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Families Give it a Tri!

Health & Fitness Family Fun

Get moving and have fun together as a family in the final race of the 13 event, Nissan State Series – the Moreton Bay Triathlon – taking place on Sunday, April 23rd 2017 in Clontarf along the Redcliffe Peninsula. With various competitive categories for all ages (from 7 years and up), Triathlon Queensland's tri event offers families a great day by (and in) the bay of active fun in the sun. Swim, ride and run around the beautiful Clontarf foreshore. Participants will enjoy a beautiful swim in the protected bay, followed by a fast ride over the Ted Smout Bridge and a flat foreshore run.

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The Moreton Bay Triathlon is Open to Everyone!

Unlike the many triathlons geared towards seasoned triathletes which set the fitness and level of experience bar quite high, locking out newbies and less experienced sporting enthusiasts, this relaxed tri event invites families and first-timers of varying fitness levels to race alongside state champions and professional triathletes.

An Ideal Event for Active Family Fun & Friendly Competition

Participating in the 2017 event as a family offers a great entry point into the sport without requiring more than an average level of fitness. Best of all you can enter your family as a team! This option is available to competitors 14 years and up. Each team member can smash out 1 of the 3 legs of the triathlon. If you and your loved ones have never participated in a triathlon before, you can obtain free resources from Moreton Bay Triathlon organizers to help you plan how to train and teach your team the rules. The organizers can also help link you up with a local club.

Safety First!

No need to worry about your own or your children’s safety during the event. Life guards will keep an eye on participants in the water, the cycling stretch will be held on closed roads for traffic-free racing, and the running leg will take place over the well-maintained, flat paths alongside Pelican Park. Approved Image - Exiting Water

What to Expect

For older competitors, there are various events from beginner, right up to the sprint distance for seasoned triathletes. The sprint distance event consists of a 750m swim, 20km bike (including a ride over the Ted Smout Bridge) and a 5km run. The distances for the young ones between 7 and 9 years of age are all very achievable with this age category competing in a shallow 100m swim, 2km bike ride and 500m run.

Fitness the Whole Family can Enjoy

This relaxed triathlon event offers families a rare opportunity to bond, get active and revel in a bit of friendly family rivalry. The option to compete as a team, or individually offers you leeway – if your family is an active and competitive bunch you might like to race each other and enter as individuals. On the other hand, if your loved ones are new to triathlon, or would simply like to take things a bit easier and stick to their strengths, you may like to enter as a team tackling one leg of the event each. So join in, give it a tri, and make lasting family memories on April 23rd.

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