TreX Snowy Mountains

TreX Snowy Mountains

04 months : 04 days : 14 hours

Australian National Cross Triathlon & Aquathlon Championships

Australia’s spectacular Snowy Mountains in NSW, with its rugged mountain ranges and iconic Australian history is ready to welcome the Australia’s best at the Australian National Cross Triathlon Championships, the Australian National Aquathlon Championships and the Snowies Ultra Trail Run.  Based at beautiful Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the heart of the Snowies this a ‘not to be missed’ weekend of off road action for visitors from across the nation.

EVENT OVERVIEW

24 | 25 Feb 2018

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Snowy Mountains, NSW

Events

Australian National Cross Triathlon Championships (Swim | MTB | Trail Run)
  • Standard: 1500 | 30 | 10
  • Sprint: 400 | 15 | 3.3
  • Junior | Teaser: 200 | 6| 1.5
  • Dirt Kids: 50m | 1.5 | 500m
TreX Cross Duathon (MTB | Trail Run)
  • Standard: 30 | 10
  • Sprint: 15 | 3.3
TreX AquaBike (Swim | MTB)
  • Standard: 1500 | 30
  • Sprint: 400 | 15
Australian National Aquathlon Championships (On Road)
  • Standard: 2.5 | 1000 | 2.5
  • Sprint: 2.5 | 500 | 1.25
  • Junior | Teaser: 1.25 | 3 | 1.25
  • Dirt Kids: 500m | 100 | 500m

About the 2018 Australian XTri National Champs, Australian Aquathlon National Champs & Snowies Ultra Trail Run

In February 2018 the Snowy Mountains will come alive with more off road and on road action which this year will also include a new event to the TreX series with the Australian Aquathlon Championships and the Snowies Ultra Trail Run.

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

TreX XTri: The XTri course includes some of the best fast and flowing single track mountain bike trails, and gritty off road running trails found anywhere in Australia and includes a standard distance, sprint, junior, dirt kids, duathlon and aquabike courses.

TreX On Road Aquathlon: The aquathlon is an on road event that takes place in beautiful Lake Crackenback resort and includes standard,  sprint, junior, teaser and dirt kids events.

Snowies Ultra Trail Run: This ultimate trail running festival takes in some of the most spectacular running trails in Australia including the 44k Ultra which includes a 530m ascent and descent along the spectacular Thredbo Valley.  The 44k Ultra is also accompanied by the 20k, 10.5k & 5k trail runs.

Welcome to Your Host Resort Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Stay at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa from $85 pp/pn

Stay at the heart of the Australian Champs action at the host resort at Lake Crackenback.  A natural playground, the Resort’s spectacular setting and unique offering has something for everyone. Guests come here to relax, rejuvenate and activate.

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

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

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

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

Getting Here

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

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

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

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Accommodation

Stay at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa from $85 pp/pn

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa offer a wide range of accommodation from apartments to Chalets with spectacular lake & mountain views featuring spacious living areas, cosy fireplaces and private balconies/patios designed to capture the sunset over the magnificent Thredbo Valley.

All are comfortably furnished carrying the outside in with warming tones and rustic timber furniture. Enjoy the magical lake and mountain views from your balcony or living space perfectly designed to capture the Snowy Mountains scenery. Lovely reflections bounce off the lake into the apartments making you feel instantly calm.

Event Accommodation Packages

Bookings

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


Dining

Alpine Larder

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

Visit us for your morning coffee before enjoying a day of activities, a casual lunch, afternoon coffee and sweets or our delicious selection of wood fired pizzas.

Cuisine Restaurant

Boasting inspiring views of the Lake Crackenback waterfront and mountains beyond, Cuisine Restaurant & Bar offers authentic, flavoursome dishes incorporating produce from the local region.  A team of dedicated chefs headed by Director of Food & Beverage, Jean-Michel Gerst serve a range of fresh, seasonal fare delivered with friendly, attentive service.

Before your meal, join us in the Cuisine Bar for our famous mountain cocktails, or try our selection of schnapps, cognacs, liqueurs, beers and wines from around the world. Sit by the fire and enjoy light bar snacks and a great range of local and imported beers, wines and a wide selection of cocktails.


Facilities & Activities

Activities at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa can be enjoyed just reading a book or relaxing by the lake taking in the magical views of the surrounding mountains, however the resort boasts many activities and is the perfect base for mountain adventures!

Take some time out to relax with at the resort spa. Surrounded by the beauty of the alpine wilderness, The Spa at Lake Crackenback draws from nature its inspiration to nurture and restore those who enter

The Spa at Lake Crackenback is open daily from 10am, please call 02 6451 3000 or email [email protected] as bookings are essential.

Complimentary Activities for Guests

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

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

Activate @ Lake Crackenback Resort

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

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

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

Bookings are essential for the above guided experiences.

For bookings please call +61 2 6451 3000 or email[email protected]


Race HQ

Race HQ is based in the heart of the resort on the grassed area opposite Alpine Larder.  Spectators and visitors have a great view of the swim, mountain bike and trail run from here.

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
1st751007510010075100
2nd67906790906790
3rd61826182826182
4th56755675755675
5th51695169695169
6th47634763634763
7th43584358584358
8th39533953533953
9th36493649493649
10th33453345453345
11th30413041413041
12th27372737372737
13th25342534342534
14th23312331312331
15th21282128282128
16th19251925251925
17th17221722221722
18th15191519191519
19th13161316161316
20th11131113131113
Remainder9999999

Event Timetable

Australian Cross Triathlon Championships

TimeEvent
6:45amRegistration Open
6:45amTransition Open
7:15amLate Online Entries Close
7:45amRegistration Closed
7:50amTransition Closed
8:00amRace Safety Brief
(Compulsory for all competitors)
8:30amStart | Junior/Teaser X-Tri
9:00amStart | Standard X-Tri
9:05amStart | Standard AquaBike
9:45amStart | Standard Duathlon
10:30amStart | Sprint X-Tri
10:35amStart | Sprint AquaBike
10:45amStart | Sprint Duathlon
12:30pm*Presentations | Top 3 Elite/Open
1:30pm*Transition Open to collect bikes
1:15pmDirt Kids Registration Open
1:45pmDirt Kids Registration Closed
2:00pm*Start | Dirt Kids X-Duathlon
2:30pm*Presentations | Age Groups - all races
*Estimated Time OnlyPlease listen for announcements at Race HQ

Australian Aquathlon Championships

TimeEvent
3:30pmRegistration Open
3:30pmTransition Open
3:45pmLate Online Entries Close
4:00pmRegistration Closed
4:00pmTransition Closed
4:00pmRace Safety Brief
(Compulsory for all competitors)
4:15pmStart | Junior/Teaser Aquathlon
4:30pmStart | Standard Aquathlon
4:35pmStart | Sprint Aquathlon
4:45pmDirt Kids Registration Open
5:15pmDirt Kids Registration Closed
5:30pm*Start | Dirt Kids Aquathlon
6:00pm*Presentations
*Estimated Time OnlyPlease listen for announcements at Race HQ

 

 

The Swim Course

Water Temperature

Average water temperature during March in Lake Crackenback is around 20 degrees which means it will be borderline for wetsuits for the open category, but more than likely will be optional for age group competitors.

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

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

 

Water Clarity

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

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

 

Tides, Currents & Conditions

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

Swim Start

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

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

 

Swim Course

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

Cross Triathlon

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

Aquathlon

  • Standard: 2 x 750m laps.
  • Sprint: 1  x 500m lap
  • Junior: 1 x 300m lap
  • Dirt Kids: 1 x 50m lap

Swim Exit

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

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


Mountain Bike Course

The Triathlon Mountain Bike Course is a 15km lap.

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

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

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

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

Overtaking

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

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


Trail Run Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Transition

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

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

Racks are signed and each  athlete has a 50cm wide allocation.   Mountain Bikes are racked by the seat.

 

 

 

 

XTri Standard Course Maps & Profiles

 

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XTri Standard Course MTB ProfileAG MTB Lap Profile

 

XTri Standard Course Trail Run Profile

Run Lap Profile

XTri Sprint Maps & Profiles

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XTri Sprint MTB Profile

AG MTB Lap Profile

 

XTri Sprint Trail Run Profile

Run Lap Profile

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Dirt Kids

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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.

Australian National Aquathlon Championships

We are very proud to announce a new addition to the TreX Series with the hosting of the Australian National Aquathlon Championships.  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 course on offer.  The Standard Distance event is also a qualification round for the ITU World Championships.

 

Map

The Run Course

The Aquathlon run course is a 1.25km lap on the roads around Lake Crackenback Resort.  It may be on tarmac but the run still features the spectacular Snowy Mountains scenery that encompasses the resort.

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

Race Start

The race will start will be a mass start on the road opposite Alpine Larder.

 


The Swim Course

Water Temperature

Average water temperature during February in Lake Crackenback is around 20 degrees which means it will be borderline for wetsuits for the open category, but more than likely will be optional for age group competitors.

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

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

 

Water Clarity

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

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

 

Tides, Currents & Conditions

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

Swim Start

The swim will start from the sandy beach on the banks of Lake Crackenback.  The water deepens quickly from the shore, minimal dolphin dives will be required.

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

 

Swim Course

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

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

 

Swim Exit

Lap 1: The exit at the beach is a narrow grassed area.  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 25m run on the grass.


Transition

Transition is located on the Village Green, a large grassed area on the banks of Lake Crackenback where footwear and swimwear will be placed in categories.  There is a short 25m run from the swim exit to the transition entry.

 

Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival

On the back of the overwhelming success of the Snowies MTB Festival we are proud to announce the launch of the Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival which includes 50k Ultra, 21k Half Marathon, 12k and 5k courses.  The spectacular Snowy Mountains has some of the best off road running trails in Australia and the Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival offers courses to challenge runners of all levels including Australia’s elite, right through to our weekend warriors and families.

The Snowies 50k Ultra

Starting at an altitude of 1260m and with an elevation change of 530m, this iconic run will present an epic challenge for our elite racers as they battle altitude, technical trails and all the Australian bush can dish out in this unforgiving terrain.  However, along with the challenge comes great rewards.  The backdrop for the race will be Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko, and the expansive high country vistas of the iconic Thredbo Valley will be your adventure playground.

Add to this the amazing river crossings, bridges and alpine terrain and you have a must-do when it comes to ultra trail running.

Snowies 21k Half Marathon, 12k and 5k Trail Run

Blessed with the same amazing high country vistas and terrain but with less of the climbing, runners will be challenged by either the 21k half marathon course which ascends the Thredbo Valley to Ngarigo Campground, the 12k Course which turns at Thredbo Diggings Campground or our 5k course that takes in parts of the Little Thredbo River.  Of course they all all return to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa for a welcome after party and celebration.

Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress NSW

Dirt Master Title

A highlight of NSW MultiSport Festival is the State Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Titles. This is the Ultimate Off Road Endurance Challenge.  Contenders for the title of NSW Dirt Master or Dirt Mistress will take on three grueling standard course events across two days covering 70km.   Events include: :

  • Saturday AM: Australian X-Tri Championships 1500 – 30 – 10
  • Saturday PM: NSW Aquathlon State Champs 2.5 – 1000 – 2.5
  • Sunday AM: Snowies Trail Run Festival 20k Trail Run

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

Mini Dirt Master & Junior Dirt Dude Titles

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 also with the Mini Dirt Master & Junior Dirt Dude Titles.  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/Mistress or Junior Dirt Dude.

Reigning NSW Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Champions

In 2015/16 it was a tough fought battle but our ultimately it was these two champions who took home the title.  Who will it be in 2017?

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Contenders

Who’s stepping up for the Ultimate Endurance Challenge in 2018?

Add your name here ENTER NOW

Welcome to Australia’s Spectacular Snowy Mountains!

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

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

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

Welcome to Your Host Resort Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Stay at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa from $85 pp/pn

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

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

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

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

Event Accommodation Packages

Bookings

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


Other Places to Stay

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

 

Jindabyne

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

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

For more accommodation information go to: www.snowymountains.com.au

 

Thredbo Village

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

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

For more accommodation information go to: www.snowymountains.com.au


Directions

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

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

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

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Flights

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

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

 

Canberra Airport: 2.5hrs from Snowy Mountains

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

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

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

 

Snowy Mountains Airport: 1hr from the Snowy Mountains

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

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

Travelling from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains

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

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

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

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

See details below for more information.

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

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

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

 

Catch the train from Sydney to Canberra

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

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

 

Take a Connecting Flight from Sydney To Canberra

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

Travelling from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains

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

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

 

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Hire A Car and Drive

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

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

Cooma

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

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

Berridale

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

Lake Jindabyne

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

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

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

 

Take the NSW Regional Coach Link

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

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

Car Hire

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

 

map_canb_snowiesThe Drive to the Snowy Mountains

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

Cooma

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

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

Berridale

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

Lake Jindabyne

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

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

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

 

Some Tips When Driving

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

Things to See & Do in Australia’s Spectacular Snowy Mountains!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THREDBO VALLEY HORSE RIDING

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

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

Bookings Essential

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

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

 

 

Visitor Centres

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

Geography & Climate

Weather

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

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

Geography & Climate

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

Food & Wine

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

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

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

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

Kosciuszko National Park

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

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

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

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Entry Information

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Entry Fees

TreX Xtri

TreX XTri EventEarly Bird
Licensed
Early Bird
Unicensed
Standard
Licensed
Standard
Unlicensed
Late Online Entries
Licensed
Late Online Entries
Licensed
Closes 27 Jan 2018Closes 27 Jan 2018Closes 5pm Wed 21 Feb 2018Closes 5pm Wed 21 Feb 2018Only if not sold outOnly if not sold out
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$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 Xtri Aquabike and Duathlon

Standard & Sprint Course

All entry fees for Standard and Sprint Aquabike and Duathlon are $10 less than the advertised entry fee shown above.

Aquathlon

Aquathlon EventEarly Bird
Licensed
Early Bird
Unicensed
Standard
Licensed
Standard
Unlicensed
Late Online Entries
Licensed
Late Online Entries
Unlicensed
Closes 27 Jan 2018Closes 27 Jan 2018Closes 5pm Wed 21 Feb 2018Closes 5pm Wed 21 Feb 2018Only if not sold outOnly if not sold out
Standard Distance$35$42.50$40$47.50$70$77.50
Sprint Distance$30$37.50$35$42.50$65$72.50
Junior/Teaser Distance$25$27$30$32$60$62
Dirt Kids$15$15$20$20
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
TEAM Dirt Kids$20$20$25$25

Dirt Master

EventEarly Bird
Closes 27 Jan 2018
Standard
Closes 5pm Wed 21 Feb 2018
Late Online Entries
Only if not sold out
Minimum Age
Dirt Master$180$225$275Entrants must be at least 16 yrs of age on 31/12/17
Mini Dirt Master$115$150$190Entrants must be at least 14 yrs of age on 31/12/17
Junior Dirt Dude$70$95$125Entrants 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 XTri Standard Distance

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 XTri 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 XTri 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 XTri Teaser

Individual: Participants must be at least 16 years of age on the 31/12/17
Team: Participants must be at least 10 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

 

Aquathlon

Aquathlon Standard Distance

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.

Aquathlon 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.

Aquathlon 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.

Aqauthlon Teaser

Individual: Participants must be at least 16 years of age on the 31/12/17
Team: Participants must be at least 10 years of age on the 31/12/17

Dirt Kids Aquathlon

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

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

 

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Vehicle Entry Fees

Driving to Thredbo Resort

National Parks charge a fee of $17 for a day pass to access Thredbo Resort. The pass is purchased at the toll point on the road the Thredbo. Those who wish to visit more often may choose to purchase a 5 day pass.

Full details about National Parks Charges are listed below.

Family Discounts

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

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

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

We will consider each request on an individual basis.

Important Information about Family Discounts

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

Triathlon Australia License

TreX Events are sanctioned by the sports governing body, Triathlon Australia. Participants who are not a member of Triathlon Australia will be required to purchase a Day License which is approximately $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

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.

Series Points

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

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

Series points are awarded as shown in the following table:

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

What happens if an event is sold out?

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

What happens if an event is cancelled or rescheduled?

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

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

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

In 2 Adventure
PO Box 2003
Brookside Centre
Qld, 4053

Please Note:

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

Do I have to stay for the presentations?

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

What happens after I finish my race?

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

What do I have to do on the day?

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

How do I become a Triathlon Australia member?

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

What if I have to withdraw from the event?

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

Can I change or transfer my entry?

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

What is provided in my race bag?

Race Bags usually include:

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

What facilities are available at the event?

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

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

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

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

Is water provided on the course?

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

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

Can I wear a hydration pack?

Yes, hydration packs can be worn.

What is a wave start?

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

Do I have to wear clip in bike shoes?

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

Do I need a Mountain bike?

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

Can I wear a wetsuit?

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

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

 

1. Open Competitors

DistanceForbidden AboveMandatory BelowMaximum Time
Up to 1500m20 C14 C30 minutes

2. Age Group Competitors

DistanceForbidden AboveMandatory BelowMaximum Time
Up to1500m22 C14 C1 hour 10 mins

What Equipment do I need for the event?

Participants will require the following equipment on the day:

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

When do Entries Close?

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

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

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

How do I Enter?

Online

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

 

On The Day

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

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