The new Aquabike race is the same Olympic distance you know and love, but you get to skip the run! Perfect for those returning from injury, or just don’t fancy running as much.




Sunday 1 December 2024

Sunday 23 March 2025

DistanceSwim: 1500m
Cycle: 40km
Skip the Run!
Swim StartJack Julius Park, Cudgen Creek

Age Groups: 15, 16-17, 18-19 / 20-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65-69 / 70-74 / 75-79 / 80+ (all ages calculated as of 31 December 2024)

Minimum age: 15 years old as of 31 December 2024.


Entry Fees

Olympic Aquabike$109$119$145
Sprint Aquabike$89$99$120

TA License


If you are not a Triathlon Australia Annual (Standard or Premium) Member, you will need a One Day License.

One Day Licenses are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid Triathlon Australia number.

One Day Licence (ODL) is a means by which participants who are not Triathlon Australia Annual Members, contribute to the costs of running the sport of triathlon. It also ensures they are covered by an appropriate level of insurance while they are participating at events.

If you are participating more than one event this season, consider becoming a Triathlon Australia Annual Member.

This event is governed under the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules.



*Note all times are local New South Wales.

Sunday 1 December 2024

  • Check In 5.00am - 10 minutes before first wave

    Kingscliff Community Hall

  • Transition 5.00am - 10 minutes before first wave

    Faulks Park

  • Bag Drop 5.00am - 12.00pm

    Kingscliff Community Hall

  • First Race Start TBC


*All times subject to final entry numbers.



Tri Rules

All our Events are governed by Triathlon Australia Policy and Rules. Full details can be accessed as follows Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules.


If you are not a Triathlon Australia Member, you will need a One Day Licence.

TEAMS: All members of your team must be current Triathlon Australia Members or a One Day Licence must be bought to cover the team.

One Day Licences are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid Triathlon Australia number.

If you intend to compete in more than one event, then it may be worth considering an Annual Membership of Triathlon Australia.


To request a withdrawal, transfer or refund you must email in advance of the event.

Refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.

Wave Starts

Wave starts will be uploaded on the Monday prior to the event.

Start List

Start lists will be uploaded closer to the event date.


Registration is planned to open on Saturday afternoon from 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM outside the Cudgen Surf Lifesaving Club. If you can’t make it on Saturday arvo, you can sign on and rack on the day from 4.45 AM and until ten minutes before the first wave start.

When you arrive at the venue you will need to sign in at the registration area. Line up based on your age group, you will then be asked for your surname and first name.

You will receive your registration pack which will include:

  • Bike Sticker 
  • Helmet Sticker
  • Bib Number – Put this on your shirt (front) with safety pins or on your race belt.
  • Timing band – Around your left ankle.
  • Swim cap – Make sure it is the right colour for your wave.

If you are a team, one team member can collect your team race kit for the whole team at registration.  

Bike Racking

Bike racking is available on Saturday afternoon 2:00PM – 5:00PM and there is overnight security provided.

Before you can enter transition you must have your bike sticker and helmet stickers affixed.  You must also wear your helmet for Officials inspection.

Only race kit is permitted to stay in transition – for all other items, you must use the bag drop.

Bag Drop

Bag drop will be located under the Surf Club. 


Parking for athletes and supporters is available at three primary locations. Athletes and supporters will be assisted in parking by traffic controllers.

Parking is central to registration and transition. Do not park illegally or across driveways as this causes stress within the community. A reminder that council will be onsite all day giving out fines after previous problems.

Parking will not be available on the course, or in many of the streets adjacent to Marine Parade, such as Pearl Street or Seaview Street. It is strictly forbidden to park in the Kingscliff Shopping Village and Woolworths, and athlete’s vehicles will be towed.

Parking is available at:

– Rotary Park next to Sutherland Street Bridge
– Jack Julius Park next to Sutherland Street Bridge
– Jack Bayliss Park (site of Kingscliff Markets) north of Bowls Club on Marine Parade

Please do not park illegally as council will be onsite all day giving out fines.


Entry Information

Official entries close 10 days prior to the event. Late entries are offered until the Friday before the event – unless sold out prior. 

Yes. The ODM is automatically added to your entry, if you do not have a Triathlon Australia membership. 

You are only required to purchase one ODM per team entry. Therefore, if one member of the team has a TA licence, this will cover the whole team. 

If ALL team members are annual TA members, no ODM is required. If NO team members are annual members then one ODM is required. 

Opens is a non-drafting division for Olympic participants without any age restriction. Typically, this is the most competitive category and where elites and pros enter. 

Yes. All distances have a minimum age for participation. For more information on age restrictions please visit the activity page you are interested in. 

Age group racing is determined by your age as of 31 December 2024 and grouped in five year brackets (i.e. 30-34, 35-39, etc.). 

In some cases we will consider this, but we will need a letter from their coach confirming that they are capable to compete at that distance. This letter can be sent to  

All In teams consist of three people who each complete all three legs of a tri each; Relay teams involve each team member doing a single leg of the triathlon. 

Athenas (75kg+) and Clydesdales (100kg+) are weight determined categories. 

  • Withdrawal 45 days or more out from the event you will receive an 80% refund or 100% credit. 
  • Withdrawal 14-44 days out from the event you will receive a 50% refund or 100% credit. 
  • Withdrawal 13 days or less out from the event you will receive no refund and 100% credit of your entry fee. 
  • Withdrawal 48 hours or less out from the event you will receive no refund or credit of your entry fee. 
  • Refunds or credits do not apply to items such as merchandise, accommodation, meals, travel and are only applicable to entry fees. 
  • To receive credit or refund, withdrawals must be made in writing to

Event Information

The next triathlon is scheduled to be held on 1 December 2024. 

The Kingy Tri welcomes individuals and teams from 7 years and up. 

NXsports actively encourages individuals with additional needs to compete in our events. Please get in touch with our team on 1300 28 29 49 to discuss how we can accommodate you. 

Wave start times for each distance will be finalised in the week of the event, after official entries have closed. 

Yes, each triathlon participant receives a timing chip as part of their race pack which is to be worn on the left ankle. For Relay Teams there is one timing chip which must be passed to the next relay member. Results are released online by late afternoon of the event. 

Bag drop is located underneath the Surf Club.

It’s too early to tell at this stage. An indicative temp will be taken the day prior and the official water temperature will be checked the morning of the event. 

Wet suits are only permitted at less than 24.6 degrees for age groupers. 

We do everything we can to ensure everybody has support and completes their race. We are still pending final approvals from Council, so we do not have the exact curfew times yet – but our planning takes into account all the previous athlete times on the course over recent races to ensure everyone finishes (particularly the cycle as it relates to road closures). 

Absolutely – but all bikes must be in a safe working condition. 

Yes, helmets are compulsory to participate in the event. When you enter transition to ‘rack’ your bike, you will need to put your helmet on – at this time our technical officials will check that this is safe to wear for the event. 

You are not permitted to race with any music devices including mobile phones, MP3 players, earphones etc, this is a very serious safety risk to you and the participants around you. 

All teams wishing to set up tents will be asked to do so in the designated areas. With the event operating in the centre of town it is important for the safety and consideration of competitors, spectators and locals that team tents are only erected in permitted areas. Call the office on 1300 28 29 49 if you would like some more information. 



What do I get?


Race number with personalised bib

Timing and results on race day

Closed roads

Police support and traffic control

Medical support


Athlete gift

Water and aid stations on course

Post-race recovery area


Free photos to post on social media

Lucky draw prizes at presentation

Bragging rights and stories to tell!