//Yorkeys Knob Tri Du Triple 2018

Yorkeys Knob Tri Du Triple 2018

The Cairns Crocs Committee 2018 is excited to hold the Yorkeys Knob Tri Du Triple 9th September 2018.

On the morning of the race the Race Director and Race Referee will do an inspection of the course and manage any risks accordingly. We sincerely hope you all have a great race, lots of fun, support your fellow competitors, respect and thank all the volunteers who have given up their time to allow you to race and we hope you achieve every single one of your racing goals!

Schedule of Events

Event Time Venue
Sign In / Numbering 6.00 – 6.50 Registration Hut
Transition Open/Bike Racking 6.00 – 6.50 Transition
Transition closes 6.50 (SHARP)
Race Briefing Kids/Juniors 7.00 In front of Timing Hut
Race Start Kids/Juniors 7.10** In front of Timing Hut
Race Briefing Sprint/Enticer 7.20 In front of Timing Hut
Race Start Sprint/Enticer Triathlon 7.45** In front of Timing Hut
Race Start Sprint/Enticer Duathlon 7.55**
First Finishers (approx.) 8.40
Last Finishers (approx.) 10.00
Presentation 10.15

** Race time may be adjusted on the day depending on numbers and race conditions. Please arrive early and listen out for announcements. Make sure you plan your nutrition and hydration around these race times. NB: The Senior races will not start till the Kids and Juniors are finished

Road Closure

Single-lane of Sims-Esplanade during the Kids/Junior race. Traffic is permitted in northbound direction. ‘Stop and Go’ at bike turnarounds.


Registration (to confirm you are racing and get your race number) opens at 6.00am. Please confirm your registration before racking your bike. Proceed to the registration desk and confirm your registration even if you booked online.

On registration you will be provided with a timing chip and a race number, which will need to be placed on your leg and arm. Make sure the race chip and number are applied immediately.

Transition set up and Key Times

Transition opens at 6.00am and closes at 6.50am for everyone. Technical officials will be on hand to do a helmet and a visual bike check. Please refer to the schedule of events above for all other times.

Equipment and Racing Gear

Leg Compulsory Optional
Swim Cap – provided at registration

Swim suit, tri suit, skins or similar

Goggles, drinking water for start/finish of swim, sunscreen
Bike Bike, Helmet.

Torso must be covered (bikini or one-piece swimsuit acceptable for female athletes)

Water bottle, (sun)glasses, towel in transition, bike or running shoes, sunscreen, spare parts/pump
Run Running shoes – all runners must wear shoes.

Torso must be covered (bikini or one-piece swimsuit acceptable for female athletes)

Cap / hat / visor, socks, sunscreen,

spare singlet / t-shirt, water bottle

Bike Check-in

Bike check-in is compulsory for all individuals and at least one team member. Please wear your helmet for the check-in. Immediately prior to bike check-in Triathlon Queensland (TQ) officials will carry out a visual inspection of your helmet. Your helmet therefore must be correctly fastened on your head when you present your bike for check-in. This visual inspection is not a certification of function or safety effectiveness.

TQ officials will visually inspect your bike and no bike will be accepted unless it passes the inspection. The officials will be checking for: handlebar plugs, tyres in reasonable condition, stripped cables etc. The ends of the handlebars must be plugged – please ensure no bare metal. The bike must have two functional brakes.

Please note that the bike check-in is a safety precaution to monitor basic soundness of your bike and is essentially a visual check on obvious defects. It is not a certification of roadworthiness by TQ or that your bike meets any specific minimum criteria or a guarantee it will not break down during the race.

It is your sole responsibility to ensure the mechanical and safe operation of your bike prior to and during the race.

Race Briefing

A short briefing will be held before each race. However, competitors should be familiar with the course and the rules of Triathlon. Please check out our course maps on the homepage. The use of unauthorised equipment such as MP3 players, Oakley Thumps, cameras, video cameras, iPods or other audio listening or communication devices are an infringement and will cause a penalty by TQ official. 


Swim Course:

Kids: 100m out and back

Juniors: 200m Out to second buoy and back

Enticer: 300m – 1 Lap Round 3 buoys, turn sharp left at the first buoy Keep the buoys on your left.

Sprint: 750m – 2 Laps, round all 4 buoys, keeping them on your left.

Bike Course Kids/Juniors

Up to Rutherford Street and back, 450m Each Way. Remember to keep left and to pass on the right.

Kids: 3 Laps

Junior: 6 Laps.

Bike Course Adults

Out to Blazing Saddles and back (5k out, 5k back). Remember to keep left and pass on the right. The roads are open, so normal road rules apply.

Enticer:  1 Lap, out and back

Sprint: 2 Laps put and back


Using the footpath along the foreshore, the Kids course is 125m out and 125m back, Juniors course 250m out and 250m back.

The Enticer and Sprint course is 625m up and 625m back. Remember to keep left and run in single file unless passing. The finish is to the eft on the last lap. There is an aid station, approx. 200m after transition, available for both directions.

Kids: 500m – Out and back, 250m each way

Junior: 1km – 2 Laps, Out and back twice.

Enticer: 2.5Km – 2 Laps, out and back twice.

Sprint: 5km – 4 Laps, out and back 4 times.



Run Course 1 (please refer to the detailed maps above) 

Kids: 500m – 2 Laps Out and back twice, 125m each way

Junior: 1km – 2 Laps, Out and back twice, 250m each way.

Junior: 1km – 2 Laps, Out and back twice.

Sprint: 5km – 4 Laps, out and back 4 times.

Cycle Course (please refer to the detailed maps online)

Kids – 2.7k – 3 laps out and back (Kids/Junior turnaround @ Rutherford St)

Juniors – 5.4k – 6 laps out and back (Kids/Junior turnaround @ Rutherford St)

Enticer – 10k – 1 lap @ 10k (Yorkeys Knob Rd)

Sprint – 20k – 2 laps @ 10k (Yorkeys Knob Rd)

You must put on your helmet before you touch your bike. No drafting, no illegal passing and no littering on the course. All road rules must be obeyed at all times.

Follow police and traffic control directions at all times.

Run Course

As Above.

Kids: 250m – Out and back, 125m each way

Junior: 1km – 2 Laps, Out and back twice.

Junior: 1km – 2 Laps, Out and back twice.

Sprint: 5km – 4 Laps, out and back 4 times.

Race Precinct and Finish:


The Race Director will assess the course and conditions on the day, however if there is inclement weather, and the Bike course is deemed unsafe, the event will change to an Aquathlon.

Enticer: 350m Swim, 2.5Km Run

Sprint: 750m Swim, 5km Run

If the swim course is judged to be unsafe, the event will become a Duathlon only.

Kids: 500m Run, 2.7k Ride, 250m Run

Juniors: 1km Run, 5.4k Ride, 500m Run

Enticer: 2.5km Run, 10km Bike, 1.25Km Run

Sprint: 5.0 km Run, 20Km Bike, 2.5 km Run


Please ask for medical help if you have the slightest hint you may need it. In the swim leg pleas put up your hand to attract attention. There will be first aid near the finish line and on stand-by at all times. Any aid given by race medical personnel on the course is permissible and will NOT lead to disqualification. If, however, you have any other form of outside assistance you will be disqualified. You will be withdrawn from the race only if you require transportation or if medical personnel consider your continued participation presents a danger to the health or welfare of you or others.


Withdrawals during the Race

If you must withdraw at any stage of the race you (or someone representing you, such as a relative or friend) MUST report to the recorders at the Finish Line and hand back your chip so we can ensure you are accounted for and not lost.


A recovery station will be set up near the finish with fruit, snacks and water. Please help yourself and make sure you get some sugar back into your system to aid recovery. Please make sure you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully. We need to leave the area as we found it.


Please hang around for presentations. Have a coffee while we tally the scores.