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Get ready to race in the Nation’s capital as Elite Energy deliver the Canberra Triathlon Festival.

This year’s Standard distance triathlon is a National Standard Triathlon Qualifying race and ‘Age Group ITU World Championship Qualifying Race. Your finishing position will determine the number of selection points that you receive giving you points to represent Australia at Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Promising a huge day of racing with several events to choose from, this is the perfect chance to either tackle a tri for the first time or gain some points as part of the 16/17 tri-series.

The event will consist of four of our most popular distances – the Standard, Sprint, Enforcer and Enticer.


Race Name Date
Standard (Qualifying Race) January 28, 2017 More information Register
Sprint January 28, 2017 More information Register
Enforcer January 28, 2017 More information Register
Enticer January 28, 2017 More information Register
TRYATRI January 28, 2017 More information Register
MINIMAN January 28, 2017 More information Register



6.00amRegistration opens/Transition opens - Sprint DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
6.00amLifestyle Expo OpensExpo Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
7.00amRegistration closes/Transition closes - Sprint DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
7.00amRegistration opens/Transition opens - Standard DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
7.15amRace Brief - Sprint DistanceTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
7.30amRACE START - SPRINT (750/20/5)Rond Terrace, Parkes
8.00amRegistration closes/Transition closes - Standard DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
8.15amRace Briefing - Standard DistanceTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
8.30amRACE START - STANDARD (1.5/40/10)Rond Terrace, Parkes
9.00amRegistration opens/Transition opens - Enforcer DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
10.00amRegistration closes/Transition closes - Enforcer DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
10.15amRegistration opens/Transition opens - Enticer + Try a Tri DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
10.15amRace Briefing - Enforcer DistanceTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
10.30amRACE START - ENFORCER (400/13.5/4)Rond Terrace, Parkes
11.15amRegistration closes/Transition closes - Enticer + Try a Tri DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
11.30amRace Briefing - Enticer + Try a Tri DistanceTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
11.45amRACE START - ENTICER + TRY A TRI (200/10/2)Rond Terrace, Parkes
11.45amRegistration Opens/Transition Opens - Miniman ALL AGESRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
12.45pmRegistration Closes/Transition Closes - Miniman ALL AGESRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
12.50pmRace Briefing - Miniman 10-11yrsTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
1.00pmRACE START - Miniman 10-11yrs Rond Terrace, Parkes
1.10pmRace Briefing - Miniman 7-9yrs Transition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
1.15pmRACE START - Miniman 7-9yrsRond Terrace, Parkes
2.00pmPresentation - ALL RACESRond Terrace, Parkes
2.00pmLifestyle Expo ClosesRond Terrace, Parkes

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Triathlon ACT is a not for profit organization, created as the peak body for triathlon, duathlon, aquathon and multisport events in the ACT. As one of the 8 states/territories belonging to Triathlon Australia, TACT provides participation, sport development, education and performance programs and events. Become a member at www.triathlon.org.au

We hope you are getting excited for the National Standard Distance Championship at the Tri the Gong Triathlon Festival! As part of the Triathlon Australia National calendar, this event offers: The National titles, meaning that you can be crowned the Triathlon Australia National Champion if you win your category. It holds DOUBLE qualification points for the 2016 Age Group World Championships! You can race for points towards selection onto TEAM AUSTRALIA and travel to MEXICO for the WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS!

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The ACT Government’s ongoing efforts to deliver, fund and support a quality calendar of events in the ACT each year acknowledges the significant economic, social and community benefits provided through the events sector. Events bring life, colour and vitality to the Canberra region. They build a strong sense of community pride and help to shape Canberra’s identity – affirming its reputation as a confident, bold and liveable city.

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Getting there

Event HQ will be located at Rond Terrace, Cnr Parkes Way and Anzac Parade, PARKES, ACT.

Below is a list of the best parking for the event – these car parks are also free on weekends. You can view a parking map here.

1.CIT Carpark: Cnr of Parkes Way & Coranderrk St – take walkway underpass to Event.

2.Anzac Park East: Cnr Parkes Way & Anzac Parade – take walkway underpass to Event.

3.Kings Park: Cnr Parkes Way & Kings Avenue – take footpath to Event.

Note: Rond Terrace Carpark will be closed.


From Sydney – Canberra is the closest capital to Sydney and will take you about 3.5hrs in the car to get there.

Depart Sydney via the M5 tollway, connecting to Hume Highway 31. Turn left after Goulburn on to the Federal Highway to Canberra. This route is a dual carriage freeway.

From Melbourne – Canberra will take you about 8 hours but offers all the pleasure of country driving and city conveniences.

Follow the City Link tollway to the western ring road then join the Hume Highway. Near Yass, take the Barton Highway A25 turn off to Canberra. This route is a dual carriage freeway.

From the NSW, South Coast – Direct driving route is approximately 2.5 hours.

Take the Kings Highway to Queanbeyan and continue on to Canberra. This route includes single carriage highway.


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East Hotel

East Hotel is the place to stay in Canberra and is Elite Energy’s exclusive accommodation partner for triCanberra. A 4.5 star Apartment Hotel situated between Canberra’s vibrant hubs of Kingston and Manuka, this is the perfect place to stay for the event or for a weekend breakaway. The rooms have Laundry and Kitchen facilities and can be King or Twin beds to suit. Please quote ‘Elite Energy Triathlon’ when booking

Book here

Pinnacle Apartments

Pinnacle Apartments has one, two, three and four bedroom fully serviced apartments, and is found nestled in a tree-lined Kingston street.

More here

Road Closures

2016 Road closures for reference only. 2017 road closures will be notified closer to the event.

Canberra Triathlon Festival, Saturday, 16th January 2016

On Saturday, 16th January 2016, Canberra will host the Canberra Triathlon Festival. The Festival is being organised by Elite Energy Pty Ltd, includes six(6) triathlons on the Saturday, running from 7:00am – 1:00pm (approx).

The Event will be centered at the Rond Terrace, Parkes Way. The Course Bike leg will use Parkes Way. The Run leg will use R G Menzies Walk.

Road Closures and Restrictions
Road Closures – Transition Area, Bike & Run Courses

  1. The following road closures/restrictions (emergency & official vehicles exempt) are for the safe & timely setup, use and pack up of the transition area, the finish chute, finish arch and crowd control barricades:-
    Closure of the Rond Terrace Park Car Park (emergency & official vehicles exempt) from 7:00am Friday 15th January 2016 through to 7:00pm Saturday, 16th January 2016.
  2. The following road closures (emergency & official vehicles exempt) are for Saturday, 16th January 2016 for the safety of competitors and the general public during the running of the triathlons & miniman events:-
    Road Closure (emergency & official vehicles exempt) of Parkes Way Westbound from Kings Avenue through to Caswell Drive from 7:30am – 1:30pm (approx.) Saturday, 16th January 2016.

Please contact the Elite Energy office, Mon – Fri with any questions on (02) 4423 7775 or email traffic@eliteenergy.com.au

Elite Energy would like to thank you in advance for your support and patience.

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