Australia’s National XTri Series continues to innovate as entries open for an all new Aquathlon & Dirt Master event
October 10, 2017
In breaking news TreX, Australia’s National XTri Series, have announced the launch of an all new event for TreX Goldfields and TreX Snowy Mountains with the introduction of the TreX Aquathlon.
In2Adventure have announced the launch of an all new event for the TreX series with an Aquathlon to be hosted at the Bendigo and Snowy Mountains MultiSport Festivals this season. These events also double as world championship qualification rounds as well as the Australian National Championship in the Snowy Mountains.
The move sees the series aligning with the strategic direction of the International Triathlon Union, the governing body for triathlon world wide which this year hosted the MultiSport World Championship Festival in Canada combining the cross triathlon world championships with its multisport counterparts including duathlon, aquathlon, long distance and aquabike.
The event is hosted by In2Adventure, the team who brought the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships to Australia in 2016 and have been hosting specialist off road and adventure events throughout Australia for over ten years, however, if our readers are anything like us they question they’re asking is, ‘What is an Aquathlon?’ We put this to Race Director Simon Lazenby.
“Quite simply it’s a Run, Swim, Run. Aquathlon is a great way to get into the sport of triathlon. It doesn’t require a road or mountain bike, all you need are a pair of togs and a pair of running shoes, so it’s a great way for anyone to come along and try sport, especially our young champions of tomorrow.”
The aquathlon events in both Bendigo and Snowy Mountains include a Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids Courses which offer an opportunity for all ages and all abilities to be a part of the action.
The organisers also added that the addition of the TreX Aquathlon adds a new dimension to the ever popular Dirt Master Challenge that is an integral part of the Bendigo and Snowy Mountains MultiSport Weekend.
Dirt Master contenders tackle three hardcore multisport events across two days with the aim to take out the ultimate title of Dirt Master or Dirt Mistress. This year that will include the TreX Cross Triathlon on Saturday morning, the Aquathlon on Saturday afternoon and Trail Run Festival on Sunday.
Proudly supported by the City of Greater Bendigo, the Goldfields MultiSport Festival will take place on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November. Event Director Robyn Lazenby told us that
“Bendigo is often seen as a contemporary regional centre, however, what most people don’t realise is that it is a real hidden treasure when it comes to action packed multisport events. Crusoe Reservoir provides the perfect backdrop for a challenging off road swim, mountain bike and trail run for the TreX cross tri, plus the on road trails for an aquathlon; and then a spectacular trail run festival course, all in the one stunning location.
The same can be said of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the Snowy Mountains. Not only does it offer world class mountain biking and trail running facilities it also has the capacity to host a great on road aquathlon course as well.”
Entries for the TreX Aquathlon events open today and full information and entry details can be found on the website at:
2017|18 EventsDATE EVENT LOCATION STATUS 20 Aug 2017 Race 1: TreX Duathlon Kurwongbah, Qld Gold 16 | 17 Sept 2017 Race 2: TreX Port Stephens Port Stephens, NSW Platinum 28 Oct 2017 Race 3: TreX Redlands Mt Cotton, Qld Gold 25 | 26 Nov 2017 Race 4: TreX Goldfields Bendigo, VIC Platinum 24 | 25 Feb 2018 Race 5: TreX Snowy Mountains Snowy Mountains, NSW Platinum 24 | 25 Mar 2018 Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back Enduro Kurwongbah, Qld Gold 28 | 29 April 2018 Race 7: TreX Champs Sunshine Coast, Qld Platinum
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For ten years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here
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