There are three different distances to choose from, along with the standard short course distance offered 400m swim, 15km cycle and 4km run, a big part of the series is the popular LOOK Enticer event for newcomers - 200m swim, 5km cycle, 2km run (short, achievable distances) and the Kool Kids event for kids under 12. With such an inviting program the event is well placed to promote the sport to all segments of the triathlon and general sporting community.
Road closures for Caloundra - Sunday 12th February 2006:
Churchill St 5.00am - 10.00am
Esplanade 6.15am - 10.00am
Landsborough Esp 6.15am - 9.30am
Organisers have just released the calendar for the 2005/06 Gatorade Triathlon Series, featuring six races across South East Queensland. The Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series is the state's premier triathlon series and recognised nationally in terms of standard and competitor volume.
In conjunction with this announcement is the re-signing of Titanium Enterprises as the presenting sponsor of the Caloundra Triathlon, the feature event in the six race series. The deal will see Titanium Enterprises securing the naming rights for the next two years.
After a successful return to the program in 2004 following it's exclusion for several years due to lack of sponsorship the 2004 Titanium Enterprises Caloundra Triathlon recorded the highest competitor numbers of the six events.
In recognition of the events stature the Titanium Enterprise Caloundra Triathlon has been awarded the Queensland Super Sprint Title for 2006.
The broadening appeal of the series is evident with the Caloundra based development and sports management company Titanium Enterprises signing up for a second year.
Titanium Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Jacqueline Connolly said the company was delighted to have secured the ongoing naming rights for the event.
"The inaugural Titanium Enterprises Caloundra Triathlon last February was a tremendous success, attracting 610 competitors - the largest turnout of any of the six events in the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series," Ms Connolly said.
"Titanium Enterprises is committed to Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast and we want this sponsorship to help promote healthy lifestyles and outdoor activity, as well as help to bring visitors to Caloundra to experience our wonderful lifestyle.
"Our company's vision is to create healthy communities through innovation and leadership in environmentally responsible property development, sports management, and health management.
"The Titanium Enterprises Caloundra Triathlon will help us to achieve that goal."
Managing Director of USM Events, Garth Prowd, is pleased to again have Titanium Enterprises on board.
"The partnership with Titanium Enterprises is great news for the Gatorade Series and for Caloundra. The cost of producing triathlon events with road closures and insurance issues makes it impossible to conduct the events relying on entry fees alone, so sponsorship is vitally important to us and we are still looking for further local support."
"We look forward to once again working with Titanium Enterprises and developing the triathlon into a great sporting weekend and hope that eventually it may mirror the success of Australia's two biggest triathlon festivals at Noosa and Mooloolaba," said Prowd.
The series offers competitors of all ages and ability the chance to compete and experience the thrill of triathlon while also providing a platform for those athletes looking to step up into the elite ranks.
Caloundra provides a unique course and ideal location in terms of safety for competitors with minimal disruption to residents.
There are three different distances to choose from, along with the standard short course distance offered 400m swim, 15km cycle and 4km run, a big part of the series is the popular Enticer event for newcomers (short, achievable distances) and the Superkidz event for kids under 12. With such an inviting program the event is well placed to promote the sport to all segments of the triathlon and general sporting community.
Entries for this year's event are open through the secure on-line entry form available at the official web site, www.usmevents.com.au or phone USM Events for a printed entry form (07) 5449 0711.
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