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Snowies to host 2020 Oceania Cross Tri Champs

Xterra may have just wrapped its season, but the sport of off-road triathlon is just heating up in Australia thanks to In2Adventure. 

The Oceania Championships will be part of an adrenalin packed month of off-road action in the Snowy Mountains.  Fresh off the back of the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, on 14-16 Feb, the Snowy Mountains will once again come alive with off road action with the Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships on Sat 29 Feb, followed by Trail Run Australia on Sunday, March 1. 

The Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships will be hosted on the world class course at the scenic Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, home of the 2016 ITU World Championships. The Snowy Mountains was chosen due to its outstanding trails, facilities and natural beauty. 

Competitors from countries including Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Palau, Guam, Fiji and the Cook Islands will be invited to take on the challenge against other athletes and mother nature. Oceania championship contenders will tackle a challenging 1.5km swim in Lake Crackenback, followed by a heart pumping 30km of XC Mountain Biking and a 10km trail run within the natural beauty of the Thredbo Valley and Kosciuszko National Park to take out the title of 2020 Oceania Champion. 

Competitors will have the chance to take home a share of the $10,000 prize pool in the main event, which will also double as the Australian National Championships and one of the qualifying rounds for the 2020 ITU MultiSport World Championships to be hosted in Almere, Netherlands in September 2020.  So there’s a lot on the line for athletes attending the festival. 

The event will be hosted by Australia’s National Cross Triathlon Series, TreX and managed by In2Adventure the team that won the successful bid to bring the ITU world championships to the Snowy Mountains in 2016 and have been hosting cross triathlon, mountain bike and trail run events for the past 13 years throughout Australia. 

In the meantime, those interested in racing the next round of the TreX Cross Triathlon Series — the Victorian State Champs (Trex Goldfields), which also serves as a 2020 Age-Group ITU World Championships qualifying race — on November 23. 

For more information on the Oceania Championships, TreX series and In2Adventure, please visit the link here: https://in2adventure.com.au/hsnowy-mountains-wins-bid-to-host-the-2020-oceania-cross-triathlon-championships/ 

Or for more information on joining or renewing your membership with Triathlon Australia, please click here:  https://bit.ly/2Inlbbp


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