The Bargara and Coral Coast region of Queensland sits along the spectacular coastline of Bundaberg. With a climate equal to Hawaii, beautiful beaches, stunning rocky coastlines and friendly locals, this area is one of Queensland’s true regional beauties and is fast becoming a favourite holiday destination to many domestic and international visitors.
Also known for its budding triathlon community, the region provided no less than 6 Australian team representatives at the 2016 Long Course Worlds and is home to 2 of the brightest juniors in the sport. James Thomas and Charles Liebenberg were 2nd and 3rd respectively at the recent junior state championships. The pair then teamed up with Lochie Armstrong from Hervey Bay to take out GOLD in the state team intermediate age group relay.
The Bargara Triathlon Club regularly hosts races but it’s not since the 1980’s that they’ve staged an event which incorporates the beauty of a costal run along the Esplanade.
The Lions Centennial Triathlon Festival will be held on Sunday 23rd April and has something for everyone – a ‘Turtle’ tri for 7-10 year olds (100m/2km/500m), a ‘Give It A Try’ event for anyone 13 years or older (400m/14km/4km) and a classic Olympic distance triathlon for more experienced competitors.
Prices start at just $15 for the ‘Turtle’ event and you’ll pay no more than $120 for the individual Olympic providing you’re a registered TA member (if not you can purchase a 1 day license for an additional $10.
The area is a comfortable 4 hour drive north from Brisbane (360kms), 3 hours north from the Sunshine Coast and 3 hours south of Rockhampton.
There are a number of ideally located and very well priced accommodation options within walking distance of transition.
To find out more simply visit www.lionsbargaratri.org.au
Or to register simply CLICK HERE. I’ll see you there!