Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival, Date TBC
If you have any further questions about the Straddie Salute that aren’t answered below please drop us a line at email@example.com
Is it a wetsuit swim?
Maybe. Triathlon Australia rules apply so if the water temperature is more than 22 degrees wetsuits are not permitted (except for 60 years+). At our last event on May 20, 2023 the water temperature was 21.8 degrees.
I own a ROAD bike, which triathlon should I compete in?
The Straddie Pure – this includes a 25km ROAD cycle to Amity village and back.
I own a MOUNTAIN BIKE bike, which triathlon should I compete in?
The Straddie Salute – this is an 15km cycle which includes 10km of 4WD track.
How old do you have to be to compete in each event?
Triathlons – Individual 15 years+ Team 14 years+
Adventure Run – Over 10 years old but children 12 years & under must be accompanied by a nominated adult
StraddieKidz – 5 – 12 years
Are the roads closed to vehicle traffic on the cycle course?
No they aren’t. Roads will remain open to traffic, however all intersections are managed by traffic controllers to ensure vehicles are managed when cyclists are on-course.
When on the open road, cyclists must stay left at all times – standard Australian road rules apply.
I haven’t done a lot of open-water swimming but am reasonably swim-fit, will I manage 750m in the ocean?
An ocean swim is always going to be more challenging than the pool but we have designed the course to cater for all abilities. The 750m course goes with the sweep so once you round the first buoy you’ll be flying!
How tough is the Straddie run course?
The run course is 8.5km and involves a variety of terrain including 2 beach sections, bush trails, boardwalk, stairs, sealed roads and footpath. The course is spectacular but don’t underestimate it. We recommend that you leave plenty in the tank after the bike leg..
How do I know my entry is confirmed?
Once you have completed your online entry form you will receive an automatic confirmation email. Please keep this as proof of entry.
Will I receive any other information before the event?
Yes you will. A comprehensive Competitor Briefing will be emailed to all competitors approximately 2 weeks before the race. The briefing will detail all the information you’ll need to take part including the event schedule, information on the course and support services as well as local Straddie information and site maps.
Can I still enter on the day?
No triathlon day entries are permitted. You may enter on the day for the Straddie 10km Trail Run and StraddieKidz Duathlon.
Please also remember to bring cash as there will be no eftpos or credit card facilities on the day.
Do I still need to fill out an entry form if I am part of a team?
Yes you do. Team captains must enter online and before competing, each team member must sign an entry to confirm that they have read and agree to the ‘Participants Agreement’ Each Team Member must have purchased a One Day License for $10 each (Member 2 & 3 purchase through additional purchases)
Where do we check-in?
Registration for all events is at the Point Lookout Oval (18km from Dunwich, where the ferry lands). You can register early on Friday (1pm to 5pm) or on the day (6.30am – 9am)
How do I get to North Stradbroke Island?
Sealink ferries (vehicle & passenger) leave from Cleveland which is approximately 30 minutes drive from the Brisbane CBD. Ferries run regularly, 7 days a week and land at Dunwich which is 18km from Point lookout where the event is held.
Visit our Travel & Accommodation page for more information
Can I do a Day Trip?
Yes you can. Sealink run a 6:00am & 7:00am crossings on Saturdays. These take approximately 45 minutes, so if you are doing the Triathlon you will still have time to drive to Point Lookout before Registration closes.
Bus services run between Dunwich and Point Lookout but please check the schedule. Note that bikes are only allowed on buses subject to capacity – bikes are not guaranteed on Straddie buses
Where should I stay ?
There’s more accommodation options now than ever before – check out the Ferries & Accommodation page to see the recommended options.
Are there any age restrictions for the Straddie Salute & Straddie Pure?
Individual entries are restricted to those 15 years+ and for Teams 14 years+
What do I need to bring?
- Bike- Road or MTB
- Water bottle/Hydration pack
- Running / Cycling top
- Running shoes
Where is the Prize-giving?
At the Straddie Beach Hotel (500m from Race HQ).
How do I become a Triathlon Queensland member?
Visit the Tri Qld website www.triathlonqld.com.au or contact the office on: (07) 3369 9600.
What is the Refund Policy?
- This will be advised prior to the next event
Where does the Straddie Trail Run start?
The Straddie Trail Run will start at the Point Lookout Oval at 7.30am sharp.
What do I need for the Trail Run?
Running shoes only! There will be 4 drink stations situated along the course so water bottles or hydration packs are not required.
What type of terrain does the course include?
The course starts at the Point Lookout Oval and includes roads, paths, beaches and of course one of Queensland’s most beautiful coastal trails.
Can I walk it ?
Yes! You are welcome to do the course at a leisurely walking pace and enjoy the spectacular views (please just keep left). Enjoy!
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