Hamilton Island Triathlon

21 November 2015

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island provides an idyllic backdrop for the Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon.

The undulating landscape of Hamilton Island’s interior, of which 70% is preserved, and surrounding turquoise waters offer the perfect setting for the event’s competitive 750 metre swim in Catseye Bay, a 20km cycle around the southern part of Hamilton Island encompassing the airport runway and a 5km run around the marina and resort sides of Hamilton Island.

This event is open to individuals or teams over the age of 14 years and the Junior Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon is a fun swim, bike and run around the Hamilton Island village (open to children aged under 14 years). This is an event not to be missed.


Friday 20th November - 4.45pm

Loosen up for the weekend of action with a social swim with our athlete ambassadors. Join Susie O’Neill, Craig Alexander and Emma Jackson for a swim along Catseye Beach triathlon swim course.

Get some tips on beach starts, sighting, swimming in packs and fire any questions at our stars and Olympic Program and Qld Academy of Sport Head Coach Steve Moss that will help make your weekend go swimmingly.

This is a social event; there are no prizes awarded, no set course and no timing. Just enjoy a swim with the stars!

Meet at the Beach Sports Hut on Hamilton Island’s Catseye Beach

FREE to participate, no bookings or registration required.


Friday 20th November - 4:30pm

Hosted by Mike Clucas; a former international Cyclist, VIS Triathlon coach, State Triathlon coach and regular assistant to the National Triathlon team through the 90’s; Mike brings a wealth of experience to our skills sessions this year. Mike created the FulGaz app whereby people from all around the world can ride the Tri course on Hamilton Island without even leaving home!  The session will be both fun and informative, covering some theory (using video of the course), pacing strategy, how to legally draft in a crosswind on the airfield , where to eat and drink without compromising speed and will cater to individual needs, issues and questions!

FREE to all. Please bring your bike if you wish to participate in practical component following the video and theory.

Meet at Endeavour Room (Clinic will follow the Race Briefing)

Please note; the traditional bike famil ride has been replaced with the above skills clinic. The bike course footage will be continuously looping in the Endeavour Room prior to briefing and following the Cycle Clinic should you wish to view the complete course. All sections of the cycle course except the runway loop are open to ride at your leisure; please observe normal road rules and cycle etiquette whilst on Hamilton Island.

Events Details


Saturday 21 November 2015


Triathlon - sprint

Start Time    



Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef

How to Enter    

This event is sold out.

Entries Close    

Online entries close Wednesday 18 November, 5.00pm.
Entry to the Triathlon is sold out.



  • $110.00 per individual competitor
  • $160.00 2 person team
  • $210.00 3 person team


Swim – 750m in Catseye Bay 
Bike – 20km utilising southern part of Hamilton Island and Airport Runway 
Run – 5km utilising Marina and Resort sides of Hamilton Island

Minimum Ages    

Individual Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as 31 December 2015. Team Competitors must be a minimum of 12 years old as at 31 December 2015.



No qualification required. First 3 across the line. Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.

Age Group

Age as at 31 December 2015.

Categories Men and Women

  • 14-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+


No qualification required

Team Categories

  • Men
  • Women
  • Mixed Open

Event Maps

Triathlon Bike course map
Triathlon Run course map
Triathlon Swim course map

Pre Event Participation    

You must ensure that you have trained sufficiently and are physically capable of completing the event within your current level of health and fitness. You must also ensure at all times during the event that you are performing well within your level of skill and ability for each of the three disciplines. To not abide by these conditions can create potentially dangerous situation for yourself and other competitors.

Race Kit Collection  

Race Kit collection times will be Friday 20 November, 3pm - 6pm at the Bougainvillaea Marquee. IT IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL TRIATHLETES TO REGISTER DURING THIS TIME. Please bring a printed copy of your receipt.

  • You must show identification (Drivers License, Passport etc)

In your Race Kit you will receive race briefing notes (please read thoroughly), race numbers, sponsor product and your event shirt.  You will also receive your timing chip at Race Kit Collection. Teams will receive 1 bag per team member. Teams will receive 1 x timing chip per team (ALL Team members must wear the timing band, passed from each team member like a relay baton). It is only necessary for one team member to register for their team; however, they must be able to pass on the team kit to the other team members before the race start.

Race Briefing / Race Start    

You will receive a written race briefing at registration – Please read carefully. There will be a pre-race briefing on Friday 20 November at 4.15pm for all competitors in the Endeavour Room, located next to Sails Restaurant.

Bike Check and Transition    

It is compulsory for all individual competitors and at least one team member to rack check and rack your bike. 

Bike racking - Friday 20 November, 5.00pm - 6.30pm, Resort Drive (further details provided at Race Kit Collection).

Security guards are on duty in the Transition area from 5.00pm Friday evening until transition opens on Saturday morning at 5.00am. Security chains are recommended.

Wave Starts    

6.30am Race Starts - WAVE 1 - Females and Teams
6.37am Race Starts - WAVE 2 - Males


Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email events@hamiltonisland.com.au.

If you withdraw on race day before race start, please advise an Official at the Registration and Information Desk, Bougainvillea Marquee. The cancellation fee is 100% should you withdrawal on race day. If you withdraw during the race, please report to the closest official and advise that you have withdrawn.

The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out during the race.

Should you cancel your registration prior to event you will charged 50% of your entry fee up until 5pm on Friday 30 October 2015.  NO REFUND will be applicable after 5pm Friday 30 October 2015.


Non drafting on the cycle course will apply and there WILL be Officials policing this on the course. Wetsuits will be allowed for the swim course. The water temperature will be approx 23 degrees. Any Athlete seen to be taking a shortcut during the event will be disqualified.

For safety reasons you must have begun you’re final airport run (13.3km into the bike course) by 7.47am to allow us to hand back the runway to authorities for its intended use! Failure to clear Gate 1 by this time will result in a DNF. You may however proceed back to the transition area and complete the run leg.

Changes to Entry    

Changes can be made to your race entry prior to the event day via your event website login.

Medical Insurance    

This is a sanctioned event. However, It is strongly advised that you take out personal medical insurance for the duration of your stay, especially for international competitors. Under the Australian Health Act, all non-Australians are not covered financially for personal injury. If you do have an accident you must pay for your own medical expenses. Therefore it is essential for you to obtain adequate personal medical insurance.

Bike Freight    

Hamilton Island will provide complimentary bike freight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island and return to all competitors. To register your interest in this service and for Freight Information please contact the Hamilton Island Events Team – events@hamiltonisland.com.au


Race Results will be posted at the Bougainvillaea Marquee prior to race presentations commencing. Results will also be available via the Multi Sport Australia website on the day following the event.

Prize Money    

Prize money and great products to be won.
There must be a minimum of five (5) participants in the one category to qualify for prizes.

Medal Presentations    

Race Presentations will be held at the Bougainvillea Marquee, Saturday 21 November 2015, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Food stalls and cash bar will be available.