New date for Yungaburra Triathlon

It is not too early to start training now for the next Yungaburra Triathlon which will be held on 22 and 23 April 2017, at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour on the Tinaburra foreshore.

Organising Committee Chair, Councillor Samantha Banks is keen for the event to continue after the event planned in November 2016 had to be postponed due to lack of water in Lake Tinaroo.

“After a review of other events in the region, and the likelihood of appropriate water levels in Lake Tinaroo, we are now planning on hosting future Yungaburra Triathlons near Anzac Day to show our continued support for our returned servicemen and women,” said Cr Banks.

“The third Yungaburra Triathlon will be held on the weekend prior to Anzac Day 2017 and will provide a great preparation event for people interested in competing in the Cairns Ironman event in June.

“We will be hosting an array of events to suit beginners through to elite athletes including a kids Aquathon, Enticer, Sprint, Olympic and Corporate events.”

All events can be entered as an individual or as a team, with a minimum age of seven or older able to participate.

The town centre of Yungaburra will be accessible for the entire weekend with a brief road closure on the Gillies Highway between the Yungaburra State School and Peeramon Road from 6.30am to approximately 9.00am on the Sunday morning. Williams Avenue through to the boat ramp will be closed to vehicular traffic during the races.

“Why not start training now, take on a new challenge by competing in a triathlon event, and support our returned service men and women in the process?” suggests TRC Mayor Joe Paronella.

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