The Aquabike consist of a 3km Swim and 114km Bike.  Is for Age group Competitors only.  Competitors can compete in either the Aquabike or the Long Distance Triathlon as both are run at the same time.

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Age Group Details
Sunday 25 August
Swim: 3km (1 Lap), Bike: 114km (3 Lap)
Bike Course
Draft Illegal (Non Drafting)
Start Time
The Strand Beach
Jezzine Barracks
Howitt Street
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Course Summary

Swim (3km)

Athletes will complete a 3km swim, starting from the Northern end of Strand Beach and runs parallel to Strand Beach from start to finish – making it perfect for spectators to watch! The course is a clockwise P-shape, starting with a 200m swim to the first buoy, then turning right to head south past The Strand jetty before turning right again to swim back towards swim exit. Athletes will then turn left to come into swim exit at the north end of Strand Beach to head towards transition. 



Transition is located on The Strand, in front of Shore Drive Motel. 


Bike Course (114km)

Athletes will enjoy taking in all the best sights of Townsville on this three-lap bike course, along smooth roads, with little elevation and just enough technical turns to keep racing interesting! 

Cyclists will exit transition, riding on the left-hand side of the road at all times, heading towards the Strand via Isley Street & Mitchell St. The Strand and CBD riding features the most technical parts of the course, with narrowing sections of road, a few U-turns, a climb & descent on Oxley Street and technical turns through Flinders Street and the CBD. 

You’ll ride pass Queensland Country Bank Stadium (twice) and then get to experience riding around the motor-racing track, which we are sure many of you haven’t had the opportunity to do before!  

Riders will then head north, on the western side of Castle Hill, for 3kms of straight and flat roads, U-turning then making their way back towards the competition venue via Flinders Street and the CBD.  

Once past the competition venue, athletes then head north along the stunning Cape Pallarenda Road, taking in the coastal views out towards Magnetic Island towards the turn-around point at Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park to head back towards the competition venue to complete each lap. 

At the end of the final lap, riders will come through their own finish line and timing mat in the Aquabike transition area. Once bikes have been racked, athletes can keep running through transition to the main finish line for the full crowd of supporters to congratulate them.