ULTIMATE TRIATHLON FORBES
Located on the banks of the Lachlan River in Central West NSW, Forbes is a town steeped in history from Gold Rush to Bushranger’s. This Ultimate event is a continuation of a triathlon that was started by a small group of local triathletes almost a decade ago. Today the event is a favourite on the calendar with triathlete’s coming from far and wide to compete in NSW’s version of “Hell of the West”.
|ENTRY||CLOSES||TA MEMBER||NON TA MEMBER||OPEN CATEGORY* [?]||TEAMS|
|Early Bird||8th February 2017, 5pm||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|On Time||22nd March 2017, 5pm||$330||$350||$370||$380|
|Late Entry||29th March 2017, 5pm||$350||$370||$390||$400|
|Desperate Entry||Race Day||$400||$420||$440||$450|
*+$20 Day License if not a Triathlon Australia Member
|Closes||8th February 2017, 5pm|
|Non TA Member||$315|
|Open Category* [?]||$335|
|Closes||22nd March 2017, 5pm|
|Non TA Member||$350|
|Open Category* [?]||$370|
|Closes||29th March 2017, 5pm|
|Non TA Member||$370|
|Open Category* [?]||$390|
|Non TA Member||$420|
|Open Category* [?]||$440|
*+$20 Day License if not a Triathlon Australia Member
If you are one to shy away from the hills then this is the course for you as this course is pancake flat. The one lap swim takes place in the Forbes aquatic centre before heading out onto the two lap bike leg. This 90km course is designed for competitors to smash PB’s, this leg is practically a straight line where participants can stay in the drops almost the entire distance. Once dismounted the run heads out on a two lap course that sees athletes skirt the town and past the iconic Forbes Racecourse where the annual Camel Races are held before heading back to the finish line at the historic town centre. The bike course features one aid station near the southern turn, and three aids stations will be available on the run.
Multi Race Discount
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Rules & Guidelines
All athletes MUST compete and comply with Triathlon Australia Rules & Regulations
Event distances will be long-course distance, comprising of a:
- Swim – up to 1.9km
- Bike – up to 90km
- Run – up to 21.1km
Distances may vary due to limitations on courses. Best efforts are always made to ensure leg measurements are as close to the full distance as possible.
The Individual ‘Male & Female’ Age Group formats for the relevant Series are as follows:
- 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
We also offer the Clydesdale (males 100kg +), Athena (females 80kg +) start waves & Race Ya Mate, but the latter has no podium prizes, only bragging rights!
Team options are also on offer for:
- All Male
- All Female
Athlete Age Group is determined as of 31st December 2016
Any athlete can enter the ELITE/OPEN category, however, they will only be eligible for awards, placings and selection in that category ONLY
Open Category Prize Money
Each event will have an Open Category in which participants can win prize money. Conditions are as follows:
- The total of the prize money for each specific event is outlined on each event's page
- Prize money will only be allocated if a minimum of 5 athletes (5 males and/or 5 females) start and finish the entire race in the open category
- Athletes must finish in the overall top 10 across all categories to be eligible
- Athletes must be present at presentation to claim their prize money
- All prize money is inclusive of GST
Race Cut-Off Times
Each of the Ultimate Races will have the following cut-off times from when the athlete started:
- 1 hour and 15 minutes into T1
- 4 hours and 45 minutes into T2
- 7 hours and 30 minutes finish line.
Series Point Score
Athletes can earn points at any of the races on the Ultimate Triathlon Series calendar which will contribute towards their series point score. The structure of the Point Score will become a simple “accumulative total” of all your points achieved by a Top 10 place, and then 2 points for every finishing athlete there after. The following table displays the point allocation to be applied:
- 20 points – 1st Place
- 18 points – 2nd Place
- 16 points – 3rd Place
- 14 Points – 4th Place
- 13 Points – 5th Place
- 12 Points – 6th Place
- 11 Points – 7th Place
- 10 Points – 8th Place
- 9 Points – 9th Place
- 8 Points – 10th Place
- 2 Points – All remaining finishers
Points are eligible for those competing in all Age Groups, Clydesdale and Athena Categories. If athletes have entered the open wave within a race, the points will contribute toward the open category only and not their age group.
There is a special prize (stay tuned for prize announcement) awarded to the winner in each age group and open category and this year we are introducing the Athena and Clydesdale categories into the point score.
Competitors must ensure they enter the same category with each registration to accumulate series points and must race a minimum of 3 races to be eligible. Competitors are only eligible to win in one category.
WHAT YOU GET
We try our best to give each participant the best possible sporting event experience.
HERE IS A LIST OF THE BENEFITS THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE WITH YOUR RACE ENTRY:
- EVENT T-SHIRT OR SOUVENIR (NOT AVAILABLE FOR LATE OR ON THE DAY ENTRIES)
- VALUABLE DRAW PRIZES
- SPONSORS PRODUCT
- BEAUTIFUL RACE VENUE
- SAFE AND PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED EVENT
- INCREDIBLE SUPPORT FROM LOCAL SPORT/CHARITY GROUPS – WHO RECEIVE A PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT
- SANCTIONING, TECHNICAL SUPPORT & INSURANCE THROUGH TRIATHLON NSW
- AID STATIONS: ON THE RUN WITH WATER AND ENERGY DRINK
- POST-RACE SNACKS AND RECOVERY NUTRITION
- BRAGGING RIGHTS & ANNUAL STORIES TO TELL
380km to the west of Sydney is the town of Forbes, populated by a little over 7,000 residents this district is known for its wheat crops and ties to the Gold Rush and a miriad of Bushrangers. Tour the town on foot and admire some fine examples of 19th-century architecture. Browse through the vintage cars in McFeeter’s Motor Museum, which also has a cafe and a cellar door for tasting local wines. The warm dry conditions in March will see temperatures during the middle of the day peak in the low 30’s with beautiful warm balmy nights, perfect for a wine or beer in any one of Forbes 10 pubs after the race.