July 11, 2019.
BENDIGO – Bendigo’s historic goldfields are gearing up for a weekend of off-road action at the end of November with the hosting of the TreX Cross Triathlon Series; a world championship qualifier; and round two of the national Trail Run Australia series.
Athletes will be gearing up for round three of the national TreX Cross Triathlon Series where they will take on the challenge of a swim, mountain bike and trail run in a race to the finish line amongst Bendigo’s historic goldfields.
The TreX series has long been at the forefront of this unique form of triathlon in Australia which takes the traditional format of the sport and mixes it with a huge helping of heart, guts and dirt, where the challenge is as much with mother nature as it is against other athletes.
TreX Goldfields contenders will tackle a challenging 1,500m swim in the wide expansive waters of beautiful Crusoe Reservoir, followed 30km of heart pumping XC mountain biking in Bendigo Regional Park, and then finishing off with a 10km trail run which challenges runners at every turn as it traverses through the Box Ironbark forests of Number 7 Park, a historic part of Bendigo’s gold mining history.
The cleverly designed reservoir and water purification system was the first of its kind in Australia in supplying treated drinking water to Bendigo’s gold miners of the 1860s. The settling ponds, the basin and channel system can still be seen today as you journey around the Box Ironbark forest, all of which runners can experience as part of TreX and Trail Run Australia Goldfields.
Athletes will also be racing for a place in the team to represent Australia at the ITU World MultiSport Championships to be held in Amsterdam in 2020 with the event being announced by Triathlon Australia as a world championship qualifier.
Event Director, Robyn Lazenby from In2Adventure, the team who won the successful bid to bring the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships to Australia in 2016 told us that;
“We are so thrilled to once again welcome the best of Australian Off Road athletes to Bendigo’s historic goldfields. The area lends itself so incredibly to all the off road action that TreX and Trail Run Australia can deliver. The trail run is one of the most challenging and diverse of the series, taking in the historic goldfields, log runs, box iron bark forests, steep rocky gullies, and expansive panoramic views from Big Hill.
In Bendigo our athletes will be taken on a challenging, historic and awe inspiring journey.”
And it’s not just a weekend for elite athletes. TreX Cross Triathlon offers courses and distances for all ages and abilities including Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser, Dirt Kids, Dutahlon and AquaBike events.
Trail Run Australia includes half marathon, 11k and 5k options as well as a free kids’ mud rats event. This makes it an ideal weekend for hardcore racers, weekend warriors, families or those who just want to get into the great outdoors to visit one of Australia’s most scenic and historic regions to enjoy the challenge of off road racing.
One Day Entry Special | Opens 10:30 AEST Thurs 18 July, 2019
For one day the first 50 athletes to enter TreX and Trail Run Australia Goldfields will save a massive 50% off the standard entry price.
PLUS loads of free giveaways including:
TreX XTri Goldfields
- FREE TreX Singlets for all entries received on 18 July 2019.
- FREE TreX Race Belt for ALL entrants
Trail Run Australia Goldfields
- FREE Trail Run Australia Singlet for the first 100 entries received before 27 July 2019
- FREE Collapsible Water Bottle for ALL entrants
This will be for one day and for the first 50 entrants only, so athletes will need to be quick as entries sold out in the first 30mins last year.
- The festival is proudly supported by the City of Greater Bendigo. To find out more and be a part of the off road action go to:
TreX is Australia’s home grown national cross triathlon series. For fourteen years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing in Asia-Pacific. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run. While each TreX event features an open/elite category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels.
For more information visit TreX here
About Trail Run Australia
Trail Run Australia takes runners to some of the most iconic and stunning destinations in this spectacular land down under. It challenges participants to get off road and take on a challenge against mother nature in some of the most demanding and diverse terrain that the country has to offer.
From stunning beaches, to historic goldfields, remote rocky outcrops and rich rainforests, all the way to the iconic Snowy Mountains. Trail Run Australia inspires runners to tread the path less travelled in this wild and beautiful land.
All festivals include a:
- Half Marathon;
- 5-6km; and
- Free Kids Mud Rats Events
The series finale also includes a 50km Ultra in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains.
For more information visit Trail Run Australia here.
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels.
For more information visit In2Adventure here
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