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Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon – ACT Sprint Championships

Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon – ACT Sprint Championships

Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon - ACT Sprint Championships

Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon

There will be no on the day registrations. Registration closes 11.59pm, Sunday 1st December 2024 AEDT.

The Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon, scheduled for the 8th of December 2024 at the picturesque Black Mountain Peninsula, stands as a testament to multisport prowess. Renowned as the ACT Sprint Championships, this distinguished event is a highlight on the Triathlon ACT calendar, promising a dynamic experience for participants and onlookers alike.

Gather at Black Mountain Peninsula, a venue known for its impeccable ambiance and captivating vistas. The event is inclusive, catering to all—from novices stepping into the triathlon world to veteran athletes pushing the limits—with super sprint and sprint triathlon, and a sprint Aquabike. Importantly, the Sprint Distance Triathlon is the ACT Sprint Championships and stands as a coveted World Championships Qualification (WQE) race, setting the stage for top contenders to book their ticket to the 2025 World Triathlon Championships in Wollongong, Australia.

The Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon transcends the race itself; it embodies passion, expertise, and the collective spirit of the triathlon community. As the 2024 edition beckons, we invite you to compete, honour, and be a part of multisport brilliance in Canberra. Through your engagement, we envision and contribute to the thriving future of triathlon in our region, and we are thrilled to welcome you to this elite occasion.

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Races

  • Sprint Triathlon WQE (Non-Draft Legal) 750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run
  • Super Sprint Triathlon (Non-Draft Legal) 250m Swim / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run
  • Aquabike (Non-Draft Legal) 750m Swim / 20km Bike

Registration timings

Registration Opens 1st July 2024

Early bird price until 11.59pm on Sunday 1st September 2024

Standard price until 11.59pm on Sunday 24th November 2024

Last min price until 11.59pm on Sunday 1st December 2024

Registration Closes 11.59pm on Sunday 1st December 2024

Pricing

Sprint Triathlon (WQE) TA member, early $110, standard $125, last min $150

Sprint Triathlon (WQE) Non-TA member, early $120, standard $135, last min $160

Super Sprint Triathlon TA member, early $60, standard $70, last min $90

Super Sprint Triathlon Non-TA member, early $70, standard $80, last min $100

Sprint Aquabike TA member, early $75, standard $90, last min $105

Sprint Aquabike Non-TA member, early $85, standard $100, last min $115

 

Race Information – Race guide available closer to the event.

Race Maps 

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

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Race Description

The Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon offers three distinct race categories. The Sprint Triathlon consists of a 750m swim, a 20km bike ride, and a 5km run. The Super Sprint Triathlon has participants swimming 250m, biking 10km, and running 2.5km. Meanwhile, the Aquabike category involves a 750m swim followed by a 20km bike ride, but no running.

For the start swimming leg, everyone begins in the shallow water. Super Sprint participants will swim towards a buoy 125m away, circle it, and then head back to the shore. Those in the Sprint and Aquabike categories will navigate a slightly longer course, moving past more buoys to complete a 750m distance. After swimming, participants make their way to the transition area to grab their bikes.

Once on their bikes, racers will head out of Black Mountain Peninsula, turning left onto Lady Denman Drive. Super Sprint bikers will make a turn at the rowing ramp car park, while Sprint and Aquabike participants will continue further to the cultural center car park before making their turn. Everyone will then ride towards the city along Lady Denman Drive. A U-turn awaits all at the parkway exit ramp, leading them back west towards Black Mountain Peninsula. As they cycle south to a point on the peninsula, a roundabout guides them northward again. Passing an entry road will mark the completion of one lap. Super Sprinters will complete two such laps, totalling 10km, while Sprint and Aquabike participants will do three laps, totalling 20km. After their respective distances, bikers return to the transition area to either start their run or, for Aquabike participants, finish their race.

The running segment sees Aquabike racers finishing their race without a run. However, Super Sprint participants will follow a footpath loop around the base of the peninsula, running north to an entry point and then making a U-turn to come back. After a total of 2.5km, they’ll cross the finish line. Sprint racers will take on this path twice, completing a total of 5km before their triumphant finish.

 

2025 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