Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival has been a feature event on the Australian Triathlon Calendar for over 20 years.
Mooloolaba Tri returns with more fun and action than ever. Set in the home of the Australian triathlon and the ultimate holiday spot, Mooloolaba has the best of everything with three great races in one stunning beach town.
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, 2024 Dates & Course, Sunshine Coast
The Mooloolaba Triathlon is the National Championship Standard Distance Triathlon for Age Group Athletes. It’s your chance to be an Australian National Champion and represent your country at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final.
The Mooloolaba Triathlon is worth double points to qualify for the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. You must compete in the Age Group category to qualify for points.
Start with a splash in the tropical waters off Mooloolaba Beach, spin down the Sunshine Coast Motorway and whether you like to stroll or sprint, finish it along the Esplanade that stretches from one beautiful beach to another. Take it on solo or enter as a relay team.
The Swim is a 1500m ‘flag’ shaped swim course with the swim start located on the eastern end of Mooloolaba Main Beach. Athletes will swim in an anti-clockwise direction with the first turn buoy at 350 metres, with swimmers completing two left-hand turns before returning to shore. If you want to warm up before your race starts, plenty of water to the right of the swim course to turn the arms over.
The Sunshine Coast Motorway gets locked down and gives a unique chance to take on a slick, fast, flat course. The 40km Bike out and back course starts with one little pinch of a climb to the motorway. It is 20km to the turnaround point and returns to transition. Take it a little easy when you’re coming into the transition area.
The Run Course is a two-lap course in a clockwise direction, taking in some of the most scenic coastal views of the Sunshine Coast.
The sprint triathlon is a great event for everyone. It’s perfect for beginners keen to have their first crack at triathlon to experienced athletes who want to race themselves against the clock. With a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run, the sprint distance will hit the sweet spot whether you want a lung buster or a taste of triathlon.
The 750-metre swim course with the swim start is located on the eastern end of Mooloolaba Main Beach. It’s a ‘flag’ shaped course that runs in an anti-clockwise direction with the first turn buoy at 350 metres, with swimmers completing two left-hand turns before returning to shore.
Athletes will cycle up and over Alexander Headlands, completing three laps of the course.
To finish off the event, athletes will run the one-lap course in a clockwise direction taking in some of the most scenic coastal views of the Sunshine Coast.
Parking close to the event is limited for spectators, so please be aware of any parking restrictions. There will be designated all-day parking locations in Mooloolaba, such as the Mooloolaba State Primary School. These parking venues will be within walking distance of the event.