Coral Coast Triathlon kicks off huge festival of activity

Published Thursday 26 May 2016

THE Coral Coast Triathlon takes place in Port Douglas on June 5 and kicks off the 2016 Cairns Airport Adventure Festival, from June 5-12.

The event starts and finishes in the paradise of Port Douglas with a part of the course featuring Four Mile Beach.

This year there is only a Sprint and Enticer triathlon; along with the Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge and the RRR Mountain Bike Challenge.

There will not be a Coral Coast Olympic distance triathlon.

The Sprint distance (750m swim / 20km bike / 5km run) will be available for individuals and teams; and the Enticer distance (300m swim / 10km cycle / 2.5km run) will be available for individuals only.

The festival also features an IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns, RRR Mountain Bike Challenge, Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge, Quicksilver Reef Swim – Green Island, The Cairns Post Bright Night Run and McDonalds IRONKIDS Cairns!

The pinnacle event of the festival is the ‘Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns’ – a gruelling full-distance triathlon that features a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike leg that travels one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia towards Port Douglas, and a 42.2km run that includes the Cairns Esplanade before finishing in the heart of Cairns.

To view the course for the Coral Coast Triathlon CLICK HERE.