Entries have opened for next month’s Kingscliff Triathlon, which is open to elite and social competitors including children aged seven to 12.
The event, now known as the Tweed Parks Kingscliff Triathlon, with the sponsorship of Tweed Coast Holiday Parks, will be run on the weekend of February 18–19, starting at Marine Parade, Kingscliff.
Competitors will swim, ride and run on what’s described as one of the most stunning coastlines in Australia and around 500 elite and social competitors test their endurance over the 1km swim, 30km ride and 8km run. Other events this year include a 5km fun run and a 62km social ride.
A spokesperson said all children competing receive a medal and shirt for having a go. ‘There is the Tempta Triathlon, which is a short distance to let people introduce themselves to the sport with categories from 13 years right up to over 65 years,’ the spokesman said.
‘We will also trial an Olympic Distance Triathlon, which in the past we have always done in the second half of the year.’
Entries will be taken online until 9 February. The main event takes place on Sunday 19 February, with sister events such as a social ride and 5km fun run on the Saturday morning.
For more information go to www.qsmsports.com.
Photos Jeff ‘Tri Anything’ Dawson