The 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsvilleteam has today launched the courses for the event to be held next August.
As a part of the course launch maps and information for all races in the 12-day festival of triathlon are now available on the event website.
The 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsville is set to be the largest event ever held in the region, with thousands of athletes and supporters from around the world to attend.
The 12-day event will be held from 14-25 August and will include 19 World Championship races across five different levels of athletes, including Age-Group, Para Triathletes, Junior, Under 23 and Elites.
The Multisport Championships will see Sprint and Standard Duathlon, Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon, Aquathlon, Long Distance Triathlon, and Aquabike, World Championship races organised together, with all events to be held in close proximity to the centre of Townsville.
Racing will be split across two venues, with road-based events of Duathlon, Aquathon, Long Course Triathlon and Aquabike to be based out of Jezzine Barracks. Offroad events of Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon are to be hosted at the beautiful Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park. Both venues are within easy reach of the event hub at Strand Park, with Jezzine Barracks a 10-minute walk and Pallarenda Park a 12-minute drive.
Marisol Casado, World Triathlon President and IOC Member is thrilled to launch the courses in North Queensland for the 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsville to the world.
“The Multisport world is coming to Townsville in 2024 and these courses have been carefully designed to be technically challenging across all disciplines while enjoying the stunning surroundings of North Queensland, Australia.”
Jarrad Easlea, 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsville Race Director, said that the launch of the courses was an important milestone ahead of next year’s event.
“With the countdown to the 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsville well underway the event team is pleased to be able to launch the course maps and information for the local community and athletes from home and abroad,” said Easlea. “A significant amount of work has gone in to developing courses that showcase Townsville, will provide close and exciting racing and also minimise impact on the local community. I’d like to thank event stakeholders for working closely with our team to develop these courses and we look forward to seeing thousands of athletes race for World Championship glory next August.
“We can’t wait to welcome athletes from all over the world to the region for what will be an incredible event showcasing Tropical North Queensland to thousands of athletes, their families and supporters,” he said.
The World Triathlon Multisport Championships made its debut in the World Triathlon calendar in 2017 in Penticton (Canada), a successful event that was followed by Fyn (Denmark) in 2018 and Pontevedra (Spain) in 2019. The event had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic and in 2021 was split in three different locations: Almere (The Netherlands) hosted the Long Distance and Aquabike races, while the Duathlon World Championships were organised in Aviles (Spain), and the Cross Triathlon World Championships took place in El Anillo (Spain).
The 2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships took place in Targu Mures and Samorin (Slovakia), while the 2023 event went back to its traditional set up of one location hosting all events, Ibiza (Spain), hosted the Multisport Championships from 29 April until May 7, 2023.
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