Mooloolaba - Athlete Update

by World Triathlon Admin on 21 Mar, 2006 12:00

The 2006 Mooloolaba ITU World Cup is only days away and we would like to update you on some information that you will need to know.  The team at USM Events would like to welcome you to Mooloolaba and help to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible.

Click here to go to the Mooloolaba event page.

Event Details

Date:            Sunday, 26 March, 2006
Venue:          Mooloolaba, seaside resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Prize Money:    US$ 80,000 – equal male and female;  1st to 10th place

Services:          Accommodation is provided for the top ten ranked athletes as advised by ITU.
Dedicated athlete and team officials transport to and from your accommodation, providing travel details have been advised to us.
                  The most scenic course in Australia provided to race over.

Getting Here

Your can fly into either Brisbane airport which is approx 1.5 hours drive to Mooloolaba or Maroochydore airport only 15mins from Mooloolaba. 

To make sure that we know when you are arriving please advise your date and time of arrival and your flight number by Wednesday 22 March at the very latest to:-

Fax:    +61 07 5449 0828
Phone:  +61 07 54 490 711

Please note that if you don’t tell us when you’re arriving we won’t be there to meet you.

Official Hotel
The official hotel is the Outrigger Resort, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba although athletes will be accommodated at other locations.

The Program
The Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival is a 3 day sporting and entertainment program. We will have approximately 3,500 people participating in the festival over the weekend.  We encourage you to take advantage of any other events on the program. Please let us know if you would like to do the Asics Twilight Run (5km) or the Peregian Springs Mooloolaba Ocean Swim (1km) – a great way to familiarise yourself with the course.  We would also ask all athletes to support our PURA Superkidz Triathlon on Saturday morning at 8am. 

There will be two briefings which are both compulsory. Both will be held at Landmark Resort, Cnr The Esplanade and Burnett Sts.  You must attend either one of these, preferably the Friday one.

FRIDAY 24 March
Press Conference & Media Briefing 10-11am Underwater World
ITU Briefing and Registration 1 (compulsory) 12 noon Landmark Resort, The Esplanade
PURA LIGHT START Mooloolaba Festival Expo 1 – 7.30pm Expo tent, Mooloolaba Esplanade
Asics Twilight Run Race Start 6.00pm The Esplanade
SEAFM Fireworks Spectacular 7.30pm Mooloolaba Beach

PURA Milk Mooloolaba Superkidz Triathlon Start 8am Charles Clarke Park, River Esplanade
PURA LIGHT START Mooloolaba Festival Expo 10.00am– 5.30pm Mooloolaba Esplanade
Mooloolaba Ocean Swim Start 10.30am Mooloolaba Beach
Ryders Cycling Grand Prix Start 4.00pm The Esplanade
ITU Briefing and Registration 2 (compulsory) 5.30pm Landmark Resort, The Esplanade

SUNDAY 26 March
Mooloolaba Triathlon Age group race start 6.45am Mooloolaba Beach
Moloolaba Teams Triathlon race start 7.40am Mooloolaba Beach
Race briefing – World Cup – Women 10.45am Mooloolaba Beach
World Cup Race Start - Women 11.00am Mooloolaba Beach
Race briefing – World Cup – Men 1.15pm Mooloolaba Beach
World Cup   Race Start – Men 1.30pm Mooloolaba Beach
ITU Presentations 3.45pm The Esplanade
Presentation Ceremony 4.30pm The Wharf Tavern
Post event party 5.30 – 7.30pm The Wharf Tavern

The top 3 male and female athletes will be required for presentations at 3.45pm at the finish line.  The top ten athletes are required to attend the medal presentation at the Wharf Tavern which start at 4.30pm, the ITU presentations will be done at approx 5pm,  cheques will be provided by Leslie at this time. 

There will be will be a Post Event Party for all ITU athletes on Sunday night at The Wharf Tavern upstairs, drinks and nibbles will be provided, please wear your ID band.  Partners are welcome but we ask they purchase their own drinks.

MONDAY 27 March

Transfers to the airport provided for those that have provided details to Donna.  Donna will advise your return arrangements during the weekend.

The Course

This is surely one of best triathlon courses in the world – but best leave the sightseeing until before or after the race!!  Further detailed maps are available at
The Swim (2 laps 1500m ocean swim)
The swim is located in the surf. Mooloolaba beach is traditionally flat but may encounter a shore break wave. Anticipated water temperature 22-23deg C.  The course is 2 x 750m laps, beach start. 

The Bike (8 x 5km laps - 40km)
8 laps out and back.  Leaving transition you immediately negotiate a roundabout which becomes one of the two turning points for the 8 lap course, the other turn is just before the cross street of Maroubra on Alexandra Parade, a U Turn. 700m from transition ride over Alex Hill, the only hill on the course, after descending it is flat and fast with a good hot mix surface to the turnaround.  The course follows the same route back over Alex Hill, back through transition and onto the next lap. 

The Run (4 laps 10k)
4 laps out and back, the same course as they cycle but the turn around point on Alexandra Parade is the cross street of Mayfield Road.  Again approx 700m you have Alex Hill to run up, once you hit the summit it is a downhill run onto the flats to the turn around point.  Follow the same route back to the top of Alex hill and straight down the Esplanade to the transition area or finish.

Contact Details:

Event Manager Donna Murray 0407 033 093

PR/Media/Marketing Lisa Pringle 0417 005 743                  

USM Events Office 61 (0) 7 5449 0711

Event Website                 

Should you have any questions or require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact Donna Murray or the USM Events team. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Mooloolaba and making your stay as pleasant as possible.

Related Event: 2006 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup
26 Mar, 2006 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Bevan Docherty NZL 01:49:42
2. Hunter Kemper USA 01:49:45
3. Courtney Atkinson AUS 01:49:57
4. Kris Gemmell NZL 01:50:05
5. William Clarke GBR 01:50:30
Results: Elite Women
1. Annabel Luxford AUS 02:01:10
2. Liz Blatchford GBR 02:01:45
3. Andrea Hansen NZL 02:01:59
4. Debbie Tanner NZL 02:03:02
5. Michelle Dillon GBR 02:03:06
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