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Darwin Triathlon Club


Sunday, 10 March 2019



Registration closes on:

Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 6:01 PM - (GMT+09:30) Darwin


Sprint Series #1 and Come & Tri

(Open to all current Darwin Triathlon Club & Triathlon Australia members visiting Darwin)



(Open to non members & those wishing to "come and try a tri" before joining our club)








Sunday 10 March 2019

Start time


Event check in opens: 6:10am

Event check in closes: 6.45am sharp (you must have checked in prior to Race Brief).


Lake Alexander, East Point Reserve, Fannie Bay


Event options & distances


LONG (Members)
750m swim | 26km bike | 5km run

SHORT & Come & Tri
300m swim | 13km bike | 2.5km run

Individual and team entry

Member and Come & Tri categories


Race Brief

Race brief will be held in transition area at 6:45am  

Race Rules

Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules

Participation Categories

Individual  (members only)

Teams (Members and Non Members)

Come & Tri (non members only)


Age as at 31 December 2018


Entry Fee & Close of Entry times


Individual - Members
Early Bird Entry $10 (closes 11:59pm Friday 8 March19)
Late Entry $20 (closes 6pm Saturday 9 March19)

Individual  - Come & Tri  
Early Bird Entry (incs one day membership) $30 (closes 11:59pm Friday 8 March19)
Late Entry $40 (closes 6pm Saturday 9 March19)

Teams - Members 
Early Bird Entry $20 (closes 11:59pm Friday 8 March19)
Late Entry $40 (closes 6pm Saturday 9 March19)

Teams - Come & Tri
Early Bird Entry $40 (closes 11:59pm Friday 8 March19)
Late Entry $60 (closes 6pm Saturday 9 March19)  


FREE come and tri training session Sunday 3/3/19 at 5.30pm

Lake Alexander at the carpark end near the Tri Club Shed

Start time 5:30pm (and will run for about an hour)

Bring your triathlon gear including: Bathers, Goggles, bike, Helmet, running shoes, towel and drink bottle

This session is designed for people new to triathlon who want to know how to set out their gear, swim starts, the transition process, how to get on and off your bike and what to expect on race day.

It is a practical session and we will practice all the skill and run through a very short triathlon

Then you will be all ready to participate in the triathlon the following week


No cost for this session


Contact John Thyne on 0423 797 401 or and let him know if you are coming, (he would like to know numbers attending.)



All individual & team participants must be 2018/2019 Darwin Triathlon Club members

or be

Bona fide visitors holding a current TA membership. A copy of membership receipt or scan of membership card must be forwarded to by midday Friday 8 March 19

Please bring your TA membership card to registration or copy of membership receipt. 

Come & Tri and Come & Tri Team participation is open to non members


Timing Chips

New members & Come & Tri participants will be issued with the timing chips at check in. We recommend you arrive no later than 6:20am 

Come & Tri participants must return timing chips to chip bucket at finish line. 

Refund Policy

No refunds

Basic Rules:

10 important triathlon rules to remember ….


1.  Competitors must behave in a manner that is safe, fair and demonstrates good sports conduct before, during and after the race. Be careful, enjoy yourself and don’t give anyone else a hard time.


2.  You must stay on the prescribed course and it is your responsibility to know the course (don’t rely on marshals or spectators to tell you during the race).  Do not cut inside swim buoys, or cut corners on the ride or run.


3.  Do not throw anything (goggles, sunglasses, etc) onto the course or to spectators – you must place all your gear with your bike in transition.


4.  Your torso must be covered on both the cycle and run – either with swimmers, or a singlet or t-shirt. 


5.  Your helmet must be done up BEFORE you remove your bike from the rack and KEPT DONE UP until you replace your bike on the rack.  You will be given a stop/start penalty if you do not obey this rule.  Do not wear earphones or headsets.


6.  Do not ride in the transition area – you must mount and dismount your bike at the marked zones/lines.


7.  On the ride, keep to the LEFT, unless overtaking someone, and obey the road rules – they still apply even though you are in a race.  Remember the road will be open to general traffic and you are sharing the road with other competitors and motorists.

8.  Don’t get too close to the person in front on the bike – this is called drafting and is not allowed in triathlon.  The draft zone is 10 metres (roughly four bike lengths) long starting for the front edge of your front wheel and 3 metres wide (1.5 metres either side).  If you stay at least 4 bike lengths behind the competitor in front of you, you will correctly avoid the draft. 




Once you are closer than 10 meters, you have 20 seconds to overtake the rider in front and you must be GAINING on them at all times during that 20 seconds.  The correct way to overtake is to stay to the left, ride up behind the person in front, then when you are close enough, go around them (checking behind you first) and once you have passed them move back to the left of the road as soon as it is safe to do so).  You must overtake to the outside (right) NOT on the inside (left).  If you are overtaken, IMMEDIATELY drop back at least four bike lengths so you are out of the draft zone.  You are deemed to be drafting if you speed up as soon as someone’s wheel has gone past yours to catch them.  Drop back out of the draft zone first BEFORE you attempt to pass them. 




Technical officials may be out on the bike course and may warn you if you are too close, but are not obligated to provide a warning before a penalty is given.  If you draft, you will hear a whistle, have the Technical official confirm your race number and you will be shown a yellow or red card and told to where to serve your penalty.  Listen in at race briefings as the Race Referee will tell you where penalties are to be served for the event. Typically they can be served in transition with a Technical Official or at the Penalty Box. 




Remember, DRAFTING IS CHEATING.  Your number will be recorded and two such penalties will result in your disqualification.




9. Your bike must be returned to exactly the same position you were racked in at the start.




10.  You may not receive outside assistance of any kind from anyone.  For help, see a race official.







Enjoy your race!