THE CLASSIC OLYMPIC - THE REAL DEAL

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The Olympic course along the stunning coastline of Byron Bay includes an ocean swim, a lapped cycle course to Suffolk Park, and a lapped run past the Beach Hotel and your adoring fans at the Surf Club.

The Olympic category is typically for professional and competitive athletes and those stepping up from the Sprint, as a fitness goal to tick off your bucket list!

The Olympic Teams category is also one of the largest and traditional favourites of this event!

 

Olympic Summary

DateSaturday 8 May 2021
DistanceSwim: 1500m
Cycle: 40km
Run: 10km
Swim StartMain Beach, Byron Bay
Categories

Age Groups: 15, 16-17, 18-19 / 20-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65-69 / 70-74 / 75-79 / 80+ (all ages calculated as of 31 December 2020)

Open Elite, Clydesdales (100kg+ Male), Athenas (75kg+ Female), Paratriathlon

Relay Teams and All In Teams – click here

Minimum age: 15 years old as of 31 December 2020.

 

Entry Fees

 

SUPER EARLY BIRD – Ends 30 November

EARLY BIRD – Ends 31 January

REGULAR – Ends 28 April

Olympic Individual$125$145$165
Olympic Paratriathlon$125$145$165
Olympic Relay Team$185$215$230
Olympic All In Team$260$290$315

TA License

 

If you are not a Triathlon Australia Member, you will need a One Day Membership.

One Day Memberships are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid Triathlon Australia number at a cost of $17.50.

If you are participating more than one event this season, consider becoming an Triathlon Australia Annual Member.

 

ATHLETE INFORMATION

  • PRE-EVENT
  • WAVE STARTS
  • AT THE EVENT
  • RESULTS
  • FAQ

Tri Rules

All our Events are governed by Triathlon Australia Policy and Rules. Full details can be accessed as follows Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules.

Insurance

If you are not a Triathlon Australia Member, you will need a One Day Membership.

TEAMS: All members of your team must be current Triathlon Australia Members or a One Day Membership must be bought to cover the team.

One Day Memberships are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid Triathlon Australia number.

If you intend to compete in more than one event, then it may be worth considering an Annual Membership of Triathlon Australia.

Withdrawals

To request a withdrawal, transfer or refund you must email byronbaytri@nxsports.org in advance of the event.

Refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.

Wave Starts

Wave starts will be uploaded after official entries close 10 days prior to the event.

Start List

Start lists will be uploaded closer to the event date.

Registration

All competitors must register prior to racking your bike. Registration will be open Friday evening 5.00PM - 7.00PM at the Byron Surf Club on Bay Street. If you can't make it on Friday evening, you can register and rack on the day from 8.00AM - 10.30AM.

Your registration pack includes:

  • Bike Sticker 
  • Helmet Sticker 
  • Bib Number - Put this on your shirt (front) with safety pins or on your race belt.
  • Timing band - Around your left ankle.
  • Swim cap - Make sure it is the right colour for your wave.

If you are a team, one team member can collect your team race kit for the whole team at registration.  

Bike Racking

Bike racking is only available on Saturday morning 8:00AM -10:30AM.

Before you can enter transition you must have your bike sticker and helmet stickers affixed.  You must also wear your helmet for Officials inspection.

Only your race kit is permitted to stay in transition - for all other personal items, you must use the bag drop area.

Bag Drop

Bag drop is located at the Byron SLSC next to registration and will be open from 8:00AM Saturday. All items must be collected from Bag Drop at the end of your race.

Parking

Secure parking for athletes and supporters is available at the Butler Street Reserve.

Parking is central to the Byron CBD and a short walk to registration and transition.

Please do not park illegally as council will be onsite all day giving out fines.

Results

Results for the 2019 Byron Bay Triathlon are available by CLICKING HERE.

Click the year below for previous results
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Entry Information

Official entries close 10 days prior to the event. Late entries are offered until the Friday before the event – unless sold out prior. 

Official entries close 10 days prior to the event. Late entries are offered until the Friday before the event – unless sold out prior. 

Official entries close 10 days prior to the event. Late entries are offered until the Friday before the event – unless sold out prior. 

Yes. The ODM is automatically added to your entry, if you do not have a Triathlon Australia membership. 

No, you are only required to purchase one ODM per team entry. If ALL team members are annual TA members, no ODM is required. If NOT ALL members are annual members then an ODM is required. 

Opens is a non-drafting division for Olympic participants without any age restriction. Typically, this is the most competitive category and where elites and pros enter. 

Yes. All distances have a minimum age for participation. For more information on age restrictions please visit the activity page you are interested in. 

Age group racing is determined by your age as of 31 December and grouped in five year brackets (i.e. 30-34, 35-39, etc.). 

In some cases we will consider this, but we will need a letter from their coach confirming that they are capable to compete at that distance. This letter can be sent to Nicola at byronbaytri@nxsports.org.  

All In teams consist of three people who each complete all three legs of a tri each; Relay teams involve each team member doing a single leg of the triathlon. 

Athenas (75kg+) and Clydesdales (100kg+) are weight determined categories. 

  • Withdrawal 45 days or more out from the event you will receive an 80% refund or 100% credit. 
  • Withdrawal 14-44 days out from the event you will receive a 50% refund or 100% credit. 
  • Withdrawal 13 days or less out from the event you will receive no refund and 100% credit of your entry fee. 
  • Withdrawal 48 hours or less out from the event you will receive no refund or credit of your entry fee. 
  • Refunds or credits do not apply to items such as merchandise, accommodation, meals, travel and are only applicable to entry fees. 
  • To receive credit or refund, withdrawals must be made in writing to byronbaytri@nxsports.org 

If the event is cancelled or postponed by organisers due to a pandemic (ie. COVID-19), athletes will be given three options:

  1. Automatic transfer to the next Byron Bay Triathlon date
  2. 100% credit to any NX event over the next 12 months
  3. Refund of the entry fee including one day license less 4.6% bank fee

Read the fine print by clicking here.   

Event Information

The triathlon is held on Saturday 8 May 2021. The first wave will be 10:45am 

Wave start times for each distance will be finalised in the week of the event, after official entries have closed. 

Yes, each triathlon participant receives a timing chip as part of their race pack which is to be worn on the left ankle. For Relay Teams there is one timing chip which must be passed to the next relay member. Results are released online by late afternoon of the event. 

We do recommend you leave all valuables at home however if you have a bag & personal belongings you can leave this in the bag storage area whilst you race. Bag storage varies by location so make sure you check your Race Guide.  

It’s too early to tell at this stage. An indicative temp will be taken the day prior and the official water temperature will be checked the morning of the event. 

Wet suits are only permitted at less than 20 degrees for opens, and less than 22 degrees for age groupers. 

We do everything we can to ensure everybody has support and completes their race. We are still pending final approvals from Council, so we do not have the exact curfew times yet – but our planning takes into account all the previous athlete times on the course over recent races to ensure everyone finishes (particularly the cycle as it relates to road closures). 

Absolutely – but all bikes must be in a safe working condition. 

Yes, helmets are compulsory to participate in the event. When you enter transition to ‘rack’ your bike, you will need to put your helmet on – at this time our technical officials will check that this is safe to wear for the event. 

You are not permitted to race with any music devices including mobile phones, MP3 players, earphones etc, this is a very serious safety risk to you and the participants around you. 

All teams wishing to set up tents will be asked to do so in the designated areas. With the event operating in the centre of town it is important for the safety and consideration of competitors, spectators and locals that team tents are only erected in permitted areas. Call the office if you would like some more information. 

 

Inclusions

What do I get?

Event

Race number with personalised bib

Timing and results on race day

Closed roads

Police support and traffic control

Medical support

Stuff

Athlete gift

Sponsor goodies

Water and aid stations on course

Post-race recovery area

Bonus

Free photos to post on social media

Lucky draw prizes at presentation

Bragging rights and stories to tell!

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