Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival Triathlon
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Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival Triathlon

Friday, 17 April 2020 to Saturday, 18 April 2020

Julia Creek, QLD

Triathlon Road/Path/Park Kids

Renowned as one of the toughest triathlons in the country, the Dirt & Dust Triathlon from Friday, 17 April to Saturday, 18 April 2020 is part of the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival.

Although it isn't the longest triathlon in Australia, past competitors say that it is the toughest sprint triathlon they have experienced. Starting with an 800m swim through muddy water and thick reeds, participants continue on to a 25km bike ride into a strong headwind, taking them back into town where the 5km run begins and ends. With temperatures close to 40 degrees, the bitumen is hot, the creek water is warm, and the wind pushes you backwards - draining you mentally as well as physically.

More than 400 competitors converge on Julia Creek for the triathlon on the Saturday morning, doubling the population of the town, before spending the rest of the weekend putting their feet up or going wild.

See also the Adventure Trail Run held over the same weekend.


Juniors - Friday:
4-6: 10m + 500m + 100m
7-9: 75m + 2km + 500m
10-12: 150m + 3km + 1km
13-15: 300m + 4km + 2km

Seniors - Saturday:
800m + 25km + 5km

Location map

This event is at Julia Creek. Registration, sign on and race pack collection is the water tower, near Dirt n Dust Central.

Note: map location may be approximate.


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