//Lake Tinaroo Long and Short Course 17th October 2021 – Race Information

Lake Tinaroo Long and Short Course 17th October 2021 – Race Information

Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club present to you the Lake Tinaroo Long and Short Course Triathlon.  Sunday 17th October 2021.

Gaining in popularity every year,  this event is  sure not to be missed ……..as tough as an Half ironman

Click on the link below for your race information guide, final version

Race Information Tinaroo 17 October

Long Course: 1.8km swim / 73km bike / 16km run
Short Course: 1.2km swim / 43km bike / 8km run
Cairns Crocs Club Members receive a 20% discount

Aquathlon – 600m Swim / 5km Run – Ages 14 and over as of 31/12/2021
Juniors Aquathlon – 200m Swim / 2k Run – Ages 10 to 14 as of 31/12/2021
Kids Aquathlon – 100m Swim / 1km Run – Ages 7 to 9 as of 31/12/2021

Aquathlon Cairns Crocs Club Members receive a 20% discount  ( applied automatically at check out)

Kids and Juniors Cairns Crocs club Members are free ( please email us for a discount code)




Long Course:
– 18yrs+
– Individual and Team Entries available
– Must be able to average minimum 27km/h
– be competent riding on open roads
Short Course:
– 18yrs+
– 15-17yrs must have a written note from Certified
Coach to confirm the athlete is capable of completing the distance and ride on open roads.
– Individual and Team Entries available
– Must be able to ride average minimum of 25km/h
– be competent riding on open roads

Race Information

COVID-19 Safety Procedures


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.



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.


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.

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

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 disinfect your hands, especially after touching surfaces.

Prior to athlete arrival and check-in, the Race Director and Race Referee will conduct an inspection of the course and manage risks accordingly. We sincerely hope you all have a great weekend of racing, 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

Schedule of Events TBC

Event Time Venue
Sign In / Numbering 6.00 – 7.00 Registration Hut
Transition Open/Bike Racking 6.00 – 7.00 Transition
Transition closes 7.00 (SHARP)
Race Briefing Short and Long Course 7.15// In front of Timing Hut
Swim Count Long Course 7.20** Water’s Edge
Race Start Long Course  7.30** Water’s Edge
Swim Count Short Course 7.55 Water’s Edge
Race Start Short Course (wave starts) 8.00 Water’s Edge
Race Briefing – Aquathlon 8.10 In front of Timing Hut
Race Start – Kids/Juniors Aquathlon 8.30 Water’s Edge
Race Start – Adults Aquathlon 8.55 Water’s Edge
First Finisher (Short Course) 10.20 Finish Line
First Finisher (Long Course) 11.30 Finish Line
Last Finisher 12.30 Finish Line
Presentation 1.00 Race Precinct

** 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.

Directions to Lake Tinaroo

Regulars of Lake Tinaroo Triathlons are familiar with the location of where we conduct the Triathlon, but for all our new members, below are directions:

Via Gillies Range:

  • Travel up the Gillies Highway
  • Drive through the township of Yungaburra
  • Turn right into Marks Lane
  • Turn right into Tinaroo Falls Dam Road
  • Continue onto Irvine Street
  • Turn left onto Tinaroo Falls Dam Road and continue along until you reach Lake Tinaroo (look out for signage)

Via Kuranda Range:

  • Travel up the Kuranda Range
  • Drive until you reach Tolga
  • Turn left into Main Street
  • Continue onto Kairi Road
  • Turn left onto Tinaroo Falls Dam Road
  • Continue onto Irvine Street
  • Turn Left onto Tinaroo Falls Dam Road and continue along until you reach Lake Tinaroo

Road Closures

Lamb Street will be closed, Hanley Street between Lamb St and Severin St, and Severin St will be closed, between 5.45am and 11.30am


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 7.00am for Long and Short Course Triathlon.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 is an infringement and will cause a penalty by TQ official.

Race Precinct and Transition

Swim Course

Cycle Course

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


Aid Stations

There will be an Aid Station on the Bike Course, approx. half way along Barsons Road, with both water and Endura. The run will have an aid station opposite the Race Precinct with water and Endura. Please remember to stay hydrated.


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 NOTlead 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:


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.


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.

Presentations –

Please hang around for presentations.



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