ANDREW PEACE WINES - SWIM LEG 700M
A downstream swim in the beautiful Murray River currently in all its glory! We anticipate it to be a fast swim, with river heights higher than normal and the Murray flowing well.
There is a short walk from the Hopwood Gardens to the swim start. A vehicle will be provided to transport any footwear that is worn to the start area.
The exact swim start location will be known closer to the event date. But will be somewhere between the 'Onion Patch' and the 'old' Echuca Moama Bridge. Once river height and accessibility is confirmed we will provide this information to competitors.
Competitors will be released in waves, determined by age groups and identified by swim cap colour.
The first wave of swimmers will be those who nominated for the ‘David Meade Superclass / Open’ Category at time of entry. The ‘Superclass’ allows for those racing for line honours to go ‘head-to-head’ at the front of the field.
Competitors will swim downstream from the start location, through the Historic Port area – if you can, take a moment to glance up as it’s an incredible sight from the river! You then take a slight righthand turn around the river bend and exit the water after passing through the revamped Riverboat dock via a set of stairs.
You will then have a short run up the river bank to transition.
Water Safety will be provided by Echuca Search & Rescue
ASH HALL CYCLES - BIKE LEG 20KM
A brand new 4 lap bike course that is athlete and spectator friendly, on a flat but technical course through the Historic Echuca Port precinct and connecting streets. And the only Sprint Triathlon bike in Australia that we know of that includes two states!
You will make your race in and around the Historic Port of Echuca, over the 'old' Echuca Moama Bridge and over into NSW! Turning around and then making your way back the same way. When you come back down High Street, expect a big cheer as spectators line the course ready to cheer you on! Before you then turn and head back out for 3 more laps! (4 lap course)
After completing the 4th lap riders will head back to the Transition area, for Transition 2 and onto the run! Again, expect plenty of cheers as we know how to draw a crowd!
The biggest question for this course - will you be riding a road bike or a TT?! ....
COOLABAH TURF - RUN LEG 5KM
A 2 lap run course along the river and through the heart of the Port Precinct. A slightly modified course to previous years, but spectacular just the same! The run will take you along the Mighty Murray River, the historic paddle steamers, around 'Aquatic Reserve', and under the 'old' Echuca Moama Bridge - the very road you will ride on!
Take a moment during your run to appreciate this race location, and soon enough you will be back in front of a cheering crowd and to the finishers line, located at Hopwood Gardens, Echuca!
CAVALIER HOMES - TRANSITION AREA & EVENT HUB
If you are new to triathlons, the Transition Area can be a daunting place. Where to rack your bike? What gear do you need? Bike exit? Bike Entry? Run Exit? So much to remember!
But don't fear - our Coach is here! Sarah - who is not only our Race Director this year, but also a Triathlon & Endurance Coach will be sharing tips, tricks and advise HERE along the way. So check our FB socials for Coach Sarah's Weekly Tips.
And see below the map of our event hub and transition area so you can familiarise yourself prior to race day.