//Lake Eacham Aquathlon – 3rd February 2019

Lake Eacham Aquathlon – 3rd February 2019

The Cairns Crocs Committee 2019 is excited to hold the first event for 2019. We are trying something different this year, running a short sharp Aquathlon, but doing 2 races in the one day. On the morning of the race the Race Director and Race Referee will do an inspection of the course and manage […]

The Cairns Crocs Committee 2019 is excited to hold the first event for 2019. We are trying something different this year, running a short sharp Aquathlon, but doing 2 races in the one day.

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!

This is a new event for 2019, the idea is to have 2 short sharp races in the one day. A short swim and a short run, with 2 races on the same day.

Race 1 will be a Swim, then Run, Then swim. There will be a break after the race, then race 2 will follow. Race 2 will be a Run followed by a Swim then a Run.

Juniors/Kids Aquathlon – (7-13 age) Race 1 (100m Swim/500m Run/100m Swim) & Race 2 (500m Run/100m Swim/500m Run)

Aquathlon – (13+ age) – Race 1 (375m Swim/3k Run/375m Swim) & Race 2 (3k Run/375m Swim/3k Run)

We are not planning to time this race, as it is designed to be a fun event rather that a competitive event.

There will be a free BBQ After the event, on the lawn of the day use area. Please hang around and let us know what you think of the event.

Wetsuits will not be allowed for the swim.

The Cairns Crocs Committee.

Schedule of Events

Event Time Venue
Registration and Transition Opens 06.00am Grassed Area near the Steps
Transition Closes 06.50am
Race Brief Juniors/Rids 6.50am Grassed Area near Rego
Kids Race 1 Start 7.00am In the Water
Adults Briefing 7.05am Grassed Area near Rego
Adults Race 1 Start 7.20am In the Water
Kids Race 2 Start (Approx.) 8.10am On the Track near Finish
Adults Race 2 Start 8.45am On the Track near Finish
Final Finisher 10.00am Finish Line
BBQ – Grassed Area 10.15am

** 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. Remember, the Adults race won’t start until the Juniors are finished.

NOTE: Please remove your swim cap before the run, as due to the distance, it is a heat hazard to run in a swimming cap!

Registration

Registration (to confirm you are racing and get your race number) opens at 6.00am.

Please confirm your registration before setting up transition. Proceed to the registration desk and confirm your registration even if you booked online.

This event is a not competitive, and as such, the timing system will not be used. We will us a manual timing system.

Transition set up and Key Times

Transition opens at 06.00am and closes at 06.50am.. 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.
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

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 cell phones, MP3 players, Oakley Thumps, cameras, video cameras, iPods or other audio listening or communication devices is an infringement and will cause a penalty by TQ official.

Race Maps

Swim Courses

Run Course
Adults
Kids and Juniors

Transition Area

Assistance

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.

Feel free to refer to the full race rules at:

http://www.triathlon.org.au/Technical/Race_Competition_Rules.htm

Withdrawals during the Race

If you have to 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 so we can ensure you are accounted for and not lost.

Recovery

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 have to make a booking with National Parks to use the area and we need to leave it as we found it.

Presentations

Please hang around for a free BBQ after the race.

ENJOY YOUR RACE!