TreX Sunshine Coast – Australian Series Championships

TreX Sunshine Coast – Australian Series Championships

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TreX Australian Series Championships AND MultiSport Festival

TreX Australian Series Champs: Sat 28th April, 2018
Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival: Sat 28th April, 2018
Sunshine Coast MTB Festival: Sun 29th April, 2018

The TreX Australian Series Championships & MultiSport Festival hosted on Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast with its rainforest trails and fern-filled bushland in Beerwah State Forest.  Add to this a MultiSport Weekend including the Sunshine Coast Trail Running and XC MTB Festival and you’ve got a ‘not to be missed’ action packed weekend of off road adventure for the entire family.

EVENT OVERVIEW

28 | 29 Apr, 2018.

Ewen Maddock Dam

Sunshine Coast, Qld

$2,000 Cash Prize Pool

About the TreX Champs & MultiSport Festival

The TreX Australian Series Championships and MultiSport Weekend is based in the spectacular Sunshine Coast Hinterland, on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam.  The rainforest trails and fern-filled bushland of Beerwah State Forest provide the perfect setting for an Off Road Triathlon and MultiSport Weekend.

TreX XTri Australian Series Championships 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.

Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival Discover the Naturally Refreshing beauty of Sunshine Coast Hinterland in the half marathon, 10.5k or 5k Trail Runs traversing the natural beauty of Beerwah rainforest on winding single track trails.

Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival The 8.3km MTB trail is an action packed lap that dives in and out of the ferned rainforest with flowing single track trails.  Go hardcore on the 50k or go hard in the 25k or 8.3k event.

Qld Dirt Master Championships Tackle all 3 hardcore events across 2 days in our Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master or Junior Dirt Dude Challenge.

Race Venue

Address

Ewen Maddock Dam Camp

Steve Irwin Way
Landsborough
Sunshine Coast, Qld

The event is approx 1 hour and 5 minutes travel time from Brisbane

Ewen Maddock Dam Camp CLOSED to the Public

Ewen Maddock Dam Camp is currently totally closed to the public and there is no access to any of the buildings or toilet or shower facilities.  The general public are not permitted to enter the camp grounds beyond the camp gates at any time other than during designated event times as it is trespassing.  We ask all competitors to respect this as SEQ Water has been very supportive to ensure the event can go ahead and it’s important that we respect their guidelines so we can continue to use the site for the sport we love in the future.

The mountain bike course can be accessed from the SEQ Water car park on Steve Irwin Way, however the swim and run course is on private land and cannot be accessed outside of event times.

Mountain Bike Practice Ride

The majority of the mountain bike course in Ferny Forest is open to the public so can be ridden at most times.  Best access is from the SEQ Water Car Park on Steve Irwin Way just out front of the camp gates.

The camp is fully closed to the public and any trails on the camp cannot be accessed outside of event times as it is trespassing.

The mountain bike course will be fully marked and open for a practice ride from 4pm Friday before the event.  Please note that there will be no course marshals on the course on Friday afternoon and riders choose to ride the course at their own risk.  Riders are advised to ride in groups and ensure they have a mobile phone with them in case of an emergency.

Important Note! No Pets Permitted

At In2Adventure we love our fur kids, however, due to regulations from SEQ Water pets are not permitted in any area on the event site.  If a pet is brought onto the site you will be asked to remove them immediately, so to avoid that please leave your pets at home where they are safe.

Directions

Ewen Maddock Dam Camp is accessed from Steve Irwin Way.  Click on the map below to go to visit Google Maps

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On Arrival

  • Go through the SEQ Water car park and enter through the camps gates.
  •  Continue along the gravel road to the parking area.
  • If the parking area is full turn back towards the gate and park on the left hand side of the road.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
There is limited parking near HQ. If you are a day participant we encourage you to car pool to avoid a long walk to HQ.

 

 

 

Venue Map


Parking

Parking on site at the venue is limited and can include a walk up to 400m to Race HQ.  We encourage all participants to car pool wherever possible to keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.

 

Facilities

Facilities at the race venue include:

  • Beach & Swimming in the dam
  • Portable Toilets
  • Limited drinking Water on site – please ensure you bring sufficient water along to the event site
  • Catering
  • Coffee from Tarryn and Jungle Bean Coffee

IMPORTANT: Drinking Water

Due to the closure of the camp there is NO DRINKING WATER ON SITE.

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

We thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

 

 

Communications

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

Aboriginal Heritage

The event organisers would like to respectfully acknowledge the Kabi Kabi First Nation People the Traditional Owners of the land/s on which this event is taking place and Elders both past and present.

We also recognise those whose ongoing efforts to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures that will leave a lasting legacy for future Elders and leaders.

Environment

At all times athletes and entourage must respect the natural environment and native wildlife.  Part of the course is in a National Park Area which is governed by strong environmental laws. Athletes either must carry their rubbish (gel wrappers, bottles etc….) or drop them in the designated litter zones only.

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

Native Wildlife

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

Pets

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

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

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!

Kids Events

The Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival includes events for all ages so our champions of tomorrow can enjoy a weekend of adventure as well. Note: age is determined by the participants age on the 31 December 2017.

Events include:

Saturday AM
Saturday PM
Sunday AM
Junior Dirt Dude Challenge

Complete all 3 events across the weekend and earn the title of Junior Dirt Dude. View Details Here

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.
  • 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.

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, Trail Run & XC MTB 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:

TreX XTri

  • 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 are to 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.  Please 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 are to 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:

  • Retain the Dirt Master MTB Number
  • Retain the Dirt Master Run Number
  • Retain the ankle timing chip.
Dirt Master | Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival

All Dirt Masters are to 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 | Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival

All Dirt Masters are to race in the XC MTB festival with:

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

At the finish of the trail run HAND IN your ankle timing chip and MTB 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

Wave Starts

Triathlon Events will start at the beach on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam.

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.

Massage

Get thos muscles in shape with a 10 minute massage from Greenrooster massage!  Nadine & Alyssa will be on hand throughout the Sunshine Coast MultiSport Weekend to keep us all ready for racing.  Catch up with them at the Greenrooster tent at the event expo.

About Greenrooster Massage

Greenrooster Events Massage provides high quality massage at your location before, during or after your sporting event. Our experienced massage therapists come to you and provide all of the equipment required. We can operate on a user-pays model where we charge a very reasonable fee via cash or credit card. Or for a fixed per-hour charge to you, we can provide massages at no cost to your event participants.

 

We service the greater Brisbane area and surrounds. To book us for your next event contact us via email at [email protected] or talk to us at the next In2Adventure event.

Safety

Your safety is a key consideration; however, Cross Triathlon, Swimming, 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 Bribie 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 at the beach in the Swim Start Area.

Litter Zones

We are extremely privileged to be granted permission to race in the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland 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 on the fire trail after CP 5.

Trail Run Course Litter Zones

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

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.

Finish

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.

Catering

Fresh Woodfired Pizzas Cooked in Ovens On Site!

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

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

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

Coffee

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

 

Presentations & Prizes

TreX Presentations

TreX presentations will take place when all, or the majority of competitors have finished the course.  Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for estimated times

TreX Prizes

Open Category | $2,000 Cash Prize Pool

Cash prizes and medallions will be awarded for the Open Category Male and Female Winners:

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $300
  • 3rd: $200
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 an onliine Feedback Form before prize giving

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

Saturday AM

TreX Cross Triathlon

TimeEvent
5:45amREGISTRATION 1 TreX - until 6:30am
5:45amTRANSITION OPEN
6:15amLate Online Entries Close
6:30amREGISTRATION 1: TreX Registration CLOSED
6:35amTRANSITION CLOSED
6:35amCOURSE BRIEF - TreX
7:00amSTART - TreX Junior & Teaser
7:30amSTART - TreX Standard Distance
9:00amSTART - TreX Sprint
10:00amREGISTRATION 2 Dirt Kids - until 11am
11:00amREGISTRATION 2: TreX Dirt Kids CLOSED
*11:15amTRANSITION: Open for Bike Collection - Estimated Time Only
11:30amSTART - TreX Dirt Kids
*MiddayPRESENTATIONS: TreX
* Estimated Time Only

Saturday PM

Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival

 

Sunday AM

Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival

TreX Cross Triathlon

Saturday Morning

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

Courses

TreX Swim Course

Water Temperature

Average water temperature during April is around 20 degrees which means it will more than likely be a non wetsuit swim, however 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

Ewen Maddock Dam is a fresh water dam and the water quality in the swim area has been tested and is suitable for swimming.

Water clarity is fair, however there are some reed/weed patches in the dam. The swim course has been designed to avoid these area as much as possible, however please be aware that it is possible that while swimming you may come in contact reeds/weeds in the water.  Swimmers are to avoid any areas where thick weeds are visible.

Tides, Currents & Conditions

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

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.

Swim Course

The swim course is an out and back anti-clockwise lap and is marked with 1.5m orange buoys and 1m yellow pyramids marking the inside circumference of the course.  Swimmers keep these buoys on their left.

  • Standard: 2 x 750m laps.
  • Sprint: 1  x 400m lap
  • Junior: 1 x 150m lap
  • Dirt Kids: 1 x 50m lap

Swim Exit

Lap 1: The exit is at the beach and onto an open 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 approx 100m following the concrete path to transition.

Swim Map


TreX Mountain Bike Course

The mountain bike course is a 8.3km lap that takes in the flowing single track trails within Ferny Forest.  The course will test riders skills and endurance as they shred it around the flowing single tracks with some key challenges including some steep, pinchy and rocky climbs, some craggy descents, bridges, creek crossing and fast flowing single tracks

New riders will enjoy the flowing nature of the course, while more experienced riders will love the pinchy climbs, creek crossings, bridges and roll overs. If you’re not too tired to look, you’ll also enjoy the panoramic views 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 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 Course Profile


TreX Trail Run Course

This spectacular and technically challenging trail run course is a 3.5km lap circumnavigating the Race HQ area. Champs Competitors will complete 3 x 3.5km laps before finishing at Race HQ.

This is one of the most picturesque run courses of the series with the majority of the trail running on winding single track through ferned rainforest.  It includes uneven, rocky trails, a creek crossing, some open trails and, of course, more of what we love about cross triathlon… Wet & Muddy sections!

The course passes back through HQ on each lap so there will be lots of cheers and encouragement as you push yourself onto the rest of the course with a water station for refreshment.

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

There will be one aid stations on the 3.5km Trail Run Course near Race HQ.  Athletes will pass this aid station twice on each lap.  The aid station will offer water in cups.

Transition

Transition is located on the Open Grassed Area Opposite Race HQ.  There is a short 100m run 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.

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

Dirt Kids Transition Area

Dirt Kids is 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 the transition area 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

Map


Sprint

Map

 


Junior & Teaser

Map


Dirt Kids

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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.

Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival

Saturday Afternoon

Get In 2 the Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival | Half Marathon | 10.5k | 5k | Kids Mud Rats

The Sunshine Coast 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 hinterland trails this all new trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival

Sunday Morning

Get In 2 the Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival | 50k | 25k | 8.3k | Kids Mud Rats

Hosted on Sunday morning, the Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Xtri Series and Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival.

The 8.3km MTB course is an action packed lap that dives in and out of the ferned rainforest with flowing single track trails.  New riders will enjoy the flowing nature of the course, while more experienced riders will love the pinchy climbs, creek crossings, bridges and roll overs. If you’re not too tired to look, you’ll also enjoy the panoramic views 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 sections.  We anticipate some very fast times but we also expect all contestants to experience some enjoyable and spectacular riding.

Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Challenge

The Ultimate Off Road Endurance Challenge

3 Hardcore Events | 2 Days of Off Road Action

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

Distances

Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Challenge

Age: 16yrs +

A highlight of Sunsine Coast MultiSport Festival is the State Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Titles. This is the Ultimate Off Road Endurance Challenge.  Contenders for the title of Qld Dirt Master or Dirt Mistress will take on three grueling long course events across two days covering 100km.   Events include:

  • Saturday AM: Qld X-Tri Championships 1500 – 25 – 10.5
  • Saturday PM: Half Marathon Trail Run
  • Sunday AM: 50k XC MTB

Each contender who finishes all three 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.

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

  • Saturday AM: TreX Sprint XTri – 400 | 8.3 | 3.5
  • Saturday PM: 10.5k Trail Run
  • Sunday AM: 25k XC MTB

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

Junior Dirt Dude Challenge

Age: 12-15yrs

We all know those Dirt Masters & Dirt Mistresses are extreme, but what about our younger off road champions?  Well don’t worry, we have something for you with the Junior Dirt Dude 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 Junior Dirt Dude.

  • Saturday AM: TreX Junior XTri – 150 | 4 | 1.5
  • Saturday PM: 5k Trail Run
  • Sunday AM: 25k XC MTB

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

Reigning Qld Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Champions

2017 Renata Bucher & Justin Whitley


Contenders

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

Add your name here ENTER NOW


Race Numbers & Timing Chips

Our 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 both Dirt Master Race Numbers AND the ankle timing chip.
Trail Run Festival
  • Dirt Master Run Number + Ankle Timing Chip
  • At the finish HAND IN your ankle timing chip and Run Number as these are not required for the Mountain Bike event.
XC MTB Festival
  • Dirt Master Bike Number + XC MTB Bike Number with Timing Chip on the Back.
  • The XC MTB Number with timing chip will be issued at check in for the mountain bike event on Sunday morning.
  • Both numbers are to be placed on the handlebars of your bike for the XC MTB event.  Dirt Master Number plate on the front.
  • At the finish HAND IN both Bike Numbers.
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 Triathlon, Trail Run & XC MTB registrations throughout the weekend.

Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast…

Beaches, hiking, surfing, fresh local food and world-class events; from relaxation to adventure, Queensland’s naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast has it all! With its sunshine, endless coastline, lush rainforests and easy smiles, it’s a place where you will feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

The Sunshine Coast is rich in diversity, and that is what makes it so special. Enviably positioned, the region is tucked between Brisbane and Fraser Island – a stunning haven abounding in wonders of nature, beachside culture, fresh local food, bucket list experiences and world-class events just waiting to be explored.  From the majestic Glass House Mountains to Noosa and the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, the region includes over 100 kilometres of pristine sandy beaches, surrounded by the quiet beauty of coastal and hinterland villages.

Feel like a local from the moment you arrive, welcomed by sun-kissed surfers to bohemian artists, with no shortage of friendly people offering easy smiles. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s no surprise they’re happy!  Come to life on the Sunshine Coast and make your story a reality.

For more information about the Sunshine Coast please visit: visitsunshinecoast.com.au

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Boasting the iconic Glass House Mountains, lush rainforests, inspiring creativity, bountiful local produce and breathtaking scenery, you can lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the hinterland. Discover the art trail, retro vibes, markets and connection with nature as you explore charming villages and towns like Eumundi, Kenilworth, Maleny, Montville, Nambour, Pomona and Yandina, each with their own unique characters. A fantastic new addition is the Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, a multi-million dollar interpretive centre uncovering the treasures of the unique subtropical remnant rainforest that lies behind it.

Complete your walk through the rainforest with a stop at the fantastic café or picnic areas and enjoy stunning views of the Glass House Mountains landscape.

Landsborough

Landsborough is the closest town to the event site.  It is located approximately 5mins drive south of the venue.  Named after British explorer, William Landsborough; sleepy Landsborough is a small town at the base of the Blackall Range.

Settled in 1871, Landsborough was originally called Mellum Creek, named after the Aboriginal word ‘mellum’ meaning ‘volcano’.  A popular weekend tourist destination and one of the Hinterlands historic towns, there’s something for everyone in the family, or if you are passing through, Landsborough is a great place to grab a bite to eat and stretch the legs at one of the towns many cafes and eateries.

For more information about Landsborough please visit: hinterlandtourism.com.au

Climate

The Sunshine Coast could well have one of the most ideal climates in the world. With an average of 7 hours of sunshine a day, the Sunshine Coast really does live up to its name.

During the summer months from December to February the temperature ranges from 17 – 28 degrees and are offset by cool sea breezes. During Autumn from March to May temperatures usually range from 13 – 26 degrees.

Accommodation

Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast is renowned around the world for its superb quality, winning locations and incredible variety.

To find out more and book accommodation go to visitsunshinecoast.com 

Things To Do

Beaches, hiking, surfing fresh local food and world-class events, the Sunshine Coast has it all! The only thing more refreshing than the water is the lifestyle. With its sunshine, endless coastline, lush rainforests and easy smiles – it’s a place where you’ll feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

There’ll never be a shortage of things to see and do on your Sunshine Coast visit. With glorious sunny days and warm water most of the year, it’s an ideal place for outdoor sports and recreationalfresco dining, hiking, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, cycling, golfing and shopping.

Explore the lush hinterland villages of Montville and Maleny, enjoy the pristine Caloundra beaches and Pumicestone Passage, and savour the fresh, juicy prawns direct from the trawlers in Mooloolaba. Take in the awe-inspiring Glass House Mountains, indulge in the naturally stylish and effortlessly cool Noosa, and find your sense of adventure in Rainbow Beach.

It’s easy to find your way around the Sunshine Coast so you can feel confident exploring the area solo. If you’d like some guidance on the local eco-systems and attractions, there are a multitude of guided tours. Of course, the kids will become instant fans of our beaches and attractions like Australia ZooAussie World and SEALIFE Sunshine Coast.

Find out more at visitsunshinecoast.com

Dining

The Sunshine Coast is a foodie paradise, offering a range of world-class restaurants and cafés, as well as markets where you can chat to the producers behind the locally farmed, home grown, organic and unique produce.

A natural food bowl, the Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s favourite taste destinations. With its distinctive coast and country geography, the region delights with an appetising variety of producers, waterfront restaurants, wineries, food festivals, cooking schools and farmers markets.

The warm climate, rich soil and abundant oceans ensure the Sunshine Coast is suitable for producing an array of goods, such as avocados, ginger, pineapples, strawberries, feijoas, macadamia nuts, tomatoes, passionfruit, lychees, seafood, lemon myrtle, beef, dairy products, and even snails.

Mooloolaba is the biggest swordfish port in Australia and is one of the busiest seafood ports on the eastern seaboard. The wharf is a hive of daily activity, with trawlers bringing in boatloads of swordfish, Mooloolaba prawns, lobsters and spanner crabs.

Paddock to plate experiences abound, with farm gates, food and wine tours and factory tours available, where you can get up close and see behind the scenes. Pick your own, smell, taste and experience an authentic food spectacle.

Find out more at visitsunshinecoast.com/foodtrails

Dining in Landsborough

The historic Landsborough Pub is a great place to grab a meal and a refreshing drink and catch up with the locals. Boasting the ‘coldest beer on the coast’, the pub offers the entertainment, dining and gaming facilities all in the one venue.

There are several local family owned cafés on Maleny St in Landsborough, and are popular for locals and tourists alike. Some specialise in a gluten free and vegetarian

To find out more go to visitsunshinecoast.com

Markets & Shopping

With a variety of artisan and farmers markets, cutting-edge fashion boutiques and air-conditioned plaza shopping, the Sunshine Coast offers a bit of everything. Local markets offer one-of-a-kind trinkets, tasty food, handmade garments, original artworks, artisan furniture, home wares and jewellery.

Eumundi heads the list of market destinations on the Sunshine Coast, with the whole town revolving around the market held every Wednesday and Saturday. Other excellent markets include the Noosa Farmers Market, Peregian Beach Market, Cotton Tree Market and Caloundra Street Fair which is always vibrant and buzzing with live music and entertainment.

You will find shopping centres and retail outlets along the esplanades and board walks and in the historical towns of the hinterland. From the relaxed main street of Caloundra to the upmarket, elegant fashion boutiques in Hastings Street, Noosa, or Gympie Terrace in Noosaville, the Mooloolaba Esplanade or the European-style main street of Montville, each centre offers tranquillity that comes with roaming through retail outlets without stress. For all your favourite fashion chain stores, head to Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore, which also has a great selection of independent retail stores and department stores.

To find out more go to visitsunshinecoast.com

Shopping in Landsborough

The town of Landsborough is located 5.6km from the venue and provides a range of grocery stores and food outlets, a pharmacy, general shopping and banks.

The town has a small number of boutique gift shops and second hand clothing shops ideal for stopping in to grab a cute gift, or a bargain. These shops offer a range of colourful products from locals and further afield. Some boasting eclectic and spiritual fair including crystals and a range of interesting jewellery and the town also has a pet store for all your pet needs.

Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast…

Beaches, hiking, surfing, fresh local food and world-class events; from relaxation to adventure, Queensland’s naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast has it all! With its sunshine, endless coastline, lush rainforests and easy smiles, it’s a place where you will feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

The Sunshine Coast is rich in diversity, and that is what makes it so special. Enviably positioned, the region is tucked between Brisbane and Fraser Island – a stunning haven abounding in wonders of nature, beachside culture, fresh local food, bucket list experiences and world-class events just waiting to be explored.  From the majestic Glass House Mountains to Noosa and the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, the region includes over 100 kilometres of pristine sandy beaches, surrounded by the quiet beauty of coastal and hinterland villages.

Feel like a local from the moment you arrive, welcomed by sun-kissed surfers to bohemian artists, with no shortage of friendly people offering easy smiles. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s no surprise they’re happy!  Come to life on the Sunshine Coast and make your story a reality.

For more information about the Sunshine Coast please visit: visitsunshinecoast.com.au

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Boasting the iconic Glass House Mountains, lush rainforests, inspiring creativity, bountiful local produce and breathtaking scenery, you can lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the hinterland. Discover the art trail, retro vibes, markets and connection with nature as you explore charming villages and towns like Eumundi, Kenilworth, Maleny, Montville, Nambour, Pomona and Yandina, each with their own unique characters. A fantastic new addition is the Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, a multi-million dollar interpretive centre uncovering the treasures of the unique subtropical remnant rainforest that lies behind it.

Complete your walk through the rainforest with a stop at the fantastic café or picnic areas and enjoy stunning views of the Glass House Mountains landscape.

Landsborough

Landsborough is the closest town to the event site.  It is located approximately 5mins drive south of the venue.  Named after British explorer, William Landsborough; sleepy Landsborough is a small town at the base of the Blackall Range.

Settled in 1871, Landsborough was originally called Mellum Creek, named after the Aboriginal word ‘mellum’ meaning ‘volcano’.  A popular weekend tourist destination and one of the Hinterlands historic towns, there’s something for everyone in the family, or if you are passing through, Landsborough is a great place to grab a bite to eat and stretch the legs at one of the towns many cafes and eateries.

For more information about Landsborough please visit: hinterlandtourism.com.au

Directions

The Sunshine Coast is located one hour’s drive (100 kilometres) north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, along the Bruce Highway (A1). All major car rental companies are represented at both the Sunshine Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport. Self-driving with either a rental car or your own vehicle is one of the best ways to explore the region and take in the magnificent scenery. The roads are well signed and easy to navigate.

Ewen Maddock Dam Camp is accessed from Steve Irwin Way.  Click on the map below to go to visit Google Maps

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On Arrival

  • Go through the SEQ Water car park and enter through the camps gates.
  •  Continue along the gravel road to the parking area.
  • If the parking area is full turn back towards the gate and park on the left hand side of the road.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
There is limited parking near HQ. If you are a day participant we encourage you to car pool to avoid a long walk to HQ.

 

 

 

 

 

Flights

Sunshine Coast Airport, conveniently located in the centre of the region, offers regular domestic flight services with Jetstar from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide; with Virgin Australia from Sydney and Melbourne; and with Qantas from Sydney, plus Melbourne flights during the summer.

Air New Zealand also provide annual seasonal direct flights from Auckland during the cooler months of the year. Brisbane Airport is also an international and domestic gateway to the region.

Find Out More at sunshinecoastairport.com.au

International Flights

Brisbane Airport is the international gateway to Queensland with regular transfers to the Sunshine Coast. Brisbane Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has two major terminals servicing 26 airlines flying to 67 destinations.

Car Hire

There is no public transport to the event site and therefore car hire is the best option for making your way to the event.

Car hire is available from Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Airports.

Trains & Buses

A rail line connects the region to Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the south, and Gympie and beyond to the north, with major stations at Beerwah, Landsborough, Nambour, Cooroy and Gympie North.

Private shuttle and bus services operate from both Sunshine Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport. Intrastate and interstate bus services offer routes to the region, and regular public transport also operates within the region.

Find Out More at visitsunshinecoast.com

Entry Information

TreX XTri Entry Fees

TreX XTri EventEarly Bird
Licensed
Early Bird
Unicensed
Standard
Licensed
Standard
Unlicensed
Late Entries
Licensed
Late Entries
Unlicensed
Closes 31 Mar 2018Closes 31 Mar 2018Closes 5pm Wed 25 Apr 2018Closes 5pm Wed 25 Apr 2018Close 30mins before
close of event registration
Close 30mins before
close of event registration
Standard DIstance$110$125$130$145$160$175
Sprint$60$65$75$80$105$110
Junior$35$36.50$45$46.50$65$67
Dirt Kidsn/a$25n/a$25n/a$30
TEAM Standard Distance$130$145$150$165$180$195
TEAM Sprint$80$85$95$100$125$130
TEAM Junior$45$46.50$55$56.50$75$77
TEAM Dirt Kidsn/a$35n/a$35n/a$40
*Late online entries will be made
available after close of entries on
Wed if the event is not fully subscribed
Any late entries are only accepted online.
*Late online entries will be made
available after close of entries on
Wed if the event is not fully subscribed
Any late entries are only accepted online.

TreX AquaBike & Duathlon Entry Fees

Standard & Sprint

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

Junior

All entry fees for Junior Duathlon are $5 less

Sunshine Coast Trail Run Entry Fees

Please visit the SUNSHINE COAST TRAIL RUN WEBSITE

Sunshine Coast XC MTB Entry Fees

Please visit the SUNSHINE COAST XC MTB WEBSITE

Dirt Master Entry Fees

Qld Dirt MasterEARLY BIRD
Closes 31 Mar 2018
STANDARD
Closes 5pm Wed prior
ON THE DAY
If not sold out
AGE
Dirt Master$180$240$280Entrants must be at least 16 yrs of age on 31/12/17
Mini Dirt Master$105$155$195Entrants must be at least 14 yrs of age on 31/12/17
Junior Dirt Dude$75$115$145Entrants 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 [email protected] PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

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

We will consider each request on an individual basis.

Important Information about Family Discounts

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

Triathlon Australia License

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

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

Membership Benefits

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

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

Merchandise

Event Specials

Event Special | $30

Event Special | $30

Event Special | $30

TreX MTB Jersey | $80

Skull Case | $10

TreX Cap | $20

TreX Visor | $20

Race Belt | $10

Supporters Bell | $15

Arm Warmers | $20

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cross Triathlon?

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

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

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

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

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

How can I get into X-Triathlon in Australia?

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

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

More information can be found at:

What are Competitors Saying About Cross Triathlon?

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

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

Is X-Triathlon just for Elite Athletes?

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

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

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

Dirt Kids (7-10yrs)

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

Junior & Teaser Course

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

Sprint Course

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

Long Course

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

Are there differences between traditional triathlon and cross tri?

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

The Swim

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

The Mountain Bike Course

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

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

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

No Such Thing as Drafting

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

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

The Trail Run

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

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

Race Rules

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

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

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

 

Where can I check out my results?

Check out your results on line on the Results page.

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

Series Points

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

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

Series points are awarded as shown in the following table:

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

What happens if an event is sold out?

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

What happens if an event is cancelled or rescheduled?

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

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

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

In 2 Adventure
PO Box 2003
Brookside Centre
Qld, 4053

Please Note:

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

Do I have to stay for the presentations?

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

What happens after I finish my race?

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

What do I have to do on the day?

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

How do I become a Triathlon Australia member?

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

What if I have to withdraw from the event?

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

Can I change or transfer my entry?

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

What is provided in my race bag?

Race Bags usually include:

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

What facilities are available at the event?

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

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

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

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

Is water provided on the course?

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

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

Can I wear a hydration pack?

Yes, hydration packs can be worn. If you do decide to wear one though on either the bike or run leg you must keep it on until you return to the transition area at the end of the bike leg or cross the finish line at the end of the run leg. Dropping it off at anytime during either leg would incur a penalty.

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