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Hamilton Island Triathlon

Saturday 19 November, 2022

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

If you’re up for the challenge, why not register for the Hamilton Island Ocean Swim on Sunday 20 November? Push yourself in paradise with a 2km or 750m ocean swim, plus a fun 350m junior swim for children 13 years and under.

Hamilton Island Icons Trail - Take part in a free hike around the Hamilton Island walking trails to find our four iconic landmarks; a 3m tall chair, a giant swing, a hammock and a breathtaking panoramic viewing platform. Discover secluded beaches, sandy coves and natural wildlife. All with spectacular views, this trail can be completed in two hours or two days at a more leisurely pace. Check in at all four icons and receive an achievement medallion.

Event Details


Saturday 19 November 2022


Triathlon - sprint

How to Enter    


Event Guide

2021 Event Guide

Event Times

  Make your own way to Hamilton Island from Airlie Beach
6.00am Race Starts, Females
6.02am Race Starts, Teams
6.05am Race Starts, Males
10.00am Presentations
5.00pm 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

Entries Close    

Online entries close Friday 11 November, 5.00pm AEST.



  • $120.00 per individual competitor*
  • $140.00 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 including both the marina and resort sides of Hamilton Island

Minimum Ages    

Individual Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as at 19 November 2022. Team competitors must be a minimum of 12 years old as at 19 November 2022.


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

Age Group
Age as at 19 November 2022.

Categories Men and Women

  • 14-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

No qualification required

Team Categories

  • Male
  • Female
  • Mixed

Event Maps

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 18 November 2022 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 18 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 18 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

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 11 November 2022, 5.00pm AEST you will receive a full refund less any processing fees. NO REFUND will be applicable after Friday 11 November 2022, 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 11 November 2022, 5.00pm AEST 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.


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    

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 19 November 2022, 10.00pm. Food stalls and cash bar will be available.

Bike Rental

Corry Cycles are one of our event sponsors where you can hire bikes from – if you want to participate in the triathlon and do not have a bike, please contact Corry Cycles with plenty of time prior to the event to arrange bike hire.

Bike Transport

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.