New Pathway Partner program opens door for Australian athletes to race the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in the Snowy Mountains…
While this year’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) Cross Triathlon World Championships in Sardinia, Italy in September has yet to commence, the countdown to the 2016 event in the Snowy Mountains, NSW, is already underway. With the event now just 14 months away, Australian host In2Adventure has unveiled a Pathway Partner program designed to allow all interested athletes an opportunity to participate in this ground-breaking event Down Under.
In fact, the event marks the first time in the race’s five-year history that the world championships have been hosted in the southern hemisphere, with previous locations including Spain, US, Holland and Germany. The Pathway Partner program is ideal for those athletes looking to don the ‘green and gold’ and represent Australia on home soil.
In2Adventure is already quickly connecting with clubs, coaches and squads throughout Australia who will be hosting training and development programs aimed at helping competitors qualify. There are even opportunities on the official In2Adventure website for those who offer training for cross triathlon including mountain biking, trail running or swimming and are interested in becoming a Pathway Partner.
“It is so great to be working with some fantastic clubs and squads throughout the country who have recognised the value and growth potential of cross triathlon within Australia,” said In2Adventure race director Simon Lazenby. “We are finding that athletes are constantly looking for a new and exciting challenge and in the world of triathlon, this is what X-Tri brings to the table.”
Ben Allen - Australian champion Cross Triathlete
The ITU is made up of five regional confederations of which Triathlon Australia is a member, and as host nation that means that there are 25 slots up for grabs for each age group on the Australian team.
“Our ‘Pathway Partners’ are offering specific training programs for all levels to enable athletes to get ‘off the beaten’ track and develop their skills in mountain biking and trail running,” added In2Adventure event director Robyn Lazenby. “Plus, there’s the opportunity to qualify to represent Australia in this new era in triathlon which is experiencing phenomenal growth in its early years in Australia.
“We are very excited to be working with some of the best clubs and trainers in Australia with some great training camps coming up in the next few months and we invite other clubs and trainers to be a part of the program.”
In2Adventure offers three TreX qualifying races prior to the worlds, with events in Victoria (28-29 November), New South Wales (28-29 February) and Queensland (16-17 April).
About the Pathway Partner program:
As part of our Pathway Partners Program, In2Adventure is in the process of connecting with clubs, coaches and squads throughout Australia who will be hosting training and development programs aimed at helping competitors to qualify for the World X-Tri Champs in 2016. For more info on connecting with a current Pathway Partner, please click here.
If you are a coach, club, squad or trainer who offers training for cross triathlon including mountain biking, trail running or swimming and are interested in becoming a pathway partner you can download full information and application forms using the links below. For a Pathway Partner information pack, click here, or for a Pathway Partner application form, please click here.
For seven years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a reservoir swim, mountain bike and trail run. While each TreX event features an elite category with industry-leading prize purses, including $40,000 for the 2015 Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships, the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information, please visit TreX here.
In2Adventure is Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists with more than 10 years experience, and the official race organiser of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information, please visit In2Adventure here.
Upcoming Events (2015/16):
- Queensland Enduro – Murrenbong, QLD, 19 September 2015
- Victorian Cross Triathlon Championships (2016 Worlds Qualifier) – Bendigo, VIC, 28-29 November 2015
- Snowies MTB Festival – Snowy Mountains, NSW, 12-14 February 2016
- Australian Cross Triathlon Championships (2016 Worlds Qualifier) – Snowy Mountains, NSW, 27-28 February 2016
- Queensland Cross Triathlon Championships (2016 Worlds Qualifier) – Sunshine Coast, QLD, 16-17 April 2016
- ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships – Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Snowy Mountains, NSW, 19-20 November 2016
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