TreX Back 2 Back

TreX Back 2 Back

03 months : 26 days : 19 hours

Race 6 | Back 2 Back Enduro – 24/25 March 2018

Queensland Cross Triathlon State Championships

Race 6 of the 2017/18 TreX X-Tri Series is the Queensland Cross Triathlon State Championships and part of the Nissan State Series.  The state champs returns to the place it all began, Murrenbong Scout Camp (just 40mins north of Brisbane) for two days of racing with the revival of the popular Enduro and Back 2 Back formats.

EVENT OVERVIEW

24/25 Mar, 2018.
Murrenbong Scout Camp
Kurwongbah, Qld

TreX Back2Back Enduro Race 6 sees the revival of the Enduro format coupled with 2 days of Back 2 Back Racing at Murrenbong Scout camp, just 40 mins north of Brisbane, the venue offers some of the best mountain biking and trail running in south east Queensland and doubles as Race 15 of the 2017/18 Nissan State Series and the Queensland Cross Triathlon Championships.

Race at TreX Back2Back Enduro to earn points in the series, for your chance to become Triathlon Queensland’s Nissan State Series Age Group Champion. Find out which event to enter for your age group to earn points here +

The event includes Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids Courses racing across 2 days with the cumulative time from both days deciding the winners.

Murrenbong Scout Camp

The TreX Duathlon is hosted at Murrenbong Scout Camp located near Petrie, just 40 minutes north of Brisbane.

135 Scout Road, Kurwongbah, Qld, 4503

Murrenbong Scout Camp is located approximately 40 mins north of Brisbane.

IMPORTANT: Murrenbong Scout Camp is PRIVATE PROPERTY and access to the venue is not permitted outside of the event times unless a booking is made with the camp manager.

 

 

 

 

Directions

DRIVING FROM BRISBANE

Directions from Brisbane

  • Heading North on Gympie Rd, at Anzac Ave, turn left onto Dayboro Rd at the roundabout.
  • Carry on Dayboro Rd past North Pine Country Park.
  • After Circuit Rd on the Right, take the next right onto Scout Rd.
  • After approximately 2.5km GO PAST Gate 1 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
  • After approximately 800m turn left into GATE 2 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
  • Follow the dirt track up the hill.
  • At the top of the hill turn right and continue along the track to HQ.

DRIVING FROM THE SUNSHINE COAST

Directions from the Sunshine Coast

  • Turn off the Bruce Hwy onto Anzac Avenue.
  • Follow Anzac Avenue into Petrie.
  • Turn right onto Dayboro Rd, at the roundabout.
  • Carry on past North Pine Country Park.
  • After Circuit Rd on the Right, take the next right onto Scout Rd.
  • After approximately 2.5km GO PAST Gate 1 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
  • After approximately 800m turn left into GATE 2 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
  • Follow the dirt track up the hill.
  • At the top of the hill continue straight along the track to HQ.

Venue Map


Camping

Camping options are available on site at the event, however be quick as these will go fast.  PRE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!

Campsite & Accommodation Bookings

For bookings please contact the Murrenbong Scout Manager.

Camping Fees: $5.50 per person (over 6 years of age) per night.

e: [email protected]

t: +61 7 3285 5408

 

Parking

All vehicles must enter the venue through Gate 2.  Car Parking is located at Race HQ.  Please park as directed.

Those who have booked a campsite may enter the venue through Gate 1 and go directly to the Campsite Manager’s Residence.  You will be directed to your campsite by the Campsite Manager.

Entry Road Closure

Please note that the entry road will be closed during the running of the Junior/Teaser course from approx 8am to 9:15am.  An area has been allocated for road closure parking so if you need to leave the event site during these times, please park in this area.  No vehicle will be permitted on the entry road between 8am to 9:15am.

Road Conditions

The road within the scout camp is a rough single dirt track and there are some ruts and muddy patches. The speed limit is 20km per hour. Please take care when driving and be aware of possible oncoming traffic.

 

 

Facilities

Facilities at Murrenbong Scout Camp include:

  • Portable Toilets
  • Camping and Accommodation on site (Bookings Essential)
  • Catering | Including Jungle Bean Coffee Van and Food available for purchase
  • Lake Gaffney
IMPORTANT NOTE | WATER

There is NO drinking water or mains water taps on site. All visitors must be self sufficient for water for before during and after the event.

 

Water will be brought to the site for aid stations, however all athletes are required o bring their own drinking water for before, during and after the events.

We thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

 

 

Communications

4G Phone coverage is good throughout the venue and across the course.

 

 

Environment

In2Adventure is committed to maintaining a minimal impact policy that will protect the environment and enable us as individual members of the general public and members of the outdoor community to continue to enjoy the vast natural environment that is Australia’s backyard.  Therefore we ask that competitors read and agree to abide by the Bush Code and Mountain Bike Code outlined on in our Environmental Policy and ensure that no rubbish, gel packets or wrappers are dropped on the course during the event.

This is an important issue and any violation of this rule will result in disqualification.

Native Wildlife

Australia is home to a number of poisonous reptiles and insects that may be encountered on the course during the event and in training. In most situations when left alone they pose little harm however be aware you are entering into their habitat.

Pets

At In2Adventure we love our fur kids, however, due to regulations from the camp pets are not permitted in any area on the event site.

If a pet is brought onto the site you will be asked to remove them immediately, so to avoid tha,t please leave your pets at home where they are safe.

Event Timetable

Saturday

Event timetable coming soon

Sunday

Event timetable coming soon

Course Info & Maps

Course info coming soon

 

About the Mountain Bike Course

The mountain bike course is a 5km cross country lap and is graded easy to medium in technical difficulty. The majority of the course is suitable for beginners and will also challenge more experienced riders in the short technical sections,

This is the perfect course for an MTB and includes a few key challenges with some technical single track with switch backs, rollovers and pinchy climbs, there are also a number of hills and some steeper, rocky descents. The course includes fast, flowing single track, short sections of technical single track, trails, some fire trails and a creek crossing which adds to the fun of the race.

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. You must give track to a rider who wishes to pass, do not deliberately block from overtaking, this is against the rules and contrary to the spirit of the event.
  6. If you aren’t confident or capable of riding off the track to let another rider pass then riders must dismount off the track to allow other riders to pass.
  7. Race hard! But keep it friendly & have a great time doing it!
Mountain Bike Feed Zone

The Coaches Zone for triathlon has been renamed the ‘Feed Zone’ for all events.

  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. Hydration/nutrition can be picked up directly by the athlete, or it may be handed to them by a designated assistant as the athlete passes through the feed zone ONLY.
  3. Note: This is NOT a drop zone for unrequired items that an athlete took out of transition e.g. hydration packs, clothes, accessories, etc.
  4. The Start and End of the feed zone will be clearly signed. Please place feed zone items between this signage only.
Placement & Collection of Hydration/Nutrition
  1. Hydration/Nutrition may placed in Feed Zone prior to the event.
  2. The athlete is responsible for collecting the items immediately after the event. All uncollected items will be delivered to the LOC Lost Property.

About the Trail Run Course

The run is a 4km lap and includes trails, single track, cross country, water crossings, creeks and mud which is one of the main reasons why we LOVE Off Road Triathlon!

Be aware this is a true OFF ROAD Course and the terrain will be uneven underfoot and your feet will get wet and muddy, so please consider this when choosing footwear.  It is a Triathlon Australia regulation that footwear must be worn on the run.  Competitors will finish at Race HQ where your friends & family will be there to cheer you on.

Standard

Course map coming soon

 

Sprint

Course map coming soon

 

Junior | Teaser

Course map coming soon

 

Dirt Kids

Transition

Transition is located on the Open Grassed Area Opposite the lake.  Racks are signed and each athlete has a 50cm wide allocation.   Mountain Bikes are racked by the seat.

After registering, take your equipment to transition.  There is limited space in transition and competitors are asked to take all due care and precautions when entering and exiting the area.

IMPORTANT: Only competitors are permitted in the Transition Area. Spectators can walk to the lake to view the bike and run transitions however spectators are not permitted in, or around the transition area or the track leading to it as this is used by MTB’s in both directions.

For transition opening and closing times please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE.

Transition Entry

After registration, take your bike, helmet, running shoes, drinks and any other required equipment to the transition area.

Please ensure the following prior to entry:

  1. MTB Number is attached securely to the bike handlebars; and
  2. Bike helmet is fitted and fastened to your head.

Bike Safety Checks

When entering the Transition Area an official from Triathlon Australia will complete a safety check on your bike and helmet.  Please ensure that your bike is in good working order, your helmet is fitted and fastened correctly and handle bar ends are plugged.

Set Up

Place bikes where indicated by the transition race signage and set up race equipment next to your bike. Space is limited to 50cm per athlete so please consider other competitors and keep equipment neat and tidy.  Mountain Bikes are to be racked by the seat.

For safety, bags or boxes with equipment are not permitted in the Transition Area.  These will be removed if they are taken in.

Courtesy in the Transition Area

We’re all at the event to have a great day out!  Each athlete has a 50cm allocated space to rack bikes & leave any kit that required during the event. Please keep equipment neat and tidy and please don’t move or interfere with any other competitors gear or bike in the transition area.

Get to Know the Transition Area

It’s important to know where to go in the transition area for the start and finish of each leg. It’s preferable to find this out BEFORE the event rather than during the event.  Take some time in the morning to check out:

  • The Run Entry and where your bike is located from the entry point;
  • The Bike Exit;
  • The Bike Entry and how to return to your allocated bike space; and
  • The Run Exit.

Transition Closure

The Transition Area will be cleared at closure time. Participants must have placed their equipment and cleared the are. If participants arrive at Transition at closure time they will not be permitted to take part in the event.

This will be enforced as it is a Triathlon Australia safety and regulatory requirement that the Transition is free from competitors before the start of the event and all participants are required to attend the pre-race brief.

Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for times

Bike Collection & Transition Area Clearance

The Transition Area will be open for bike collection when the final mountain bike has returned from the course.  Please listen for announcements at Race HQ.

Participants are asked to ensure their equipment is cleared from Transition prior to the start of the Dirt Kids event.  If equipment is not removed by this time, participants will be required to wait until the finish of the Dirt Kids event before collection.

Dirt Kids Transition Area

Dirt Kids is a non-competitive event and is all about giving our young champions of tomorrow a chance to have load of fun in a relaxed atmosphere.

Dirt Kids will place their bikes in the transition area just prior to the Dirt Kids Event Start.

Please listen out for the announcements at Race HQ at around the advertised start time for details.  Transition rules are relaxed and we welcome parents and friends to encourage participants in a really positive and helpful way.

Transition Map

Transition map coming soon

 

Signage

The course will be marked primarily colour coded A4 signs indicating discipline and/or course.  Bunting and cones will also be utilised.  Course marshals will be located throughout the course; however, it is the competitor’s responsibility to know the course and take the correct route on the day.

Examples of course signage are shown above.

Nissan State Series | Queensland Cross Triathlon Championship

TreX Back2Back Enduro doubles as Race 15 of the 2017/18 Nissan State Series and the Queensland Cross Triathlon Championships.

Race at TreX Back2Back Enduro to earn points in the series, for your chance to become Triathlon Queensland’s Nissan State Series Age Group Champion. Find out which event to enter for your age group to earn points here +

Make sure you are registered as a Triathlon Queensland member prior to your race to earn points in the series! More about membership +

Volunteers

Our volunteer team, affectionately known as the “True Blueys” are an integral part of all In2Adventure events.  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 major national and 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 an Off Road event and have a fantastic time outdoors in some of the most spectacular 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!

Registration

It is compulsory for all competitors to register in person at the designated times at Race HQ prior to the start of each event.

Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for registration times.

At Registration

  • Line up in the queue indicated with a copy of your entry email confirmation (printed or available on your phone or device).
  • Advise the officials of your name and category.
  • Confirm all your details are correct and that you are entered in the correct race.
  • Collect your race pack
  • Collect pins and ties for your race numbers from the collection area.
  • Take your bike & equipment to the transition area (triathlon only).

 

Late Online Entries

Where an event is not fully subscribed by close of entries at 5pm on Wednesday prior to the event, late online entries will be made available.

Late Online Entries may be submitted after close of entries and up until half an hour before the close of event registration.

Late Online Entries incur an additional $30 administration fee.  All late entries must be completed online,  manual entries are NOT available at event registration.  Please enter using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL LATE ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE USING PHONE, DEVICE OR COMPUTER ONLY.

HOW DO I ENTER A LATE ONLINE ENTRY?
  • Enter & Pay Online up until half an hour before the close of registration  ENTER HERE
  • Bring a copy of your In2Adventure Order Email to registration.  Please note: race packs can only be collected with proof of entry.
  • Join the ‘Late Entry’ Queue at Race HQ, show your entry invoice and collect your race pack.

Race Packs

Race packs will be issued at the designated registration time prior to each event.  Race packs include:

  • Timing Strap & Chip
  • Mountain Bike Number
  • Trail Run Number

Race Number Ties & Pins

Ties and pins for race numbers will be available for collection from the desk near Registration.  Alternatively race belts are on sale at the i2a store at Race HQ for run numbers.

Race Numbers and Timing Chips

IMPORTANT NOTE: Race Numbers, Timing Straps or Timing Chips MUST NOT be defaced, cut or altered in any way.   Penalties and replacement costs will apply where this is not followed.

Timing Straps & Chips

Strap the timing chip to your left ankle with the bulky side to the outside of your ankle. If you have any problems with this please see one of the event team as it is critical that timing chips are positioned correctly for times to be recorded.

Timing chips are to be returned to marshals in the post race finish area.  Teams will pass the band to the next team member in transition at the end of each leg

Timing Chips and ankle straps must not be cut, and the timing chip must not be removed from the ankle strap.  Where competitors choose not to comply with this ruling a $50 replacement fee (payable at the finish line) will apply.

Athlete Race & Safety Briefings

At In2adventure we value the safety of our athletes and aim to ensure they enjoy the very best experience at our events.  For this reason, it is compulsory for all athletes to attend their designated briefing at the assigned times at Race HQ.

The Race Director reserves the right to refuse entry to the start to any competitor that does not attend the briefing, as it includes important safety and course information that is essential for athletes to enjoy a safe and fair race. The briefing also includes any last-minute changes to the course or event details.  No compensation is applicable if a competitor is refused entry to the start for this reason.

Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for event briefing times

Catering

Fresh Woodfired Pizzas Cooked in Ovens On Site!

Stay well fueled throughout the event with a gourmet range of woodfired pizzas from Alfresco Woodfire.

John and the team will be on site from 6:45am until 1pm serving a full menu PLUS Brekkie pizza of Tomato and herb base, Spinach, Ham, Mushroom, Egg, Tomato and Cheese (or mix and match to your choice).

And the team will also have a full selection of vegetarian, vegan and dairy free options as well as gluten free bases.

Coffee

Tarryn from Jungle Bean Coffee will be there all night keeping us fired up with Australia’s best coffee, hot drinks and frappes!

Massage

A huge thanks to the team from Peak Performance Massage who will be onsite at TreX providing massage services to our athletess for just $10 for 10 minutes.  Look out for the team at Race HQ.

ABOUT PEAK PERFORMANCE MASSAGE

Peak Performance Massage is a family owned and operated business.
We take pride in our clients and their needs by ensuring that all body systems work in harmony, both physically and emotionally and we have a number of high profile athletes who are kept in top physical shape at all times for any events they are competing in.

CONTACT THE TEAM

2/137 City Rd, Beenleigh Qld 4207
T: 0405 584 175

Litter Zones

We are extremely privileged to be granted permission to race in the natural beauty of this location and want to ensure that we keep the area in pristine condition.

To make it easier for athletes litter zones have been implemented on the course where litter can be deposited.

Each litter zone is clearly signed with a start and end point.  Litter may be deposited between these signs only.

Marshals and video cameras on the course will be monitoring this closely and penalties and/or disqualification will result, so do the right thing and don’t spoil your race.

 

Athletes Guide

The Athlete Guide will be available for download from the website prior to each event.

Please read the entire document carefully as it includes all the information you need to ensure you have a safe, fun and enjoyable event.

Safety

Your safety is a key consideration; however duathlons, mountain biking and trail running does involve risk.

First Aid

A dedicated First Aid tent will be located in a central area at Race HQ.

Dedicated first aiders are also strategically positions throughout the course.

 

3 Safety Rules

  1. Stop and assist any competitor that is in need of emergency assistance.
  2. Report any incident to the next available marshal or emergency radio point on the course.
  3. Compete within your abilities.

Safety on the Course

On the course there are a number of things athletes can do to assist themselves and fellow competitors:

  • Slow down in steep areas.
  • If you’re not confident with a section of the track dismount your bike and walk if you feel more comfortable. Please just remember to keep to the left so other riders can pass easily.
  • Ride/run on the left hand side of tracks.
  • Compete within your limits.
  • Let common sense and courtesy prevail. We want to see you safe and sound at the end of the race.

Your Safety is Our Concern and Your Responsibility

Emergency Assembly Point

In the event of an emergency the emergency assembly point is located at the beach in the Swim Start Area

Duathlon Competition Rules

A good and fair race always includes a few rules and to ensure you can enjoy your race and TreX events will comply with the rules and regulations as set out by Triathlon Australia.

It’s a good idea to have a read of the document below BEFORE the start of the event.  These rules will be enforced by Triathlon Australia officials and unfortunately ignorance isn’t an excuse that can be accepted.

TreX Series Points

Series Points are awarded to the top 25 competitors in each age group for the Standard, Sprint and Junior Course at all TreX Events.

The best 4 points across the season will count towards the series championships awards, to be eligible a competitor must take part in the final race of the season the TreX Championships.

Series points are awarded as shown in the following table:

DuathlonPort StephensRedlandsGoldfieldsSnowy MountainsBack2BackChamps
R1 - GoldR2 - PlatinumR3 - GoldR4 - PlatinumR5 - PlatinumR6 - GoldR7 - Platinum
1st751007510010075100
2nd67906790906790
3rd61826182826182
4th56755675755675
5th51695169695169
6th47634763634763
7th43584358584358
8th39533953533953
9th36493649493649
10th33453345453345
11th30413041413041
12th27372737372737
13th25342534342534
14th23312331312331
15th21282128282128
16th19251925251925
17th17221722221722
18th15191519191519
19th13161316161316
20th11131113131113
Remainder9999999

Entry Information

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TreX Entry Fees

TreX XTri EventEarly Bird
Licensed
Early Bird
Unicensed
Standard
Licensed
Standard
Unlicensed
Late Online Entries
Licensed
Late Online Entries
Licensed
Closes 24 Feb 2018Closes 24 Feb 2018Closes 5pm Wed 21 Mar 2018Closes 5pm Wed 21 Mar 2018Only if not sold outOnly if not sold out
Standard DIstance$100$117.50$120$137.50$150$167.50
Sprint$75$82.50$90$97.50$120$127.50
Junior$45$47$55$57$85$87
Dirt Kidsn/a$25n/a$25n/a$30
TEAM Standard Distance$120$137.50$140$157.50$170$187.50
TEAM Sprint$95$102.50$110$117.50$140$147.50
TEAM Junior$55$57$65$67$95$97
TEAM Dirt Kidsn/a$35n/a$35n/a$40

 

 

How To Enter

Online

Secure online entry system is provided by eWay and payment is by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.  Online entries close 5pm Wednesday prior to the event.

Late Online Entries

Where an event is not fully subscribed by close of entries at 5pm on Wednesday, late online entries will be made available.

Late Online Entries may be submitted after close of entries and up until half an hour before the close of event registration.

Late Online Entries incur an additional $30 administration fee.  All late entries must be completed online,  manual entries are NOT available at event registration.  Please enter using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL LATE ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE USING PHONE, DEVICE OR COMPUTER ONLY.

HOW DO I ENTER A LATE ONLINE ENTRY?
  • Enter & Pay Online up until half an hour before the close of registration  ENTER HERE
  • Bring a copy of your In2Adventure Order Email to registration.  Please note: race packs can only be collected with proof of entry.
  • Join the ‘Late Entry’ Queue at Race HQ, show your entry invoice and collect your race pack.

Entry Closure

Early Bird Online Entries

Early Bird Entries close 4 weeks prior to the event.

Standard Online Entries

Standard Entries close at 5pm Wednesday prior to the event.

Late Online Entries

Late Online Entries close half an hour before the close of registration.

Late Online Entries will only be made available if all places have not been sold and incur an additional $30 administration fee and are submitted online only.

Minimum Age

TreX

TreX Standard Course

Individual: Participants must be at least 16 years of age on the 31/12/17
Team: Participants must be at least 14 years of age and it must be a 3 person team with each person completing one discipline.

TreX Sprint

Individual: Participants must be at least 14 years of age on the 31/12/17
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

Individual: Participants must be aged between 12 & 15 years on the 31/12/17
Team: Participants must be aged between 12 & 15 years on the 31/12/17 and it must be a 3 person team with each person completing one discipline.

TreX Teaser

Individual: Participants must be at least 16 years of age on the 31/12/17
Team: Participants must be at least 12 years of age on the 31/12/17

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

 

Categories

Standard DistanceSprintJunior & TeaserDirt Kids
Open/Elite14 - 15 yrsJunior 12 - 13 yrs7 - 11 yrs
16 - 17 yrs16 - 17 yrsJunior 14 - 15 yrsDirt Kids Team (2 or 3 members)
18 - 19 yrs18 - 29 yrsJunior Team
20 - 24 yrs30 - 39 yrs
25 - 29 yrs40 - 49 yrsTeaser 16+ yrs
30 - 34 yrs50 - 59 yrsTeaser Team 16+ yrs (2 or 3 members)
35 - 39 yrs60+ yrs
40 - 44 yrsSprint Team (2 or 3 members)
45 - 49 yrs
50 - 54 yrs
55+ yrs
Standard Team (2 or 3 members)
AGE: Individuals must be at least 16 yrs of age on 31/12/17AGE: Individuals must be at least 14 yrs of age on 31/12/17AGE: Individuals must be at least 12 yrs of age on 31/12/17AGE: Individuals must be at least 7 yrs of age on 31/12/17
AGE: Standard Distance Team
Each team members must be at least 14 yrs of age on 31/12/17
AGE: Sprint Team
Each team members must be at least 13 yrs of age on 31/12/17
AGE: Junior Team
Each team members must be at least 10 yrs of age on 31/12/17
AGE: Dirt Kids Team
Each team members must be at least 7 yrs of age on 31/12/17

Teams

Teams can included two or three team members.  Each team member completes one leg, either the swim, mountain bike or trail run.  For two person teams one person completes two of the three legs.

When entering a two person team please include the details of the team member who will be completing two legs twice on the entry form

 

Family Discounts

Every effort has been made to keep entry costs to an absolute minimum, however we are keen to encourage families to be involved in Dirt Fest and we do understand that entries for a large family can add up.

If you are a family unit, and members of your family are looking at taking part in a number of Dirt Fest Events, then email us at [email protected] PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

  • Your name, telephone number & email address
  • The names of those in your family who will be taking part in Dirt Fest and the events they will be entering.

We will consider each request on an individual basis.

Important Information about Family Discounts

  • Entries must be for members of one family unit. Groups of friends are not eligible.
  • An email does not guarantee a discount. A family discount will be offered only at the discretion of the Event Managers.
  • Discounts will only be considered prior to entries being received. No refunds will be given as a result of a Family Discount.
  • Entries must be made on the same order.
  • If a discount is offered and the entry does not match the details in the email request In 2 Adventure reserve the right, without prior notice, to debit the difference in entry fees from the credit card listed on the entry.

Triathlon Australia License

TreX Events are sanctioned by the sports governing body, Triathlon Australia. Participants who are not a member of Triathlon Australia will be required to purchase a Day License which is approximately $1.50 to $15 depending on the event.  This provides insurance coverage for participants.

To avoid having to pay the addition day license fee participants can choose to become a member of Triathlon Australia which as well as giving you a discounted event entry offers the following benefits:

Membership Benefits

  1. Eligibility to be awarded state championship and national championship awards
  2. Membership with both TA & TQ & the provision of a membership card recognised Australia wide
  3. 24 hour personal accident insurance while training for and competing in sanctioned races in Australia
  4. Discounted entry fee for all sanctioned races in Australia
  5. Invitation to attend training camps, educational seminars and workshops
  6. Race Calendar & regular issues of E-news
  7. Discounts on triathlon products via Triathlon Queensland Shop – timex watches, clothing, and more
  8. Investing back in the sport to aide junior development, club development, and athlete development programs

To find out more go to the Triathlon Australia Website at www.triathlon.org.au or find out more about MEMBERSHIP HERE.

Moreton Bay Region

Take a 30 minute drive north west of Brisbane and discover the peace and tranquillity of the Moreton Bay Countryside. A region of tree covered mountains surround beautiful valleys, lakes and rivers, you find yourself in a wonderland close to Brisbane but a world away from the everyday city life.

To the south are two giants, Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious with breathtaking views, the mountain’s road meanders through rainforests before opening out to breathtaking vistas, on a clear day you can see the Islands of Moreton Bay. From the pretty village of Samford, renowned for its quaint cafes and restaurants, head north to the hamlet of Dayboro before climbing to Mt Mee and the wineries of Ocean View, on the road through the stunning D’Aguilar National Park.

The country meets the city at Caboolture which lies to the north; the modern city is home to many attractions including the Caboolture Historical Village, War Plane and Flight Museum and Queensland State Equestrian Centre to name but a few.

Travel a little further West and you will find the country town of Woodford which is famous for the Woodford Folk Festival, the largest of its kind in Australia.

Whether you are on a day trip, staying for a weekend or longer, picture yourself in the Moreton Bay Countryside. You will be enchanted by its natural beauty, abundant wildlife and the friendly locals, who run the many outstanding local hotels, bed and breakfast, restaurants and cafes.

For more information go to Visit Moreton Bay Region

Climate

Brisbane’s weather in winter is generally dry and mild with mean temperatures between 11 – 21°C (51.8 – 69.8°F). Early mornings and nights can be crisp, but overnight lows rarely drop below 9°C (48.2°F) just perfect for a TreX Duathlon.

 

Accommodation

There is camping available onsite, however if you’re looking to extend your stay, or not keen on sleeping in a tent, there are many fantastic accommodation options nearby.

Check out Moreton Bay Regional Council & Visit Moreton Bay Region for info and to book.

Dining

The Moreton Bay Region offers a wide array of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets!  To find the perfect option for you, head to Visit Moreton Bay Region

Shopping & Markets

From weekend markets and small boutique stores to a Westfield and even Ikea, you don’t need to leave the Moreton Bay Region to shop for all your heart desires.  Browse through all the shopping on offer on the Visit Moreton Bay Region website or check out all the Markets on offer on the Moreton Bay Regional Council website.

Driving

DRIVING FROM BRISBANE

Directions from Brisbane

  • Heading North on Gympie Rd, at Anzac Ave, turn left onto Dayboro Rd at the roundabout.
  • Carry on Dayboro Rd past North Pine Country Park.
  • After Circuit Rd on the Right, take the next right onto Scout Rd.
  • After approximately 2.5km GO PAST Gate 1 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
  • After approximately 800m turn left into GATE 2 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
  • Follow the dirt track up the hill.
  • At the top of the hill turn right and continue along the track to HQ.

DRIVING FROM THE SUNSHINE COAST

Directions from the Sunshine Coast

  • Turn off the Bruce Hwy onto Anzac Avenue.
  • Follow Anzac Avenue into Petrie.
  • Turn right onto Dayboro Rd, at the roundabout.
  • Carry on past North Pine Country Park.
  • After Circuit Rd on the Right, take the next right onto Scout Rd.
  • After approximately 2.5km GO PAST Gate 1 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
  • After approximately 800m turn left into GATE 2 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
  • Follow the dirt track up the hill.
  • At the top of the hill continue straight along the track to HQ.

 

 

Flights

The Moreton Bay region is serviced by two airports – Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast Airport.  Several major airlines operate multiple flights daily to and from all capital cities.

Car Hire

Check out options for transport hire on the Visit Moreton Bay Region website

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cross Triathlon?

At this point it might be a good opportunity to dispel some of the myths and look at what Cross Triathlon is NOT.  There is a strong misplaced belief that Cross Triathlon is an Adventure Race.  This is far from reality.

Cross triathlon is a set format including a Swim, Mountain Bike and Trail Run on a predetermined, marked course and is governed by the rules and guidelines of a traditional triathlon.  Put simply, it’s the on road version of the sport transposed into a bushland setting with mountain bikes and off road trail shoes.

Cross triathlon first emerged in 1996 on the island of Maui, when mountain biking and triathlon met in a bold new racing format that included an open-ocean swim, mountain bike race and  trail run which attracted a mufti-faceted market  including outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, mountain bikers and triathletes.

The inaugural ITU Cross Tri World Championships were held in 2011 in Spain with over 400 athletes competing across the elite, junior, age-group and paratriathlon categories.

Triathlon Australia and The International Triathlon Union are demonstrating their commitment to Cross Triathlon with the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships now an established annual event.  The TreX Series is currently playing host to the Australian Cross Triathlon Championships and the Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships.

How can I get into X-Triathlon in Australia?

Although cross triathlon is a relatively newer sport in Australia, there are a number of events across the country.  The TreX X-Triathlon is a national series with 7 events including the State, National and Regional Championships.

If you fancy your triathlon with some grit, dirt and hardcore action, get on line and find out more about Cross Triathlon and join the revolution.

More information can be found at:

What are Competitors Saying About Cross Triathlon?

“Swapping the pavement for the dirt was a decision I’ll never regret! There is so much more excitement and challenge, in Cross Triathlon and the Tre-X events are just so friendly. The challenges now aren’t just related to how fast I can go, but how much fun I can have getting muddy and dirty as I race through SENSATIONAL locations! Bring on the dirt!” Narelle, Kedron, Qld

“Triathlon is an exciting blend physically challenging sports and strategy, and taking the traditional disciplines OFF-ROAD has been more than just a breath of fresh air.  Racing through a changing outdoor natural environment, each trail becomes a new adventure and overcoming unexpected obstacles makes the reward of finishing so much greater.  With a buzzing race atmosphere and personal touch, the In 2 Adventure team have simply got the Tre-X Off-Road Triathlon series so right. Simultaneously opening a door for those tired of following the same straight roads and those seeking new paths to adventure alike!”Andy, Indooroopilly, Qld

Is X-Triathlon just for Elite Athletes?

The answer to this question is an overwhelming “NO!”

The national TreX X-Triathlon series has been running for seven years is currently welcoming all manner of participants from 7 years to 70, from those who have never taken part in a triathlon, to mums, dads and families, weekend warriors and those who just love the outdoors and want to try something new.

It really is a family event and offers something for all level of participants including:

Dirt Kids (7-10yrs)

A non-competitive event for 7 to 11 year olds. Typical distances include 50m Swim, 3km XC MTB and 500m Run.

Junior & Teaser Course

This is an event designed for younger participants and those who want to come and try a x-triathlon for the first time in a shorter event format.  Distances typically include 150m Swim, 5km XC MTB & 1km Trail Run.

Sprint Course

This course includes all the action of the long course event, but with a shorter distance.  Usually including a 350m Swim, 10km XC MTB and 4km Trail Run.

Long Course

The long course evolves throughout the season and gets progressively longer and more challenging before culminating in the championship event at the end of the season with a 1500m Swim, 30km Cross Country Mountain Bike and 10km Trail Run.

Are there differences between traditional triathlon and cross tri?

The answer is YES! Although governed by the same rules and guidelines of on-road triathlon, it does have some key differences:

The Swim

The swim course is quite similar to the on road version of the sport.  Competitors find themselves plunging into dams, lakes, rivers and the ocean and sometimes have to get in touch with their ‘dirty’ side as swim entries and exits can be muddy and boggy.  Reeds, lilies’ and sometimes wildlife can be a part of the swim leg in a cross triathlon, which just adds to the adventure of the event.

The Mountain Bike Course

The mountain bike course is an eclectic combination of trails which can include fire trails and 4WD tracks, bush trails, sand. rocks and single track (no tarmac here!).  Each course is different and unlike road triathlons, a mountain bike course is very different every time you ride it.  It requires a combination of skill, speed, strength and strategy to stay at the pointy end of the field.

In the TreX series a lot of the course is suitable for new comers and those new to mountain biking, however there will also be technical sections to challenge riders mountain bike skills and to add a touch of excitement to the course.  If a rider does not feel confident, that’s fine, there’s always the option to walk the more technical sections (they are not usually too long) and start riding again when they feel comfortable.

Course distance can often be deceptive for those unfamiliar with mountain biking.  10km on a mountain bike track is very different to 10km on the road.  Riders must constantly be focussed on the trails as they twist and turn and challenge with pinchy climbs, log roll overs, bridges, rock gardens and water crossings.  There is no cruising or freewheeling when you get off road.  Each athlete must be in the moment and engaged with the course from start to finish.  Arguably, it is this element of the sport that keeps competitors coming back for more and more action.

No Such Thing as Drafting

Due to the nature of the mountain bike leg drafting does not come into play in the cross version of the sport.  However, courtesy on the mountain bike is governed by recognised mountain bike guidelines such as:

  • Where possible riders must keep to the left of the trails and allow others to pass;
  • When passing riders should alert the person in front with a friendly shout “On your left”, or “On your right” depending on which side they intend to pass; and
  • When being passed, and it is safe to do so, riders will move to the left or right as requested.

The Trail Run

The trail run is where cross triathlon really shines by offering participants a true off-road experience.  Trail run courses cover some incredibly diverse terrain and showcases some of Australia’s most spectacular bush and coastal areas.

Typically the trail run includes trails, tracks, creek crossings, steep craggy ascents, rough descents, sandy banks, rocky scrambles and sometimes there’s no tracks at all!  This means that competitors must stay focussed every step of the way as they challenge themselves to run, scramble and climb to the welcome site of the finish arch and an appreciative crowd at Race HQ

Race Rules

There are a number of rules that govern the sport of Triathlon in general and specifically Cross Triathlon.

Triathlon Australia governs the sport within Australia and apply the rules at all TreX events, a copy of the rules as of 1st July 2017 can be reviewed HERE.

Internationally the International Triathlon Union (ITU) governs all aspects of the sport of Triathlon, all international guidelines and rules can be found HERE.

 

Where can I check out my results?

Check out your results on line on the Results page.

Live results at each event are usually published here Live Results.

Series Points

Series Points are awarded to the top 20 competitors in each age group for the Standard, Sprint and Junior Course at all TreX Events.

The best 4 points across the season will count towards the series championships awards, to be eligible a competitor must take part in the final race of the season the TreX Championships.

Series points are awarded as shown in the following table:

DuathlonPort StephensRedlandsGoldfieldsSnowy MountainsBack2BackChamps
R1 - GoldR2 - PlatinumR3 - GoldR4 - PlatinumR5 - PlatinumR6 - GoldR7 - Platinum
1st751007510010075100
2nd67906790906790
3rd61826182826182
4th56755675755675
5th51695169695169
6th47634763634763
7th43584358584358
8th39533953533953
9th36493649493649
10th33453345453345
11th30413041413041
12th27372737372737
13th25342534342534
14th23312331312331
15th21282128282128
16th19251925251925
17th17221722221722
18th15191519191519
19th13161316161316
20th11131113131113
Remainder9999999

What happens if an event is sold out?

  • Numbers are limited at each event for participant safety and environmental reasons.
  • When an event is sold out a notice will be posted on the NEWS PAGE of the TreX website.
  • No entries will be accepted after the capacity has been reached.
  • No 'On The Day' entries will be accepted when the event is full.
  • Where possible event organisers will make every effort to advise participants when entries are close to capacity via TreX newsletters and on the NEWS PAGE of the website, however entries may close without notice.

What happens if an event is cancelled or rescheduled?

  • An event will only be cancelled or rescheduled if there is a risk to the safety of participants or the environment.
  • A decision on event cancellation or rescheduling may only be made on the evening before an event.
  • If an event is cancelled a notice will be posted on the NEWS PAGE of the TreX website.
  • Full details of applicable credits in the case of a cancellation or rescheduling can be found in the EVENT REFUND POLICY

What if I’ve won a prize or medal & can’t stay for presentations?

If a prize winner is unable to stay for the Prize Giving Ceremony they may organise for their prize to be posted to them by contacting the team and sending a registered post bag (big enough for the prize) with postage paid to the address below. Prizes must be claimed within 4 weeks of the event.

In 2 Adventure
PO Box 2003
Brookside Centre
Qld, 4053

Please Note:

  • Only those at the presentations will be eligible for random draw prizes.
  • Prizes and medallions are packed away in the event trailer post event.  Some events require travel and at times the trailer may not be available to be unpacked for up to 4 weeks post an event.   In some circumstances it can take up to this long for prizes and/or medallions to be distributed when participants are unable to stay for prize giving.

Do I have to stay for the presentations?

  • Staying for the presentations is not compulsory, however, it is a great way to finish the day and cheer on fellow competitors.  If you are unable to attend the presentation you will not be eligible for random draw prizes.
  • Please be aware that for safety reasons, at most events cars may not leave the car park area until the transition area is open and all competitors have completed the mountain bike leg.

What happens after I finish my race?

  • Take some time to celebrate your achievements!
  • Return you timing band to the marshals at the finish line.
  • Grab some refreshments and fruit from the catering tent at the finish line.
  • Complete a feedback form for an entry into the random prize draw.
  • Grab a coffee and a meal from our on site caterers
  • Check out the great specials from our partners at the event expo.
  • Chill out and catch up with other competitors and share your war stories as you cheer on your fellow competitors as they cross the finish line.
  • Stick around for the presentations and random prize draw.  Who knows, you might just take out a prize yourself!

What do I have to do on the day?

Please refer to information in the Overview tab for each specific event.

How do I become a Triathlon Australia member?

  • To become a member of Triathlon Australia visit their website at www.triathlon.org.au
  • By becoming a Triathlon Australia member you will become exempt from paying the one day license fee applicable to all TreX Cross Triathlon Events.

What if I have to withdraw from the event?

If you are unable to make the event full details are outlined in the EVENT REFUND POLICY outlining necessary actions and follow up in the case of an applicable refund or credit.

Can I change or transfer my entry?

It is forbidden to participate in an event under another competitor's name or to offer your entry to another participant. Transfer of entry to another competitor is not permitted.

What is provided in my race bag?

Race Bags usually include:

  • A computerised timing band;
  • A race number to be worn on the front of your torso for the run legs;
  • A bike number to be attached to the front handle bars or stem of your bike;
  • Special giveaways from our event partners (where applicable);
  • Event Tech T (if purchased or included in an early bird entry offer)

What facilities are available at the event?

Facilities vary significantly between events, some event venues offer 5 star resort facilities with accommodation and camping on site while others are slightly more adventurous.

  • At some locations there is limited or no drinking water at Race HQ. For these events competitors are required to bring their own water for before, during and after the event.
  • Flush, Portable and bush toilets are available at Race HQ.
  • Catering and Coffee.

Can I carry a music device? (MP3, IPod, etc)

As stated in Triathlon Australia's rules and regulations competitors are not permitted to race with any music devices including mobile phones, MP3 players, earphones etc, . Competitors found with any device such as these will be disqualified.

Is water provided on the course?

Aid stations are made available on the trail run course approximately every 3 km and also at the Finish area. Competitors are expected to be self sufficient for water on the bike leg.

Please note at some events there is limited or no drinking water on site so on these occasions competitors are asked to being enough water and drinks to last before, during and after the race.

Can I wear a hydration pack?

Yes, hydration packs can be worn.

What is a wave start?

In order to avoid having every competitor entering the water at the same time, competitors are divided into “waves” to give you plenty of room to swim and enter transition smoothly. Waves will start at approximate 3 minute intervals. See the notice board at Race HQ for your wave start time.

Do I have to wear clip in bike shoes?

You do not have to wear ‘clip in’ bike shoes.  Depending on your confidence and skill level on a mountain bike, ‘cages’ or standard flat pedals with running shoes are another options. These may also speed up your transition times from bike to run.

Do I need a Mountain bike?

You will require an off road bike as all the riding takes place on fire trails, dirt tracks and some single track that is all unsuitable for a standard road bike.

Can I wear a wetsuit?

The water temperature will be measured by officials from Triathlon Australia. For age-group competitors, if the water is 22 degrees or above then it will be a non-wetsuit swim. If the water temperature is below 22 degrees competitors will be given the option of wearing a wetsuit.  It is not compulsory to wear a wetsuit if the water temperature is below 22 degrees.

As per the Triathlon Australia Race Rules, the temperature limits for the use of wetsuits and maximum time to be in the water are as follows:

 

1. Open Competitors

DistanceForbidden AboveMandatory BelowMaximum Time
Up to 1500m20 C14 C30 minutes

2. Age Group Competitors

DistanceForbidden AboveMandatory BelowMaximum Time
Up to1500m22 C14 C1 hour 10 mins

What Equipment do I need for the event?

Participants will require the following equipment on the day:

  • Off Road Trail Running Shoes
  • Swimmers
  • Goggles (if desired)
  • Swimming Cap (At events where swim caps are provided in race packs, these swim caps must be worn during the swim leg)
  • Mountain Bike - In good working order and with plugs on the handle bars.
  • Bike Helmet - The bike helmet must be in good condition and meet Australian Safety Standards.
    Note: To ensure competitors safety, officials from Triathlon Australia will do a check of participants bikes and helmets before entering the transition area. If bikes and helmet do not meet the requires standards, competitors will not be able to take part in the event.
  • Bike Shoes (if applicable)
  • Hydration Pack or Water Bottles
  • Running / Riding Shirt / Vest
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sun Lotion
  • Insect Repellent
  • Chairs to relax in after the event.
  • IMPORTANT: Due to the longer distance of the Champs Events all Long Course Competitors are highly recommended to carry at least 2 litres of water either in a hydration pack or in bike bottles with them on the Bike Course.

When do Entries Close?

On Line Entries: For most events on line entries close 5pm Wednesday prior to event. See the ENTRY PAGE for full details.

On The Day Entries: Providing the event is not full, entries will be accepted on the day. On the day entries incur an additional $20 fee.

Entries may close without notice when the event is full.  An announcement will be placed on the News page.

How do I Enter?

Online

Enter On Line by selecting the link on the entries page.  You can pay by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.  Secure payment facilities are provided by Eway.   For most events online entries close 5pm Wednesday prior to event. See the ENTRY PAGE for full details.

 

On The Day

Providing the event is not full, entries will be accepted on the day.
Late entries incur an additional $30 fee.

Entries may close without notice when the event is full.  An announcement will be placed on the News page.
VIEW FULL ENTRY DETAILS HERE