//BREAKING NEWS – Paradise Palms Aquathlon Entries Re-opened Online & Entry Available on the Day

BREAKING NEWS – Paradise Palms Aquathlon Entries Re-opened Online & Entry Available on the Day

Dear Crocs Members & Valued Friends,

Hope you are all enjoying a day off doing something awesome with family and friends today, whether hanging around inside keeping dry or getting out in the elements! Read on for the latest in FNQ triathlon news:In today’s mailout:

– From the President
– Paradise Palms Aquathlon Fun Relay & Breakfast THIS SUNDAY!
– Avantiplus Yorkeys Knob Duathlon 11th Feb
– Expressions of Interest Requested for the Adventures on a Summers Weekend Off Road Tri 25th Feb

From the President:

Hi Crocs Members and Friends.

I know you hear it all the time, we need volunteers for our events.
For all the events we run, along with approximately 20 non-racing volunteers, we are looking for 3-4 dedicated people to help with the set-up of the events.

Specifically, we require some of you more experienced members to come on board and be team leaders. Someone to set up each of the areas that need to be done on the day:

Run Course setup
Bike Course setup
Transition setup
Race precinct setup (Registration, Timing, Event Admin and Finish Chute)

The people who take on these roles can also race, as the job is done once the set-up is complete.

So how much of your extra time is involved? Well, the race plan has maps and details of the event, and you simply need to follow the plan set out by the race director.

An early start is required, 5.00am on the day, and a pre-event briefing, possibly the day before.
So, if you can help, please let us know at volunteers@cairnscrocs.org.au.

Sean Hampson

Paradise Palms Aquathlon Fun Relay & Breakfast: THIS SUNDAY 

It’s not too late to join us for our first fun event for 2018: the mini aquathlon relay at Paradise Palms this Sunday 28th January

Online registrations have re-opened and on the day registration will be available!

Race + buffet breakfast for Crocs Members is only $15 kids/$20 adults with options for breakfast only/racing only. Non-Crocs members are very welcome as always.

Kids: 500m run, 75m swim, 250m run.
Adults: 1km run, 150m swim, 500m run.

Adults or Kids Teams of 3 or 4, depending on numbers, randomly selected on the morning.
Arrive at 6am to help with set-up, Check-in from 6.30am. Race starts approx 7.15am (kids) 8am (adults)
Weather forecast is looking great with only light showers predicted. Come along and join in the fun!




Avantiplus Yorkeys Knob Duathlon: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11th

Only 2 weeks until our first race event of the year – The Avantiplus Yorkeys Knob Duathlon.

 Entries close Wednesday 7th February


SPRINT: 5k run; 20k bike; 2.5k run
ENTICER: 2k run; 10k bike; 1k run
JUNIOR: 1k run; 5k bike; 500m run
KIDS: 500m run; 2.5k bike; 250m run

For further details see the Cairns Crocs Website. Athlete information guide will be uploaded nearer to the date.

Putting on quality racing events takes the work of many. If you are free on the day, watching family or friends compete please consider volunteering at the Avantiplus Yorkeys Knob Duathlon. Contact volunteers@cairnscrocs.org.au

Call for interest in competing and helping out at this year’s only local off-road triathlon 25th February:

‘Adventures on a Summers Weekend’ is an annual multisport adventure weekend held at Barrabadeen Tinaroo, hosted by Adventure Sport NQ
Anyone who has participated in any of the events on the weekend in the past will be able to tell you what filthy fun it is. Cairns Crocs has been asked to help out putting on the Off-Road Tri again this year so we’re trying to gauge interest in competing and volunteering to ensure this event proceeds.
Date: 24-25th February 2018
In 2017 there were 2 events –
X-Tri – 750m swim; 18k bike 7k trail run
Come-and-Tri – 250m swim; 8k bike; 3k trail runPlease contact info@cairnscrocs.org.au  or respond to our facebook post to register your interest in participating and/or helping out to make this event happen!

What Else is Going on Around the Ridges:Check out the links below for non-club events you might be interested in:

Feb 4th – Hell of the West Triathlon
Feb 10th – Cairns Road Runners – 5k run The Rocks 1
Cairns Cycling Club – various events
April 13-15th – Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival
April 21-22nd – Yungaburra Triathlon

We’d love to hear race reports from our members, many of whom travel far and wide to compete. Please email info@cairnscrocs.com.au or post on our facebook site so we can share your achievements and experiences!2017/18 Race Calendar…

28th January 2018 – Team Mini Relay Triathlon & Welcome Party, Paradise Palms
11th February 2018 – Yorkeys Knob Duathlon, Yorkeys Knob
25th February 2018 – Off Road Triathlon, Lake Tinaroo
18th March 2018 – Freshwater Series Triathlon, Lake Tinaroo
20th May 2018 – Freshwater Series Triathlon, Lake Eacham
Keep Swimming Cycling & Running.

2018 Cairns Crocs Committee