Get ready to race in the Nation’s capital as Elite Energy deliver the Proximity Canberra Triathlon Festival. This year’s Standard distance triathlon is an 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 in 2019.
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 get out and race your favourite distance.
The event will consist of our most popular distances – the Standard, Sprint, Super Sprint and MINIMAN.
|6.00pm||Registration Opens - STANDARD WORLD QUALIFIER ONLY - OPTIONAL||Easts Hotel - 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT|
|8.00pm||Registration Closes - STANDARD WORLD QUALIFIER ONLY - OPTIONAL||Easts Hotel - 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT|
|5.30am||Registration opens/Transition opens - Standard Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|6.00am||Lifestyle Expo Opens||Expo Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|6.30am||Registration closes/Transition closes - Standard Distance MALES||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|6.45am||Race Brief - Standard Distance MALES||Transition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|7.00am||RACE START - STANDARD (1.5/40/10) ALL MEN||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|7.30am||Registration closes/Transition closes - Standard Distance FEMALES||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|7.45am||Race Brief - Standard Distance FEMALES||Transition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|8.00am||RACE START - STANDARD (1.5/40/10) ALL FEMAES||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|8.30am||Registration opens/Transition opens - Sprint Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|9.30am||Registration closes/Transition closes - Sprint Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|9.45am||Race Brief - Sprint Distance||Transition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|10.00am||RACE START - SPRINT (750/20/5)||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|10.00am||Registration opens/Transition opens - Super Sprint + Try a Tri Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|11.00am||Registration closes/Transition closes - Super Sprint + Try a Tri Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|11.15am||Race Briefing - Super Sprint + Try a Tri Distance||Transition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|11.30am||RACE START - SUPER SPRINT + TRY A TRI (200/10/2)||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|12.30pm||Presentation - ALL RACES||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|12.30pm||Lifestyle Expo Closes||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
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 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!
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.