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TreX off-road multisport series back in 2017-18

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Following a big year last year – hosting the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs – Australia’s National Cross Triathlon Series, TreX is back for 2017-18. The organising team at TreX note that the TreX series is ‘ready to explode into a new triathlon season with an even bigger and more exciting season’.

Organised by In2Adventure, the 2017-18 TreX off-road multisport season sees the launch of 7 events across Australia. This includes: an all new event location; new event formats; the revival of the TreX Duathlon; and a new Standard and Sprint course AquaBike. This season also sees the introduction of TreX Platinum events, which offer a minimum of AU$5,000 prize money for the Open Category. TreX Platinum events also hold extra weighting for the much sought after series championships awards, which will include an athlete’s best four races across the season.

“After having to drop some of the TreX events in 2016 due to the hosting of the ITU World Champs, it was so exciting to get back into planning the 2017/18 season where we could bring back some of the old favourites our TreX family know and love; but even more exciting is the development of the series with a new world class event in the spectacular Port Stephens region,” said Robyn Lazenby, Event Director at In2Adventure.

She added, “Port Stephens is one of Australia’s hidden treasures and we so look forward to showcasing the spectacular coastline, terrain and natural beauty of the northern NSW Coast at this all new TreX event.”

TreX is Australia’s National Cross Triathlon Series and has been championing this form of triathlon for over ten years. Starting with humble beginnings in 2007, the format has continued to grow and develop and a highlight for the series was a successful bid to bring the ITU World Champs down under in 2016, marking the first time that the ITU has awarded this prestigious event to a country in the southern hemisphere.

“The ITU World Champs was a real showcase for our sport in Australia, and the 2017/18 season is the next stage in our long-term plan to develop and grow the sport of cross triathlon down under,” said Simon Lazenby, In2Adventure Race Director.

The 2017-18 season will include seven key events with standard, sprint, junior, teaser, dirt kids and aquabike events at most races. Platinum events will also include a Dirt Fest weekend where participants can indulge their passion for all things off road including mountain biking and trail running for all ages and abilities.

 

Date

Event

Location

Status

20 Aug 2017

Race 1: TreX Duathlon

Kurwongbah, Qld

Gold

16-17 Sep 2017

Race 2: TreX Port Stephens

Port Stephens, NSW

Platinum

28 Oct 2017

Race 3: TreX Redlands

Mt Cotton, Qld

Gold

25-26 Nov 2017

Race 4: TreX Goldfields

Bendigo, VIC

Platinum

24-25 Feb 2018

Race 5: TreX Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains, NSW

Platinum

24-25 Mar 2018

Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back Enduro

Kurwongbah, Qld

Gold

28-29 April 2018

Race 7: TreX Champs

Sunshine Coast, Qld

Platinum

 

Robyn Lazenby added, “This season is going to be our most action packed to date, with new event locations and courses, some exciting news for TreX Victoria (stay tuned for more), the inclusion of the AquaBike sprint and standard courses, the new Back2Back Enduro format and prize money for all platinum events. We can’t wait!”

www.trextriathlon.com.au
www.in2adventure.com.au

 

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