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Capital Duathlon – ACT Duathlon Championships

Capital Duathlon – ACT Duathlon Championships

Capital Duathlon - ACT Duathlon Championships


15 October 2023    
5:45 am - 9:30 am



Date:Sunday 15th October 2023
Venue:Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra, ACT Google Map
Race Organiser:Triathlon ACT
Registration: SOLD OUT

(There will be no on the day registrations, and registrations will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 8th October, 2023).

The Capital Duathlon – the pinnacle of multisport excellence in the heart of Canberra. As the ACT Duathlon Championships, this signature race on the Triathlon ACT calendar promises an exhilarating experience for athletes and spectators alike.

Join us on October 15th, 2023, at the University of Canberra Stromlo Forest Park, renowned for its world-class facilities and breathtaking scenery. The event offers race options for all, from first timers to seasoned professionals, with super sprint, sprint, and standard distance races.

The Standard and Sprint Distance duathlon races serve as coveted World Championships Qualification (WQE) races for the Triathlon Australia team bound for the 2024 Multisport World Championships in Townsville.

The Capital Duathlon 2023 represents a convergence of dedication, skill, and community spirit. Join us to compete, celebrate, and witness the embodiment of multisport excellence in Canberra. Your participation elevates the standard, reflecting the vibrant future of triathlon in our region. We look forward to welcoming you to this premier event.


Standard (Non-Draft Legal) 5km Run / 40km Bike / 10km Run

Sprint (Draft Legal) 2.5km Run / 20km Bike / 5km Run

Super sprint 1km Run / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run



Registration Opens 8th August 2023

Early bird price until 11.59pm on Sunday 27th August 2023

Registration Closes 11.59pm on Sunday 8th October 2023


Standard Distance (WQE) TA member, early $110, regular $130

Standard Distance (WQE) Non-TA member, early $127.50, regular $147.50


Sprint Distance (WQE) TA member, early $80, regular $95

Sprint Distance (WQE) Non-TA member, early $90, regular $105


Super sprint Distance TA member, early $50, regular $65

Super sprint Distance Non-TA member, early $60, regular $75


Race Information – Race guide.

Race Maps 

  • Standard (available in race guide)
  • Sprint (available in race guide)
  • Super Sprint (available in race guide)

Race Description

Welcome to the Capital Duathlon, your journey commences on the renowned Rob de Castella Cross Country track. The Super Sprint, Sprint, and Standard categories have unique running routes:

  • Super Sprint participants will undertake a modified lap of 1km as outlined in the race guide.
  • Sprint competitors will complete a single 2.5km lap.
  • Standard participants will engage in a challenging 5km course, consisting of two laps.

Capital Duathlon 2023 overview

Upon concluding the final lap, all competitors will progress towards the transition area through the double gate. In the transition area, an immediate right turn, followed by a left turn, will lead you to your bike rack.

Capital Duathlon 2023 transition

Conduct your transition diligently, touching your bike only after your helmet is securely fastened. Follow the flow of racks, turning right at the end and moving towards the bike exit. Proceed to the mount line and mount your bike beyond this line.

As you leave the venue, everyone will follow the same direction off the criterium track, onto Dave McInness Road, past the leisure centre, through the first roundabout, and at the second roundabout, follow the normal traffic flow to the left.

Capital Duathlon 2023 bike leg

Super Sprint will then cover a 4.3km stretch down Uriarra Road before executing a U-turn and returning to the transition area via the opposite side of the road.

Sprint and Standard will venture further down Uriarra Road, for 9.3km (Sprint) and 9.6km (Standard) respectively from the entry to Stromlo Forest Park. This part of the course presents a wonderful view of Canberra’s bushland not often seen from the city, amidst a gently undulating countryside.

Sprint cyclists will execute their U-turn first, and then head back towards the transition area using the other lane. Standard will continue an additional 400m before making their U-turn.

Upon returning, Super Sprint and Sprint will proceed directly back into Stromlo Forest Park and into the transition area, while Standard are required to complete another lap of Uriarra Road, repeating the previously undertaken route.

Upon re-entry into the park, all racers will be directed to transition via a left and then right turn. Dismount your bike before crossing the dismount mat and proceed straight ahead. Take a right turn into the transition area (the same entry used for the run), turning sharply right to reach the rack line. Secure your bike, then continue along the racks and take a left towards the run exit.

Once again, you’ll find yourself on the cross country track. Super Sprint will complete one 2.5km lap, Sprint will tackle two laps totalling 5km, and Standard will finish with four laps for a full 10km. Upon rounding the last bend of your final lap, set your sights on the finish line to complete the race.

2024 Australian Age Group Multisport and Triathlon Team Selection Events:

To be awarded selection points at Australian Age Group Multisport and Triathlon Team selection events, Age Group athletes must be a Relevant Triathlon Australia member by midnight of the Sunday preceding the nominated selection race. If you do not enter a correct Relevant Triathlon Australia membership number into your individual selection race entry you will not receive selection points for this event even if you are a Relevant Triathlon Australia member.

Relevant Triathlon Australia Membership means a current annual Triathlon Australia membership in the full Adult, Family, Junior or Coach categories but excludes all Non-Competing/Non-training membership categories. Further information about 2024 Australian Age Group Multisport Team is available here