Entries are now open for one of the east coast’s most enjoyable and picturesque
triathlons, the bcu Coffs Tri on March 2-3. The event offers a weekend of races for
ages six and over, held around Coffs Harbour’s scenic Jetty Foreshores.
After the success of the 2018 event, which attracted 1,200 competitors, Triathlon Australia has awarded the 2019 bcu Coffs Tri a World Championship Qualifying eventfor the third year running. It will also double as the State Championship event to determine the fastest triathletes in NSW.
The Coffs Tri is a very unique triathlon providing a course that is unrivalled in Australia, showcasing all the Coffs Coast has to offer. Triathletes enjoy a pristine ocean swim in a protected harbour around the iconic timber Jetty with glimpses of dolphins, turtles and fish.
The two-lap ride is on fully CLOSED roads. “There are not many triathlons that can offer this, ensuring it is one of the safest events in the country,” said race director, Noel Phillips.
“The run hugs the harbour foreshores and is hard to beat. It is completely flat and takes in the jetty and southern break wall with spectacular views back across the harbour towards the Great Dividing Range and the Coffs hinterland.”
Village Sports is offering total prize money of AU$4,500 for the top three overall male and female place getters and is expecting to attract a high calibre of professional athletes from Australia and overseas.
The beauty of the Coffs Tri is that it is suitable for experienced athletes as well as those doing their very first triathlon. It is a fun, family-friendly weekend with events for Kids aged 6-13; an Enticer tri for novices; and the headline Standard (Olympic) Distancerace (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) for both individuals and teams.
The event is also part of the North Coast NSW Regional Interclub Competition a new initiative from Triathlon NSW to provide more events for athletes within their local region, encourage some healthy interclub rivalry between local clubs and support both large events as well as small club-based racing.
Entries for the bcu Coffs TRI on March 2nd & 3rd 2019 are now open with early bird
specials on offer for a short time only at www.villagesports.com.au
The event promises to be a weekend full of racing action for all ages, motivations and
abilities and early registration is encouraged due to the anticipated sell out.!