SWIM AND RUN, ALL THE FUN!

17 November 2024

Introduced in 2024, the Aquathlon distance is built for those who want to take on the course without the cycle. 

A great hit out, whether you are experienced or new to triathlon!

 

AQUATHLON Summary

DateSunday 17 November 2024
DistanceSwim: 750m
Run: 5km
Swim StartWhiting Beach
Categories

Age Groups: 14-15, 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)

Paratriathlon

Minimum age: 14 years old as of 31 December 2024.

 

Entry Fees

 SUPER EARLY BIRD (Ends 30 June)EARLY BIRD (Ends 30 September)REGULAR 
Sprint Aquathlon$49$59$69

*Please note as of 1 July 2024, all NX entry prices are subject to a 2.79% transaction fee as well as a $1.49 environmental fee. 

Insurance

If you are not an AusTriathlon Annual (Standard or Premium) Member, you will need a One Day Licence.

One Day Licences are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid AusTriathlon number for a cost of $12.50. 

One Day Licence (ODL) is a means by which participants who are not AusTriathlon 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.

This event is governed under the AusTriathlon Race Competition Rules, click here to read more.

 

Program

Saturday 16 November 2024

  • Yamba Park Run 7.00am

    Ford Park

  • Splash n' Dash and Ocean Swim Registration 2.00pm

    Whiting Beach Car Park

  • FREE Yamba Community Pool Ocean Swim 3.00pm

    Whiting Beach Car Park

  • Splash n' Dash 3.00pm

    Whiting Beach Car Park

  • Triathlon Registration 4.30pm - 6.00pm

    Yamba Bowlo

Sunday 17 November 2024

  • Registration 5.30am - Ten Minutes Before First Wave

    Whiting Beach Car Park

  • Transition 5.30am - Ten Minutes Before First Wave

    Whiting Beach Car Park

  • First National Yamba Sprint Race Start 6.30am

    Whiting Beach

  • Aquathlon Race Start 6.35am

    Whiting Beach

  • Swift Multisport Tempta Race Start 6.45am

    Whiting Beach

  • Kids Triathlon Late Check In and Racking 7.45am - 8.20am

    Whiting Beach Car Park

  • McDonalds Kids Race Start 8.30am

    Whiting Beach

  • Presentations 10.30am

    Yamba Bowlo

 

Course Maps

 

ATHLETE INFORMATION

Tri Rules

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

Insurance

If you are not am AusTriathlon Member, you will need a One Day Membership.

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

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

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

Withdrawals

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

Refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.

Wave Starts

Wave starts will be uploaded after official entries close 10 days prior to the event.

Start List

Start lists will be uploaded closer to the event date.

Registration

Registration is planned to open on Saturday afternoon from 4.30pm to 6.00pm and Sunday morning at Whiting Beach from 5:30am 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 only available on Sunday morning from 5.30am until ten minutes before the first wave start.

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 is located in the recovery area at the finish line in the Whiting Beach Car Park.

Parking

Parking for athletes and supporters is available at various parking locations (see map). 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.

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

Results

Results for the 2023 Yamba Triathlon are available by CLICKING HERE.

Results for the 2022 Yamba Triathlon are available by CLICKING HERE.

Results for the 2021 Yamba Triathlon are available by CLICKING HERE.

Results for the 2020 Yamba Triathlon are available by CLICKING HERE.

Results for the 2019 Yamba Triathlon are available by CLICKING HERE.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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. 

No, you are only required to purchase one ODM per team entry. If ALL team members are annual TA members, no ODM is required. If NOT ALL members are annual members then an ODM is required. 

Opens is a non-drafting division for Sprint 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 2023 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 an accredited Triathlon Australia  coach confirming that they are capable to compete at that distance which then needs to be reviewed and approved. This letter can be sent to  yambatri@nxsports.org.  

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 yambatri@nxsports.org 

Read the fine print by clicking here.   

Event Information

The fun run and ocean swim is held on Saturday 16 November 2024.

The triathlon is held on Sunday 17 November 2024.

The Yamba 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. 

We do recommend you leave all valuables at home however if you have a bag & personal belongings you can leave this in the bag storage area whilst you race. Bag storage varies by location so make sure you check your Race Guide.  

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 20 degrees for opens, and less than 22 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 if you would like some more information. 

 

Inclusions

What do I get?

Event

Race number with personalised bib

Timing and results on race day

Police support and traffic control

Medical support

Stuff

Sponsor goodies

Water and aid stations on course

Post-race recovery area

Bonus

Lucky draw prizes at presentation

Bragging rights and stories to tell!