Safety Update

Dear Competitor,

In response to recent media reports in regards to crocodile sightings in Townsville we wish to inform all competitors of the following,The Sportscene Super Warehouse Townsville Triathlon Festival will go ahead on the 27th and 28th June as planned with athlete safety (in and out of the water) as a priority as it is every year.
This includes:
Water Safety includes – Pre-event helicopter sweeps of swim course, professional Surf Live Saving Crews with Six IRB’s, 30 personnel on water craft and qualified medical personnel on swim exit;Jet Ski and RIB runs of swim leg prior to race.
A dedicated Medical Director responsible for coordinating our emergency plan, St John’s Ambulance Staff, additional volunteer medical crew (4) and liaison with the PBSLSC, A dedicated on course Ambulance,Comprehensive medical, evacuation and risk management plans for Swim, Ride & Run.
Increased Road Closure Management plans with full road closure to Pallarenda,Enhanced Communications plans throughout the organising team, On site Police and Council Supervision.
The level of athlete safety initiatives provided by the Festival has always taken into consideration any potential risk associated with our location.
We acknowledge that there are a number of risks in having an open water swim along the Strand in North Queensland at any time of year (or for that matter anywhere in Australia). However, this does not deter major competitions taking place in similar locations such as Ironman Triathlon in Cairns (13/6/15) and a National Qualifying race in Darwin as well as open water swims such as Magnetic Island to Townsville to name a few. Further, it is our current advice that the removal of the crocodile currently sighted will likely to be remedied by the event date.

There will be definitively no consideration of event cancellation. Alternative swim courses or alternate race formats would be considered closer to the event under advice from the relevant authorities if deemed necessary although highly unlikely.With that, there is is only 3 weeks to go until this fantastic event, so no looking for excuses, and register now to join the likes of Courtney Atkinson, Courtney Hancock, Will Davison and the thousands of weekend warriors in what will be a fantastic weekend of events.We thank you for your continued support of this safe and enjoyable event.

If you have any further information or concerns please direct your queries to

Jamie FitzpatrickPresident,
Townsville Triathlon Festival Inc.

Carbs with the Stars

Rub shoulders with internationally recognised sporting stars and hear one of Australia’s most influential speakers, John Maclean, at Carbs with the Stars. Carb load with bowls of pasta and drinks while the sun sets over the course. Pete Murray will be hosting an exclusive Q&A session with Ironwoman Courtney Hancock, V8 Supercar driver Will Davison and Olympic Triathlete Courtney Atkinson

John Maclean was hit by an 8-tonne truck and left a paraplegic while cycle training for the Nepean triathlon near his hometown of Penrith in 1988. He became the first person in a wheelchair to complete the Ironman World Championship and was part of the team at both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2000, and won a silver medal in rowing at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Last year John Maclean competed in the Nepean Triathlon, 26 years after his accident, without his wheelchair after regaining some use of his legs. John Maclean is the founder of the John Maclean Foundation, which assists wheelchair users under the age of 18 ( Hear his amazing story at the Carbs with the Stars event.

Carbs with the Stars will be an event like no other in Townsville, held in the picturesque strand park on sunset with the ocean as the back drop, the event will be catered and licenced. With live entertainment and our amazing celebrity guests. It is an event you do not want to miss – Tickets are limited so buy them today!
Tickets include

– Entry


-Drink upon arrival


Confirming our final very exciting ambassador for this year, Courtney Hancock.

3 x Ironwoman Champion. Courtney has won multiple Ironwoman titles in the cadet ranks at the Australian Championships and then other individual World and Australian titles in open competition. But by far and away the outstanding highlight of her sporting career so far is winning multiple Australian and Professional Ironwoman Series titles in 2011, 2013 and 2014 You can meet Courtney at this years event, register today

via Sportscene Superwarehouse Townsville Triathlon Festival