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Darwin Triathlon Club


Friday, 15 November 2019



Registration closes on:

Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 11:59 PM - (GMT+09:30) Darwin


(Open to all current Darwin Triathlon Club &
Triathlon Australia members AND Non-Members)





Weekend 15th 16th and 17th November 2019

Start & Location times

Swim 800m – Friday 15th 6pm – Darwin Waterfront Lagoon

Ride 25km – Saturday 16th 5:30pm – Hidden Valley race way

Run 5km – Sunday 17th 6pm – Ski Club

Event check in closes 15min prior to each event (you must have checked in prior to each event brief).

Race Info


Darwin Triathlon progressive triathlon is fast approaching. What is it you say? Well its three events (swim/bike/run) held at three different locations in an individual time trial format.

What you need to know:

Stage 1: 800m swim – Friday 15th Nov

Location:Darwin waterfront (Meet at the Grass area in front of wharf one)

Start time: 6pm – Please arrive around 5:30 for race briefing at 5:45.

Course:Two laps of the waterfront lagoon

What to bring: Timing chip, goggles, swimming attire and your own water/hydration


Stage 2: 25km TT – Saturday 16th Nov

Location: Hidden Valley race way – Enter via the large gates at the top of the hill and park behind the pits.

Start time: 5:30pm- Please be there by 5:00 for registration and race briefing.

Course: 9 laps of the racing circuit

What to bring: Timing chip, bike, helmet and your own water/hydration


Stage 3: 5km Run – Sunday 17th Nov

Location– Ski Club – Meet near the boat ramp

Start time: 6pm– Please be there by 5:30pm for registration and race briefing

Course:TBA – Finalizing a course that will include some hills and scenic views.

What to bring: Timing chip, Running shoes, your own water/hydration, money and a change of clothes.

*we encourage competitors to stick around after the race for drink and dinner and the ski club and get to know each other better!

Race Rules

Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules

Participation Categories & Entry Fee

Single registration and payment enabled you to attend all three events.

DTC and TA Members - $10

Non-Members - $30


Age as at 31 December 2019

Timing Chips

New members (or visitors) who have not yet participated will be issued with the timing chip at check in.Please return it at the conclusion of your last race.

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 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!