//Coral Coast Triathlon Sept 12th and 13th, 2020

Coral Coast Triathlon Sept 12th and 13th, 2020

The Cairns Crocs Committee 2020 is proud to present the Coral Coast Triathlon, one of the longest running standard (Olympic) distance Triathlons in Australia. This year being held at Yorkeys Knob.

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!

The Cairns Crocs Committee

12th September 2020 

Junior (10 – 12 years) – 500m Run / 200m Swim / 1km Run

Junior (7 – 9 years)- Aquathlon 250m run / 100m swim / 500m run

13th September 2020

Triathlon-Standard 1.5km Swim / 40km bike / 10km Run

Triathlon-Sprint 750m Swim / 20km bike / 5km run

Yorkeys Knob is 15km North of Cairns along the Cook Highway, the weather is spectacular, and racing will be fast and fun.


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!Register NowCOVID-19 Safety Procedures

INTRODUCTION

These procedures are developed to ensure the safe running of Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club events, in a COVID-19 environment. They are to ensure the safest environment is created for Athletes, Volunteers, Officials, Spectators and Members of the General Public.

 GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

Transmission

COVID-19 is highly transmissible from person-to-person and readily spreads to close contacts of infected individuals. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces (fomites), then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19. The virus can persist in the air for up to three hours and on a variety of surfaces for up to 72 hours.

Prevention

Pre-emptive low-cost interventions such as enhanced hygiene and social distancing measures reduce numbers of cases through several mechanisms. Social distancing decreases the risk of transmission by reducing incidence of contact while enhanced hygiene reduces disease transmission, if a contact occurs. 

REMEMBER: Do not attend the event if you are sick or showing signs and symptoms of COVID19 – Fever – Cough – Runny Nose – Extreme Fatigue. If you are in doubt, don’t attend.

Everyone attend the event will be required to provide Contact Tracing details, Name, Phone Number and e-mail address.

There will be a health Check prior to registration, and when entering the site, prior to registration.

Remember to Keep Social distancing when you are on site – 1.5m Between each person that are not in family groups. 

Whilst we love spectators, the less people that are pnm site the safer we all will be. Please try to attend with as few people as possible, to ensure we cam comply with the requirements to social distance. 

There will be NO Recovery nutrition provided at this event – so please plan accordingly.

To reduce the congregation of persons, registration will be staggered, and starts will be in waves.

There will be 6 waves of approx. 25 Persons per wave.

Wave start times will be allocated Saturday Morning. Please arrive at the time for your wave to register, as this will keep the flow of the event smooth and reduce the requirement for persons to crowd.

There will be no Presentation for this event, we will be flexible with allowing bikes to be collected from Transition Early, but please follow the directions of the volunteers – do not randomly wander into transition.

Results will be posted online as soon as practical after the event.

There will be hand sanitiser strategically placed throughout the race precinct and in the toilettes, please ensure you regularly dis-infect your hands, especially after touching surfaces.

On the morning of the race the Race Director and Race Referee will do an inspection of the course and manage any risks accordingly.

Schedule of Events – 12th September (Juniors & Kids)

Event Time Venue
Sign In / Numbering 6.30 – 6:45 Registration Hut
Transition Open/Bike Racking 6:30 – 6.55 Transition
Race Briefing 6:55 Near Transition
Race Start 7.00 On the Beach

Schedule of Events – 13th September (Sprint & Standard)

Event Time Venue
Sign In / Numbering 6.00 – 7.00 Registration Hut
Transition Open/Bike Racking 6.00 – 7.00 Transition
Race Briefing 7.15 Near Transition
Race Start Wave 1 (Standard) 7.30 On the Beach
Race Start Wave 2 (Standard) 7.32 On the Beach
Race Start Wave 3 (Standard) 7.34 On the Beach
Race Start Wave 4 (Standard) 7.36 On the Beach
Race Start Wave 5 (Sprint) 7.40 On the Beach
Race Start Wave 6 (Sprint) 7.42 On the Beach
Race Start Wave 7 TBA 7.44 On the Beach
First Finishers Sprint 8.45 Finish Line
First Finishers Standard 9.45 Finish Line
Last Finisher (Approx.) 12.00 Finish Line

** 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.

Road Closures

Sims Esplanade will be single lane from Evans Street to Rutherford Street, controlled by PTS Traffic management, from 7.00am till approx. 10.30am.

From Rutherford Street to Kempton Street will be closed, allowing local traffic access to homes only.

Registration

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

Please confirm your registration before racking your bike (Do not take your Bike to registration). Proceed to the registration desk and confirm your registration even if you booked online.

On registration you will be provided with a swim cap, 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 7.00am sharp.

Technical officials will be on hand to do a helmet and a visual bike check. Please refer to the schedule of events for all other times.

Equipment and Racing Gear

Leg Compulsory Optional
Swim Cap – provided at registration

Swimsuit, tri suit, skins or similar

Goggles, drinking water for start/finish of swim, sunscreen

Wetsuit

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 there is 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 comprehensive ONLINE Briefing will be developed and available prior to the Race, please ensure you check the Crocs Website and watch the 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.

Swim Course

The swim course will be started on the beach, in waves as determined by the number of entries. The entry and exit point are the same.

Sprint – 750m – 1 lap

Standard – 1500m – 2 laps

On beach swim start, competitors will be called in categories. Swim caps are compulsory and will be provided at registration. You must follow the swim buoys precisely – any short cuts will lead to disqualification. Competitors will be advised of wetsuit ruling at check-in – it will be most likely an optional wetsuit swim. Follow all directions of water safety officials.       

Swim Course Enticer/Sprint/Standard

Cycle Course

Flat out and back 10km course. Keep to the left, watch for merging competitors on the first lap! There are 4 Speed humps, 2 on Rutherford Street, and 2 on Sims Esplanade – Use caution!

Sprint:             2 Laps

Standard:        4 Laps

 

Close up of the Esplanade end:

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

Flat course around the streets of Yorkeys Knob. Keep to the left, single file unless overtaking. The course is on open roads, with speed controls in place. 2.5km Long, with the aid station located near transition. Please remember to keep well hydrated!

Sprint – 5km – 2 Laps

Standard – 10km – 4 Laps 

Sprint/Standard Run

Race Precinct

Contingency

The Race Director will asses 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.

Sprint: 750m Swim, 5km Run

Standard: 1500m Swim, 10Km Run.

If the swim course is judged to be unsafe, the event will become a Duathlon for the Sprint/Standard.

Sprint: 2.5km Run, 20Km Bike, 5km Run

Standard: 5km Run, 40Km Cycle, 10km 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.

Triathlon Australia Race Rules

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 and hand back your chip so we can ensure you are accounted for and not lost.

Directions to Yorkeys Knob.

Regulars are familiar with the locations of the Yorkeys Knob Triathlon, but please note that for the Coral Coast Triathlon, Transition and the race precinct will be at the Southern end of Sims Esplanade. Please park at the Northern end of Sims Esplanade and walk to Registration/Transition (650m).

Yorkeys Knob is 16km North of Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway.

ENJOY YOUR RACE!