Sam Bettern, winner of the last Kingscliff Tri, at the end of November last year. Photo Tree Faerie
For the fourth consecutive year, the town of Kingscliff will host the Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Kingscliff Triathlon Multisport Weekend, continuing its emergence as a sports tourism destination in northern NSW. Event promoters QSMsports will stage the Kingscliff Triathlon on March 9 and 10 and also later this year, on the first weekend of December.
The Kingscliff Triathlon is quickly becoming a major feature on the national triathlon calendar and through its strong partnership with Tweed Shire Council, QSMsports still aspires to build the event into the next Noosa or Mooloolaba festivals.
The event has grown from only offering a short-distance Triathlon to its participants to a complete festival held over one weekend including a 5km Fun Run and a 62km Social Ride on the Saturday and the Triathlon activities on the Sunday. The Kingscliff Triathlon now caters for kids, beginners and fully fledged triathletes as well as teams, and offers five different distances to choose from. The new addition to the weekend is the Sprint distance, which is half the full Olympic distance and consists of a 750m swim, a 20km ride and a 5km run.
QSMsports is excited to build on the success of the last November event. ‘This was the best event yet can we can only improve,’ says general manager Michael Crawley. ‘We are establishing a vibrant and growing event in the community and together with local businesses, we are looking forward to welcoming the many weekend visitors for the seventh time.’
Entries are now open for the Triathlon with more information at www.kingsclifftri.com.au. Fields are strictly limited so don’t be disappointed and get your entry in.