Saturday 28 August 2021
Race 1 (750/20/5)*: first wave starts @3.30pm
Sunday 29 August 2021
Race 2 (750/20/5 )*: first wave starts @7.30am
Waves are organised by age groups and gender. Wave Starts will be available at Registration.
(Please note that this schedule may change. Please check back in the week of race day for the most up to date schedule.)
Rainbow Beach Triathlon is a unique event. We are offering athletes the opportunity to compete in an Olympic distance event over two days by completing a ‘sprint distance’ 750/20/5* triathlon on the Saturday afternoon and then another of the same distance on Sunday morning. The two events are combined to give an ‘olympic’ distance time, from which the event placegetters are calculated.
Participants can choose to enter either the ‘DOUBLE’ race (ie Sat + Sun races), or just one of either the Saturday race or Sunday race.
This race can be done either as an individual or as a team event.
Please note: If ocean conditions are too dangerous, the event will become a duathlon.
Race Pack Pick Up
You can collect your race pack on either:
Saturday: Registration tent at the Transition area at the corner of Clarkson Drive and Griffin Esp.
from 12:00 to 3:00pm.
Sunday: Registration tent at the Transition area at the corner of Clarkson Drive and Griffin Esp.
Bikes must be racked in the racks provided outside Registration area before going through registration and/or numbering. If you line up with your bike you will be sent to the back of the line.
The First Aid tent will be located next to the Finish chute.
The numbering area is behind Registration. You must get numbered by the officials at the numbering area. You cannot number yourself.
The maps are in the transition area and available on boards around the Registration area. Maps can also be view on this website.
Lost and Found
Any lost property found can be handed in to the registration tent.
If you have lost something, report to the registration tent.
Times will be released on the Rainbow Beach Tri website on Monday morning following the race. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category will be announced at the presentation and random draws after the race. Times are often released earlier on our Facebook page (often on the day).
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.
If you are unable to attend the event, you can contact us for a refund. $15 admin fee applies. No refunds will be available after the 7 days prior to event.
Due to insurance reasons, we are unable to transfer an entry to another person. Our insurance cover states that ONLY the person who has entered may participate.
Any person who uses another person's entry voids this insurance and can place others at risk. If you are found to be using another person's number/chip this is fraudulent behaviour and your results may not be recorded.
Our event sponsor is Plantation Resort at Rainbow.
The Plantation Resort features 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom self-contained apartments.
Other accommodation options can be found at
The Cooloola Coast tourist association website
provides a wealth of information of about the
The transition area is located on the corner of Griffin Esp and Clarkson Dr, Rainbow Beach.
This area is within Transition and will only be accessible from transition!
No responsibility is taken by the Race Organiser for loss or damage to bags left in this area. Gear left in baggage area is done at owner’s risk.
Swim will be ‘with the sweep’ of the current. At this stage it is expected that this will be a start at Rainbow Beach SLSC with the swim headed in the direction of Inskip Point. The swim will be ONE ‘lap’ of a ‘point to point’ swim.
Swim caps are compulsory and will be available at registration
This will be announced on the morning of the race. Wet suits are only permitted if the water temperature is below 22° .
After the swim your torso (upper body) must be covered!
Gympie Regional Council have come on board as our event partner to support this event and have enabled us to close the road between Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point for the cycle leg. The cycle leg is a single loop out and back course from transition, along Clarkson Dr and out on Inskip Av. The cycle leg is on sealed bitumen roads and is mostly flat with very few turns.
The run leg is a 2 lap course from transition on the corner of Griffin Esp and Clarkson Dr. From transition, participants turn into Kirchner Ave, then into Wide Bay Esp, into Ocean View Pde, Green Valley Dr, and finally into Carlo Crl. The turn-around point is in Carlo Crl. Participants then head back towards transition, turning for the second loop at the intersection of Kirchner Ave and Wide Bay Esp and heading back to Carlo Crl. From there participants head for the finish line.
Teams Area is up the top end of Transition where the cyclists exit.
Team two race numbers will be issued:
(1) bike rider (2) runner.
When should the cyclist prepare for their leg?
Once the swim is started the cyclist should wait beside their bike in the teams area.
When should the runner prepare for their leg?
Once the cyclist is on the road the runner should wait in the Teams Area ready to get tagged to start.