Set in beautiful Busselton, general entry for SunSmart Western Australia 2013 is now closed. The event has reportedly filled in record time; this follows the rapid hitting of capacity this time last year. Although, ‘Smiling for Smiddy’ charity spots are still available for next year’s event, via the official charity of SunSmart Ironman Western Australia.
Next year’s event takes place on 8 December 2013.
Recognized around the world for the spectacular swim course that goes around Busselton’s record-setting jetty (the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere), SunSmart Ironman Western Australia is a popular choice for first-time Ironman athletes, and those after a fast time, thanks to the flat and speedy three-loop bike course, which is followed by an equally flat, spectator-friendly, four-loop run course.
In addition to the great course, Busselton is a popular holiday spot featuring everything from vineyards to snorkelling (and even whale watching), making it a great destination race for athletes and their families.
SunSmart Ironman Western Australia takes place in picturesque Busselton, Western Australia, approximately a 2.5 hour drive south of Perth. There are 40 qualifying slots for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.
Smiling for Smiddy charity spots
Athletes can still join the ‘Smiddy’ team and receive guaranteed entry to race in Busselton. The focus at SunSmart Ironman Western Australia is on melanoma awareness and raising much needed funds for research that has a national and international impact.
All Ironman Western Australia athletes are encouraged to make their Ironman about more than the finish line and support potentially life-saving research into the causes, prevention and improved treatments of this devastating disease.