One of Australia’s most famous triathlons is on again in Byron Bay on Saturday the 9th of May.
The Byron Bay triathlon is an Olympic distance event consisting of a 1.5 kilometre ocean swim, a 40 kilometre bike ride to the beautiful town of Lennox Head and back and then a 10 kilometre run. In Byron Bay things are always done a bit differently -every other Olympic distance triathlon that takes place in Australia is held early on a Sunday morning whereas the Byron Bay tri is held on Saturday afternoon to allow the competitors and their supporters to have a well-earned drink on Saturday night and take full advantage of Byron’s nightlife. The race attracts top triathletes from all around Australia and overseas. The start is up at the beach next to the Surf Club and the run involves 4 laps to Clarke’s Beach and back which makes it a great event for the spectators. Just take up a position anywhere along the path from the surf club to Clarke’s Beach and cheer the competitors on as they complete the run leg and race to the finish line!