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Morley Auto Group Sprint Triathlon - Saturday 18th January 2020 - 6pm

Andrew Peace Wines Swim - 700m downstream swim with staggered wave starts in the mighty Murray River.

Ash Hall Cycles Ride - A 20km multi lap, athlete and spectator friendly course of fast flat roads through the main streets and outskirts of Echuca.

Coolabah Turf Run- 5km run along the river and through the heart of the Port of Echuca precinct.

Morley Auto Group Sprint Triathlon registration and race pack collection opens at 3:30pm in the middle gazebo at Hopwood Gardens, Echuca.

Transition will open at 3.30pm and close at 5.20pm.

Race briefing commences in the Hopwood Garden at 5.30p.m

The first swim wave will commence at approximately 6pm with subsequent waves following shortly thereafter. There is a short walk from the race briefing to the swim start.

Post race after party and presentations will be held at the American Hotel at approximately 9.30pm, please make your way to the American Hotel following the race. Prize money will be awarded to the first individual male and first individual female ($200.00 each) and to the first all male team, first all female team and first mixed team ($450.00 each team). Further presentations and raffle prizes will also be drawn at the American Hotel.

Major Sponsor
Morley Auto Group

Race Leg Sponsors
Andrew Peace Wines Australia (Swim)
Ash Hall Cycles (Bike)
Coolabah Turf (Run)

Sponsors
Coolabah Turf
Community Living & Respite
Morrison’s Winery
Murray River Paddlesteamers
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Murray Life Adventures
Campaspe Shire Council
Riverine Herald
Fast Finish Event Timing
Woolworths Moama
Moama Village Pharmacy
Brownz Courtyard Café
Echuca Printers

Junior Duathlon - Saturday 18th January 2020 – 9.00am - 7 years to 14 years

The Junior Duathlon will commence at 9am on Saturday 18th January 2020 at park area adjacent to the Memorial Arch, Scenic Drive, Echuca.

The event will start from this park. It is an open road event through Scenic Drive and will consist of gravel road ride and gravel path run. All competitors must obey road rules whilst on the bike course.

–          7-10 years: 400m run, 2km bike and 400m run – $20.00.

–          11-14 years: 800m run, 5km bike and 800m run – $20.00.

The run will leave the park area and run along the track to the left of the Scenic Drive roadway to a point behind the Echuca Lawn Tennis Courts on an out and back course.

The ride will take place around Scenic Drive and again make use of the track behind the tennis courts to the left of Scenic Drive to avoid any traffic on the sharp turn behind the caravan park returning to the transition area, then returning on the same run leg as described above. 

The 7-10 year olds will complete a shorter version of this course but on the same routes with the cycle taking place behind the cenotaph monument connecting with the bitumen to a point at the end of the bitumen leading onto the Scenic drive for a turn around and back to the transition area.

Online registration and payment can be made through Active.com or you can enter on the day.

Race day check in opens at 8am at the park area adjacent to the Memorial Arch, Scenic Drive, Echuca.

Race briefing will commence at approximately 8.45am and the first run group will start at approximately 9.00am.

A parent or guardian is required to be present with any child participating in this event.

The cycle includes portions of gravel road, therefore road bikes are not permissible.  Mountain, BMX or hybrid bikes are recommended.

Children should have their own water bottle and appropriate attire including sunscreen and a hat for the run as the weather may be quite hot.

Morrisons Wharf to Winery 3km Swim - Sunday 19th January 2020 - 9.30am

Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim 2020 registration and race pack collection opens at 8am in Hopwood Gardens.

The Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim will start off the Pride of the Murray Paddle Steamer at 9:30am.

Spectators, friends and family can jump on board a paddlesteamer to follow swimmers to Morrisons and return from Morrisons to the Port of Echuca. Paddle Steamer tickets can be purchased from the Wharf to Winery swim registration desk from 8am on race day. See our website for further details including times & ticket prices when available - www.echucatriclub.com.

Prize money of $500.00 will be awarded to the fastest Open Male & Open Female swimmer of the Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim.

Major Sponsors

Morrisons Riverview Winery & Restaurant

Murray River Paddle Steamers Echuca

Sponsors

Woolworths Moama

Event details and schedule

 

Free Parking around venue can be found on:

  • Murray Espl

  • Watson Street

  • Dickson Street

  • High Street

  • Croften Street

  • Connelly Street

  • Radcliffe Street

 

There may be some vehicle movement restriction around the race times.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear/need?

Morley Auto Group Sprint Triathlon

Swim: Bathers or Tri Suit, goggles & swim cap.  Wetsuit optional (temperature depending).

Cycle: Bike, helmet, shoes, water bottle, you may also need sunglasses, nutrition/gels & bike pump (Note: track pumps and large bags need to removed from transition before the race starts) – no bare upper torsos allowed.

Run: running shoes, hat, sunglasses – no bare upper torsos allowed.

Morrisons Wharf to Winery Swim

Bathers, goggles & swim cap.  Wetsuit optional.

Moama Bowling Club Junior Duathlon

Bike: shirt & shorts or tri suit, mountain/dirt road bike, helmet, shoes & water bottle.

Run: shirt & shorts or tri suit, running shoes

What fitness level is required?

The Multiport weekend caters for varying levels of fitness and there are different types of events at different distances to suit all abilities.

To take on the triathlon you do not need to have an elite sporting background, as long as you can train to a level where you are comfortable that you can complete around an hour of moderate exercise and feel comfortable with open water swimming, road cycling and jogging, then you should be ready to take on a race.

How long before my race do I arrive?

Plan to arrive at you first race with plenty of time, which generally means at least an hour before the race start time.

Registration opens at 3.30pm and transition opens at 3.30pm and closes at 5.20pm.

Race briefing commences in the Hopwood Garden at 5.30pm.  The first swim wave will commence at approximately 6pm.

Make sure you have registered in time to enter the transition area to rack your bike and set your gear up before it closes!  You need to attend the pre-race briefing where you will find out if there have been any changes made to the course or if there are any particular things to look out for during that race (turning areas, obstacles, etc).

Are same day entries available?

Yes, you can enter the Morley Auto Group Triathlon on race day at the registration desk.  Payment will be via Card payment only.  Race day singlets will be subject to availability only.

What do I need to put in the transition area prior to the race starting?

Transition will be open between 3.30pm and 5.20pm. During this time you need to rack your bike & place items such as your helmet, bike shoes, running shoes, hat, sunnies, water & nutrition on the chain side of your bike.  Please remove any large bags or bike pumps prior to the close of the transition area.  When you set up your gear before the race, take the time to note a land mark, rack number, or other distinguishing feature so you can easily find it after exiting the water!  During this time also identify how you will be moving through transition area from swim to cycle and cycle to run.

Where is the swim?

The swim start is a short walk from the transition area.  Competitors will be walked to the start line after the race brief.  The swim is downstream.  You will enter the river from the bank (Echuca side) and you are asked to keep right (close to the Moama side) whilst swimming before exiting again on the Echuca side near the transition area.  There will be markers and water safety personnel to assist you if required.

I am not a very strong swimmer and feeling nervous, what do I do?

If you’re nervous about the swim leg, position yourself towards the back of your start group. This will keep you out of the ‘traffic’ of the start and allow you some clean space. It can be useful to swim breaststroke which may make your breathing a little easier and allow you to keep track of the next buoy you are aiming for.

What happens if I get into trouble in the swim leg?

If you need assistance, put your hand up for one of the water safety personnel to assist. You may rest on their board or boat, as long as they don’t propel you forward on the course. If they need to transport you to ‘safety’ it is at the race director’s discretion as to whether you be allowed to re-enter the race once the final swimmer (of your category) has exited the water.

What do I do with my goggles after the swim?

When you exit the water, don’t throw your goggles or cap on the ground or hand it to a friend in the crowd. Run with it into transition and place it in your transition area.

Do I get changed in transition in the bike compound?

Yes. Most triathletes will ‘swim, ride and run’ in the same outfit and change only the bare essentials to save time in transition! (This for most competitors means wearing their race gear under their wet suit). You may not be so concerned with this in your first few races so take the time to do whatever you need to be comfortable.  This may include extra clothing if it’s cold, extra bike knicks for comfort, etc). If this is the case be prepared and have any clothing changes well-rehearsed (practice at home or in training).

Can I compete in two of the three triathlon legs?

Yes, if you enter the race as a team you can find a teammate to complete one of two legs for you. Two people can make up any of the three legs of the Triathlon.

I am in a team, who wears the timing band?

The swimmer will need to wear the timing band to start the race, they do not need to pass this to the cyclist upon tagging them in transition.  The swimmer can pass the timing device to the runner who will need to wear it for their leg of the race to record a finishing time.

Do Triathlon’s have rules?

Yes, the rules of triathlon can be found on the (Click Here) http://www.triathlon.org.au/Technical/Race_Competition_Rules.htm.

Can I walk part of the run?

Yes. You can walk at any time during the event and often walking through the ‘drink stations’ will help to ensure that you maintain your fluids and nutrition.

What are Jelly Legs?

The term ‘Jelly Legs’ refers to the feeling in your legs when you get off the bike and start running. If you can practice a short jog after one of your bike sessions during training so you are familiar with this sensation and you’ll find that you will adapt to the bike / run transition.

What do I do after the race? 

Drink water and refuel. Celebrate and tell tales of your achievement! When the last cyclist is back in transition, you’ll be able to collect your bike and gear. Attend the race presentation at the American Hotel (commences at approximately 9.30pm) and congratulate all of your fellow competitors!