All aboard for the Kingy Tri

Kingscliff Triathlon 2012. Niels Juel.

Kingscliff Triathlon 2012. Photo Niels Juel.

It is just three weeks until the Kingy Tri, which has the largest field of competitors in its four year history – 1,200 individuals and 150 in teams.

Athletes, friends and families are travelling from across Australia to compete in the country’s newest iconic race for kids, juniors, sprinters, Olympians and teams.

Race director Mike Crawley is excited with the size of the field, and particularly the growing numbers of  kids and juniors. He’s also pleased to see athletes attending the Kingy Tri for their first time to be considered for selection as part of the Australian team to the World Championships.

Mike said the weekend has a large volunteer workforce generating funds for the local Cudgen Headland surf lifesaving club, the Twin Towns triathlon club, the Murwillumbah swimming club, Rotary Tweed South, the Marine Protection Group, and local schools.

Olympic distance racing starts around 8am Queensland time in the beautiful Cudgen Creek for 1.5km, followed by a gruelling 40km cycle race to Chinderah, then a 10km run towards Southerland Point.

All the community is invited to come and enjoy one of Australia’s most highly sought after beach triathlon.


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