08 February 2018, 7PM
Registration is now open for the 2018 Yeppoon Triathlon Festival
Registration is now open for the Yeppoon Triathlon Festival, with 2018 bringing some exciting new changes and challenges. Are you ready to take on the Kraken?
Held across Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of July, the festival is set to be a BIG weekend with triathlon events for all ages.
Whether you’re a local or an out-of-towner returning to the YTF to beat your goal time, an elite athlete ready to leave it all in the ocean (and on the track), or a first timer eager to dip your toes in, this year’s event will be a fun beast to conquer.
And the “Kraken 102” is that beast: in 2018, we’re introducing a long course triathlon that’s double the distance of last year’s standard race, with a 2k sea swim, an 80k cycle and a 20k run.
With Early Bird discounts, there’s no better time to register and see if you have what it takes.
But don’t be scared of the beast…if you’re new to the sport, our “Enticer” is for you. With a shorter sea swim of 300m (it’s only a few laps of the pool!) a 10k cycle (just the length of a trip to a friend’s house) and only a 2.5k run, this event is an enticing challenge.
Anyone over 12 who’s eager to try tri-sport can join the fun. And you still earn bragging rights for completing this monster!
The festival will kick off with “Super Saturday”, a day focused on fun for the kids with junior coaching clinics and races—all about giving it a go and having fun.
Sunday is when the timed challenges begin with the triathlon distance races, including the Kraken 102, an individual Sprint distance triathlon and the Enticer.
The YTF isn’t just a chance to race (or watch others race), it’s a true festival with entertainment for all ages, food and coffee vans, music, face painting, a stage with kids’ entertainment and more.
“I’m really excited about this year’s festival because it’s only going ahead thanks to support from the community and our pre-existing and new sponsors. With the events we’ve added for the kids on Saturday, the new Kraken 102, and the music, food and fun, after 4 years, we’re finally bringing to life the big event that’s been an idea in my head for years,” says race organiser Glenn Skinner.
Whether you’re coming to compete for the prize money, to meet new people, to push beyond your comfort zone, to watch your friends and family compete, to gain bragging rights, to be a role model for your kids, or to simply find out what you’re made of, the Yeppoon Triathlon Festival is a weekend of entertainment set to challenge and excite.
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