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Hamilton Island Triathlon

Saturday 17 November 2018

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.

This is an event not to be missed.

Events Details


Saturday 17 November 2018


Triathlon - sprint

Start Time    

6.00am  All triathletes to assemble at northern end of Catseye Beach
6.15am  Wave 1 - Females
6.17am  Wave 2 - Teams
6.19am  Wave 3 - Males 


Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef

How to Enter    

Click here to enter online

Entries Close    

Online entries close Tuesday 7 November, 5.00pm EDT.



  • $120.00 per individual competitor*
  • $140.00 2 person team*
  • $210.00 3 person team*
* $7.50 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 31 December 2018. Team Competitors must be a minimum of 12 years old as at 31 December 2018.



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 2018.

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

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 Friday 16 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 16 November at 5.00pm for all competitors, venue to be confirmed closer to the event date.

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 16 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 for added security.


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 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 in writing by 5.00pm Tuesday 13 November 2018 you will receive a full refund less any processing fees. NO REFUND will be applicable after 5pm Tuesday 13 November 2018.


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 5pm Tuesday 13 November 2018 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 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 17 November 2018, 12.00pm - 1.00pm. Food stalls and cash bar will be available.