A message from the Cairns Crocs Committee
The Cairns Crocs Committee 2021 is excited to hold the First event of this year’s Fresh
Water Series, our very popular and beautiful Lake Eacham Triathlon.
Lake Eacham, is part of the Crater Lakes National Park and is situated in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Lake Eacham is a maar (a crater lake formed by volcanic explosions) surrounded by rainforest.
- Triathlon-Sprint 750m swim/ 20km bike/ 6km run
- Triathlon-Enticer 400m swim/10km bike/3km run
- Triathlon-Junior 200 m swim/ 3km ride/1km run
- Aquathlon – Kids 100m Swim / 500 m Run
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!
COVID-19 Safety Procedures
These procedures are developed to ensure the safe running of Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club events, in a COVID19 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
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.
Everyone attends 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
Whilst we love spectators, the less people that are at site the safer we all will be. Please try to attend
with as few people as possible, to ensure we can 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.
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 disinfect your hands, especially after touching surfaces.
There is no parking at Lake Eacham or on the side of any road leading in to the lake.
Schedule of Events
|Sign In / Numbering All||6.00 – 7.00||Registration Hut|
|Transition Open/Bike Racking All||6.00 – 7.00||Sprint/Enticer Transition|
|Transition closes All||7.00 (SHARP)|
|Race Briefing Juniors and Kids||7.05||In Front of Registration|
|Race Start Kids||7.10||In water start|
|Race Start Junior||7.25||In water start|
|Race Briefing Sprint and Enticer||7.20||In Front of Registration|
|Race Start Enticer/Sprint||7.45/7.47||In-water start|
|First Finishers ( approx)||9.00|
|Last Finishers (approx.)||10.00|
|Presentation ( approx)||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. Remember, the Adults race won’t start until the Juniors are finished.
A Full road closure for Lake Eacham Road, (From Lake Barrine Road to McLeish Road)
and Wrights Creek Road (Between Gadgarra Road and Lake Eacham Road)
Event Parking is on the access road leading to The Lake Eacham Tourist Park. On the
verges of Lakes Drive. A free shuttle bus will operate from the Lake Eacham Tourist Park
to Lake Eacham, from 5.30am till 10.30am
From Cairns, turn left off the Gillies Hwy at the Gillies Roadhouse, continue for about 3k
until Lake Drive, turn left again. Follow Lake drive until you see the Event Parking signs.
There are about 20-30 spots on McLeish Rd opposite the Ranger building and heaps at
the Tourist Park. Either ride your bike to the Event Site or catch the free shuttle bus.
No Parking at Lake Eacham, or on the access road to Lake Eacham!
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 all races. 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
|Swim||Cap – provided at registration
Swim suit, tri suit, skins or similar
|Goggles, drinking water for start/finish of swim, sunscreen
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 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.
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.
Kids – 1 Lap – Out to 50m Buoy and Back
Junior – 200m – 1 Lap – Out to 100m Buoy and Back
Enticer – 400m – 1 Lap
Sprint – 750m – 2 Laps
In-water swim start, competitors will be called in categories.
Swim caps are compulsory and will be provided with the number at the 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.
Entire course in rainforest (very well shaded), we recommend clear eye-protection as
tinted sunnies might obstruct the vision.
Junior – 3k – 1 Lap out and back (Turnaround @ 1.5k – See Red Dot on Map below)
Enticer – 10k – 2 laps @ 5k (turnaround @ 2.5k see BLUE dots on map below)
Sprint – 20k – 4 laps @ 5k (turnaround @ 2.5k see BLUE dots on map below)
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.
Entire course in rainforest (very well shaded), we recommend clear eye-protection as tinted sunnies might obstruct the vision. Use aid-stations as required to keep hydrated. Warning: it can be dangerous to your health if you continue racing whilst dehydrated and/or overheated.
Junior Run – 1km – Out and Back
Enticer – 3k – 1 lap around lake
Sprint – 6k – 2 laps around lake
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 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 water. Please make sure to bring your own recovery food. 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.
Please hang around for presentations after the race.
ENJOY YOUR RACE!