The 2014 Townsville Triathlon Festival is a two-day celebration of lifestyle, fitness and community participation staged along Townsville’s picturesque Strand.
Over the two days, the main activities take place in Townsville’s Strand Park, where the high-traffic transition area is located. The swim leg is just off the main Strand beach (Rockpool for the kids), the bike leg takes participants along The Strand and through neighbouring streets, and along Cape Pallarenda, and the run leg is along the beautiful Strand and Rowes Bay pathways.
Townsville City Council has endorsed the event yet again, backing the festival as a major partner in 2014.
More than 2,500 competitors took part in last year’s event, and many more spectators lined the Strand to cheer on their mates. This year organisers anticipate an increase in participants of approximately 30%.
The Townsville Triathlon Festival Inc. comprises seven key events:
1300SMILES Kids TRY Series
The 1300SMILES Kids TRY Series aims to provide the opportunity for kids to participate in a safe Triathlon.
The1300SMILES Kids TRY Series is open to age Under 7-15 years.
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Performance Physio Sprint Distance Triathlon
The Performance Physio Sprint Distance Triathlon is a 750 Swim, 20km Ride and a 5km Run. The minimum age for the Sprint Distance Triathlon is 14 years.
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TP Human Capital Team Triathlon
The team triathlon is an event promoting teamwork, a healthy workforce, corporate health and maintaining a work/life balance. The event is an opportunity for workmates or friends to participate in a social atmosphere outside of the workplace, while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. Heaps of prizes to win!!
NEW to 2014: Choose your distance
400m Swim / 16km Bike / 4km Run
1500m Swim / 40km Bike / 10km Run
The FERRY Elite Mile
A fast One Mile will see the best of the region ‘dashing’ for the cash prize pool dependant on entries – the more the bigger the prize pool! The FERRY Elite Mile will start and end at the front of the strand park. There will be a 30 starter cap for each of the male and female Elite Mile, so get in quick!
Sponsorship packages are currently available and present exciting opportunities to contribute towards a highly popular not-for-profit ‘for a good cause’ event attended by thousands of lifestyle and health-conscious people who travel from within the region and beyond to take part. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please see Sponsorship in the tabs.