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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 the Gold Coast in 2018.

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 17/18 tri-series.

The event will consist of our most popular distances – the Standard, Sprint, Super Sprint (Enticer) and Buddy up.


Race Name Date
Standard (ITU World Qualifying Race) February 3, 2018 More information Register
Sprint February 3, 2018 More information Register
Super Sprint (Enticer) February 3, 2018 More information Register
Try A Tri February 3, 2018 More information Register


Friday 2nd February 2018

6.00pmRegistration Opens - STANDARD WORLD QUALIFIER ONLY - OPTIONALEasts Hotel - 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT
8.00pmRegistration Closes - STANDARD WORLD QUALIFIER ONLY - OPTIONALEasts Hotel - 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT

Saturday 3rd February 2018

5.30amRegistration opens/Transition opens - Standard DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
6.00amLifestyle Expo OpensExpo Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
6.30amRegistration closes/Transition closes - Standard Distance MALESRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
6.45amRace Brief - Standard Distance MALESTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
7.00amRACE START - STANDARD (1.5/40/10) ALL MENRond Terrace, Parkes
7.30amRegistration closes/Transition closes - Standard Distance FEMALESRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
7.45amRace Brief - Standard Distance FEMALESTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
8.00amRACE START - STANDARD (1.5/40/10) ALL FEMAESRond Terrace, Parkes
8.30amRegistration opens/Transition opens - Sprint DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
9.30amRegistration closes/Transition closes - Sprint DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
9.45amRace Brief - Sprint DistanceTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
10.00amRACE START - SPRINT (750/20/5)Rond Terrace, Parkes
10.00amRegistration opens/Transition opens - Super Sprint + Try a Tri DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
11.00amRegistration closes/Transition closes - Super Sprint + Try a Tri DistanceRegistration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes
11.15amRace Briefing - Super Sprint + Try a Tri DistanceTransition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes
11.30amRACE START - SUPER SPRINT + TRY A TRI (200/10/2)Rond Terrace, Parkes
12.30pmPresentation - ALL RACESRond Terrace, Parkes
12.30pmLifestyle 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

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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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Situated between the vibrant hubs of Kingston and Manuka in Canberra's prestigious "Inner South", East Hotel is the ultimate location for your visit to the capital.


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We hope you are getting excited for the Sprint Distance Qualifier at the Husky Ultimate Triathlon Festival, and the Standard Distance Qualifier at the Tri the Gong Triathlon Festival and triCanberra! This event holds valuable qualification points for the 2018 Age Group World Championships! You can race for points towards selection onto TEAM AUSTRALIA at the GOLD COAST for the WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS!

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

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Road Closures

2018 Road Closures

Canberra Triathlon Festival, Saturday, 3rd February 2018

On Saturday, 3rd February 2018, 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 6:30am – 2:00pm (approx).

The Event will be centred 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 10:00am Friday 2nd February 2018 through to 7:00pm Saturday, 3rd February 2018.
  2. The following road closures (emergency & official vehicles exempt) are for Saturday, 3rd February 2018 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 6:30am – 2:00pm (approx.) Saturday, 3rd February 2018.

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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