BACK FOR MORE: William Kay and Jacob Hennoste prepare for the junior division of the Stanthorpe Australia Day Triathlon last year.
BACK FOR MORE: William Kay and Jacob Hennoste prepare for the junior division of the Stanthorpe Australia Day Triathlon last year. File

Australia Day Triathlon Back For 2018

THE Stanthorpe Australia Day triathlon will return for it's sixth year.

The event, which has previously attracted more than 100 participants, is expecting just as large a crowd to run, cycle and swim on January 26 this year.

Event Organiser, Dan Cuthbert said it was the perfect opportunity for people to give triathlons a go.

"The main goal of the event is to just give people a bit of an introduction to the tri,” he said.

"We don't have any winners on the day - or any places or prize money.

"It's really just to encourage those people who have never done a tri before to come and have a go.”

Participants can enter into four different categories; under 12s, men's open, women's open and teams, with the children's races being slightly smaller.

The event starts at the Stanthorpe pool, continues for a cycle doing loops of the township, then finishes with a run at Gleeson Park before returning to the pool.

Mr Cuthbert said the event was great for people who had always wanted to try a triathlon to dip their toes into the sport.

"Don't be afraid to come and try it,” he said.

"There's no winners or losers. It's to encourage people to get started.”

He said for people who enjoyed this event, there were plenty of other triatholons during the year for people to participate in.

"If people were keen after this one, there's a bit of a circuit on the western bounds, like at Gundi, St George, Roma and Toowomba,” he said.

"Plus there's a whole heap of events on the south-east corner as well.

"Definitely no shortage of events.”

Registration to participate closes on January 24.

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