Hamilton Island Triathlon 16 November 2013
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.
Triathlon Australia Membership
The Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon is now a sanctioned event of Triathlon Australia. EVERY entrant is required to hold a valid membership to Triathlon Australia, whether that is Annual Membership or a One Day Membership. Please ensure that you take any appropriate action outlined below:
- I am a current annual member of Triathlon Australia
If you have already renewed your membership to Triathlon Australia for the 2012-2013 season, you should have your valid 8-digit ID number and membership ID card.
- I have not yet renewed my annual membership with Triathlon Australia
2012-2013 membership opened on 1st July 2012. If you have not yet renewed your membership to Triathlon Australia for the 2012-2013 season, you will need to do this before the event.
Go to http://regonline.activeglobal.com/builder/site/?eventid=1116632 to complete your annual membership before race day.
- I would like to purchase a One Day Membership (ODM) with Triathlon Australia
If you do not wish to become an annual member of Triathlon Australia, then you will need to purchase a One Day Membership (ODM) that will be valid for this event only. Go to http://regonline.activeglobal.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1152660 to complete your ODM before race day.
You will need to bring your printed or electronic confirmation as proof of your ODM and photo ID to show at race registration. You can then proceed to pick up your race pack and have a great race!
Team Competitors: If NOT ALL team athletes are annual Triathlon Australia members, then a ODM is required. Please note that you are only required to purchase one ODM per team entry. As part of your ODM registration you will be asked to state each team member’s name, DOB and email address.
||Saturday 16 November 2013|
||Triathlon - sprint|
||Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef|
|How to Enter
||Click here to enter online
||Online entries close Monday 11 November at 5.00pm. Race entries will be capped for this event. Should the quota not be reached then entries will be accepted up to and including race day.|
Early bird Registrations – register before 31 August 2013
$90 per individual participant
$170 per 2 person team
$255 per 3 person team
Registrations after 31 August 2013
$99.00 per individual participant
$190.00 2 person team
$285.00 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
||Individual Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as 31 December 2013. Team Competitors must be a minimum of 12 years old as at 31 December 2013|
No qualification required. First 3 across the line. Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.
Age as at 31 December 2013.
Categories Men and Women
- 50 +
No qualification required
|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 15th November, 2pm - 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)
- An ID wristband and timing chip will be issued. You will also receive written race briefing – please read this carefully.
You will then be given your event bag containing sponsor products and your shirt. 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 15th November at 3.30pm for all competitors in the Endeavour Room, located next to Sails Restaurant.
Athletes are to bring their bikes to the briefing. This will follow an OPTIONAL bike course famil at 4.00pm, which will involve one loop of the bike course at your own pace.
|Bike Check and Transition
Compulsory for all individuals and at least one team member. Bikes are to be racked by individuals and team members.
Bike racking - Friday 15th November, 500pm - 630pm, 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 will be advised closer to the event.|
Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email email@example.com.
If you withdraw on race day before race start, please advise an Official. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out the day of the race. If you withdraw during the race, please report to the Registration Tent and advise the Officials 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 25 October 2013. NO REFUND will be applicable after 5pm Friday 26 October 2013.
Whilst this is a sanctioned event, 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 and therefore your race; albeit unofficially.
|Changes to Entry
||Changes can be made to your race entry prior to the event day via your event website login |
||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 – firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Transfers
||Cruise Whitsunday run ferries daily from Shute Harbour and Abel Point on the mainland to Hamilton Island. Bicycles can be taken on the ferry, although a fee may apply. Please contact Cruise Whitsunday on 07 4946 4662 for more information and a current departure schedule. |
||The Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon is now a sanctioned event of Triathlon Australia. EVERY entrant is required to hold a valid membership to Triathlon Australia, whether that is Annual Membership or a One Day Membership.|
||Race Results will be posted at the Athlete Central located at the Bougainvillaea Marquee. Results will also be available via the Hamilton Island website www.hamiltonisland.com.au/triathlon on the day following the event. |
||Prize money and great products to be won.|
Post event celebrations and medal presentations will be held on Hamilton Island on Saturday 16th November, 1.00 - 5.00pm at the Bougainvillaea Marquee, Live entertainment, food stalls and cash bar available.