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Darwin Triathlon Club


Sunday, 28 July 2019



Registration closes on:

Friday, 26 July 2019 at 11:59 PM - (GMT+09:30) Darwin

Darwin Triathlon Club TriFest

Who can participate?  

1.  Open to all current 2019 | 2020 Darwin Triathlon Club & Triathlon Australia  members  (proof of membership will be required) 

2.  Non members are welcome to participate and will be required to pay a One Day Membership included in relevant Event Entry Fee

As we are in the beginning of our 2019 | 2020 Membership Period, any non members wishing to participate are strongly encouraged to join Darwin Triathlon Club  prior to completing the event registration process here. 






Sunday 28 July 2019

Start time

Transition opens 6am (or earlier if set up complete). 

Event check in opens: 6:15am

Event check in closes: 6:45am sharp (you must have checked in prior to Race Brief).


Lake Bennett Resort, Chinner Road, Lake Bennett

The Resort is located some 80km south of Darwin.  Please allow ample travel time and double check you have everything you need eg:

Bike, shoes, helmet, runners, goggles, timing chip etc prior to setting out.

As the resort uses bore water, please bring a supply of drinking water with you for pre event and bike leg.   

Event options & distances

Individual Entry:

NT Long Course Triathlon : 
2km swim | 60km bike | 16km run

Short Option Triathlon:
500m swim | 20km bike | 4km run

MTB Triathlon: 
1km swim | 30km MTB | 8km run

Aqua Bike Long: 
1km swim | 40km bike
Aqua Bike Short:
500m swim | 20km bike

Bike Run Long: 
40km bike | 8km run
Bike Run Short:
20km bike | 4km run
Team Entry available for all long races

Race Brief

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

Race Rules

Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules

Cut Off Time

A cut off time for the NT Long Course Triathlon  of 4hrs 45mins, will apply to enable event presentations to take place at 12:15pm. 


Age as at 31 December 2019

Entry Fee & Close of Entry times

As this is an away event and many will be staying the night at Lake Bennett, entry will close at  11:59pm Friday 26 July 19


Member Categories:

All individual & team participants must be 2019/2020 Darwin Triathlon Club or Triathlon Australia 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 26 July 2019

Non Member Categories:

Non members are able to participate in TriFest events by choosing the relevant Non Member category.  One Day Membership is included in entry fee.

Timing Chips

Darwin Triathlon Club members are to use their issued timing chips.

Non members will be issued timing chips for use on day.  Please ensure you return your chip afterwards (bucket will be available in post race refreshment area.

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 10 meters, you have 15 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!