Please check the FAQ's below to see if we can answer some general questions you may have. If you cannot see what you require on this page, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer your enquiry.
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+ WHERE IS COLES BAY?
Coles Bay is the township nestled at the entrance to the magnificent Freycinet National Park, around two and a half hours from both Hobart and Launceston.
*Learn more about Coles Bay here
+ THE COURSE?
Q: Where can I find a map of the race course?
A: Swim/Bike/Run courses are available in the course section of the web site.
Q: What nutrition will be available on course?
A: Nutrition and hydration will be provided during the Coles Bay Half. The ride leg will have Hydration, Nutrition and special needs stations available just after the half way turn (near Transition). For any special needs, please palce them on the tables with your race number clearly marked before 9:00am. There will be a vaunteer with a bucket for you to throw your empty bottles in just after you turn. If your bottles are clearly marked they will be return to the bag drop area to be collected after the race. First table will have fresh bottles of water for you to collect on your way pass. Second table will be your special needs table if you could please call out your number before turning and a volunteer will have it ready for you to collect. Third table will have bottles filled with TORQ Natural Energy. For the Run Hydration and Gels will be available at the aid station located at the entry/exit points of Muirs Beach.
*More course information - Swim Course, Bike Course, Run Course
+ ENTRY INFORMATION?
Q: Is the field capped?
A: YES. The Coles Bay Half has a cap of 200 on the start line and the Sprint Race 100.
Q: What is the Refund/Withdrawal Policy?
A: Individual: Withdrawal requests must be received in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Early withdrawal requests received before 5 p.m. AEST on Sunday, February 17th , 2019 are eligible for a partial refund of 50%. After this date without exception there will be no refunds. Transfers or deferrals are NOT permitted.
Q: Do I need to be a member of Triathlon Australia, Triathlon Tasmania or a local Triathlon Club?
A: No. However, we do suggest you consider jointing one of the above to receive many benefits from being involved in this great sport. You will also receive a significant discount on your entry fee to the Coles Bay Half.
Q: Is there a waiting list for the races when they are sold out?
A: Yes, Coles Bay Half will have a waiting list in the event we reach a capacity field.
Q: Are there age requirements?
A: Under Triathlon Australia Rules entrants must be over 18 years of age on race day to compete in the Half and over 14 years old to do the sprint.
Q: What age group will I race in on race day?
A: Triathlon Australia have once again allocated us qualifying points for age group triathletes to represent Australia in the upcoming World Championships. All age group athletes must compete in the five-year age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 in the season of the event (ie Dec 2017).
Q: What is the Age Group breakdown?
A: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Q: Will there be teams?
A: Yes, teams are strongly encouraged in the both the Coles Bay Half and the Sprint Race.
+ RACE RULES?
Q: Where do I find general race information and rules?
A: Information and rules are available in the Race Book.
Q: Where can I find information about WTC and Triathlon Australia policies?
Q: Why should I be a member of Triathlon Australia?
A: There is no compulsion to join Triathlon Australia as a full member but this type of membership does provide some fantastic member benefits.
Q: Are wetsuits allowed?
A: Wearing a wetsuits is optional but based on the water temperature being around 18C then we do recommend you wearing one.
Q: Are disk wheels allowed?
+ SPECTATOR INFORMATION?
Q: Can I take my car on the race course to watch my athlete?
A: The Coles Bay Road will not be closed for this event but for safety reasons we ask that you do not attempt to follow your athlete by car. The best place to watch your athlete is in the transition area and the finish line. Any vehicular traffic on the race course should expect long delays. Please do not attempt to gain access to the race course with your vehicle. We want to keep the course as safe as possible for the athletes.
Q: Will I be allowed into the finish line area to greet my athlete?
A: Yes but due to the possibility high congestion in the finish line area we ask you to be particularly alert and aware of the athletes as they will be very tired at the conclusion of the race.
Q: What are the course cut off times?
A: We hate the idea of having to pull someone from the race!!! should you be on the run leg still going at around the time we want to get presentations underway, we will find you on course, talk you through what YOU want to do but let you know we might need to proceed with the presentations without them. (You will probably get the biggest cheer of the day as you cross the line!!)
Q: When can I volunteer?
A: We NEED YOUR HELP!! Be it assisting athletes by giving them direction or handing them a drink. There are many jobs need filling so if you are interested please contact us!