August 20, 2018
Australia’s National Cross Triathlon Series 2018/19 season is set to launch in just two weeks on the first day of Spring. Hosted at Murrenbong Scout Camp, Kurwongbah in Queensland’s spectacular Moreton Bay Region, the 2018/19 series goes back to where it all began eleven years ago.
The National 2018/19 TreX Series includes seven action packed events across the nation and according to race organisers is set to be another dynamic season.
Off the back of the hosting of the ITU World Championships in 2016, the interest in cross triathlon in Australia is at an all-time high and athletes are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to hit the trails again in this action-packed triathlon format.
Cross or Off-Road Triathlon takes the traditional format of the sport and mixes it with a huge helping of heart, guts, mud and dirt as athletes take on a unique challenge with swimming, mountain biking and trail running, where the challenge is as much with mother nature as it is against other athletes.
Race 1 of the series is the ever popular enduro format which is simply two triathlons run consecutively with a Swim-MTB-Trail Run-Swim-MTB-Trail Run.
Race Director, Simon Lazenby told us, “The Murrenbong Enduro is a great way to kick off the 2018/19 series as it has always been one of the most popular events of the series which is in its thirteenth season.”
Based at Murrenbong Scout Camp in Kurwongbah just 40 minutes north of Brisbane, it seems the venue is the perfect location for this combination of off road event.
“We have long known that the Moreton Bay Region, north of Brisbane is a fantastic adventure destination and with the backing of Moreton Bay Regional Council the TreX endure enables us to showcase the region to athletes from across the state and the nation. And with camping on site it makes if really easy to come along and enjoy some fantastic swimming, mountain biking, trail running, camping and awesome times with your mates or family.”
Race 1 of the series is proudly supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport Councillor Koliana Winchester said she was thrilled to welcome In2Adventure back to the region for the exhilarating National 2018/19 TreX Series at Kurwongbah’s Murrenbong Scout Camp.
“With a line-up of 150 competitors and officials and several hundred spectators expected to attend, the 2018 In2Adventure TreX Enduro Race is sure to get the hearts racing and brows sweating through an intense mix of swimming, mountain biking and trail running,” Cr Winchester said.
“I know our community will join me in welcoming In2Adventure again to the Moreton Bay Region for what I expect will be a fantastic, action-packed day.
Councillor for Division 11 Darren Grimwade said he encouraged everyone to make the most of their weekend by heading out to beautiful Kurwongbah to witness all the sporting prowess of the competitors.
“Lake Kurwongbah’s a hidden treasure and home to a wide variety of birds, fish and native animals making it a real luxury for those who enjoy the outdoors, water and nature,” he said.
“While in Kurwongbah, I encourage competitors, spectators and visitors alike to head over to nearby Lake Samsonvale, an attractive spot for locals and visitors alike to relax and unwind.
“Lake Samsonvale is a spectacular location featuring a scenic picnic location, BBQs, seating areas, and I urge you to get out and enjoy this beautiful part of the world.”
Murrenbong is where the TreX Series launched twelve years ago and athletes can expect some old favourites trails including Genesis, Wolf Creek and Moria, as well as the excitement of the Madness and Mordor Trails which offer some extra challenges for riders along the way. The trail run course is a favourite, and yes, athletes can expect to get wet and muddy with the ever-popular creek run included in the enduro format.
The event includes Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids Courses for solos and teams of two or three. Entries close on Wednesday 29th August or when sold out.
To find out more and be a part of the off road action go to trextriathlon.com.au
For twelve years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as teams, duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an Elite/Open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels.
2018|19 events include:
|1 Sep 2018||Race 1: TreX Enduro||Kurwongbah, Qld||Gold|
|22 Sep 2018||Race 2: TreX Port Stephens||Fingal Bay, NSW||Platinum|
|23 Sep 2018||Trail Run Australia | Tomaree||Fingal Bay, NSW||n/a|
|27 Oct 2018||Race 3: TreX Sunshine Coast
Queensland State Championships
|Sunshine Coast, Qld||Platinum|
|28 Oct 2018||Trail Run Australia | Sunshine Coast||Sunshine Coast, Qld||n/a|
|24 Nov 2018||Race 4: TreX Goldfields
Victorian State Championships
|25 Nov 2018||Trail Run Australia | Goldfields||Bendigo, VIC||n/a|
|23 Feb 2019||Race 5: TreX Snowy Mountains
|Snowy Mtns, NSW||Platinum|
|24 Feb 2019||Trail Run Australia | Snowies Ultra||Snowy Mtns, NSW||Platinum|
|30 | 31 Mar 2019||Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back||Mt Cotton, Qld||Gold|
|27 April 2019||Race 7: TreX Championships||Sunshine Coast, Qld||Platinum|
|28 April 2018||Sunshine Coast MTB Festival||Sunshine Coast, Qld||n/a|
For more information visit TreX here
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, 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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