//Coral Coast Triathlon

Coral Coast Triathlon

The Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club is proud to bring you the Coral Coast Triathlon.
With Enticer, Sprint and Standard distances, as well as a Junior Aquathlon, there are options for everyone.

  • Triathlon-Standard 1.5km Swim / 40km bike / 10km Run
  • Triathlon-Sprint 750m Swim / 20km bike / 5km run
  • Triathlon-Enticer 400m Swim / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run
  • Junior (10 – 12 years) – 500m Run / 200m Swim / 1km Run
  • Junior (7 – 9 years)- Aquathlon 250m run / 100m swim / 500m run

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

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.

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.

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.

Aquathlon – 200m – 1 loop (Out and Back)

Enticer – 350m – 1 lap

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.

Aquathlon Course: 

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!

Enticer: 1 Lap

Sprint: 2 Laps

Standard: 4 Laps

Enticer Course:

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!

Aquathlon: Run 1, 500m – 1 Lap, Run 2, 1km 2 Laps

Enticer – 2.5Km – 1 Lap

Sprint – 5km – 2 Laps

Standard – 10km – 4 Laps



Enticer/Sprint/Standard Run

Race Precinct


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.

Enticer: 350m Swim, 2.5Km Run

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 Enticer/Sprint/Standard, and a Run for Juniors.

Juniors: 1km Run

Enticer: 1Km Run (Up and Back on Sims Esplanade Track), 10km Bike, 2.5Km Run

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 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: After the finish approx. 11.30am

Please hang around for presentations.