views of the surrounding mountains, however the resort boasts many activities and is the perfect base for mountain adventures!
Take some time out to relax with at the resort spa. Surrounded by the beauty of the alpine wilderness, The Spa at Lake Crackenback draws from nature its inspiration to nurture and restore those who enter

The Spa at Lake Crackenback is open daily from 10am, please call 02 6451 3000 or email spa@lakecrackenback.com.au as bookings are essential.

 

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Activate @ Lake Crackenback allows guests to immerse themselves in the beautiful surrounds of the Kosciuszko National Park whilst undertaking in the excitement of an exhilarating mountain bike tour or day walk, fly fishing or kayak lessons all complete with a local expert instructor or guide.

Activate tours and guides will be running when possible during the weekend,. These include:

  • Segway Experiences
  • 1 Hour Segway Eco Tours
  • 2 Hour River Sled Experience
  • Guided Fly fishing
  • FIND OUT MORE 

Bookings are essential for the above guided experiences.

For bookings please call +61 2 6451 3000 or emailactivate@lakecrackenback.com.au

 

Complimentary Activities for Guests

river_sled_600x400Complimentary Activities offered at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa include the following: *mountain bikes not included in free activities.

  • 9 hole par 3 golf course
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness centre & sauna
  • Archery
  • 14 kms of Mountain biking and bushwalking trails
  • Trout fishing in Lake Crackenback
  • 2.4km Fitness Track
  • Canoeing
  • Low ropes course
  • Trampolines
  • Mountain bike skills course
  • Tennis, badminton and volleyball courts


Preferred Accommodation Partners

Our preferred accommodation partners all come highly recommended and have special discount offers for competitors visiting for the ITU World Championships.

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Jindabyne Accommodation Centre

JAC smaller cropped logoJindabyne Accommodation have many accommodation options that vary from luxurious Eco friendly chalets along the Alpine Way, to units and houses for those on a budget. Whether you choose to stay in Jindabyne or along the iconic Alpine Way at Crackenback, all of our properties are self-contained with kitchen and laundry facilities.

No matter if you are coming to the Snowy Mountains to ski, snowboard, fish, hike, mountain bike or wake board, Jindabyne Accommodation can find the perfect unit, chalet or house for you; Whatever the season, Jindabyne Accommodation can fulfil your accommodation needs.

Special 10% Discount

We have a 10% OFF SPECIAL OFFER for ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship Participants and Guests, Call our office today on 02 6457 2000 and ask our friendly staff to help you kick start your holiday in the beautiful Snowy Mountains…..

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Shop 26 Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne NSW 2627

T: +61 2 6457 2000

E: holidays@kfn.com.au

W: www.jindabyneaccommodationcentre.com.au

Booking Conditions
  • Mention XTri offer at the time of booking
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • 50% deposit to be paid at the time of booking
  • Standard JAC terms and conditions apply
  • Valid for stays during November, 2016
  • Offer excludes Kookaburra lodge

 


Eco Crackenback

Located just minutes from Event HQ at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

eco_600x400Ecocrackenback is your luxury 4 star Snowy Mountains accommodation option when visiting the Snowy Mountains.

Nestled among gently rolling hills on the Alpine Way, just minutes from the event venue.  Ecocrackenback is an eco-certified 4 Star resort with more than 40 acres of land featuring beautiful local flora and fauna.

ecocrackenback habitats

ecocrackenback consists of 18 luxuriously appointed ‘habitats’ nestled amongst the snow gums on 40 acres along Alpine Way.  Each habitat sleeps up to four people with either 2 king beds or a king size and two single beds.

All the habitats are heated with in-floor heating and ethanol fireplaces for those snowy winter nights. A heated drying rack in the entry way provides a convenient way to dry your ski gear after a long day on the slopes.

Each habitat includes a self contained kitchen with microwave/convection oven, hot plate, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster (and all necessary cooking utensils) – allowing for self catering (the Jindabyne Woolworths is a quick ten minute drive away to replenish supplies). There is also Ecocrackenback-logo-crop-150Weber BBQ on the deck.  ecocrackenback is the perfect Snowy Mountains accommodation.

Book Now

T: +61 2 6457 2000

E: holidays@kfn.com.au

W: ecocrackenback.com.au


SP1507_Araluen_Web_Banner_Summer_Winter_620x90pxAraluen Lodge: Girl Guides

A Great Option for those Seeking Cost Effective Accommodation

aruluen-lodge-029In the heart of Jindabyne, just 200m from the shores of Lake Jindabyne, Araluen Lodge is a perfect getaway for families, groups and organisations. It is the ideal location for winter ski trips and a great base for spring and summer trekking in the Australian high country.

Araluen acts as a base camp for the many great activities available in the region. Of course, it is the Snowy Mountains and Charlotte’s Pass that are the great winter drawcards in the area, offering an abundance of skiing, snowboarding and alpine trekking.

The property has a maximum capacity of 42 people.

Costs 

  • Bed in dorm – $27.50 per person per night
  • aruluen-lodge-009_600Single room – $40 per night
  • Disabled room – $40 per person per night
  • All bookings include shared access to fully equipped industrial kitchen, bathrooms and showers and large living area with TV

Facilities and Rooms

Rooms

  • 1 disabled access room with 2 beds + ensuite (ground floor).
  • 2 upstairs rooms with 3 beds + ensuite (1st floor) SOLD OUT
  • facilities_6002 upstairs dorms; with 17 beds and 16 beds respectively (both on the 1st floor).
  • 1 single room with bathroom opposite.  (mezzanine level).

Facilities

  • the main bathroom has four showers and four toilets (please note facilities are shared male/female).
  • pillows and blankets supplied, bring own linen/sleeping bags and towels.
  • fully equipped shared commercial kitchen and dining area.
  • large shared living area with tv.
  • storage rooms for equipment.

Parking

  • the property has space for two cars
  • additional visiting cars must park in Poley Cow Lane opposite the Lodge (note: parking on the grass may incur Council penalties).

Contact & Booking Details

gg_logo_landscapeDonne Levy

E: donne.levy@girlguides-nswact.org.au

W: visit website here

A: 15 Barry Way, Jindabyne, NSW 2627

 


Penderlea Alpine Guest Accommodation

Located just minutes from Event Race HQ & Pet Friendly

Basic accommodation from $99 per night for 5 people

Ppenderlea_room_600x400ender Lea is in the heart of The Snowy Mountains, offering the ideal location for your mountain holiday.  Event Race HQ at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is just 5 minutes away and if you need some retail therapy or a night out, Jindabyne is just 10 minutes away.

Get close to nature.  Unplug from the daily rush.  Reconnect as a family.  Bring the dog.  Sit back.  Put your feet up.  Pour a glass of wine.  Watch the sun set over the mountains.  Spot kangaroos & wombats.  Hear birds sing.  Swap stories and share discoveries from the day.  Bask in the warmth of your wood burning fire.

Soothe those well worked muscles in your own private sauna & spa.  Be mesmerised by the flames of your campfire.  Spot a shooting star.  Snuggle down into your feather topped bed.  Head off for new adventures on horseback or on foot.  Ride a mountain bike.  Catch a trophy trout.  Breathe in the thrill of vertical descent on a board or skis.  Climb the highest mountain.

Escape the everyday  – run away to Pender Lea in the heart of the Snowy Mountains.

 

Book Now

 

 


Other Places to Stay

jindabyne_lake_fish_600x400Along with our host resort Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, there are a variety of accommodation options available to suit all price ranges and group sizes close to the event venue at Lake Crackenback.  When searching for a place to stay, the nearby town of Jindabyne (20km) and the alpine village of Thredbo (15km) are the closest.

 

Jindabyne

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Jindabyne, this small township has a variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and bakeries, two medical centres, bike shop (including repairs), 25m swimming pool, gymnasiums, running track, extensive MTB trails, supermarket and retail stores; all the typical facilities and services that you’d find in a regional location.

Accommodation in Jindabyne ranges from camping / on-site caravans (two caravan parks in town) to shared homestays, private apartments, lodges, holiday homes as well as hotel and motel rooms from 2-4 stars.

 

Thredbo Village

Thredbo is a charming alpine village nestled in Australia’s high country. It consists of a selection of ski chalets and lodges, apartments of all standards and a 4.5 star hotel.

In the village you’ll find a good selection of quality restaurants and bars, cafes, retail stores, leisure / sports centre that has an Olympic pool, gymnasium, squash courts and multi-purpose activities facility. Thredbo has a variety of MTB trails to choose from and is at the trail head of the Thredbo Valley Track that flows down to Lake Crackenback Resort.

For More Places to Stay and Accommodation Options Visit Snowy Mountains Tourism


Directions

The Snowy Mountains and Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa are centrally located approx:

  • 2.5 hrs drive from Canberra;
  • 5.5 hrs drive from Sydney; and
  • 6.5 hrs drive from Melbourne.

International and Interstate flights can be easily booked to Canberra Airport.

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Flights

plane_strip_1500x400The Snowy Mountains are centrally located between three major capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.  Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the closest international airport to the event.  Find out full information about Sydney Airport at www.sydneyairport.com.au

  • Sydney  offers international and domestic flights and is approx 5.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains
  • Melbourne  offers international and domestic flights and is approx 6.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains.
  • Canberra has a domestic airport with flights from both Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra airport is approx 2.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains.

 

Canberra Airport: 2.5hrs from Snowy Mountains

Canberra Airport is the closest major airport to the Snowy Mountains.   Regular flights from all Australian capital cities arrive and depart regularly from Canberra. Hire car facilities and bus services also operate from the airport.

More information about Canberra airport can be found at canberraairport.com.au

Flying to Canberra from Sydney or Melbourne International Airports takes roughly one hour.  Domestic flight services are provided by:

 

Snowy Mountains Airport: 1hr from the Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains Airport is located 16km southwest of Cooma on the Kosciuszko Road.  It offers direct return services from the Snowy Mountains to Sydney and is serviced by Regional Express (Rex) . Onward connections around Australia and globally are available at Sydney airport.

A variety of options are available to passengers arriving at or departing from Snowy Mountains Airport.  Airport shuttle, private transfers, rental cars and taxis service the airport.   Full details can be found on the airport website at snowymountainsairport.com.au.

Travelling from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains

sydney_1500x400A stopover in Sydney is a fantastic option before your journey to the Snowy Mountains.

Sydney Australia is one of the world’s most loved cities and it has a lively and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate destination throughout the year.  There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney  – from world-class dining, shows and entertainment, to sightseeing and great walks or fun in the sand at one of Sydney’s idyllic beaches.

There are a number of ways to travel from Sydney after your stay:

  1. Hire a Car and Drive
  2. Take the Train to Canberra and drive
  3. Take a domestic flight to Canberra and drive

See details below for more information.

Hire a car at Sydney Airport and drive to the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains are located approximately 470km from Sydney airport and will take just under 5 hours to drive.  Click on the map or go to Google Maps for driving details.

Visitors can pick up a hire car from Sydney airport from a variety of car hire companies.  More information about car hire at Sydney airport can be found at sydneyairport.com.au

 

Catch the train from Sydney to Canberra

There are train stations located at both the Sydney Airport Internatoional and Domestic terminals, which operate a service to Canberra as part of  the Airport Train Link service.  Full details can be found at www.sydneyairport.com.au/go/by-train

From Sydney Central Station there are three express train services per day to Canberra.  Full details can be found at nswtrainlink.info

 

Take a Connecting Flight from Sydney To Canberra

Canberra is the Capital of Australia and the nearest airport to the Snowy Mountains.  It is 195km trip from Canberra Airport and just over a two hour drive. Click on the map or go to: www.goo.gl/maps/60J7e

Travelling from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains

Canberra is the Capital of Australia and the nearest airport to the Snowy Mountains.  It is 195km trip from Canberra Airport and just over a two hour drive.

You can hire a car and drive or take the NSW regional coach link, however with limited public transport within the Snowy Mountains car hire is the best option for travelling to the event and enjoying the region while you are there.  The drive along the Monaro Highway to the Snowies is one of the most picturesque drives in the country with lots to see and do along the way.  See details below for more information.

 

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Hire A Car and Drive

It is 195km trip from Canberra Airport to the Snowy Mountains and just over a two hour drive.

Driving the Kosciuszko Alpine Way is remarkable. The route winds its way through quaint country towns and alpine villages, with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and sparkling rivers.  Take a stopover along the way at one of the many tourist spots including:

Cooma

Have a break in Cooma and visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and unravel the design and technology of the world famous Snowy Scheme.  Walk along Cooma’s Lambie Street to the Raglan Regional Art Gallery, passing the historic stone and timber architecture of the town.

Visit Cooma’s railhead, a functioning attraction with trains running to a regular timetable. Take a detour along Tourist Drive 1 south of Cooma and drive to the top of Mt Gladstone, 3km south of Cooma. Heidi’s Tea House at the top of Mt Gladstone provides great gluhwein and 360° views over
Cooma, the Monaro, the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciuszko.

Berridale

Continuing towards the Snowies and just past the Snowy Mountains airport lies Berridale, a cross-roads village that features a local winery and cafés. Take some time to relax and enjoy the peacefulness.

Lake Jindabyne

As you get closer to the Snowy Mountains spectacular Lake Jindabyne comes into view. Stop at the Jindabyne Dam wall for  some great photos and scenic views. In Jindabyne itself visit the Snowy Region Visitor Centre for park passes and maps, and to view an interpretive display of the towns
amazing history.

In Jindabyne cycle along the lake’s edge, take a scenic or fishing boat charter, take to the air in a scenic flight or hire a runabout or catamaran for time on the water.

In Banjo Patterson park visit the monument to Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, and learn about his amazing contribution to the region. Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout, the occasional Brookie or Atlantic salmon from the lake, or in one of the many surrounding streams.

 

Take the NSW Regional Coach Link

NSW Trainlink run a coach service between Canberra and Jindabyne. Jindabyne is 20 mins by car from Lake Crackeback Resort & Spa.

The service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the cost is $25.48 one way.

Car Hire

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With limited public transport within the Snowy Mountains car hire is the best option for travelling to the event and enjoying the region while you are there.  The drive along the Monaro Highway to the Snowies is one of the most picturesque drives in the country with lots to see and do along the way.  Driving distances to the Snowy Mountains are listed below

 

map_canb_snowiesThe Drive to the Snowy Mountains

Driving the Kosciuszko Alpine Way is remarkable. The route winds its way through quaint country towns and alpine villages, with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and sparkling rivers.  Take a stopover along the way at one of the many tourist spots including:

Cooma

Have a break in Cooma and visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and unravel the design and technology of the world famous Snowy Scheme.  Walk along Cooma’s Lambie Street to the Raglan Regional Art Gallery, passing the historic stone and timber architecture of the town.

Visit Cooma’s railhead, a functioning attraction with trains running to a regular timetable. Take a detour along Tourist Drive 1 south of Cooma and drive to the top of Mt Gladstone, 3km south of Cooma. Heidi’s Tea House at the top of Mt Gladstone provides great gluhwein and 360° views over
Cooma, the Monaro, the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciuszko.

Berridale

Continuing towards the Snowies and just past the Snowy Mountains airport lies Berridale, a cross-roads village that features a local winery and cafés. Take some time to relax and enjoy the peacefulness.

Lake Jindabyne

As you get closer to the Snowy Mountains spectacular Lake Jindabyne comes into view. Stop at the Jindabyne Dam wall for  some great photos and scenic views. In Jindabyne itself visit the Snowy Region Visitor Centre for park passes and maps, and to view an interpretive display of the towns
amazing history.

In Jindabyne cycle along the lake’s edge, take a scenic or fishing boat charter, take to the air in a scenic flight or hire a runabout or catamaran for time on the water.

In Banjo Patterson park visit the monument to Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, and learn about his amazing contribution to the region. Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout, the occasional Brookie or Atlantic salmon from the lake, or in one of the many surrounding streams.

 

Some Tips When Driving

1. We drive on the left – quite important to remember this one 🙂
2. Try to avoid driving around dusk and dawn as these are the main times for our local wildlife, including some very big roos, to be out on the road and you don’t want to tangle with them, even in a vehicle.
3. Don’t underestimate distances. This is a big country and travelling between major towns and cities can be 100s of kms.


Coach Transfers & Mini Bus Shuttles

Coach Transfers

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Telfords have over 35 coaches that range from 48 to 65 seats.  All coaches are seat belted, reverse cycle air conditions, tinted windows, curetains, PA systems and entertainment.  Some coaches are also toilet equipped and wheelchair accessbile.

Telfords are offering special rates to visitors for the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships and the Snowies MTB Festival.  Please contact them on the details below to arrange bookings.

Bookings

 

Mini Bus Shuttles

If you’re looking for a smaller transport option for airport transfers or transport around the Snowy Mountains Region catch up with our local transport providers.

Snowy Mountains Shuttles

We provide a friendly, comfortable and safe ride for you and your gear!  Our seat belted shuttle bus includes a trailer for all your equipment.

For hassle free return transport to the Snowys this season, book Snowy Mountains Shuttles. With designated pick up points plus group bookings, enjoying a day on the mountain has never been easier.

We offer ‘Daily Return Shuttles’ to the Skitube, Cooma, Berridale, Kalkite turn off, East Jindy, Jindabyne Coach Stop and Brumby Bar Jindabyne. + ‘Private Charters’ to Perisher and Thredbo. Airport pick ups and returns also available.

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T: 0497 888 444

E: brett@snowymountainsshuttles.com.au 

W: snowymountainsshuttles.com.au


Private Transport Providers

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Snow Alliance

Airport Transfers, General Transport Advice and Bike Transport

Snow Alliance is one of the premier transport companies in the Snowy Mountains area with over 10 years of service to the region. Not only do we pride ourselves on reliability, safety and customer satisfaction as trained and fully accredited professional drivers, we are also passionate about the Snowy Mountains region and want all visitors to this region to have an enjoyable experience to ensure that the region is successful as a whole. We provide chartered transport from Canberra or the Snowy Mountains Airport to any destination requested, and at whatever time desired, offering customer flexibility and a personalised approach to peoples transport needs.

Our experience with regular high profile clients, government officials and celebrities speaks of our determination to provide the highest levels of quality, driving safety and customer service to our guests.

It is our belief, that while anyone may be able to drive you to your destination, to be delivered safely and with the intent to provide the utmost in care, is what makes the experience of being driven so important.

Being locally based residents that network throughout the local tourism industry, we offer free regional advice and assistance in an effort to open access to visitors, so please lean on us when making travel plans. We owe it to our wonderful region.

snow_alliance_vehicle_300ITU Competitor Special Rates

We are offering special rates to ITU Participants – please contact us for advice or your personalized quote. We can also accommodate the transportation of your bikes with great care.

For charter enquiries, please contact Melinda and Jamie at Snow Alliance

Phone: 1800 280 121 or 0417 234 838

Email: book@snowalliance.com.au

Web: http:/www.snowalliance.com.au


Parking & Resort Road Closures

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Event parking is located in Bullocks Flat Car Park at Perisher Ski Tube Terminal.  Travelling from Jindabyne you will pass the entry gates to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa on the right hand side. Continue on Alpine Way a further 800m and turn right into the Bullocks Flat Ski Tube Car Park at Perisher Ski Tube Terminal.  The turn will be indicated with signage.  Follow marshal directions and signage to park.

If desired a shuttle bus service is provided by Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa to transport visitors between the event site and the car park at specified times.  Bus stops are located on the venue map above.

Alternatively visitors may choose to walk or ride their bikes the short 600m to Race HQ.

Courtesy Bus Shuttle Times

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa will be hosting a complimentary bus shuttle service between the car park and Race HQ at the following times.  Outside of these times visitors can walk the short 600m to the race venue.

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Thursday17 Nov8:30am
3:00pm
9:30am
4:00pm
Friday18 Nov10:00am
4:00pm
12:15pm
6:00pm
Saturday19 Nov6:00am
12:00pm
4:30pm
8:30am
2:00pm
6:00pm
Sunday20 Nov6:30am
9:30am
11:30am
1:30pm
5:00pm
8:30am
10:30am
12:00pm
3:30pm
6:00pm

Resort Road Closures

For the Safety of Competitors and Spectators the roads within Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC during the following times:

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Thursday17 Nov8:00am*5:30pm
Friday18 Nov8:30am*6:30pm
Saturday19 Nov6:30am*7:00pm
Sunday20 Nov6:00am*5:30pm
*May be later depending on event progress

IMPORTANT

During these times NO VEHICLES (except those with official authorisation passes) will be permitted to enter, or travel on any roads within the resort. If a vehicle is parked in the resort area during these times it will not be able to be moved or to depart from the resort.   If the vehicle needs to be utilised during closure times, please park at the designated car park PRIOR TO the road closure and use the shuttle bus provided.

THANK YOU

We thank you in advance for you understanding and support during this time as we welcome athletes from across the globe for a memorable Snowy Mountains experience.

MORE INFORMATION

Please contact Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa Reception
T: 1800 020 524


Home Stay

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Athletes

Elite Athlete Homestay Information & Registration

Homestay opportunities are available for athletes aged 18 and over, who are racing in the elite/U23, Paratriathlon and Junior U19 ITU World Championship races.

We are currently taking expressions of interest from local Snowy Mountains residents who would like to invite international and interstate athletes into their homes during the ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs.  Host families are asked to provide accommodation free of charge to athletes, and whilst they may wish to also assist with meals and transport, they are not obliged to do so.

If you would like to register your interest in finding a homestay, simply complete the online registration form.  Our homestay coordinator will match you with a compatible homestay and provide details so that you and your host are able to get to know each other and make arrangements for the homestay.

 

Register

 

Host Families

Interested in Hosting a Homestay Athlete?

Homestay opportunities are being sought for international and interstate elite athletes travelling to the Snowy Mountains for the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships & the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival – 17-20 November & 25-27 November 2016.

 

Dates

Homestays are being sought for the period between Friday 11 November and Monday 28 November. Athletes’ length of stay will vary from 4 days to the whole period.

 

What is the athlete expecting from a homestay?

Travelling as a pro-triathlete is expensive, and many elites will find it difficult to find the money to cover all the costs associated with travelling to the Snowy Mountains. A homestay opportunity is a huge helping hand for athletes who don’t have the funds to cover a hotel room. Athletes do not expect a homestay to be a 5-star hotel experience!

If you have a spare bedroom and you are happy to share your bathroom and kitchen facilities with an international or interstate guest, then your home is suitable! Homestay hosts are not obliged to provide transportation and meals for athletes. How you are able to assist in this regard will be up to you, however it is important that the host is upfront and clear about aspects such as this, so that athletes can be matched with a suitable homestay.

 

Benefits of providing a homestay

A homestay is not just a helping hand for the athletes. It is also a unique opportunity that offers many benefits to the host family.

  • Host families are provided a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand the behind the scenes activities of a professional athlete, as well as the opportunity to find out all you have ever wanted to know about racing and the life of an elite athlete.
  • Athletes travelling internationally will be excited to introduce their host family to a variety of different foods and new and exciting lifestyles.
    – If you didn’t already have someone to cheer for in the race for the 2016 World Championship – now you do!! Your athlete will love having you and your family (and all your friends) there on race day cheering them on.
  • Meet a fantastic person! Our professional triathletes bring with them a broad range of experiences and stories to share. Your athlete could be an U19 Junior who is racing in their first World Championship, the reigning Cross Triathlon World Champion, an elite Paratriathlete or an Olympic medallist.

 

How Do I Register?

 

Your MC’s

Get ready to start the party as two of Australia’s most entertaining and exciting announcers Adam Thompson & Lachie Wills join the 2016 ITU World Champs celebrations!

 

Meet Adam

adam_thompson1_600x400Adam Thompson is best known for his success with Australian rock band Chocolate Starfish. With Adam at the helm as the band’s iconic front man, Chocolate Starfish earned two Top 10 singles and two Top 5 albums, with Gold and Platinum album sales for their self-titled debut. This album spawned their number one hit, “You’re So Vain”, and Top 5 hit “Mountain”, and earned them an Australian Music Award for Most Popular Album of 1994.

A highly sought-after entertainer, keynote speaker and solo artist, Adam is ‘the consummate rock ‘n’ roll front man’. ‘If there’s an audience he’ll play up to them, if there’s a balcony he’ll climb it, if there’s energy in the room, he’ll milk it,’ wrote a critic for style magazine Black + White. And it is this iconic energy and showmanship that will have over 2000 athletes, spectators and visitors pumping, in his role as Master of Ceremonies during the ITU World Champs in the Snowy Mountains in November.

It’s a true honour to be part of such a prestigious and exciting event for the Snowy Mountains – and for Australia,” said Adam. “I’m looking forward to creating a fun atmosphere that engages competitors and spectators alike.”

Adam is also the founder and facilitator of MusoMagic which provides innovative, outstanding workshops and programs that unite, engage, motivate and empower groups of all ages and backgrounds through the magic of song.

And Adam also has a few special surprises up his sleeve.  Not only will he bring his larger than life personality to the festival, he has also written and will perform the soon to be launched ‘Everybody’s Human Race’ World Champs Anthem at the Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony taking place in Jindabyne on the 17thof November.

I love every kind of sport there is, and I wrote ‘Everybody’s Human Race’ to capture the spirit of competition on a world stage. Everyone comes to play as much as to win,” said Adam.

logoAdam’s strong sense of social responsibility has continually led him to direct his energy towards mentoring young people, particularly those for whom opportunities are few. His enduring commitment to empowering youth through music was the catalyst to the creation ofMusiKarma – not to ‘give back’, but to ‘give forward’.

The organisation was established to assist young people who are disadvantaged through their life circumstances, particularly those living in regional and remote areas of Australia, and in impoverished areas overseas. This assistance comes in the form of mentorship that can lead to education, training and employment opportunities, using music and related programs as a catalyst for empowerment, engagement and sustainability.

MusiKarma supports the youth mentoring program MPOWER, which harnesses the power of music and the workshop experiences to develop leadership skills that help build the foundation for the best possible future.

Proceeds from the sales of the single ‘Everybody’s Human Race’ at the event will go toward supporting the great work of MusiKarma.

So it’s time for Australia and the world to get ready for the biggest party ever seen in the southern hemisphere as an explosion of culture, colour, music, entertainment and world class sporting action, with Adam Thomson at the helm gets set to engulf the Snowy Mountains region from 18th to 20th November 2016.

 

lachlan_willsMeet Lachlan

Lachlan Wills is a 27 year-old host who has worked in the media for the past decade. His roles have included: Sports Reporter on Eddie McGuire’s Triple M breakfast show, Host of a week nightly show Stadium Sports, and Host of Triple M weekend breakfast show.

Lachlan has also worked with the Seven Network’s sports and news coverage, hosted Collingwood TV and hosted radio and TV in the Northern Territory.

He has MC’d and DJ’d live events for various clients including the AFL, Cricket Australia, 2015 Cricket World Cup, Collingwood Football Club, Network Ten, Fremantle Media, KPMG and Crown Casino.

Our ITU World Champs Anthem

Download Now and Consider a Donation to Help Support Adam’s Charity Musikarma

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Make a Donation to Support Musikarma

Adam has very kindly donated our wonderful event anthem and you can download it now free of charge as a lasting memory of your time downunder.  We would like to also encourage you to consider making a donation to Adam’s wonderful charity, Musikarma who work to empower young people through music.  Details are listed below

Account Name: Musikarma

BSB: 015881

Account: 210877513

MusiKarma_kids_logo_600x400About MUSIKARMA

Adam’s strong sense of social responsibility has continually led him to direct his energy towards mentoring young people, particularly those for whom opportunities are few. His enduring commitment to empowering youth through music was the catalyst to the creation of MusiKarma – not to ‘give back’, but to ‘give forward’.

The organisation was established to assist young people who are disadvantaged through their life circumstances, particularly those living in regional and remote areas of Australia, and in impoverished areas overseas. This assistance comes in the form of mentorship that can lead to education, training and employment opportunities, using music and related programs as a catalyst for empowerment, engagement and sustainability.

MusiKarma supports the youth mentoring program MPOWER, which harnesses the power of music and the workshop experiences to develop leadership skills that help build the foundation for the best possible future.

MPower infuses participants with the skills that create true leaders – creativity, motivation, communication and, importantly, action. Empowered by the confidence that these skills provide, participants engage more meaningfully with their peers and their community to achieve outcomes that benefit themselves, and the world in which they live.

ceremony_world_champs_jindabyne_2016_adam_crowd_600x400MusiKarma’s India program operates a music centre in Khargar, Navi Mumbai. The centre provides a base for music tuition and programs that benefit disadvantaged young people, working with NGOs and other organisations.

Connect with MusiKarma

Everybody’s Human Race: written & performed by Adam Thompson

Join us at the Opening Ceremony on Thursday evening as we debut the 2016 ITU XTri World Championships Event Anthem… ‘Everybody’s Human Race‘ written and performed by our very own Adam Thomson.  We can’t reveal too much just yet, but here’s a little teaser…

 

 

 

The After Party

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Time: from 6:30pm

Location: Lake Stage: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Alpine Way, Snowy Mountains, NSW

Cost: As at 3pm Thursday 17 November the High Country Dinner is SOLD OUT, however all athletes/spectators/volunteers are invited to still attend for the drinks, presentations and entertainment.

It’s the ‘Party to End All Parties’ as we celebrate 3 massive days of racing, competition and camaraderie at the World Champs Closing Ceremony including:

  • Pre Dinner Drinks
  • High Country Australiana BBQ & Cash Bar
  • World Champs Age Group Presentations
  • World Champs Elite Presentations
  • Music & Entertainment from Adam Thomson & Chocolate Starfish til late
  • Bar open til Midnight
  • Dancing, partying, perhaps a bit of singing and LOADS of Celebrations!

 

Timetable

  • 6:30pm: Cash Bar Open for Pre-dinner Drinks
  • 7:00pm: High Country Australiana BBQ Buffet
  • 7:30pm: Presentations
  • 8:30pm: Music & Dancing!

Bookings

Spaces are limited and bookings for the World Champs After Party are ESSENTIAL so get in early!

  • Email: reservations@lakecrackenback.com.au OR
  • Tel: +61 2 6451 3000
  • Payment is made at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations are accepted up to 14 days prior to the event with a full refund.
  • Cancellations within 14 days – no refunds are applicable.


Parade of Nations

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The national flags is flying around the world

Date: Thursday 17th November

Time: Assembly at 6pm for Parade at 6:15pm

Location: Claypits Park, Jindabyne: Kosciuszko Road on the Shore of Lake Jindabyne, Opposite Snowy Mountains Grammar School

Map: View Map Here

The Parade of Nations will kick start the Opening Ceremony.  This will be a spectacle of colour, music, celebration and excitement as we welcome the nations of the world in a parade lead by each country’s chosen flag bearer.

Athletes will gather in Claypits Park Car Park at 5:30pm in full team uniform for assembly of the parade.  The Parade of Nations will commence at 6:15pm with a parade along the foreshore of Lake Jindabyne to Claypits Park.  Teams will then take their allocated places in the amphitheater in the stage area.

Flag Bearers

Each Nation is requested to nominate a flag bearer for their country.  We ask the team managers to email the LOC at entries@in2adventure.com.au  with:

  1. The Country Flag Bearers Name
  2. A short biography about the Country Flag Bearer.

Things to Note!

  • All athletes are required to attend the Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony in Full Team Uniform.
  • We ask that each team manager brings a full size country flag to the Opening Ceremony for the flag bearers to carry. The LOC will provide poles and fixtures for the flags at the assembly area.
  • We ask that all team members arrive promptly at 5:30pm
  • Be ready to Party!

After Party

kpa_270x180banjo_paterson_inn_270x180Join us for drinks and celebrations after the Opening Ceremony at Banjo Paterson Inn, 1 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne View Map Here.

Join the spirit of the High Country with a FREE Schooner of our local Kosciuszko Pale Ale for each competitor at the after party!  Just show your event wrist band at the bar to redeem your cool ale.

Walk or drive the 1.5k distance from Claypits Park

The Opening Ceremony

The national flags is flying around the world

The national flags is flying around the world

Date: Thursday 17th November

Time: Assembly 6pm | Parade 6:15pm | Opening Ceremony 6:30pm | After Party 7:45pm

Location: Claypits Park, Jindabyne: Kosciuszko Road on the Shore of Lake Jindabyne, Opposite Snowy Mountains Grammar School

Map: View Map Here

Details:

The Opening Ceremony is set to be a spectacle of colour, ceremony, music, entertainment & celebration.  Commencing with the Parade of Nations, the Opening Ceremony will take place at the stage at Claypits Park on the foreshore of picturesque Lake Jindabyne with the after party at Banjo Paterson Inn.

The Program Includes:

  • Entertainment
  • The Oath Ceremony
  • Official Event Opening
  • Music
  • Launch & Performance of the Event Anthem ‘Everybody’s Human Race’ by Adam Thomson
  • After Party

After Party

kpa_270x180banjo_paterson_inn_270x180Join us for drinks and celebrations after the Opening Ceremony at Banjo Paterson Inn, 1 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne View Map Here.

Join the spirit of the High Country with a FREE Schooner of our local Kosciuszko Pale Ale for each competitor at the after party!  Just show your event wrist band at the bar to redeem your cool ale.

Walk or drive the 1.5k distance from Claypits Park

Presentations

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Presentation Ceremonies will take place at the following times:

  • Saturday PM: Elite & U23 Top 3 Presentation Ceremony at Race HQ
  • Sunday AM: Mixed Team Relay Top 3 Presentation Ceremony at Race HQ
  • Sunday PM: Junior and Paratriathlon Top 3 Presentation Ceremony at Race HQ
  • Sunday Evening: Age Group Men and Women, Elite, U23, Junior and Paratriathlon Presentations at Lake Crackenback Resort Lake Stage.

For details please see the Event Timetable

Welcome to the DirtTRI Team

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The 2016 ITU World XTri Champs are very excited to welcome the Dirt Tri team as media partners for the event in November.  Will and Jimmy will be on site at the world champs providing all the up to the minute coverage on our Live Web Cast, as well as racing in the Age Group Men’s event on Saturday and also backing up for the Snowies MTB Festival the following weekend.

The DirtTRI team have a tremendous passion for Cross Triathlon and via the DirtTRI site continue to raise the profile of this amazing sport around the world.

 

About DirtTRI

Off-road multisport has grown to a point where it not only needs, but warrants a dedicated media source. Off-road multisport, which includes XTERRA Off-Road Triathlons, ITU Cross Triathlons, TNatura Events, TreX Cross Triathlons, Winter Triathlon, etc. receives very limited exposure within the current multisport/triathlon media relm.

However, this void in off-road multisport coverage creates the falsehood that it is a lesser format. Quite the contrary! At DirtTRI.com we wholeheartedly disagree with this unfounded allegation and created a magazine to demonstrate why we believe off-road multisport is not only wildly fun, but highly challenging and captivating in a way no other format of multisport is. Our goal is to promote and develop off-road multisport through the magazine, a team, our coaching services, and any other projects we dream up to show the world what they have been missing.

So Much to See & Do…

Fun Things To Do

mt_kos_dawn_1170x250Extend your trip to the Snowy Mountains after ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs & MultiSport Festival to experience all this amazing region has to offer.

Summer is a great time to escape the heat and head to the Snowy Mountains where you’ll find a kaleidoscope of colour, Australia’s highest point and breath-taking alpine scenery.

Go bushwalking or hiking in Kosciuszko National Park. With glacial lakes, alpine meadows, snow gum forests and Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, bushwalking here is truly inspiring. The hike to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko is regarded as one of Australia’s best one-day walks. Start from the top of the chairlift at Thredbo or from Charlotte Pass.

Explore the historic towns and villages of Cooma, Dalgety, Nimmitabel and Tumbarumba on foot. Walk part of the 12 km Hume and Hovell Track to Tumbarumba Creek, or stroll along the 2 km path beside the Tumut River and past the pretty Riverglade Wetlands.

Mountain bike enthusiasts can hurtle down the challenging Thredbo Downhill. More leisurely trails are plentiful with tracks around Thredbo village, Perisher,Lake Jindabyne, Lake Eucumbene, Tumut, Cooma and Tumbarumba.

High country horseriding is also a thrill for beginners and experienced riders. Guided horse treks are popular for day trips, overnight or longer.

Throw a line into the crystal clear waters of a lake or quiet stream and discover the fun of fishing in the Snowy Mountains’ pristine environment.

Kosciuszko National Park

The rugged alpine landscape of Kosciuszko National Park fresh clean air in summaer and snow in winter to offer visitors an endless choice of activities.

In 2 Adventure would also like to acknlowledge the support of Office of the Envionment and Heritage in the staging of this event. and you can find out more about the park on their website on the link below

Acknowledgement of the Traditional Owners

In 2 Adventure would like to pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which the event will be hosted, the Ngarigo people of the Gumaal Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands that we will gather.

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Thredbo Valley Horse Riding

horse_riding_1170x250TVHR logo enlargedJoin the events very own ‘Man From Snowy River’ and discover the high country adventure with our friends at Thredbo Valley Horse Riding.

Located just down the road from the event venue, and regarded as a premier horse riding destination for adults and children, from beginners to advanced, there’s rides for  all levels on their 2800 acres of sub-alpine wilderness.

Bookings Essential

 


Wildbrumby Distillery

wildbrumby_1170x250Our Local Snowy Mountains Distillery

cheese_plate_wideWelcome to the unexpected …  From the moment you turn off the highway into the award winning Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery you can expect the unexpected!

Boasting award winning schnapps, Austrian inspired food and contemporary art, Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery is situated right in the heart of the Australian high country between Jindabyne and Thredbo and just a few minutes drive from the event Race HQ.

Surrounded by a contemporary sculpture garden, you can sit outside and soak up the stunning surrounds (along with some schnapps of course) or in the eclectic interior beside the impressive schnapps still, where imported ales are also on offer.

Locavores rejoice! Fresh local produce compliments the daily menu along with an extensive range of authentic schnapps. The full range of schnapps is kept ready for you to take a tasting tour. Distillery door bottles can be purchased on their own or in luxury gift packs.

2015_02_26_thredbo_distillery_5999Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery Door and Café are open all year round and you can also shop online here for something unexpected!

Find out More at wildbrumby.com

Contact Us

Find Us At: Corner of Wollondibby Rd and the Alpine Way Jindabyne NSW 2627 Australia
E info@wildbrumby.com
T 02 6457 1447


Open Daily

10am – 6pm in winter (kitchen closes 5pm)
10am – 5pm in summer (kitchen closes 4pm)
Closed on Christmas day

laoko-logoLAOKO: Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans

L.A.O.K.O. (Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans) is a wildlife rescue group based in the Snowy Mountains region of NSW. Our group of trained volunteer carers assist in the rescue and care of native wildlife in the local area.

Each year hundreds of native  animals are injured or killed as a result of car accidents, dog attacks and  human intervention in the form of unauthorised culling. Many young animals as a  result are left orphaned and our organisation assists in the raising of these  orphans and rehabilitating for release back into the wild.

What to do if you find an Injured Animal

If you find an injured animal in our area, please contact us as soon as possible on (02) 6456 1313. In the meantime, click here for instructions on how  to keep the animal as comfortable as possible till help arrives.

wombat3Visit the LAOKO Team at the ITU XTri World Champs

Some of the wildlife carers from LAOKO have very kindly volunteered to come along to the world championships to share some of their stories and insights into caring for our Native Wildlife.  Catch up with them at the LAOKO stand at the Expo.  You can also help the work they do by purchasing some of their fantastic merchandise or making a donation on the day.

Find Out More

To find out more about LAOKO and how you can help their work visit them at www.laoko.org.au 

 

 

 


Snow FM

snow_fm_1170x300-fwYour Local Snowy Mountains Radio Station

Keep up to date with everything that’s happening in the Snowy Mountains with local station Snow FM, official station of the ITU XTri World Champs. Tune in on 97.7 fm.

Visitors Centres

chairlift_1170x250Drop into a local Snowy Mountains Visitor Centre, a great place to find out what to do in the Snowies. Information on local tour and hire operators, regional maps and assistance in getting you oriented with the Snowies. There are four main Visitor Centres, Cooma, Jindabyne, Tumut and Tumbarumba. The friendly staff are there to help you get on your way.

Climate

boulder_jumping_1170x250Weather

Mountain weather can be very unpredictable and can change very quickly.

Summer temperatures can get as high as the mid-thirties in the townships of the Snowy Mountains, however the night-time temperatures can get down to sub-zero on occasion, so be prepared for any weather. During the summer months temperatures will always be a few degrees cooler the higher the elevation you travel to.

Climate & Geography

The Snowy Mountains are in the south east of New South Wales, and are the highest point in Australia’s Great Dividing Range. Much of the region is incorporated into Kosciuszko National Park. At 2,228m, Mount Kosciuszko is the highest peak on the Australian mainland. The flat expanse of the Monaro High Plain to the east of the region is sheep country renowned for the quality of its Merino wool.

Food & Wine

wine_1170x250Whether you’re seeking a casual bite or a gourmet dining experience, roam the countryside savouring differing tastes throughout where all budgets are catered for. The ski resorts and the Snowy Hydro Scheme have brought to the region chefs and restaurateurs from across the world. From Lebanese to Thai, Austrian, Chinese and Prussian, there is a multi-cultural plate to please your palette.

The Snowy Mountains boasts the only Schnapps Distillery in Australia where beautiful local fruit is used to make delicious Raspberry, Pear or Apple Schnapps.

The region is also home to famous cold climate winesand local beers that will tempt the discerning traveller. And, we also have a cookie factory that is building a huge reputation and is a popular tourist stop.

A hot chocolate or a mulled wine next to an open fire, autumn, winter and spring, is always a wonderful way to end the day in the Snowy Mountains.

Venue Map

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Event Expo

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Located at the heart of Race HQ alongside athlete registration the ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs expo will attract a significant footfall over the course of the four days of the event.

During the weekend athletes will be able to explore stalls featuring the  Snowy Mountains produce, the latest in nutrition and hydration and the very best triathlon and off road gear, as well as event merchandise.

Expo Opening Hours

2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships 17-20 November

  • Thursday 17 Nov: 9am to 4pm
  • Friday 18 Nov: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday 19 Nov: 7:30am to 6pm
  • Sunday 20 Nov: 8am to 5pm

Snowies Mountain Bike Festival 25-27 November

  • Friday 25 Nov: 1pm to 6pm
  • Sunday 27 Nov: 9am to 2pm

 

Be a Part of the World Champs Expo

To find out more about how you could exhibit at the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs and/or Snowies Mountain Bike Festival please contact:

Robyn Lazenby – Partnership Manager

E: info@in2adventure.com.au

T: +61 414 282 084

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Dining

alpine_larder_1500x400There are several dining options available at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa to suit all tastes.

 

Alpine Larder

The Alpine Larder offers honest country style service in a relaxed environment, whilst delivering wholesome, affordable comfort food that you simply can’t resist. Traditional wood fired pizzas, delicious pasta, tapas, hand tossed gourmet salads and mouth-watering desserts are on offer.

Visit Alpine Larder for your morning coffee before the action kicks off, for a casual lunch, afternoon tapas or the delicious selection of wood fired pizzas.

Alpine Larder | Event Hours of Operation

Until Friday 19 November:

Open 7 days from 10am until late.

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November

Open from 9am

As well as BBQ , extra coffee carts, food stalls and a bar set up in Eat Street outside Alpine Larder

For Alpine Larder dinner each night bookings strongly advised. 

 

Cuisine Restaurant

Boasting inspiring views of the Lake Crackenback waterfront and mountains beyond, Cuisine Restaurant & Bar offers a distinctive menu of authentic, flavoursome dishes incorporating produce from the local region.

Cuisine | Event Hours of Operation

Until Friday 19 November:

Open for Breakfast 7am -10am

Thursday 17, Friday 18 & Saturday 19 November

Open for Dinner.

  • Bar open from 5pm
  • Dinner from 6pm

Buffet $48.00 per adult.  (each night will be a different buffet)

Bookings strongly advised but also okay for walk ins.

 

Bookings

Bookings for dinner in the Alpine Larder or Cuisine can be made by calling the resort 02 6451 3000 or emailing reservations@lakecrackenback.com.au

More Info

Find out more about dining at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa here

 

Eat Street

lcr_eat_street_1500x400Set up in the area out front of the main resort building at Lake Crackenback Resort and just opposite Race HQ, Eat Street will include:

  • Maido Sushi
  • Sundance Bakery
  • Alpine Larder
  • BBQ & Bar

Eat Street Opening Hours

  • Thursday 17 Nov: Service from the Alpine Larder – Open all Day
  • Friday 18 Nov: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday 19 Nov: 7:30am to 6pm
  • Sunday 20 Nov: 8am to 5pm

Merchandise

While you’re at the event expo check out the Event Merchandise Stand and pick up a memento of your time Down Under.

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Massage & Physio

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Massage Services will be provided at the world champs and you can book with our preferred provides listed below, Be quick to book as appointments will fill quickly.

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The team from Synergy Massage will be on hand at the event to ensure all our athletes are ready to race.  Synergy Massages’ highly qualified therapists excel at sports and remedial massage, utilising a wealth of experience and knowledge plus various modalities and techniques to help athletes prepare for and recover from sporting events and competition.

Special Offer for Competitors

Book a 45 minute sports massage in the Jindabyne clinic for the special price of $65 (Available Mon – Sat only).

Bookings:

T: +61 448 786 941

Find us at: 1 Snowy River Ave Jindabyne NSW 2627 – We are located at High Country Fitness, just behind Nuggets Crossing in the heart of Jindabyne

 

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa Specials for ITU World Championships Weekend

45 minute massage $70

Enjoy a 45 min massage treatment utlising muscle & joint massage oil which is a deeply penetrating blend of wintergreen, eucalyptus, pine, rosemary and pepper essential oils to help relieve inflamed joints, stiffness and muscle pain.

15 minutes $25.00 – Sports/Relaxation

30 minutes $45.00 – Sports/Relaxation

 

Book Now!

E: spa@lakecrackenback.com.au

T: +61 2 6451 3000

 

 


Bike Mechanic

sacredlogo-clr-400A Big Thanks to Local Mountain Bike Specialists Sacred Ride

A big welcome to our bike mechanic partners Sacred Ride who will be offering mechanical services before, during and after the events.

Sacred Ride offer an impressive array of bikes for sale and hire, parts & servicing, clothing, helmets, accessories, eyewear and group tours.  Basically if you’re looking for anything mountain bike in the Snowy Mountains Sacred Ride is the place to head to.

As well as a wide range of mountain bike services the team at sacred ride also offer skateboards and adventure equipment plus, take bookings for local adventures. Their summer Lake Jindabyne sailing, kayaking and wakeboarding activities gives visitors plenty to do and plenty of fun!

Marty and the team will be on site at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa for the world champs for all your mountain biking needs at the following times:

Date Times
Thurs 17 Nov 9am to 5pm
Fri 18 Nov 10am to 6:30pm
Sat 19 Nov 8:30am to 7pm
Sun 20 Nov 9am to 2pm

Catch Up with Marty & the Team at the store in Jindabyne before the event or at the Race HQ tent on the day.

Contact Sacred Ride

Find Us At: 6 Thredbo Tce, Jindabyne, NSW, 2627

T: +61 2 6456 1988 or freecall 1300 736581

E: nkbride@bigpond.net.au

W: www.sacredride.com.au


Bike Hire

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Mountain Bike Hire is available at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.  Prices are listed below and bookings can be made by contacting the resort directly:


Elite Lounge

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The Elite Lounge is located in the Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa gymnasium located opposite the Transition area.   The lounge facilities include bathrooms, showers, pool and sauna.

The Elite Lounge will be open at the following times

Elite / U23
  • Saturday 19 Nov: 12:30pm to 6pm
Mixed Team Relay, Junior U19 & Paratriathlon
  • Sunday 20 Nov: 7am to 3pm

Welcome to our World Champs Elite Contenders

As entries now start to arrive from around the world keep up to date with who will be chasing the title of 2016 ITU Champion of the World…

FRANCISCO SERRANO

2015 SILVER MEDALIST

Representing: Mexico

Age: 36

RUBEN RUZAFA

REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION

Representing: Spain

Age: 32

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Recent Achievements:

  • 2015 ITU World Champion.
  • 2014 ITU World Champion.
  • 3x XTERRA World Champion.

Find Out More About Ruben

FLORA DUFFY

REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION

Representing: Bermuda

Age: 28

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Recent XTri Achievements:

  • 2015 ITU World Champion.
  • 2x Xterra World Champion
  • 2014 ITU World Championships 2nd

Find Out More About Flora

BARBARA RIVEROS

2015 SILVER MEDALIST

Representing: Chile

Age: 29

BEN ALLEN

Representing: Australia

Age: 31

SAM OSBORNE

2015 BRONZE MEDALIST

Representing: New Zealand

Age: 24

JACQUI SLACK

Representing: Great Britain

Age: 33

RENATA BUCHER

Representing: Switzerland

Age: 39

BRADEN CURRIE

Representing: New Zealand

Age: 30

JOSIAH MIDDAUGH

Representing: USA

Age: 38

LIZZIE ORCHARD

Representing: New Zealand

Age: 30

ERIN DENSHAM

Representing: Australia

Age: 31

COURTNEY ATKINSON

Representing: Australia

Age: 37

JAN PYOTT

Representing: Switzerland

Age: 34

MYRIAM GUILLOT-BOISSET

Representing: France

PENNY HOSKEN

Representing: Australia

BRANDEN RAKITA

Representing: USA

OLLY SHAW

Representing: New Zealand

HOLLY KHAN

Representing: Australia

ANNE-SOPHIE MARECHAL

Representing: Belgium

MATTIA DE PAOLI

Representing: Italy

JEREMY OBOZIL

Representing: France

CHARLOTTE MCSHANE

Representing: Australia

BELINDA HADDEN

Representing: Australia

BRODIE GARDNER

Representing: Australia

WILL KELSAY

Representing: USA

JESSICA SIMPSON

Representing: Australia

CATHERINE STERLING

Representing: USA

JAN KUBICEK

Representing: Czech Republic

EMIL STOYNEV

Representing: Bulgaria

ROBERT SKILLMAN

Representing: Australia

SUZANNE SNYDER

Representing: USA

JEFFREY NEETHLING

Representing: South Africa

CHARLIE EPPERSON

Representing: USA

BRICE DAUBORD

Representing: France

BARRET FISHNER

Representing: USA

TOMAS KUBEK

Representing: Slovakia

ANTHONY FLINOIS

Representing: France

World Champs Master Class FAQ’s

We want your questions! Over the coming weeks we’re ready to answer all those questions you may have about the world champs.   Each week we’ll have a key topic like the swim, mtb, training, things to do, accommodation, transport will be posted on social media.

Send us your questions by replying to the posts with the hashtag #TreXTri or email us at info@in2adventure.com.au with the ‘faq’ in the subject line and we’ll include your questions and the answer on this page.  So now it’s over to you….

What can I wear if the weather is cold?

ITU Officials have made the following ruling if the weather is extremely cold:

In the event that the weather on race day is extremely cold a notification will be issued by the Race Referee 2 hours before race start time that the flowing additional clothing may be worn on the bike and run course.

  • Team uniform jackets,
  • Clear or plain coloured waterproof jackets with no overt branding.  Those with branding must be approved by the Race Referee.
  • Plain coloured arm warmers,
  • Long plain coloured socks/calf guards. Reminder – no socks in the swim please

If any athlete has a concern about the extra clothing they are bringing, please bring the clothing to the briefing for approval.

Will there be drug testing?

Yes, there will be drug testing by ASADA at the 2016 ITU XTri World Champs.

Will it be a Wetsuit Swim?

The water temperature during November in Lake Crackenback is likely to be between 16 and 20 degrees so a wetsuit-optional swim is likely.  Wetsuits are mandatory at 15.9 degrees and below.  Given the fantastic snow season for 2016, athletes should be prepared for all eventualities.  The Event Team will be monitoring the water temperature in the lead up to the event and will post information on social media as it becomes available.

Technical Officials will measure the water temperature prior to each race and results will determine if wetsuits are forbidden/optional/mandatory.  The water temperature and ruling about wetsuits will be published on social media, the event notice board and via the public address system.

Full details about water temperatures and wetsuit use can be found on p20 of the ITU Competition Rules.

I've heard it's very cold in the Snowy Mountains - will the swim leg be cancelled?

It’s true that the Snowy Mountains experienced a fantastic snow season in 2016.  However, it is unlikely that the water temperature will be cold enough to necessitate cancelling the swim leg.

As Per the ITU Race Competition rules, the swim leg will only be shortened or cancelled if the actual or adjusted water temperature is below 13 degrees.  Full details are available on p20 of the  ITU Competition Rules.

I am not staying at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa - can I still access the course for practice?

Yes!  The Resort including the lake, bike course and run course is accessible to visitors.  Bring the family and grab a bite to eat at the Alpine Larder or dinner at Cuisine Restaurant: LCR Dining Info

How do I book a seat at the After Party dinner?

Bookings are essential if you wish to attend the After Party dinner.  Contact Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa to book, or click here for more info.

Will the Run Course be the same at the Aus Champs in Feb 2016?

The run course has changed slightly but still has all of the fun bits including the river run, suspension bridge, rock climbs and the tunnel.  The only change is towards the end of the lap when you come across the bridge towards Race HQ.  The run course now runs parallel with the MTB course and returns to the transition area behind the gym.

This means that we have greater access for spectators and pedestrians and adds even more variety.

Maps can be viewed online here 

Our True Blueys – We Need You!

World Champs Event Volunteers

Our volunteer team, affectionately known as the “True Blueys” will be an integral part of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships.  Your help, energy and expertise are what makes our events possible and every minute that you donate is truly valued by our competitors and the event team.

As a member of the True Blueys you’ll have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to play a key role in delivering a successful major international event – and the rewards don’t end there!  Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new skills, check out what goes on behind the scenes at a major event, experience the excitement of a World Championship event and have a fantastic time outdoors in one of the most scenic locations in Australia.  Many of our current staff and competitors started out right where you are now and never looked back!

If you are keen to get involved, then we have the perfect role for you!

True Blueys | Volunteer Roles

Run or Bike Course Marshals

You’ll have your very own front-row seat for all the action, while assisting with direction and safety out on the course. If you have a current First Aid certificate that is a great bonus.

Transition Area Marshals

Don’t let the course marshals know, but this is really where all the action happens!  Marshals will direct competitors in and out of the Transition Area between legs.

Timing Assistant

If you’ve got an eagle eye and you quite like the thought of sitting down for your shift, then you might be the Timing Assistant we’re looking for!  Your job will be to provide a manual timing back up.  We’ll need a couple of assistants who don’t mind being on their feet as well.

Athlete & Spectator Services

If you like the idea of getting face to face with athletes and spectators from around the world and you enjoy dealing with customers face to face this might be your department.  There are a number of different roles within the department, including staffing the Info Booth, assisting with athlete registrations, staffing the athlete bag drop, welcoming athletes and spectators as they arrive, and directing and liaising with all arrivals at the front gate.

VIP Services

VIP services staff will act as hosts for the VIP staff attending the event.  This role would suit someone with a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.

Volunteer Services

We like to make sure our volunteers are looked after!  This means we need a little help making sure everyone has everything they need for the day (especially lunch!).

Car Parking Marshals

Car Parking Marshals are the first point of contact the athletes and spectators have with the event.  You will be based outside of the Race HQ area, so you won’t see all the action, but you will be the welcoming and happy face all athletes and spectators are met with as they experience a relaxed and hassle-free arrival at the event.

And More...

There are a few other areas we are looking for help in, including some team leader positions for those who are looking to get involved at a higher level.  We will help you find the right position for you depending on your availability, interests and experience.

Volunteer FAQs

What’s in it for me?

Aside from a sense of satisfaction, new friends, and a fun day out you’ll also be provided with:

  • A tasty lunch prepared by the fantastic chefs for each day you volunteer
  • An ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs ‘True Bluey’ Volunteer shirt, TreX Race Cap and an invitation to the After Party, where you’ll enjoy a night of fantastic entertainment alongside the athletes and event team.

Is there an age restriction?

We can accommodate volunteers of all ages, however volunteers under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Not all positions are suited to our younger volunteers, but we definitely welcome all eager helpers and we will help you find a suitable role.

How long will my shift be?

Shift times vary depending on the role you would like to undertake.  Many departments have a shift changeover around 1pm-2pm, whereas in other departments we would love your help for the whole day.

When is the volunteers briefing?

Volunteer briefing and training will take place on Saturday 12th of November at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.  We ask that all volunteers are available for this training, as this is your chance to meet the event team and the rest of the True Blueys.  You’ll also have the opportunity to take in all the information you need to know to have an enjoyable time in your volunteer role.  If you would like to help out but can’t make the training, just let us know and we will assist you in finding a role that requires minimal prior training.

Where can I find out more information?

We will provide you with a volunteer handbook prior to the event that will cover everything you’ll need to know, however if you’d like to find out more about the event you can check out our website here: http://trextriathlon.com.au/events/2016-itu-cross-triathlon-world-champs/.

I’m not really big on walking and I prefer being out of the elements, is there anything I can do?

Sure!  You don’t have to be an athlete to volunteer at our events.  Some positions do involve a lot of walking or standing for long periods in the outdoors, so we can help you steer clear of them!  There are many positions that involve minimal standing, and a few that will keep you mostly undercover.  If you do have any specific injuries or medical conditions that we need to account for just let us know and we’ll ensure that your role is suitable for you.

Sounds great. How do I sign up?

Register On Line HERE

OR… Email us at volunteers@in2adventure.com.au

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Snowies MTB Festival: 3 Days | 5 Stages | $10,000 Prize

DATE: 25th – 27th November 2016

PRIZE POOL: $10,000

LOCATION: Snowy Mountains, NSW Australia

The weekend after the ITU World Championships get ready to discover even more of the Snowy Mountains Experience as the region plays host to the ultimate mountain bike experience as the region comes alive with mountain bike enthusiasts

At the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival riders will be challenged with 5 stages across 3 days in rugged mountain terrain in the hunt for a massive $10,000 Prize Purse.  Tackle all 5 stages as a solo, share the stages between a team of 2 or 3, OR choose to do the 45k marathon, 30k or 15k XC MTB on Sunday only in this ‘not to be missed’ Mountain Bike Experience.