Frequently Asked Questions
When do official entries close?
Official entries close 10 days prior to the event. Late entries are offered until the Friday before the event - unless sold out prior.
Do I need a One Day Membership (ODM)?
The ODM is automatically added to your entry, if you do not have a Triathlon Australia membership.
I have entered a team – do we all need a One Day Membership (ODM)?
No, you are only required to purchase one ODM per team entry. If ALL team members are annual TA members, no ODM is required. If NOT ALL members are annual members then an ODM is required.
So… wave starts?
Wave start times for each distance will be finalised in the week of the event, after official entries have closed.
What is the open category?
Opens is a non-drafting division to all Olympic participants without any age restriction. Typically, this is the most competitive category and where elites and pros enter.
Am I in the right age group?
Age group racing is determined by your age as of 31 December 2020 and grouped in five year brackets (i.e. 30-34, 35-39, etc.).
My child is below the age requirements – can they compete?
Will it be a wetsuit swim?
It’s too early to tell at this stage. An indicative temp will be taken the day prior and the official water temperature will be checked the morning of the event.
Wet suits are only permitted at less than 20 degrees for opens, and less than 22 degrees for age groupers.
What’s the difference between a Relay team and an All In team?
All In teams consist of three people who each complete all three legs of a tri each; Relay teams involve each team member doing a single leg of the triathlon.
What are Athenas and Clydesdales?
Athenas (75kg+) and Clydesdales (100kg+) are weight determined categories.
Are there minimum speed requirements or curfews?
We do everything we can to ensure everybody has support and completes their race. We are still pending final approvals from Council, so we do not have the exact curfew times yet – but our planning takes into account all the previous athlete times on the course over recent races to ensure everyone finishes (particularly the cycle as it relates to road closures).
How much does it cost?
Where can I store my bags?
There will be a bag store area for competitors under the Cudgen Surf Life Saving Club next to registration. Although the area will be staffed we take no responsibility for lost or damaged goods and do not recommend leaving valuables in your bag. The store room will be open from 5.00am Sunday and will close one hour after the last competitor is finished.
Can I set up a team tent?
All teams wishing to set up tents will be asked to do so in the designated areas. With the event operating in the centre of town it is important for the safety and consideration of competitors, spectators and locals that team tents are only erected in permitted areas. Refer to the map or call the office for more information.
What about refunds, withdrawals, and transfers?
- Withdrawal 45 days or more out from the event you will receive an 80% refund or 100% credit.
- Withdrawal 14-44 days out from the event you will receive a 50% refund or 100% credit.
- Withdrawal 13 days or less out from the event you will receive no refund and 100% credit of your entry fee.
- Withdrawal 48 hours or less out from the event you will receive no refund or credit of your entry fee.
- Refunds or credits do not apply to items such as merchandise, accommodation, meals, travel and are only applicable to entry fees.
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