Devonport is very proud to be elevated to the status in hosting the opening events of the 2023 World Triathlon Paratriathlon Series. We are ready to welcome athletes from all around the world back to Tasmania. The event has a great atmosphere, stunning course along the waterfront and big support of local community. Located on the NW Coast of Tasmania alongside the Mersey River and the Bass Strait coast, Devonport enjoys river, ocean and mountain views and is close to some of Tasmania’s best natural places, including stunning Cradle Mountain. For more information, please visit http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/about/regions-of-tasmania/north-west/devonport.
Tasmania has lot to offer and you will be surprised by the beauty of this island, delicious fresh food and some of the best wines. For more information on how to get to and around Tasmania, please see this guide (includes guide with accessible venues) - http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/travel-information
2023 World Triathlon Paratriathlon Series will be run in conjunction with OTU Oceania Cup and Australian Schools Championships.
Para Triathlon Course Description:
Swim = 1 Lap x 750m
· Ocean swim with in water start
Bike = 6 Laps x 3.4km = 20km
· Turn Right out of Transition West along Bluff Road to William St intersection (approx. 200m)
From William St intersection head West along Coles Beach Road
Turn left at Coles Beach travel over train line and turn Right onto North Street.
Turn left into Nixon Street at bottom of the hill
U turn just before Monash Crt intersection
Return to transition via Coles Beach Road and Bluff road to complete 3.4km lap U turn for next lap
Run = 2 Laps x 2.5km = 5km
· Head East to along Bluff Road/Victoria Parade, U turn at George Street and return (staying on the road)
Athlete Guide is now Available
It is Compulsory to attend the Athlete Briefing at 4:30pm
Bring uniform for uniform check
Thursday 16th March
- Para bike famil 12:30pm till 1pm
- Para run famil 1pm till 1:30pm
Friday 17th March
- Swim course famil 9am till 10am (Oceania and Para athletes)
- Athlete rego 4pm till 4:30pm (Para athletes)
- Athlete Briefing 4:30pm (Para athletes)
Saturday 18th March
06:30 Paratriathletes Athletes lounge check in
07:00-07:45 Paratriathletes Transition Open
07:00-07:45 Paratriathletes Swim Warm Up
07:45 Paratriathletes Athlete assembly and introduction
Devonport Airport - for more details visit http://www.devonportairport.com.au
Please be aware that Devonport airport operates mainly smaller planes and it will be an issue travelling with large sporting equipment after Wednesday of the week of competition.
Launceston Airport - for more details visit http://www.launcestonairport.com.au
Launceston operates larger planes and also Virgin Australia Cargo. This airport is about 1 hour drive from Devonport.
Both airports (Devonport and Launceston) operate car rental and taxi services.
Airport transfers can also be arranged by going to the below link and booking online.