21 January, 2019
Snowy Mountains to host the Australian X-Triathlon National Championships and Round 4 of Trail Run Australia
Jan 22, 2019
Just two weeks after the region comes alive with mountain bikers from across the nation at the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, the Snowies will once again prepare to welcome even more world class athletes to the region, as triathletes and trail runners head to the Snowy Mountains for the Australian National Cross Triathlon Championships and Trail Run Australia on the 23rd and 24th of February.
The Snowy Mountains which two years ago won the rights to host the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships has once again be chosen as the host for the Australian National Championships due to its outstanding trails, facilities and natural beauty. National championship contenders will tackle a challenging 1.5km swim in Lake Crackenback, followed by a heart pumping 30km of XC Mountain Biking and a 10km trail run within the natural beauty of the Thredbo Valley and Kosciuszko National Park.
Amongst the gritty, off road action of the event, athletes will also be treated to the luxury of the race hub at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa with its 4.5 star facilities on hand to make it a weekend to remember for all athletes.
And it’s not just the elite of the triathlon world who will have the opportunity to experience the amazing racing in the region, groups of mates, friends and members of clubs from across the country will also be making their way to the region to compete in one of the many events and courses on offer. Events include the Australian Age Group Championships, as well as Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids events offering the opportunity for all comers to be a part of the multisport action in the Snowy Mountains.
The Cross Triathlon Championships, hosted on Saturday are coupled with another day of extraordinary trail running action on Sunday. The final round of the national Trail Run Australia Series will be hosted in the region with the Snowies Ultra Trail Run.
This is an awe inspiring 50km course taking in all the highlights of the spectacular Thredbo Valley and Little Thredbo River including the iconic suspension bridges offering views of expansive alpine vistas. But, if you’re not quite up to the full 50km there are other options including the half marathon, 11km and 5km events, as well as a free kids mud rats run.
All in all, if you love being in the outdoors and you want to discover the very best of the iconic Snowy Mountains, then February 2019 is the time to do it.
The Snowies MultiSport Festival is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Athletes wishing to be a part of the 2019 Festival are advised to be quick as entries sold out last year and are currently more than 90% full.
To find out more and to enter on line go to in2adventure.com.au.
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UPCOMING EVENTS | 2019
|8-10 Feb 2019||Snowies MTB Festival
3 Days | 6 Stages | $5,000 Cash Prize Pool
|Snowy Mtns, NSW|
|23 Feb 2019||TreX Snowy Mountains
Australian National Championships
|Snowy Mtns, NSW||Platinum|
|24 Feb 2019||Trail Run Australia | Snowies Ultra||Snowy Mtns, NSW||Platinum|
|30 | 31 Mar 2019||TreX Back 2 Back||Mt Cotton, Qld||Gold|
|27 April 2019||TreX 2019 Championships||Sunshine Coast, Qld||Platinum|
|28 April 2018||Sunshine Coast MTB Festival||Sunshine Coast, Qld|
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