TreX Port Stephens

TreX Port Stephens

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TreX Port Stephens PLUS Tomaree Trail Run Festival

TreX XTri Platinum Race: Sat 16th September, 2017
Tomaree Trail Run Festival: Sun 17th September, 2017

In an all new event location for the TreX Series, spectacular Port Stephens with its golden sandy beaches and rugged coast line just north of Newcastle will see a new Euro-style cross triathlon course with events including an AquaBike and Duathlon as well as the Tomaree Trail Run Festival and Dirt Master Titles.

EVENT OVERVIEW

16 | 17 Sep, 2017.

Fingal Bay

Port Stephens, NSW

Events

TreX Cross Triathlon (Swim | MTB | Trail Run)
  • Standard: 1500 | 30 | 10
  • Sprint: 350 | 15 | 6
  • Junior | Teaser: 200 | 3| 1
  • Dirt Kids: 50m | 2 | 500m
TreX Cross Duathon (MTB | Trail Run)
  • Standard: 30 | 10
  • Sprint: 15 | 6
TreX AquaBike (Swim | MTB)
  • Standard: 1500 | 30
  • Sprint: 350 | 15
Trail Run Festival
  • Half Marathon 21k
  • 11.5k
  • 6k
Kids Mud Rats

About TreX Port Stephens & the Tomaree Trail Run Festival

The TreX Port Stephens & Tomaree Trail Run Festival Weekend is based in beautiful Fingal Bay and Tomaree National Park.  The area boasts some of Australia’s most spectacular beaches and scenic, rugged coastlines and provides the perfect backdrop for a weekend of off road triathlon and trail running.

TreX XTri Featuring a sea swim  in beautiful Fingal bay followed by a Euro-style mountain bike course in Tomaree national park and a spectacular trail run along scenic coastal paths, where whales and dolphins abound this course is set to establish itself as a true gem of the TreX Series.  Couple that with Triathlon, AquaBike and Duathlon options and Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids courses and there’s something for everyone no matter what your age, fitness level or ability

Tomaree Trail Run Festival Discover all the natural beauty of Fingal Bay Beaches, Coastline and Tomaree National Park on this scenic and diverse trail run.  Go hardcore and tackle the 21.6km half marathon or if you’re looking for something a little shorter choose between the 11.5k or 6km options.

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

Tomaree National Park, Fingal Bay, Port Stephens

The Trex X-Tri Series is based at the Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve, Port Stephens, NSW.

  • Sydney: approx 2hrs 45mins drive or 45min flight
  • Brisbane: approx 9hrs Drive or 1hr 15min flight
  • Newcastle: approx 1hr drive
Race HQ

Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve

3 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay, NSW, 2315

 

 

 

 Parking

There is ample parking located near Race HQ in the SLSC car park, on Marine Drive and in the overflow parking area located at Fingal Bay Oval.

Please follow signage on arrival.

Race HQ

Race HQ is based at the Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve on Marine Drive outside of the Fingal Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.

 

Accommodation

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

View and Book at portstephens.org.au

Fingal Bay Holiday Park

Located directly across the road from Race HQ, our accommodation partners, Fingal Bay Holiday Park offer a wide variety of accommodation for competitors and friends.

Surrounded by National Park and across the road from a patrolled surfing beach, Fingal Bay Holiday Park is just 5 minutes from the heart of Nelson Bay and a stone’s throw away from Shoal Bay.

The Park offers all the convenience of a first class holiday resort in a stunning natural bushland setting. Go troppo in our resort pool, cook up a storm in the camp kitchen or stay in self contained luxury in one of our large family Beach Houses. You will appreciate this award winning park’s facilities and ideal location with beach and bushwalking on your doorstep! 3 bedroom family villa apartments are also available with great views.

 

Special 3 Night Weekend Package | SAVE 17%

Stay on a 3 night weekend package – Friday, Saturday & Sunday night at Fingal Bay Holiday Park and receive a special 17% discount rate.  Even if you don’t stay all 3 nights you can check in as early as you like on the Saturday and check out as late as you like on Sunday or even stay till Monday  morning leaving you plenty of time to enjoy Port Stephens before and after the event. Mention this special offer when booking.

Subject to availability.  Not valid with any other offer.

 

Book Now

W: www.fingalbayholidaypark.com.au

T: 1800 600 203

E: fingalbay@beachsideholidays.com.au

A: 52 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay, NSW, 2317

 

Facilities

Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve and Fingal Beach is a scenic location. The foreshore reserve has a large children’s playground, beach pedestrian access and car parking. There is a dog off-leash exercise area within the reserve. Please note that dogs are prohibited on the beach.

Facilities

Pets

Pets are permitted on a lead in the grassed area along the Fingal Bay foreshore and there is a dog off-leash exercise area within the reserve. Please note that dogs are prohibited on the beach.

Event Timetable

Saturday 16 September

TreX X-Tri Series

TimeEvent
7:15amRegistration Open
7:15amTransition Open
7:45amLate Online Entries Close
8:15amRegistration Closed
8:20amTransition Closed
8:30amRace Safety Brief
(Compulsory for all competitors)
9:00amStart | Junior/Teaser X-Tri
9:45amStart | Standard X-Tri
9:50amStart | Standard AquaBike
10:25amStart | Standard Duathlon
10:30amStart | Sprint X-Tri
10:35amStart | Sprint AquaBike
10:45amStart | Sprint Duathlon
1:30pm*Transition Open to collect bikes
1:15pmDirt Kids Registration Open
1:30pmDirt Kids Registration Closed
2:00pm*Start | Dirt Kids X-Tri
2:30pm*Presentations | All Categories - all races
*Estimated Time OnlyPlease listen for announcements at Race HQ

Sunday 17 September

Tomaree Trail Run Festival

Please see the event website here: Event Timetable

Photos

A huge thank you to our local photographer Megan Caton who was on site for the weekend capturing all the amazing off road action.

Megan Caton  I  Photographer  I  Capture your memories forever

T:  0447 563 155 

E: megancatonphotography@gmail.com

F: www.facebook.com/megancatonphotography

W: https://www.flickr.com/photos/megancatonphotography/


Open/Elite Athletes

Check out whose racing Open/Elite at Port Stephens

  • Jacob Storey – Kennington, VIC
  • Josh Roy – AWTC, VIC
  • Max Neumann – Mt Samson, QLD
  • Tim Lang – CCTC, NSW
  • Rodney Bell – Tallygaroona, VIC
  • Dan Robins – Randwick, NSW
  • Jessica Simpson – East Corrimal, NSW
  • Holly Khan – TSO, NSW
  • Penny Slater – B&J Racing, NSW


 Equipment

Required 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
  • Chairs to relax in after the event
  • Shelter for shade or in case of bad weather
  • Rubbish Bag: Athletes are requested to take rubbish home with them as there are limited facilities on site
  • A Sense of Adventure!


Expo

The event expo will be open on Saturday from 7am to 3pm and on Sunday from 7:30am to 1pm

Pace Sports will be showcasing Altra Footwear, Compressone, Hammer and Steigen Running Socks with some extra special offers on the day.  Also pick up your discounted Raw Sport Nutrition at Race HQ during the weekend.

Pace Sports

Distributors for Altra running shoes, Steigen performance socks, CompressOne compression garments and Hammer nutrition. We also stock medal hangers, sunglasses and apparel to suit your sport or activity.

We are a local family owned and operated business. If you are community minded and connect with us, we give back too! We offer a unique understanding to bring products and sport together so you can perform at your very best.

Special Offers

  • ALTRA RUNNING SHOES | Buy a pair of Altra running shoes at full retail price and get a Free pair of Steigen socks. Choose the colour you want with the huge range of Steigen socks!
  • STEIGEN PERFORMANCE SOCKS | Buy 3 for $50 or $18.95 each.
  • MEDAL HANGERS | For all your TreX & Tomaree Trail Run Medals | Event special $40. Normally $44 each
  • COMPRESSONE COMPRESSION WEAR | Event special. Longs $79, Shorts $69. Normally $99 and $79
  • HAMMER NUTRITION | Event Prices. Gels $2.80 or 4 for $10, Bars $4 or 3 for $10, Fizz $12 or 2 for $20

Contact Us

W: www.pacesports.life

E: shane@pacesports.life

T: 0447 388 206

A: Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

 

Raw Sport Nutrition

Come and see us at Race HQ to pick up your Raw Sport Nutrition with a very special 20% off for our In2Adventure Family

 


Athletes Call & Wave Starts

Triathlon Events will start at the designated location on Fingal Bay Beach.

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.


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 at approx 12:30pm for the top 3 Elite 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.

 

TreX Presentations

TreX presentations will take place when all, or the majority of competitors have finished the course at approx 2:30pm.

 

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.


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 valid form of photo identification and a copy of your entry confirmation.
  • 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).

 

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 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:

  • Timing Strap & Chip
  • Mountain Bike Number
  • 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 | Tomraee 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

Merchandise

LIMITED EDITION MERCHANDISE

Pick up your limited edition merchandise on sale exclusively at Race HQ including these all new TreX & Tomaree Trail run Tech Ts for just $30.  Merchandise on sale includes

  • TreX Jerseys: $80
  • TreX Retro Jerseys: $60
  • 2017 TreX Tech T: $30
  • Tomaree Trail Run Festival Tech T: $30
ALSO ON SALE
  • Supporters Bells: $15
  • Skull Cases: $15
  • Water Bottles: $5
  • Arm Warmers: $20

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 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

Catering

Stay tuned for full details coming soon.

 

Litter Zones

 

We are extremely privileged to be granted permission to race in the natural beauty of Tomaree 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.

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, Cross Triathlon,  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 Fingal Bay 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 Fingal Bay foreshore at Race HQ.

Triathlon 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
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

TreX Cross Triathlon

Saturday

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

Courses

TreX Swim Course

This is a sea swim in beautiful Fingal Bay.  Water clarity is usually very clear and conditions are generally calm with waves usually averaging less than 0.5 m, however this can change depending on weather and tide conditions on the day.

Based on advice from the team from Fingal Surf Lifesaving Club, the swim start location will be determined on the morning of the event, based on weather conditions on the day.  The start will be chosen based on providing the best swim experience on the day.

The team from Fingal Bay Surf Lifesaving Club know the conditions in Fingal Bay extremely well and will be on hand providing water safety throughout the swim course with boats and jet skis.

 

Water Temperature

Average water temperature during September is around 18 degrees which means it will more than likely be a 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 running start from the sandy beach into the water.  The water deepens quickly from the shore, minimal dolphin dives will be required.

Based on advice from the team from Fingal Surf Lifesaving Club, the swim start location will be determined on the morning of the event, based on weather conditions on the day.  The start will be chosen based on providing the best swim experience on the day.

 

Swim Course

The swim course is a T-Shaped 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 ocean wade

 

Swim Exit

The swim will exit onto the beach. 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 350m from the beach, across the road and then following the concrete path to transition.

 

Swim Map


TreX Mountain Bike Course

The mountain bike course is a 15km lap hosted in beautiful Tomaree National Park.  This is an all new Euro Style course with it’s rocky, undulating fire trails.

If you’re not too tired to look, you’ll also enjoy the panoramic views of the Port Stephens coastline from many points along the course.

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

MTB Map | Junior & Teaser


TreX Trail Run Course

This spectacular and technically challenging trail run course is a 6km & 10km lap circumnavigating the Port Stephens Coast.

Taking in some of the most spectacular coastal, beach and bushland trails this all TreX Trail Run course is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Tje course challenges runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to a rocky coastal section finishing up along the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay, this course offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.

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.

 

Aid Stations

  • STANDARD | 3 Aid Stations | 3k, 6k, 9k
  • SPRINT | 2 Aid Stations | 3k, 6k

Aid Stations will offer water in cups.

 

Trail Run Map | Standard Course

 

Trail Run Map | Sprint

 


Transition

Transition is located on the Open Grassed Area on Fingal Oval across the road from Race HQ.  There is a 350m run from the beach, across the road and along a concrete path from the swim exit 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

 

Trail Run Map | Standard Course


Sprint

 

MTB Map | Sprint

 

Trail Run Map | Sprint

 


Junior | Teaser

 

MTB Map | Junior & Teaser

 

Trail Run Map | Junior & Teaser

 

 


Dirt Kids

 

Dirt Kids Map

 


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.

Tomaree Trail Run Festival

Sunday 17th September

Get In 2 the Tomaree Trail Run Festival | Half Marathon | 11k | 6k

The Tomaree 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 coastal, beach and bushland trails this all new trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based in Fingal Bay the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to the challenge of the Samurai Dunes, to a rocky coastal section to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay, this course offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.

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.

Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Challenge

The Ultimate Off Road Endurance Challenge

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

  • Saturday AM: TreX XTri Standard Course 1500 – 30 – 10.5
  • Sunday AM: Half Marathon | Tomaree 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.

Dirt Master Contenders

Checkout whose taking on the Dirt Master Challenge in Port Stephens

  • Luke Johnston – Redlynch, QLD
  • Kyle Robson – Doreen, VIC
  • Luke Kay – Dickson, ACT
  • Nathan Archer – Fern Bay, NSW
  • Simon Nendick – Team Infinit MTB, QLD
  • Stuart Lowrie – Fingal Beach SLSC, NSW

Tackling the Mini Dirt Master

  • Belinda Caldwell – Ballina Tri Club, NSW

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: TreX Sprint XTri – 400 | 15 | 6
  • Sunday: 11.5k Tomaree 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: TreX Junior XTri – 200 | 6 | 1
  • Sunday: 6km Tomaree 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 Port Stephens 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.
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.

Murrays Craft Brewing Co

Murray and the team have been brewing unique and off-beat naturally crafted beers since 2006, and in the process have won a bunch of awards and accolades – including Australia’s Brewer of the Year

As a small brewer, authenticity is very important to us. We are an independent, 100% Australian owned and run craft brewer who is passionate about improving the public’s perception of beer as a beverage in our country.

Why not take a tasting tour or enjoy a meal at this very unique brewery while you’re in Port Stephens for the event.

Murrays Craft Brewing Co

W: www.murraysbrewingco.com.au

T: +61 2 4982 6411

Find Us At:

3443 Nelson Bay Rd,
Bobs Farm NSW 2316

Port Stephens 4WD Tours

Looking for excitement and adrenaline for your holiday or weekend getaway? Look no further than Port Stephens 4WD Tours offering you stunning scenery, sandboarding thrills and adventure for the whole family… and an experience you won’t forget.

All 4WD vehicles come with a fully qualified driver, with exceptional knowledge of the Stockton Beach Sand Dunes. Complimentary water on all tours, join our passionate staff for the ultimate beach and sand dune experience.

Book online to experience dunes of brilliant white sand as they climb up to 30 metres high with slopes up to 60º. Come and see why this is one of Port Stephens must-do outdoor activities.

Special Offer

Discounts off our Sandboarding Adventure for all fares. Mention ‘Trex Triathlon’ on arrival to claim your discount.

Port Stephens 4WD

W:  www.portstephens4wd.com.au 

T: +61 2 4984 4760

E: info@portstephens4wd.com.au

Find Us At:

James Paterson St
Anna Bay,  NSW 2316

The Quad Bike King

Lit it Rip in the Sand Dunes

Get ready to gun your engines on one of our exhilarating Quad Bike adventures while you’re in Port Stephens for the TreX Triathlon & MultiSport Festival.  It’s your chance to discover even more of this spectacular location and check out some of the dunes you’ll be tackling as part of the Tomaree Trail Run Half Marathon….

THE SAFARI | Accelerate over the mountainous, tsunami like dunes of the incredible Stockton Beach. Explore huge dips and hills then onto the Sygna Shipwreck. It’s like riding a jet-ski on the sand…only better.

THE SANDPIT | Unlimited fun for thrill-seekers! Drift around the sand dune circuit, master donuts and race your mates. No instructors to follow. Make it your own unique, truly exhilarating experience.

QUAD BIKE SUPER COMBO | Not for the faint hearted! The Super Combo combines the SandPit and Safari Adventure! Get your adrenalin pumping with 1.5 hours of non-stop quad bike riding.

Quad Bike King

W: www.quadbikeking.com.au

T: +61 2 4965 0007

E: sales@quadbokeking.com.au

Find Us At:

2130 Nelson Bay Rd,
Williamtown,  NSW 2318

Capture Imaging Photography

Here at Capture Imaging Photography we have spent a lifetime perfecting the art of capturing these fleeting moments, by creating fun photo sessions where everyone relaxes and enjoys themselves. We are a boutique, award winning photography studio, and we specialise in photographing families with kids on the beach.

Give us a Call on 02 4981 9659 weekdays 11am-3pm, and come in an have a coffee with us & find out what everyone is talking about.

Capture Imaging Photography

W: captureimaging.com.au 

T: +61 2 4981 9659

E: sandra@captureimaging.com.au

Find Us At:

18 Robinson St,
Anna Bay,  NSW 2316

Local Accommodation

After a challenging day taking on the Trex Cross Triathlon Series, there’s nothing like waking up in a beautiful room on one million thread count sheets and looking out over a glistening pool to a sparkling bay… you know you’re on holidays. No work for you today! Just fun in the sun by the pool, a spot of shopping at the nearby marina and maybe a cocktail at lunch – nothing too strenuous. The right location and the right accommodation can make or break a holiday. You’ll be pleased to know that the high standards and levels of excellence in Port Stephens can accommodate your every whim, from camping on Broughton Island to luxuriating in a penthouse overlooking Shoal Bay.

Accommodation of all types can be found all around Port Stephens; dormitory style for school camps, backpackers, holiday parks, safari tents, cabins, self-contained apartments, holiday homes, bed & breakfast, hotel rooms, units, studio apartments and treehouses just to name a few. With thousands of rooms in Port Stephens you’re assured
of finding something to suit your style and budget.

For more information and to book go to portstephens.org.au

Fingal Bay Holiday Park

Located directly across the road from Race HQ, our accommodation partners, Fingal Bay Holiday Park offer a wide variety of accommodation for competitors and friends.

Surrounded by National Park and across the road from a patrolled surfing beach, Fingal Bay Holiday Park is just 5 minutes from the heart of Nelson Bay and a stone’s throw away from Shoal Bay.

The Park offers all the convenience of a first class holiday resort in a stunning natural bushland setting. Go troppo in our resort pool, cook up a storm in the camp kitchen or stay in self contained luxury in one of our large family Beach Houses. You will appreciate this award winning park’s facilities and ideal location with beach and bushwalking on your doorstep! 3 bedroom family villa apartments are also available with great views.

 

Special 3 Night Weekend Package | SAVE 17%

Stay on a 3 night weekend package – Friday, Saturday & Sunday night at Fingal Bay Holiday Park and receive a special 17% discount rate.  Even if you don’t stay all 3 nights you can check in as early as you like on the Saturday and check out as late as you like on Sunday or even stay till Monday  morning leaving you plenty of time to enjoy Port Stephens before and after the event. Mention this special offer when booking.

Subject to availability.  Not valid with any other offer.

 

Book Now

W: www.fingalbayholidaypark.com.au

T: 1800 600 203

E: fingalbay@beachsideholidays.com.au

A: 52 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay, NSW, 2317

 

 

Getting Here

Race HQ is based at the Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve

3 Marine Drive Fingal Bay, NSW 2315

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flights

Newcastle Airport hosts flights to and from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Ballina and a host of regional NSW destinations.

For more information on Newcastle Airport call 02 4928 9800 or visit www.newcastleairport.com.au

Rail

TrainLink provides services in and out of Newcastle from all over New South Wales. Phone 131 500 or visit www.nswtrainlink.info

Coach

Port Stephens Coaches depart daily from Sydney via Chatswood, Pymble, Hornsby and Raymond Terrace to Port Stephens (including Soldiers Point, Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay). Phone 1800 045 949 or visit www.pscoaches.com.au

Car Hire

For rental car information from Newcastle Airport visit newcastleairport.com.au

Things to See & Do in Port Stephens

Apart from discovering all the awesome natural beauty of Port Stephens during the TreX X-Tri Series and Multisport Festival, there are so many things to see and do during your visit including dolphin and whale cruises, 4WD Sand Dune tours, camel and horse riding, sand boarding, surfing, sailing and kayaking plus a whole lot more.

To plan your stay go to portstephens.org.au

Information and Booking Centres

Allow the trained staff at Port Stephens Visitor Information and Booking Centres to assist in planning your time at the TreX X-Tri Series.

Services include reservations and sales for accommodation, tours, cruises and transfers, plus theme park ticket sales, event information and general enquiries.

CALL TOLL FREE ON 1800 808 900 OR INTERNATIONAL +61 2 4980 6900

PORT STEPHENS VISITOR INFORMATION AND BOOKING CENTRE

Address: 60 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

T: 1800 808 900
E: info@portstephens.org.au

 

Visitors Guide

If you love sparkling waterways, pristine beaches, whales, dolphins, bushwalking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, golf, cafes, parasailing, fine dining, shopping, fresh produce, wineries, breweries, sliding down sand dunes, quad-biking, horse riding, waterfront dining, spectacular sunsets and friendly people…. then you’re going to love Port Stephens!

If that is not enough inspiration or motivation, then you need to check out the official Port Stephens Visitors Guide. It will provide you with the what, where, when, and how of Port Stephens along with all of the contacts, maps and information you need to book accommodation, activities, transport and restaurants.

Be prepared to be relaxed, exhilarated, enchanted and amazed when you visit Port Stephens on the NSW ‘awesome coast’…

Download the Port Stephens Visitor Guide Here

Weather & Climate

Port Stephens weather is generally mild and very comfortable.

Spring (September – November) offers sunny days followed by mild warmer evenings. September is the perfect time to enjoy cycling, walking and the National Parks. The temperatures ranges between 13-25°C.

To find out more go to portstephens.org.au

 

Dining

Port Stephens renowned for its seafood, so it’s the perfect place for a serving of freshly-cooked fish and chips; well-deserved after an ocean swim. Whether it’s local oysters, fresh-caught bream, or succulent prawns, you’re in for a treat, and with bonus sea views. There are plenty of cuisines on offer, from simple cafe fare, to Italian food, to bistro-style menus, this holiday haven has them all.

Other than seafood you are still spoiled for choice with all manner of dining to suit all tastes.

Find out more at portstephen.org.au

 

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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
Unlicensed
Closes 19 Aug 2017Closes 19 Aug 2017Closes 5pm Wed 13 Sep 2017Closes 5pm Wed 13 Sep 2017Only if not sold out.
(Closes 30mins after registration opens on the day)
Only if not sold out.
(Closes 30mins after registration opens on the day)
Standard DIstance$110$127.50$130$147.50$160$177.50
Sprint$60$67.50$75$82.50$105$112.50
Junior$35$37$45$47$65$67
Dirt Kidsn/a$25n/a$25n/a$35
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$77$77
TEAM Dirt Kidsn/a$35n/a$35n/a$45

TreX AquaBike & Duathlon Entry Fees

Standard & Sprint

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

 

Tomaree Trail Run Entry Fees

Please see the Tomaree Trail Run Website: Trail Run Entry

 

Dirt Master Entry Fees

EventEarly Bird
Before 19 Aug 2017
Standard
Closes 5pm Wed 13 Sep 2017
Late Online Entries
Minimum Age
Dirt Master$150$180$235Entrants must be at least 16 yrs of age on 31/12/17
Mini Dirt Master$85$115$150Entrants must be at least 14 yrs of age on 31/12/17
Junior Dirt Dude$50$65$85Entrants 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

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