13th – 15th April 2018

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Senior Triathlon

Renowned as one of the toughest triathlons in the country, the Dirt & Dust triathlon has seen the likes of Olympians Brad Beven, Loretta Harrop, Courtney Atkinson and Emma Jackson compete for the crown.

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Starting in 1994, it all began with a couple of locals spinning yarns over the bar at the Town and Country Club, coming up with ways to put Julia Creek on the map. Lo and behold, in one of Queensland’s hottest and harshest climates the idea was born to run a triathlon!

Whilst many would have scoffed at the idea, the challenge was taken up by competitors in what was the newest tough sport. A mere 15 people participated in the very first Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Triathlon, those numbers now top 300+. A junior triathlon was run in conjunction with the seniors, proving our young athletes were just as tough.

The triathlon continues to grow both in numbers and esteem. It’s not easy – but then nothing is in this part of Australia, that's the challenge! Renowned as one of the toughest triathlons in the country, the Dirt n Dust triathlon has long been seen as not only a bucket list item but also a bragging right, with competitors overcoming the toughest outback conditions and continuing to return each year to better their personal bests. The likes of Olympians Brad Beven, Loretta Harrop, Courtney Atkinson and Emma Jackson have all competed for the crown.

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Seniors: 800m swim, 25km ride and 5km run

Event Date Cost Booking Link:
Senior Triathlon (INDIVIDUAL) Non-TA Members Saturday, 14 April 2018 $145ea Early Bird (late fees apply from Jan 26th) Register Here
Senior Triathlon (INDIVIDUAL) TA Members Saturday, 14 April 2018 $130ea Early Bird (late fees apply from Jan 26th) Register Here
Senior Triathlon (TEAM) Non-TA Members Saturday, 14 April 2018 $420 Early Bird (late fees apply from Jan 26th) Register Here
Senior Triathlon (TEAM) TA Members Saturday, 14 April 2018 $420 Early Bird (late fees apply from Jan 26th) Register Here

$8000 in Prize Money up for grabs!


Senior Triathlon Prize Money:

Open Male/Female
1st – $1000
2nd – $800
3rd – $500
4th – $300

Age Group Categories
1st – $100
2nd – Product
3rd – Product

Team Categories
1st – $250 (Male, Females & Mixed) $150 (Corporate)
2nd – Product
3rd – Product

Clydesdales (Entrants over 90kg)
1st – $100

These prizes will be awarded at the South 32 Julia Creek Triathlon Presentations. Presentations are held at the Artesian Express Race Day on Saturday 8th of April, 2017 at 2PM.

Athletes Pack:

Your Athletes Pack now includes;
– Race Singlet,
– Insurance, Bib and Timing Chip,
– 1x Ticket to the Saturday Night PBR Bullride (We will no longer be holding the Friday Night Carbo dinner - but don't worry! There will be plenty of food vendors on site for everyone to enjoy)
– Entry to the Artesian Express Race Day

Course Maps:

Senior Triathlon Course Maps – T1

Senior Triathlon Course Map – T2