Set in one of Australia’s most beautiful locations, the Hamilton Island Triathlon provides the ultimate test of endurance in the ultimate location.
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.
Join us on Saturday 23 November 2024, for what is a spectacular day of competition offering a fitness challenge suitable for the entire family.
Registrations open early 2024.
Saturday 23 November 2024
Triathlon - sprint
2023 Event Guide can be found here.
||Make your own way to Hamilton Island from Airlie Beach
||Hamilton Island Transition Open, Frangipani Lawn
||Rolling Race Starts (Women's, Teams, Men's)
||Beach Pavillion Kiosk open
||Last Ferry to Port of Airlie
Please note that the above times are subject to change, all competitors will receive confirmation closer to the event date.
Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef
Online entries close Friday 17 November 2023. Space is limited and has reached capacity before registration closing fro the past 2 years.
- $135.00 per individual competitor*
- $150.00 2 person team*
- $210.00 3 person team*
* $10 One-Day Triathlon Australia Membership will apply to any non-Triathlon Australia Members
Swim – 750m in Catseye Bay
Bike – 20km 3 loop course of southern part of Hamilton Island and Airport runway
Run – 5km 1 loop course (incorporating 2 loops of marina) including both the marina and resort sides of Hamilton Island
Individual Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as at 25 November 2023. Team competitors must be a minimum of 12 years old as at 25 November 2023.
No qualification required. First 3 across the line. Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.
Age as at 25 November 2023.
Categories Men and Women
No qualification required
Triathlon Swim course map
Triathlon Bike course map
Triathlon Run course map
Road Closure 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 the afternoon of Friday 24 November 2023 at the Beach Pavilion. 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 24 November at 5.00pm for all competitors, at Beach Pavilion.
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 24 November, 5.45pm - 6.30pm, following Race Briefing at the Frangipani Park.
Security guards are on duty in the Transition area from 6.30pm Saturday evening until transition opens on Sunday morning at 5.00am. Security chains are recommended for added security.
Cruise Whitsundays Transfers
Registered competitors travelling from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island over the Triathlon and Ocean Swim weekend do not have to pay return ferry transfers. Please use the special code provided when you register.
If you are participating in the Ocean Swim or the Triathlon, a 50% discount on ferry transfers will be extended for up to 1 adult and 2 children when travelling to Hamilton Island with you for 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 at the Registration Desk. 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 in writing by Friday 17 November 2023, 5.00pm AEST you will receive a full refund less any processing fees. NO REFUND will be applicable after Friday 17 November 2023, 5.00pm AEST.
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 approximately 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 7.45am 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 Friday 17 November 2023, 5.00pm AEST via your event website login.
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.
Race Results will be posted at the Beach Pavilion at presentations. Results will also be available via the website at the conclusion of the event.
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.
Race Presentations will be held at the Beach Pavilion, Saturday 25 November 2032, 10.00pm. Food stalls and cash bar will be available.
As of 2023 we are no longer offering bike hire on the Island for the event. Please arrange to have your own bike on Island. Both airlines and Cruise Whitsunday will transport bikes whilst being a passenger on their service.
For those travelling with your bike via airline, please check with your airline directly for their terms and conditions around oversize luggage.
Marine stingers are a natural part of the North Queensland ecosystem. There is a chance we could have marine stingers and sea lice in Catseye Bay, not unlike any marine environment. With this in mind, the triathlon swim is an optional wetsuit swim to further reduce the small risk of a marine sting. If in the case you feel you may have been stung, please seek assistance with the nearest marshal. A full safety plan is in place for any incident during our race. Stinger suits & wetsuits will be permitted regardless of water temperature. As the water temperature and ambient temperature could be warm, we recommend you hydrate appropriately and put your wetsuit on closer to warm-up and race start. We have received approval for this special ruling under our sanctioning agreement.