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1.9KM SWIM COURSE
Cutoff times on swim course:
- INDIVIDUALS: 1 hour 10 min
- TEAMS: 1 hour
There will be wave starts in the swim to reduce congestion amongst swimmers and to minimise congestion on the bike course. All participants will be asked
to know their start wave and time, and make their way to the swim start compound on the beach. Wave starts will be released closer to the even.
It is a one-lap 'M' shaped swim course commencing in front of the Goose, alongside the historic Busselton Jetty. The swim heads out alongside the
jetty for 400m, followed by a right hand turn and travelling east for 50m. Athletes will then make another right hand turn, swimming 500m towards
shore, exiting the water to run around the marker before heading back out to the water. Athletes will then swim 400m away from shore, make a
right hand turn, swimming 50m east, make another right hand turn to swim 500m into the swim exit in front of Barnyard Park, as in previous years.
Those wanting to warm up for the swim are requested to do so on the western side of the main jetty. Each wave will be invited into the start area before
their wave start. Competitors should only enter the start area via the back of the fenced area and ensure they cross the timing mats – this is to ensure all swimmers are accounted for and so we ensure everyone has started in the correct wave.
Each wave will be invited into the start area before their wave start. Competitors should only enter the start area via the back of the fenced area and ensure they cross the timing mats – this is to ensure all swimmers are accounted for and so we ensure everyone has started in the correct wave.
Please see information in the rules and regulations section regarding the use of wetsuits.
90.1km BIKE COURSE
Cutoff times on bike course:
- INDIVIDUALS: 5 hours total race time.
- TEAMS: 4 hours 15 minutes total race time.
BIKE COURSE DESCRIPTION
It is a TWO-LAP bike course. The bike leg exits the transition area at the eastern end directly onto Marine Parade then turning left onto Carey Street, followed by a right turn into Geographe Bay Road for approximately 3km. Cyclists will then follow Guerin Street across Marine Terrace to Layman Road.
A right hand turn into Layman Road, the course continues along Layman Road through the Wonnerup town site then a left turn onto Tuart Drive. The course continues along Tuart Drive for approximately 10km where they will complete a U-turn and retrace their route back to the Layman Road roundabout, where it continues back along Layman Road. A right turn at Carey Street back into town and then a left turn into Marine Terrace to the cycle turn at Brown Street. Back along Marine Terrace past the transition area to complete lap 1 of 2. At the end of lap 2 you will turn right at the Brown Street roundabout and dismount at the dismount line.
21.1km RUN COURSE
Cutoff times on run course:
- INDIVIDUALS:7 hours 30 mins total race time
- TEAMS: 6 hours 45 mins total race time
The run is a 3 lap course along Geographe Bay. This year the western end turn around will incorporate a loop through the event village giving participants two opportunities to enjoy the atmosphere of the village.
Participants will exit transition and make their way out onto Geographe Bay Road. Heading right along the road past the transition area. All participants run on Geographe Bay Road until they enter the car park of the Sea Rescue Building. Participants then run on the footpath to a turn point past the Guerin Street/ Geographe Bay Road intersection. Then return along the roadway. to left into the finish chute.
At the completion of the first and second laps participants will stay to the left of the finish chute, running past the finish line and turning right at the end of Barnard Park. They will then turn right and run along the side of Transition back to Geographe Bay Rd to commence their next lap. At the completion of the third lap, participants veer to the right side of the finish chute to cross the finish line.
Transition MapTo see a detailed map of transition entry and exit points, click here.