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Athlete Update: Wednesday 27 June 2.00pm

I hope this finds you safe and healthy as we all enjoy a little more freedom with restrictions slowly easing around Australia.

We know our Kingy family are itching to get back out there and racing again. Given the changes in recent weeks we are still holding out hope that we can deliver an event on 30 August and have therefore decided to keep planning for that date and conduct another review on 30 June.

In the event that gathering and border restrictions have not eased any further on 30 June, we will make the decision to transfer all entries to 29 November 2020.

We understand some of you may be unable to wait any longer for certainty on the August date, and you can contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options.

In summary:

  • All entries from 22 March have been transferred to 30 August (excluding those who have already opted to move to November instead).
  • The planned 30 August event will still go ahead, subject to a final review of state and border restrictions on 30 June. If the event cannot go ahead, all entries will be transferred to the next event on 29 November.

As you aware, the Triathlon community is working together to squeeze 9 months of races into a condensed window in Spring later this year and the August 30 date is the only date with a suitable morning tide in this window. It may be a little more chilly than usual but what better time to bring out the wetsuit!

See you back in beautiful Kingy soon,


Mike Crawley, Race Director



Athlete Update: Friday 1 May 5.00pm

I hope that this finds you safe and healthy as we roll into May - I am sure that you have been doing your best to keep your km's up on the bike and on the run.

I am writing to update you on the March 2020 Kingscliff Triathlon given the ongoing Federal Government gathering restrictions and to confirm its postponement to 30 August 2020.

All entries have now been moved to the August Start List. Your starting position is guaranteed and there will be nothing else for you to pay.

As you aware, the Triathlon community is working together to squeeze 9 months of races into a condensed window in Spring later this year and the August 30 date is the only date with a suitable morning tide in this window.

In the event that there have not been easing of gathering and state border restrictions by 31 May, a final decision will be made to transfer all entries to 29 November 2020.  We will keep in touch towards the end of the month.

I understand some athletes may be unable to commit to the future date, and they can contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss options for a credit to another event or to request a refund. 

I would like to thank our sponsors and ask you to please support them during this difficult period as they have supported your event: Tweed Shire Council, Tweed Holiday Parks, Hammer Nutrition, Scody, ECN Communications, and Eyeline.

On behalf of Kevin and the entire NX team, I would like to thank you for your continued support. Keep your family and friends safe.

See you back in beautiful Kingy soon,


Mike Crawley, Race Director



Athlete Update: Friday 24 April 9.30am

I hope you are all keeping well and are ready for an Anzac Day in the driveway at home this weekend. I would like to give you an update on your Kingscliff Triathlon on 22 March.

As you are aware, we made the decision to place the event on hold - until a suitable Sunday is confirmed to which the Tri will be postponed. We have been working in the background with our partners on a new date, and will have another update to you next week following a meeting with local council.

I can advise that everyone's entry will be held in credit and automatically transferred to the new date when announced. For those who cannot make the new date, you will be given the option of a credit to another NXsports event or a refund.

Thank you again for your patience here, speak soon.

Mike Crawley | Race Director



Athlete Update Thursday 9 April 11.00am (NSW)

Hello All,

I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy and keeping fit at home.

I wanted to send you a quick update on the Kingscliff Triathlon scheduled for 22 March: we have a new date but are waiting for a reserve date to be confirmed in the case that the current gathering restrictions are extended. 

All entries into the March 2020 triathlon have been put into credit and will be able to be used on any event date in the next 12 months. There will also be other options including refund. 

We are want to communicate a reliable calendar and need to also gain Council and Police tentative approvals prior to releasing these dates. 

As many of you have asked, we have published the summer season of dates so people can plan their training for summer. 

Apologies this process is taking longer than expected; we will confirm all matters as soon as practical.

Stay healthy.

Mike Crawley | Race Director



Athlete Update: Thursday 19 March 4.00pm (NSW)

The last few days have been challenging not only for sports and events, but also our friends, families and local communities. It appears these upsets may continue for some time and I extend our organisation’s sympathy to all those affected.

It saddens us that we will not be hosting the Kingscliff Triathlon on 22 March 2020 as originally planned and our position remains:

The Kingscliff Triathlon is on hold and we are close to finalising a rescheduled date. Until such time a date can be confirmed, new and existing participant entries will remain on hold. 

If you would like to discuss the event further, please call myself or the team any time on 1300 282 949.

P.S. For all those of you who are still planning on heading to Kingy this weekend regardless of the Tri, the weather is great at the moment (what better way to self isolate!). 

Stay healthy.

Mike Crawley | Race Director



Athlete Update: Saturday 14 March 3.00pm (NSW)

Yesterday's Federal Government advice regarding 'gatherings of more than 500 people' frankly felt like a whirlwind, with messages from all tiers of Government and stakeholders doing back flips within hours. So I do apologise if there has been any confusion in our messages to you thus far.

Respectfully to our participants, friends, families, volunteers and locals, NXsports has resolved for public safety, participant safety and supporter safety that the Kingscliff Triathlon scheduled for 22 March is on hold - until a suitable Sunday is confirmed to which the Tri will be postponed. I can advise that:

  • We have worked closely with Tweed Shire Council to come to the decision to put people's well-being first and to not proceed with the March 21/22 date;
  • We will be working with New South Wales Police, Tweed Shire Council, RMS and other stakeholders to gain necessary approvals and permits for the new date;
  • We are seeking a suitable new date that avoids the next three months of expected 'no major events under Federal Government advice', that has a suitable high tide;
  • Planning is well advanced to confirm a date on the Queensland and New South Wales Triathlon calendars;
  • With the 22 March Kingy Tri now being on hold and to be postponed, accordingly withdrawals, transfers, credits, and partial refunds are all on hold until a new date is set upon which everyone will be advised of their options;
  • Our office team will be available all weekend online or via 1300 28 29 49 to answer any questions;
  • Entries were temporarily closed yesterday and will not reopen until a new postponed date is confirmed (despite the high number of requests over night).

May I also urge you to please continue to support those shops who support the Kingy Tri. With the change of date this little community has just lost: youth employment opportunities, $16,000 for local clubs, and $1,500,000 in direct visitor spending. Additionally, 21% of our participants are first time visitors to Kingscliff who now will not be introduced for tourism or holidays (Source: Economic Research Report 24/11/2019 Kingscliff Triathlon).

We must also thank our sponsors for their support of the event, Tweed Shire Council, Tweed Holiday Parks, Conetix, ECN Technology, Scody, Hammer Nutrition, and Eyeline.

This was to be the biggest March Kingscliff Triathlon in history, with a total of over 6000 coming for a weekend of fun, including over 1500 competitors. We were particularly proud to have over 250 kids keen to have a crack and join the triathlon family. Thank you to everyone for your notes of support and understanding yesterday and today, and thank you in advance for your patience in the coming weeks. This has come as a disappointment to us all.

Again, our staff will be working this weekend to respond to any queries you have. Feel free to give us a call on 1300 28 29 49.

Mike Crawley | Race Director



Athlete Update: Friday 13 March 5.15pm (NSW)

We are awaiting further advice on the next steps for the Kingy Tri following the Prime Minister and COAG's press conference late today.

When we receive clarity on the next steps for the event, we will provide all athletes their options, be this to postpone the event or otherwise. Until such time we understand your concrete options, our facility to administer withdrawals from the event are on hold. Our team will be in the office throughout the weekend to answer any of your questions and queries.

Currently we have put our entry system on hold and restricted entries to our upcoming events.

Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.

We will continue to communicate with you as soon as we have information to share.  The next scheduled communique is Monday 16 March at 5pm.

Mike Crawley | Race Director



Athlete Update: Friday 13 March 2.00pm (NSW)

We are all conscious of the rapidly changing health landscape and its potential impact on events.

This morning (Friday 13 March), the local management committee which oversees the delivery of the Kingscliff Triathlon met at 8.00am via teleconference to review next weekend’s event.

Although the Kingy Tri has been progressing according to planned milestones, the impact of the virus has become a growing focus of our attention over the past two weeks.

NXsports has progressively implemented additional hygiene and participant well-being standards at our other events in order to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers, and crew.  Similarly, two phases of operational standard improvements were endorsed by the local management committee for the Kingy Tri.

In contrast to other spectator events and festivals, the Kingy Tri has a number of options to avoid large crowd gatherings in order to accommodate State and Federal Government health standards should they change.

At the time of writing, the Australian Government position (https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert) does not require events to be postponed and we will continue to adopt the Government's lead in this regard.

However we understand that the local policy may change and we are awaiting further advice.

We urge all participants to monitor this link and note that we have been advised by the event cancellation insurer - Event Protect (http://eventprotect.co/) - that the World Health Organisation declaration of a global pandemic is on their list of exclusions; we are awaiting formal written confirmation currently from Event Protect. 

Should there be a need to adjust the event delivery, or postpone any of our races and rides, we will immediately inform you.

Like all athletes, we are just keen to be outside and active, whether in the water, on the bike, or on the run.

We are well prepared to respond to changes and these will be communicated to you every two days via email commencing Monday at 9.00am. (*Today’s email information has also been forwarded to you via sms.)

I wish to thank each of you for supporting the Kingy Tri once again.

Mike Crawley | Race Director

 

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