The "BIG WEEKEND" August 19-21 2016
The Strand, Townsville
August 19 – 21, 2016
The Townsville Triathlon Festival is entering its 14th year and is established as a significant race on the National Triathlon circuit having hosted a World Age Group Qualifying Olympic Distance race in 2014 and 2015. The Festival is proud to announce for 2016 and 2017 we will host the Triathlon Queensland Club Championships – North Queensland testimony to the quality of the course and event itself.
2016 and beyond will see the Festival embark on a new and exciting chapter, with the creation of the “Big Weekend” A weekend of racing, fun and a full festival atmosphere with an array of events and activities to take part in across one massive weekend. Triathlon is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. To give the Townsville Triathlon Festival a point difference “The Big Weekend” will appeal to all ages and all fitness level wanting to be involved and have FUN. The “Big Weekend” provides a unique opportunity that no other Triathlon event in Australia offers, the ability to race in multiple events over one weekend.
2016 will see the inclusion of three new races, a 1km Ocean Swim and the Tri4Women super short course Triathlon (Ladies only – 100m/4km/1.5km) and Team Relays giving the Festival a total of 9 events across 3 days. The Festival will also offer competitors entertainment options including the opening night ‘Carbs With The Stars’ dinner, the option to go to the North Queensland Cowboys home game on the Saturday night, and post event get together on the Sunday afternoon, as part of the “Big Weekend”.