TreX Goldfields

TreX Goldfields

01 months : 30 days : 18 hours

TreX Goldfields PLUS Bendigo Trail Run Festival

TreX XTri Platinum Race: Sat 25th November, 2017
Bendigo Trail Run Festival: Sun 26th November, 2017

Race 4 returns to our favourite Victorian location in Bendigo, with its memorable off road trail run course with events including an AquaBike and Duathlon as well as a World Qualifying Aquathlon Event, the Bendigo Trail Run Festival and Dirt Master Titles.

This event is also the Victorian State Cross Triathlon Championships and part of the Triathlon Victoria State Series.

TreX Cross Tri & TreX Aquathlon are WQE races for athletes wanting to be part of the 2018 Australian Multisport Team in Denmark.

EVENT OVERVIEW

25 | 26 Nov, 2017.

Carusoe Reservoir

Bendigo, VIC

Events

TreX Cross Triathlon (Swim | MTB | Trail Run)
VIC State Championships and WQE
  • Standard: 1500 | 30 | 10
  • Sprint: 350 | 15 | 4
  • Junior | Teaser: 200 | 3| 1
  • Dirt Kids: 50m | 2 | 500m
TreX Cross Duathon (MTB | Trail Run)
  • Standard: 30 | 10
  • Sprint: 15 | 4
TreX AquaBike (Swim | MTB)
  • Standard: 1500 | 30
  • Sprint: 350 | 15
TreX Aquathlon WQE (On Road)
  • Standard: 2.5 | 1000 | 2.5
  • Sprint: 2.5 | 500 | 1.25
  • Junior | Teaser: 1.25 | 300 | 1.25
Trail Run Festival
  • Half Marathon 21k
  • 14k
  • 7k
  • 3.5km
Kids Mud Rats

About TreX Goldfields & the Bendigo Trail Run Festival

TreX Goldfields & BendigoTrail Run Festival Weekend are based in beautiful Crusoe Reservoir, just 10mins drive from Bendigo town centre in Victoria.  Take a step back to the past as we swim, mountain bike and trail run in this historic goldfields area where you’ll even see some relics of our gold mining history along the course.

TreX XTri Featuring an enclosed calm water swim  in beautiful Crusoe Reservoir followed by a challenging endurance mountain bike course in Bendigo Regional park and a unique truly off road trail run taking in the beautiful and diverse scenery and terrain of No 7 Park.  The trail run will challenge competitors with a combination of undulating trails, traversing Crusoe Reservoir with some technical, rocky and wet sections with 80% of the trail run being off-trail.

TreX Aquathlon RUN | SWIM | RUN (On Road): In the spirit of ITU MultiSport We are very proud to announce a new addition to the TreX Series with the hosting of the TreX Aqauthlon.  This exciting event format is a great way to get In 2 Triathlon as it requires very little equipment so participants can pretty much just come along and have a go.  There’s a course for all comers with a standard, sprint, junior, teaser and dirt kids courses on offer.  The Standard Distance event is also a qualification round for the ITU World Championships.

Bendigo Trail Run Festival Discover the best of Bendigo on this spectacular trail run taking in the natural beauty of Bendigo Regional Park and Crusoe Reservoir.  Go hardcore and tackle the 21km half marathon or if you’re looking for something a little shorter choose between the 14k, 7k or 3.5k options.

Dirt Master The Victorian Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Challenge includes a combination of 3 events across the two days in our Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master or Junior Dirt Dude Challenge.

Crusoe Reservoir, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo

The Trex X-Tri Series is based at the Crusoe Reservoir Reserve, Bendigo, VIC.

Race HQ

Crusoe Reservoir Reserve

229 Crusoe Road, Kangaroo Flat, VIC, 3555

 

 Parking

There is ample parking located near Race HQ in the event car park, on Crusoe Road, Please follow the event signage on arrival.

Race HQ

Race HQ is based at the Crusoe Reservoir Reserve on Crusoe Road.

Accommodation

There are numerous accommodation options available for all budgets and tastes throughout Bendigo.

View and Book at Bendigo Tourism

Facilities

The Crusoe Reservoir and No 7 Park Precinct is popular for cycling, walking, jogging and fishing. The 210-hectare area is surrounded by the Greater Bendigo National Park. It is known for its beauty, rich cultural heritage and various recreational features.

Find out more here.

Pets

Dogs are not permitted in Crusoe Reservoir or No.7 Park.

Equipment

Cross Triathlon Equipment

  • Swimmers | Tri Suit
  • Swim Goggles (if desired)
  • Swim Cap (provided): Swim caps are provided in athlete race packs, these MUST be worn during the swim leg.
  • Bike helmet that meets Australian Safety Standards
  • Mountain Bike: Ensure that the mountain bike has been serviced and is in good working order and that handle bar ends are solidly plugged
  • Bike Gloves (recommended)
  • Bike Shoes (if applicable)
  • Water bottles | Hydration Pack
  • Water & Nutrition
  • Off Road Running Shoes
  • Running shirt | Riding Shirt | Vest
  • Protective Eyewear: Some sections of the course have some overhanging branches. It is recommended that athletes wear some form of eye protection during the event
  • Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Lotion, Towel
  • Insect Repellent
  • A Sense of Adventure!

Aquathlon Equipment

  • Swimmers | Tri Suit
  • Swim Goggles (if desired)
  • Swim Cap (provided): Swim caps are provided in athlete race packs, these MUST be worn during the swim leg.
  • Water & Nutrition
  • Running Shoes
  • Running shirt | Vest
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Lotion, Towel
  • Insect Repellent
  • A Sense of Adventure!


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!


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.


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 confirmation email.
  • 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 equipment to the transition area.

 

Dirt Master Check In

ALL Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master & Junior Dirt Dude contenders MUST check in during the designated registration times prior to EACH event.

This is extremely important for safety and timing purposes as it is critical to be able to identify exactly who has started each event and that those timing chips are activated for that event.  If a contender has not checked in at registration it will be recorded that they are not racing and no times will be registered.

We look forward to welcoming all our contenders at Triathlon, Aquathlon and Trail Run registrations throughout the weekend.

 

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.

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

Please see the Timetable for On the Day entry closure times.


Race Packs

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

Triathlon
  • Timing Strap & Chip
  • Mountain Bike Number
  • Trail Run Number
  • Swim Cap
Aquathlon
  • Timing Strap & Chip
  • Trail Run Number
  • Swim Cap

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 merchandise tent at Race HQ or before race day at the In2Adventure online store


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.  Teams will pass the band to the next team member in transition at the end of each leg.

Timing chips are to be returned to marshals in the post race finish area.

Please Note: 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 $20 replacement fee (payable at the finish line) will apply.

 

Run Numbers

Run numbers must be displayed on the front of the torso during the entire run leg.  The number is to be facing the front and easily visible.

It is critical that the run number is clearly visible at the finish line to ensure a time is recorded.

Safety pins are available for collection near the registration area.  Alternatively race belts are on sale at the merchandise tent at Race HQ or before race day at the In2Adventure online store

 

Mountain Bike Numbers

The bike number is to be attached to the front handle bars of the bike using the ties provided.  It must be easily visible for the entire mountain bike leg for easy video identification and marshal recording throughout the mountain bike lap.

Do not cut or deface the number in anyway, penalties will apply.

Ties are available for collection near the registration area.

 

Dirt Master Race Numbers and Timing Chips

Our awesome Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master & Junior Dirt Dude Contenders will be issued with special Dirt Master race numbers identifying them as Dirt Master Contenders.

Race Number & Timing Chip Allocation

Each contender will receive:

  • 1 x Mountain Bike Number Plate
  • + 1 x Run Number
  • + 1 x Ankle Timing Chip.

Please utilise these numbers as outlined below.

 

Dirt Master | TreX Triathlon

All Dirt Masters must race in the triathlon with:

  1. Dirt Master Bike Number Plate
  2. + Dirt Master Run Number
  3. + Ankle Timing Chip.

At the finish of the triathlon:

  • Return the Dirt Master MTB Number
  • Retain the Dirt Master Run Number
  • Retain the ankle timing chip.

 

Dirt Master | Aquathlon

All Dirt Masters must race in the aquathlon with:

  1. Dirt Master Run Number
  2. + Ankle Timing Chip.

At the finish of the aquathlon:

  • Retain the Dirt Master Run Number
  • Retain the ankle timing chip.
Dirt Master | Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival

All Dirt Masters must race in the trail run festival with:

  1. Dirt Master Run Number
  2. + Ankle Timing Chip.

At the finish of the trail run HAND IN your ankle timing chip and Run Number.

 

Dirt Master Race Number Colours

Dirt Master | Yellow

Mini Dirt Master | Orange

Junior Dirt Dude | Green


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.

Before the triathlon and aquathlon please ensure that your swim warm up is completed before the briefing as the Technical Officials and Water Safety will not allow athletes in the water during the briefing.

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


Athletes Call & Wave Starts

Triathlon Events will start at the beach on the banks of Lake Crackenback.

Aquathlon and Trail Run events will start on the road next to Race HQ.

Please check the wave start times on the notice board at Race HQ and ensure you are at the start line ready for your race call well in advance.


Safety

Your safety is a key consideration; however, Cross Triathlon,  Aquathlon, XC MTB 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.

 

Water Safety

Water safety on the swim is provided by the Jindabyne Yabbies Surf Lifesaving Club.

 

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 on the grassed area near the front gate.  Please refer to the venue plan for location.


Litter Zones

 

We are extremely privileged to be granted permission to race in the natural beauty of  Kosciuszko National Park  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.

 

MTB Course Litter Zones

One litter zone will be located on the Mountain Bike Course just after the transition area, and the other will be located approximately half way around the course.

 

Trail Run Course Litter Zones

A litter zone is located at aid stations on the run course.


Competition Rules

Triathlon & Aquathlon 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.


Finish Area

The finish is always a special place for our athletes, so make sure you make your finish photo one to remember and get ready to celebrate your achievements.  Our volunteers will be serving fruit and water and collecting timing chips in the finish area.

 

Timing Chips

Timing chips are to be returned to the Volunteers in the athlete recovery area. If a timing chip has been lost on the course during the event, please notify the timing personnel immediately after crossing the finish line.  Dirt Master contenders please refer to the information outlined HERE.

 

First Aid

A dedicated first aid tent will be set up at the finish line for any first aid needs.

 

Triathlon Bike Collection

Transition will be opened for competitors to collect their own bikes when the final mountain bike rider has returned to transition.  Competitors are to wear their race numbers to verify bike collection.


Presentations & Prizes

Top 3 Elite Presentations

A special presentation will be made at Race HQ for the top 3 Elite male and female finishers.  It is a requirement that top 3 elite competitors attend the presentation ceremony.  A forfeit of any applicable prize money applies for non-attendance.  Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for times.

 

TreX Presentations

TreX presentations will take place when all, or the majority of competitors have finished the course.

 

TreX Prizes

Age Group

Prizes and medallions will be awarded for 1st Place in all categories.

Medallions will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place in all categories.

 

Fun One Prize Draw

The ‘Fun One’ prize draw will take place at each event prize giving.

To enter:

  1. Place your race number in the box at the finish area; and/or
  2. Complete a Feedback Form

To be eligible for a ‘Fun One’ prize, athletes must be present at the draw.

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
1st7590759010075100
2nd72877287977297
3rd69846984946994
4th66816681916691
5th63786378886388
6th60756075856085
7th57725772825782
8th54695469795479
9th51665166765176
10th48634863734873
11th45604560704570
12th42574257674267
13th39543954643964
14th36513651613661
15th33483348583358
16th30453045553055
17th27422742522752
18th24392439492449
19th21362136462146
20th18331833431843
21st15301530401540
22nd12271227371237
23rd92492434934
24th62162131631
25th31831828328

Event Timetable

Saturday 25 November AM

TreX X-Tri Series

Victorian State Championships & WQE
TimeEvent
6:15amRegistration Open
6:15amTransition Open
6:45amLate Online Entries Close
7:15amRegistration Closed
7:20amTransition Closed
7:25amRace Safety Brief
(Compulsory for all competitors)
7:45amStart | Junior/Teaser X-Tri
8:15amStart | Standard X-Tri
8:20amStart | Standard AquaBike
9:00amStart | Standard Duathlon
9:45amStart | Sprint X-Tri
9:50amStart | Sprint AquaBike
10:00amStart | Sprint Duathlon
11:45am*Presentations | Top 3 Elite/Open
12:15pm*Transition Open to collect bikes
12:15pmDirt Kids Registration Open
12:45pmDirt Kids Registration Closed
1:00pm*Start | Dirt Kids X-Duathlon
1:30pm*Presentations | Age Groups - all races
*Estimated Time OnlyPlease listen for announcements at Race HQ

Saturday 25 November PM

TreX Aquathlon

WQE Race
TimeEvent
2:45pmRegistration Open
2:45pmTransition Open
3:00pmLate Online Entries Close
3:15pmRegistration Closed
3:15pmTransition Closed
3:15pmRace Safety Brief
(Compulsory for all competitors)
3:30pmStart | Junior/Teaser Aquathlon
3:35pmStart | Standard Aquathlon
3:40pmStart | Sprint Aquathlon
4:30pm*Presentations
*Estimated Time OnlyPlease listen for announcements at Race HQ

 

 

Sunday 26 November

Bendigo Trail Run Festival

Please see the Trail Run Event Website for the full time table – Coming soon

TreX Cross Triathlon

Saturday

Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser, Dirt Kids Plus Aquabike & Duathlon Events

Courses

TreX Swim Course

This is a fresh water swim in beautiful Crusoe Reservoir.  Water clarity is usually very clear and conditions are generally flat calm, however this can change depending on weather and conditions on the day.

Water Temperature

Average water temperature during November is around 20 degrees which means it will more than likely be an optional wetsuit swim, however Triathlon Australia 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.

 

Swim Start

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

 

Swim Course

The swim course is a Triangle-shaped anti clockwise lap and is marked with 1.5m orange buoys.

  • Standard: 2 x 750m laps.
  • Sprint: 1  x 400m lap
  • Junior: 1 x 200m lap
  • Dirt Kids: 1 x 50m lap

 

Swim Exit

The swim will exit onto the boat ramp. For standard distance swimmers have a short 50m run around the designated flag to reenter the water at the same place as the swim start.

To Transition: The run from the swim exit to transition is approx 200m from the reservoir, around Race HQ to transition.

 

Swim Map

Course map coming soon

 


TreX Mountain Bike Course

The mountain bike course is a 15km lap hosted in beautiful Bendigo Regional Park. The mountain bike course offers a great combination of undulating climbs, flowing single track and for the Victorian Champs course some short technical rocky sections and climbs.

This will be a fast course and we anticipate fast times on the day.

The course is suitable for those new to mountain biking, but will also challenge those with advanced technical riding skills in a number of rocky, pinchy climbing sections.

 

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 Zoneis 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.

 

MTB Map | Standard & Sprint

Coming soon

 

MTB Map | Junior & Teaser

Coming soon

 


TreX Trail Run Course

Taking in the beautiful and diverse scenery and terrain of No 7 Park this trail run will challenge competitors with a combination of undulating trails, traversing Crusoe Reservoir with some technical, rocky and wet sections.
This is an all-new course for 2015 and the run is now 80% off-trail. This means there are no trails and you will be running through the bush in rough terrain. We recommend runners wear protective eye wear as well as suitable footwear for the terrain.

There is a wet section on the run course. Runners must complete the course through the water where indicated. If a runner exits the water before the designated signage this will be deemed a ‘wrong course’ and penalties and/or disqualification may result. The run also includes a 300m stretch of waist-high logs we like to call ‘Log in… Log out… X-Tri style’.

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.

It is a Triathlon Australia regulation that footwear MUST be worn at all times on the run.

Aid Stations

  • STANDARD | 2 Aid Stations | 2.5k, 5k
  • SPRINT | 2 Aid Stations | 2.5k, 5k

Aid Stations will offer water in cups.

 

Trail Run Map | Standard Course

Coming soon

 

Trail Run Map | Sprint

Coming soon

 


Transition

Transition is located in the compound behind Race HQ.  There is a 200m run from the swim, around Race HQ to the transition entry.  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 transition to view the swim, bike and run transitions however spectators are not permitted in, or around the fenced area.

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 Swim 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.

 

Dirt Kids Transition Area

Dirt Kids is primarily 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 an informal transition area near Race HQ just prior to the Dirt Kids Event Start.

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

Standard

 

MTB Map | Standard Course

Coming soon

 

Trail Run Map | Standard Course

Coming soon

 


Sprint

 

MTB Map | Sprint

Coming soon

 

Trail Run Map | Sprint

Coming soon

 


Junior | Teaser

MTB Map | Junior & Teaser

Coming soon

Trail Run Map | Junior & Teaser

Coming soon


Dirt Kids

 

Dirt Kids 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.

World Aquathlon Championships Qualifying Event

We are very proud to announce a new addition to the TreX Series with the hosting of the World Aquathlon Championships Qualifying Race.  This exciting event format is a great way to get In 2 Triathlon as it requires very little equipment so participants can pretty much just come along and have a go.  There’s a course for all comers with a standard, sprint, junior and teaser course on offer.  The Standard Distance event is also a qualification round for the ITU World Championships.

 

Map

Coming soon

The Run Course

Course info coming soon.

Race Start

The race will start will be a mass start on the track opposite Race HQ.

 


The Swim Course

This is a fresh water swim in beautiful Crusoe Reservoir.  Water clarity is usually very clear and conditions are generally flat calm, however this can change depending on weather and conditions on the day.

Water Temperature

Average water temperature during November is around 20 degrees which means it will more than likely be an optional wetsuit swim, however Triathlon Australia 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.

 

Swim Course

The swim course is a Triangle-shaped anti clockwise lap and is marked with 1.5m orange buoys.

  • Standard Distance: 2 x 500m laps.
  • Sprint: 1  x 500m lap
  • Junior: 1 x 300m lap

 

Swim Exit

Lap 1: The exit is at the boat ramp.  At the end of lap 1 for the Standard Distance race, 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 20m run on the grass.


Transition

Transition is located adjacent to Race HQ where footwear and swimwear will be placed in categories.  There is a short 20m run from the swim exit to the transition entry.

 

Bendigo Trail Run Festival

Sunday 26th November

Get In 2 the Bendigo Trail Run Festival | Half Marathon | 14k | 7k | 3.5

The Bendigo Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family.

Taking in some of the most spectacular bushland trails this all new trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based at Crusoe Reservoir the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery.  So whether your a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone.

  • WEBSITE COMING SOON

Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Challenge

The Ultimate Off Road Endurance Challenge

3 Hardcore Events | 1 Weekend of Off Road Action

Includes Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master & Junior Dirt Dude Challenges

Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Challenge

Age: 16yrs +

A highlight of the Goldfields MultiSport Festival are the Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Titles. Contenders for the title of  Dirt Master and Dirt Mistress will take on three gruelling long course events across two days covering over 60km.   Events include:

  • Saturday AM: TreX XTri Standard Course 1500 – 30 – 10.5
  • Saturday PM: TreX Aquathlon Standard Course 2.5 – 1000 – 2.5
  • Sunday AM: Half Marathon | Bendigo Trail Run

Each contender that finishes all events will be awarded the title of Dirt Master or Dirt Mistress and receive a Dirt Master Finisher T-Shirt, Finisher Medallion & be inducted into the Dirt Master Hall of Fame.

Course Distances

 

Mini Dirt Master Challenge

Age: 14yrs +

We all know those Dirt Masters & Dirt Mistresses are extreme, but what about us mere mortals?  Well don’t worry we have something for you as well with the Mini Dirt Master Challenge.

But don’t be fooled – this is not a challenge for the faint-hearted, it will take a huge amount of guts and determination to take out the Title of Mini Dirt Master and DirtMistress.

  • Saturday AM: TreX Sprint XTri – 400 | 10 | 5
  • Saturday PM: TreX Aquathlon Sprint – 2.5 | 500 | 2.5
  • Sunday AM: 17k Bendigo Trail Run

Each contender who finishes both events will be awarded a Mini Dirt Master Finisher Medallion.

Junior Dirt Dude Challenge

Age: 12-15yrs

Here’s something for our young champions of tomorrow with the Junior Dirt Dude Challenge.

  • Saturday AM: TreX Junior XTri – 200 | 5 | 1
  • Saturday PM: TreX Aquathlon Junior – 1 | 200 | 1
  • Sunday AM: 7km Bendigo Trail Run

Each contender who finishes both events will be awarded a Junior Dirt Dude Finisher Medallion.

Contenders

Who is stepping up for the Ultimate Off Road Endurance Challenge in the Goldfields in 2017?

Add your name here ENTER NOW


Race Numbers & Timing Chips

Our awesome Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master & Junior Dirt Dude Contenders will be issued with special Dirt Master race numbers identifying them as Dirt Master Contenders.

Race Number & Timing Chip Allocation

Each contender will receive:

  • 1 x Mountain Bike Number Plate
  • + 1 x Run Number
  • + 1 x Ankle Timing Chip.

Please utilise these numbers as outlined below.

TreX Triathlon
  • Dirt Master Bike Number Plate + Dirt Master Run Number + Ankle Timing Chip.
  • At the finish of the race retain the Run Number AND the ankle timing chip.
  • Hand in the MTB Number at the finish line.
TreX Aquathlon
  • Dirt Master Run Number + Ankle Timing Chip.
  • At the finish of the race retain the Run Number AND the ankle timing chip.
Trail Run Festival
  • Dirt Master Run Number + Ankle Timing Chip
  • At the finish HAND IN your ankle timing chip and Run Number.
Dirt Master Race Number Colours
  • Dirt Master | Yellow
  • Min Dirt Master | Orange
  • Junior Dirt Dude | Green

Event Check In

ALL Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master & Junior Dirt Dude contenders MUST check in during the designated registration times prior to EACH event.

This is extremely important for safety and timing purposes.  It is critical to be able to identify exactly who has started each event and that those timing chips are activated for that event.  If a contender has not checked in at registration it will be recorded that they are not racing and no times will be registered.

We look forward to welcoming all our contenders at Trex & Trail Run registrations throughout the weekend.

Local Accommodation

After a challenging day taking on the Trex Cross Triathlon Series, what better way to compliment your visit to the city and beyond than to stay a night or more in one of the many accommodation options we have on offer.

Centrally Placed

Gently stroll back to your accommodation and savour the fresh country air. Many Bendigo hotels, motels, Bed and Breakfasts, self-contained apartments and hostels are centrally located for great convenience. For those wishing to escape to a rural setting there are farm stays, rural retreats and Bed and Breakfasts outside of the city.

Family Fun

Affordable and welcoming caravan parks and motels are bursting with convenience and things to do. Many have highlights for kids like swimming pools, jumping pillows, playgrounds and kindy playrooms.

Heritage Buildings with Contemporary Offerings

Many of Bendigo’s gracious heritage buildings have been transformed into superb, contemporary accommodation properties. The iconic Hotel Shamrock has presided over the city for more than a century and now offers a glimpse at the grandeur of its golden past. Famous performers Lola Montez and Dame Nellie Melba have visited and in 1983 crowds saw Lady Diana Spencer wave from the balcony.

Accommodation Bookings Made Easy

We offer a free booking service. Search for accommodation online or call our friendly Accommodation Booking Specialists on 1800 813 153 to book.

Please note each accommodation provider has selected the most appropriate category for their business, however some services offered may overlap into other accommodation types.

Getting Here

Race HQ is based at the Crusoe Reservoir Reserve

229 Crusoe Road, Kangaroo Flat, Vic 3555

 

Flights

Melbourne Tullamarine and Avalon Airports hosts flights to and from Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, and a host of regional destinations.

For more information on Tullamarine Airport call 03 9297 1600

or visit www.melbourneairport.com.au

For more information on Avalon Airport call 03 5227 9100

or visit www.avalonairport.com.au

Rail

Public Transport Victoria provides services in and out of Bendigo daily. Phone 1800 800 007 or visit www.vline.com.au

Coach

Bendigo Airport Services operates the Bendigo shuttle bus to Melbourne Airport offering several services per day, stopping at Kangaroo Flat, Castlemaine, Chewton, Malmsbury, Kyneton, Woodend and Gisborne en route.

Please click here for timetable or to book.

Car Hire

For rental car information from Tullamarine Airport call 03 9297 1600

or visit www.melbourneairport.com.au

For rental car information from Avalon Airport call 03 5227 9100

or visit www.avalonairport.com.au

Things to See & Do in Bendigo

Apart from discovering all the awesome natural beauty of Bendigo during the TreX XTri Series and Multisport Festival, Bendigo is a city of insta-worthy shops, locally-made drops, pottery, pictures and fun times for the family. Are we ticking off your list here?

In other words, in our lovely city you can partake in your fair share of holiday dining, sampling local wines, craft beer and market goodies.

You can shop for amazing things you never knew you needed until you spied them. Find boutiques curated by quirky locals and collections of Bendigo-made art, craft and fashion. It’s well worth a good old rummage.

You can marvel at our arts and culture in the galleries and museums, then cultivate a healthy love of our natural attractions.

Walk and cycle the city and beyond, book a guided tour of the best bits or take your time experiencing our authentic attractions – if you’ve got kids, you’re going to want to do them all.

Mix and match from these ideas, then hatch your plan for a visit worth writing home about. Or at the very least posting, tweeting, etc etc. Selfies with Sun Loong anyone?

To plan your stay go to bendigotourism.com

Information and Booking Centres

Situated in the historic Post Office, Bendigo Visitor Centre can help you sort out all your needs while you are at the TreX X-Tri Series, including accommodation, shopping, dining, booking attractions & tours, and provide you visitor information, map and guide books. They also have quality gifts and souvenirs so it is a must stop during your Bendigo Visit.  The Visitor Centre opens everyday from 9am to 5pm(except Christmas Day).

CALL TOLL FREE ON 1800 813 153 OR INTERNATIONAL +61 3 5434 6060

BENDIGO VISITOR INFORMATION AND BOOKING CENTRE

Address: 51 – 67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

T: 1800 813 153
E: tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au

 

Visitors Guide

Download our official guides to assist you in planning your stay in Bendigo. Help us save the trees and use an e-copy if you can.

If you require a paper copy to be posted, please contact us and let us know which guides you would like. If you are looking for something in particular, contact one of our friendly staff members on 1800 813 153 or email tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au, they will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

range of maps is also available to download as PDFs.

 

2017 Official Visitor Guide

The 2017 guide features all new experience and motivational sections focusing on our heritage and history, arts and culture, food and local produce, active lifestyle and itineraries.

Please click here to view.

2017 Bendigo Dining & Shopping Guide

This handy guide is all about finding the perfect dining and shopping experiences whilst discovering the best of Bendigo and the surrounding region.  Explore the city by precinct and discover all the must do experiences.

Please click here to view.

 

Weather & Climate

Bendigo’s location on the northern fringe of the Great Dividing Range means it enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. The region avoids extremes in weather such as snow and strong winds and averages 240 rain free days per year.

With the average January temperature of 29 degrees and 12 degrees in July – the variation between the seasons is very pleasant. Bendigo is still one of the few places in Australia that you can enjoy all four seasons.

Weather forecast for the next 7 days for VIC: Bendigo

 

Dining

You are what you eat… ever fancied being totally scrummy? That’ll be you after a taste tour of Bendigo restaurants, cafes, farmers markets and fresh food stores. You’ll be fashioning napkins willy-nilly in the most unexpected of places.

Dine in a heritage bank vault, in a former glass factory, a heritage-listed Beaurepaires site, plus down laneways, byways and basements.

Many of the loveliest locals grow, make, bake and brew the food, beer and wine on offer. Salt-of-the-earth people who produce seasonal food so good, ironically, you won’t need salt nor seasoning. Meet them at a market, or on a dedicated foodie tour of the city.

Of course you’ll need to be washing all this down with a bevvie or two; a local wine, a Bendigo beer, or something a wee bit fancy from some of regional Victoria’s best cocktail menus.

Find out more at www.bendigotourism.com/bendigo-eat-drink

Bendigo Craft Beer

Once upon a time the words ‘craft’ and ‘beer’ would never have fraternized so closely. No crafter would risk a malty spillage on their finger knitting. Cheers to that. But times have changed and we all know there’s no beer quite like a craft beer.

Bendigo does it so well. You’ve got your True Brew, your Tooborac, and your Cornella Real just a short drive away. Visit them at the source, find them headlining a beer festival or head to a local pub for a pint or two and a spot of yarn spinning. Pun intended. Many Bendigo venues champion the local brews and can help you choose a favourite.

At True Brew you can get truly crafty; brew your own beer using their time-honoured methods and equipment.

Since 2011, Bendigo Beer has championed local craft beer and breweries by running fun, approachable events to educate and tantalise, while showcasing the city’s vibrant and ever-evolving nightlife and dining culture. Bendigo and central Victoria boasts 6 genuine craft breweries and over 60 venues stocking some of the world’s best ales and lagers.

From cool outdoor bars to brewery bars to traditional pubs to Age Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat restaurants to Australia’s most unique mobile beer festival “Bendigo On The Hop”, Bendigo’s beer scene is considered by some in the industry as the best in regional Australia.

Enough talking, time to get sampling! Head to www.bendigobeer.com/beer-finder to quickly discover the best of the best in Bendigo! Cheers!

Entry Information

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TreX XTri Entry Fees

TreX XTri EventEarly Bird
Licensed
Early Bird
Unicensed
Standard
Licensed
Standard
Unlicensed
Late Online Entries
Licensed
Late Online Entries
Licensed
Closes 28 Oct 2017Closes 28 Oct 2017Closes 5pm Wed 22 Nov 2017Closes 5pm Wed 22 Nov 2017Only if not sold outOnly if not sold out
Standard DIstance$130$147.50$150$167.50$190$207.50
Sprint$60$67.50$75$92.50$105$112.50
Junior$35$37$45$47$75$77
Dirt Kidsn/a$25n/a$25n/a$30
TEAM Standard Distance$130$147.50$150$167.50$180$197.50
TEAM Sprint$80$87.50$95$102.50$125$132.50
TEAM Junior$45$47$55$57$85$87
TEAM Dirt Kidsn/a$35n/a$35n/a$40

TreX AquaBike & Duathlon Entry Fees

Standard & Sprint

All entry fees for Standard and Sprint Aquabike and Duathlon are $10 less

 

TreX Aquathlon Entry Fees

Aquathlon EventEarly Bird
Licensed
Early Bird
Unicensed
Standard
Licensed
Standard
Unlicensed
Late Online Entries
Licensed
Late Online Entries
Unlicensed
Closes 28 Oct 2017Closes 28 Oct 2017Closes 5pm Wed 22 Nov 2017Closes 5pm Wed 22 Nov 2017Only if not sold outOnly if not sold out
Standard Distance$30$37.50$35$42.50$45$52.50
Sprint Distance$25$32.50$30$37.50$40$47.50
Junior/Teaser Distance$20$22$25$27$35$37
TEAM Standard Distance$40$47.50$45$52.50$75$82.50
TEAM Sprint$35$42.50$40$47.50$70$77.50
TEAM Junior/Teaser$30$32$35$37$65$67

 

Bendigo Trail Run Entry Fees

Please see the Bendigo Trail Run Website: Trail Run Entry – Coming soon

 

Dirt Master Entry Fees

EventEarly Bird
Closes 29 Oct 2017
Standard
Closes 5pm Wed 22 Nov 2017
Late Online Entries
Only if not sold out
Minimum Age
Dirt Master$175$220$270Entrants must be at least 16 yrs of age on 31/12/17
Mini Dirt Master$110$145$185Entrants must be at least 14 yrs of age on 31/12/17
Junior Dirt Dude$65$90$120Entrants must be at least 12 yrs of age on 31/12/17

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.

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

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’

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.

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

Minimum Age

TreX X-Tri

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

TreX XTri

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

TreX Aquathlon

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

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 info@in2adventure.com.au 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 $2 to $17.50 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 TA & 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. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
1st7590759010075100
2nd72877287977297
3rd69846984946994
4th66816681916691
5th63786378886388
6th60756075856085
7th57725772825782
8th54695469795479
9th51665166765176
10th48634863734873
11th45604560704570
12th42574257674267
13th39543954643964
14th36513651613661
15th33483348583358
16th30453045553055
17th27422742522752
18th24392439492449
19th21362136462146
20th18331833431843
21st15301530401540
22nd12271227371237
23rd92492434934
24th62162131631
25th31831828328

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.

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

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.

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

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:

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.

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