Athletes hit the beach for the annual Kingscliff Triathlon
Did anyone head down to Kingscliff and watch the “kingy Tri” at the weekend? This biannual event is situated in one of the most stunning coastlines in Australia. More than 1300 athletes plus nearly 3000 supporters flocked to the area to compete in the 18th annual Kingscliff triathlon on Sunday.
The Kingscliff Triathlon first started in 2010 and has hosted two triathlons, one at the beginning and end of each summer every year since. The Kingscliff Triathlon was created as a community sporting event to celebrate the Tweed and helps to get the whole family active. This event holds a longstanding tradition of fundraising for the Cudgen Headland SLSC, and a number of other community groups.
The goal this year was to raise $7000 to help the local community but that was smashed with an estimate of $9,000 raised, this money will be used to help local charities, community groups, and the employment of local young people.
There are many heats depending on your age and durability, the swim starts from 100m (for children) through to 1.5km for the Olympics, for the Olympic group, this also includes a 40km bicycle ride and a 10km run.
Race director Mike Crawley said the triathlon was a real celebration of pre-Christmas racing at a wonderful beachside location.
“It’s great to welcome so many athletes here to Kingscliff. For many it is their first time on the Tweed Coast and it is a great showcase weekend to bring people back for a holiday at another time,” he said.
Tweed Coast Holiday Parks are a proud sponsor of this fantastic event and have rewarded the competitors of the Kingscliff Triathlon an exclusive discount voucher for either $50 off (Tourist & Tent sites) or $100 off (Cabins & Surfari Tents) at any of our parks during the off-peak season.