WHAT: Moreton Bay Triathlon
WHEN: Sunday 14 April, 2019
WHERE: Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf
WHY? Because it will be fun – one you’ve finished!
But seriously, this is an event in which the whole family can participate. It takes place in peaceful, protected Moreton Bay and along the flat foreshore.
The Moreton Bay Triathlon has been expanded to encourage those who are curious but haven’t been game enough to give it a go. Until now!
To this end, different levels have been introduced for novices to elite athletes.
Just for kids
It starts with the Kids Tri, a safe 100m swim along Moreton Bay parallel to the shore, 2km bike and 500m run. It is suitable for kids aged 7-11 and novices up to the age of 14.
The Enticer is designed to familiarise participants with the sport through short manageable distances: 200m swim, 5km bike, 2km run. (12+years)
Sprint to glory
The Sprint Distance means this is starting to get serious: 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run. (14+years)
Go for gold
The Olympic Distance is the real deal and not for the faint-hearted: 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run. (15+years)
OTU Oceania Championships
For elite athletes only. Comprising of a 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run (Open).
Form a team
If you don’t want to go it alone, form a team of two or three members. Start hassling family, friends or work colleagues now to get a training routine established ASAP.
The Moreton Bay Triathlon is part of the Nissan State Series – Queensland Standard Distance Championship Race and Nissan Club Championships. It’s also host to the draft Oceania Triathlon Union Oceania Championships.
If spectating is your sport, you won’t be disappointed as there’s bound to be some amazing athletes competing on the day.
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When: Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27 (9am-4pm on both days)
Where: Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf
Ever seen a blue whale floating, not in the ocean, but in the sky – above Redcliffe Peninsula?
If not, you must have missed this spectacle when a blue whale kite, built to scale, was one of many amazing structures hovering over Pelican Park in Clontarf as part of last year’s Redcliffe KiteFest.
You won’t want to miss this year’s annual kite-flying festa, which has become the launch pad for the annual Redcliffe Festival.
Every year, kite-flying veterans from overseas and Australia gather to present a dazzling display of ingeniously constructed kites that last year included a zero-wind kite. Yes, that’s right – a kite that flies without any wind!
Professional kite flyers come from as far afield as Malaysia, China and New Zealand. Our very own kite enthusiasts from Redcliffe Kite Club also put on a terrific show.
Amateurs and families are encouraged to get involved to create their own kite at a kite making workshop or bring a kite from home to fly in the public kite-flying zone.
The two-day event has loads of other activities that include markets, roving performers and musicians, jumping castles, the KiteFest KidZone with heaps of free activities for children under 10 and a free BubzHub chill-out zone for parents and babies.
Pop this one in the diary because it’s going to be as “big as a whale”.
Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for a family holiday to Queensland, it’s just 35 minutes drive from Brisbane airport, offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities including swimming lap pool, large heated spa and more. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW