260 of Australia’s most promising young triathletes , including 49 NSW emerging triathletes, will converge on the Gold Coast, Queensland, this weekend to kick start the 2018-19 Australian Junior and Youth Triathlon Series and the first race of Triathlon Australia’s Performance Calendar.
The popular and unique Super Sprint Race weekend at Runaway Bay, with the support of the City of Gold Coast, has again attracted the cream of emerging athletes from around Australia.
The Super Sprint Race weekend is the first round in the Junior and Youth Series and an exciting start to the season for the juniors. The event is an ideal pathway event that presents some great opportunities to learn but also have some fun.
The Australian Junior and Youth Triathlon Series will continue in Canberra with the Capital Trilogy Triathlon (January 19–20) and the Devonport Triathlon (March 2-3).
For many of the Youth B competitors the weekend provides them a chance to test their skills against the best in the country across an action packed weekend of racing from Thursday through to Sunday.
The Junior athletes points will include all three races in the series towards the overall series point score whilst Youth athletes series points will be counted from two out of three races, with the Australian Championships in Devonport attracting double points for both categories.
Junior athletes will be in contention for the highly contested Athlete Bursary. Athletes (male and female) that place 1st 2nd and 3rd in the Junior series will receive $1500 (1st), 2nd ($750) and 3rd ($500) to contribute towards further competition opportunities overseas.
The event will be livestreamed via http://live.ssrw.com.au.
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