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.
2017 schedule shown for reference only. Schedule will be updated closer to the event
|6.00am||Lifestyle Expo Opens||Expo Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|6.00am||Registration opens/Transition opens - Standard Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|7.00am||Registration closes/Transition closes - Standard Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|7.15am||Race Brief - Standard Distance||Transition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|7.30am||RACE START - STANDARD (1.5/40/10)||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|9.00am||Registration opens/Transition opens - Super Sprint + Try a Tri Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|9.30am||Registration opens/Transition opens - Sprint Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|10.00am||Registration closes/Transition closes - Super Sprint + Try a Tri Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|10.15am||Race Briefing - Super Sprint + Try a Tri Distance||Transition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|10.30am||RACE START - SUPER SPRINT + TRY A TRI (200/10/2)||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|10.30am||Registration closes/Transition closes - Sprint Distance||Registration Marquee - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|10.45am||Race Brief - Sprint Distance||Transition Area - Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|11.00am||RACE START - SPRINT (750/20/5)||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|1.00pm||Presentation - ALL RACES||Rond Terrace, Parkes|
|1.00pm||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 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!
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.
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
2017 Road Closures
Canberra Triathlon Festival, Saturday, 28th January 2017
CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
On Saturday, 28th January 2017, 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 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
Please contact the Elite Energy office, Mon – Fri with any questions on (02) 4423 7775 or email email@example.com.
Elite Energy would like to thank you in advance for your support and patience.