Cross Triathlon

Short, Long & Teams events



 
Cross-tri Short Course

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500m Ocean Swim: All swimmers will start together at the beach of Cape Pallarenda. With views onto Magnetic Island and Townsville’s iconic Castle Hill, the swim lap takes you out onto a triangular course, before heading back to the beach and into transition area.

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5km Trail Run:Leaving transition area, the course takes you past the former Quarantine Station and then up towards the Forts, which served as a strategic defence location in World War II. Continuing down into Shelly Cove for an out and back along hard packed beach. The trail then gets your heartrate going all the way to the top for another out and back around the Forts and presenting magnificent views onto Magnetic Island and Townsville City. The runners follow the Graveyard Track and loop back around to the bottom and continue all the way back to transition area.

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17km MTB Ride:The riders head out onto the Lagoon trail where the trails are wide enough for the field to spread out before jumping onto the fun single trails of the Under the Radar Track. Following nice flowing single trail all the way around, climbing up and over the Many Peaks Range and enjoying coastal views along the way. The technical single trail (blue trail) will test your skills over rock gardens and around tight corners, until you leave the single trail to race back to the finish along Shelly Cove Trail and past the former Quarantine Station. 
 
Cross-tri Long Course

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1,000m Ocean Swim: All swimmers will start together at the beach of Cape Pallarenda. With views onto Magnetic Island and Townsville’s iconic Castle Hill, the swim lap takes you out onto a triangular course, which has to be completed twice before heading back to the beach and into transition area.

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10km Trail Run:Leaving transition area, the course takes you past the former Quarantine Station and then up towards the Forts, which served as a strategic defence location in World War II. Continuing down into Shelly Cove for an out and back along hard packed beach. The trail then gets your heartrate going all the way to the top for another out and back around the Forts and presenting magnificent views onto Magnetic Island and Townsville City. The runners follow the Graveyard Track and loop back around to the bottom. Two laps need to be completed before heading back into transition area.

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25km MTB Ride:The riders head out onto the Lagoon trail where the trails are wide enough for the field to spread out before jumping onto the fun single trails of the Under the Radar Track. Following nice flowing trails until the turn off towards Smedley’s Trail, complete the loop of Smedley’s until back on Under the Radar. Climbing up and over the Many Peaks Range and enjoying coastal views along the way. The technical single trail (blue trail) will test your skills over rock gardens and around tight corners, until you leave the single trail to race back to the finish along Shelly Cove Trail and past the former Quarantine Station. 
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