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Coral Coast Triathlon – Sprint and Standard

Registrations Now Open!

WHEN: Saturday 12th and 13th August
WHERE: Yorkeys Knob, QLD Australia 4878
DISTANCES: More information coming soon.

Race details below.

Race Information

The Cairns Crocs Committee 2023 is proud to present the Coral Coast Triathlon “42nd Anniversary Edition!”. One of the longest running standard (Olympic) distance Triathlons in Australia.

Kids and Junior will have an Aquathlon on Saturday the12th , Main event on Sunday the 13 th of August 2023

It is being held at Yorkeys Knob, Cairns. This year we have added to the line-up an Aquathlon and Aquabike.

We are looking forward to welcoming all participants in the following events:

  • Standard Triathlon, individual and team
  • Sprint Triathlon, individual and team
  • Enticer Triathlon
  • Standard Aquathlon (Swim/Run)
  • Sprint Aquathlon (Swim/Run)
  • Standard Aquabike (Swim/Ride)
  • Sprint Aquabike (Swim/Ride)

Junior and Kids Aquathlon being held on the Saturday

There is something for everyone!

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

Saturday 12th of August 2023

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

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

Sunday13th of August 2023

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

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

Triathlon Enticer 350 m Swim / 10ks Bike / 2.5km Run, individual only

Aquabike Standard and Sprint

Aquathlon  Standand and Sprint

Schedule Information

Schedule of events Kids and Junior Aquatlon 12th of August 2023

Kids and Junior Aquathlon (ONLY)  
Sign In, Race Briefing, Race Start8:00amRegistration hut

Schedule of Events – 13th of August 2023  (Enticer, Sprint & Standard) TBC 24 to 48hours prior to race day

Sign In / Numbering6.00 – 7.00Registration Hut
Transition Open/Bike Racking6.00 – 7.00Transition
Race Briefing7.05Near Transition
Race Start Standard7.15On the Beach
Race Start Sprint7.20On the Beach
Race Start  Enticer7.45On the Beach
First Finisher Sprint8.10Finish Line
First Finishers Enticer8.30Finish Line
First Finishers Standard10.15 Finish Line
Last Finisher (Approx.)11.15Finish Line
Presentation11.30Registration Chute

** 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.

General Event Information

THE VENUE AND PARKING – Yorkeys Knob is 16km North of Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway.

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).



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. 

PRESENTATIONS – After the finish approx. 12.00. We will be presenting overall male and female 1st ,2nd and 3rd for each distance as well as age group categories.  Plus we will be drawing some random prizes at the presentation, so please hang around!

COURSE MAPS AND LAPS it is the responsibility of the participant to know the full triathlon course and laps for each leg.


TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA is the sanctioning body of this event and therefore all Triathlon Australia rules apply.  It is the responsibility of each participant to know and follow these rules in full.  Feel free to refer to the full race rules at:


FIRST AID/MEDICAL  Please ask for medical help if you have the slightest hint you may need it. In the swim leg please put your hand up 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.


CONTINGENCY  The Race Director will assess 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 Ru

Equipment and Racing Gear

SwimCap – provided at registration


Swimsuit, tri suit, skins or similar

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



BikeBike, 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
RunRunning 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


Please leave all ipods and headphones at home – not only is it more fun to cheer on the participants around you but we also have an insurance and safety requirement that you can hear event marshals and volunteers at all times.  Headphones will be removed if seen.

Team Informaiton

  • All team members need to wear the provided timing chip on the left ankle.
  • Change over point for the timing chip is as at the cyclist’s bike. After the swimmer has passed the chip to the cyclist, the cyclist must attach to their ankle before removing the bike from the rack.  After finishing the cycle leg, the cyclist must rack their bike before handing the timing chip to the runner.
  • All team members should have their number written on their arm.

Transition Access

  • Transition set up and Key Times

    Transition opens at 6.00am and closes at 7.00am sharp.

    Transition is where you need to place your bike and change over between the swim/bike/run.


    Setup in transition: find the bike rack allocated for your race, place your bike on the rack and setup your race equipment to the right (chin side) of your bike. Please ensure you remove any non-race equipment away from the bike racks.


    Familiarise yourself: check the start and finish points to transition. Check the course maps so you know where to go.

    Transition Access:

    • Please only competitors are allowed in transition area
    • Please no jumping barriers, ropes to gain entry
    • Competitors must wait for the announcement to gain access to their bikes after their race. This is after the last cyclist has entered and made their way out to the run.

Event Briefing

This information will form part of the on the day event briefing.  Refer to the event schedule for specific times for each race.

SWIMIf you are a slower or not a confident swimmer, please start at the back of the pack.  The course is marked with buoys.  If you need any assistance during your swim leg, please raise your hand and call for one of the lifeguards.  If you choose to warm up before the race, please be conscious of the other events in progress.


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.

Swim Course

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.

BIKEBike 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 Australia (TA) 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.

TA 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.


·         Helmet must be on and done up before you touch your bike and you must rack your bike before undoing your helmet

·         Roads will be open and managed by traffic controller so please obey all road rules.

  • NO DRAFTING – “For all events with a cycling distance up to and including standard distance, the bicycle of motor vehicle draft zone is a distance of 10 metres. The front edge of the front bicycle or motorcycle wheel defines the start of the draft zone.  Competitors have 20 seconds to pass through this zone.” Triathlon Australia rule 3.9a
  • NO BLOCKING – “A competitor who has completed a pass and is not passing another competitor or motorcycle or vehicle and who fails to move safely and immediately to the left of the cycle lane will receive a blocking penalty.” Triathlon Australia Rule 3.8

·         NO LITTERING

·         Follow police and traffic control directions at all times

·         Upper torso must be covered at all times during the ride


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


RUN·         Flat course around the streets of Yorkeys Knob

·         The course is on open roads, with speed controls in place

·         2.5km lap

·         There is one drink station located near transition so please remember to keep well hydrated.  As the run course is a lap course you will pass this aid station again.

·         Please keep left on the run course at all time unless overtaking

·         Upper torso must be covered at all times during the run


Run Course

Enticer – 2.5Km – 1 Lap

Sprint – 5km – 2 Laps

Standard – 10km – 4 Laps


Swim Course


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


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!

Enticer 2.5 km – 1 Lap

Sprint – 5km – 2 Laps

Standard – 10km – 4 Laps 

Enticer/Sprint/Standard Run

Race Precinct