Gold Coast World Champs Update

Gold Coast World Champs Update

By ITU Admin on 08/12/08 at 12:01 am

Gold Coast 2009 Update

2009 Gold Coast ITU Triathlon World Championships
Event Planning Update November 2008

The Southport Broadwater Parklands (Event Headquarters) is currently undergoing a $32-million redevelopment. The redevelopment will result in a world class event precinct.  Construction is slightly ahead of schedule and is due for completion in April 2009.  See photo below.

The Online Registration system is currently in the final stages of development. National
Federations will be given access within the next few weeks once approved by ITU.
It is the LOCs aim to encourage all National Federations to have their teams finalized 60 days
(mid July 2009) out from the Championships. Payment for finalized teams must be made by 30
days (mid August 2009) out from the Championships.

ITU Corporate Triathlon World Championships
Promotional material for the 2009 Gold Coast ITU Corporate Triathlon Championships is currently being developed and will be complete for distribution by mid December. Information will be distributed to each National Federation before the end of December.

Details on the structure of the ITU Corporate Triathlon World Championships are currently available on the event website

Marketing & Promotion ITU Triathlon World Championships, including Sprint
Promotion for the ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships will be done in conjunction with the ITU Triathlon World Championships. A marketing & promotional plan has been developed that involves both domestic and international aspects.

The plan includes the following:
National Federations will receive an information package before the end of December containing all event details along with information to include on their websites for athletes.
Direct Email updates are available upon signing up via event website
National Federation Newsletters and direct communications and feedback
ITU Newsletter & website
Event Website
Industry specific magazine advertising and editorial, both international and domestic
Expo Booths Hamburg 2007, Vancouver 2008, Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival 2008,
Triathlon Australia qualifying Challenge Series 2008/09, Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival 2009
General promotional collateral Flyers, Posters

Host Hotel
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
158 Ferny Avenue
Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

Other Recommended Athlete Accommodation
Refer to  Visitor Information Accommodation for a current listing. (

There are two airport options:

The Gold Coast Airport (also known as Coolangatta Airport)
Located approximately 20kms south of the Gold Coast centre, Coolangatta Airport offers a variety of international and domestic flights on a variety of carriers. For a full list of carriers and flights please visit

Brisbane International Airport
Located close to the states capital city and approximately 80kms North of the Gold Coast, Brisbane airport offers direct connections to 26 international and 39 domestic locations. Operating from both international and domestic terminals (with an interconnecting monorail) it is Queenslands most prominent airport. For a full list of carriers and locations visit:

Transportation Plan
A Transportation plan is currently under development. The plan will include airport transfers and transfer as required by the ITU (as per current contract). The LOC will also develop a localized athlete shuttle system to and from the venue from major accommodation houses due to the lack of accommodation on course.

Pre & Post Activities Gold Coast, Australia
All visitors to the 2009 Gold Coast ITU Triathlon World Championships should leave time for the holiday of a lifetime whether its relaxing on sunkissed beaches, trekking through ancient rainforest or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, there’s an experience waiting to become a treasured memory in Queensland.

The following websites will provide information on pre & post activities available on the Gold
Coast, in Queensland, and across Australia:
Gold Coast
Discover the experiences that make a holiday in Australia unique

Event Schedule Highlights TENTATIVE

Wednesday September 9, 2009
3pm ITU Aquathlon World Championships Elite & Age-Group

Thursday September 10, 2009
5:30pm Athlete Pre-race meal Say GDAY Party
6:30pm ITU/LOC Reception
8pm Parade of Nations

Friday September 11, 2009
10am ITU Junior Men World Championship
11:30am ITU Under23 Men World Championship
Medal ceremonies for Junior Men & Under23 Men to follow
6pm Ticketed Concert

Saturday September 12, 2009
6:45am ITU Corporate Teams Triathlon World Championships
7:30am SprintMan Enticer
7:30am SprintMan Sprint
7:30am ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships
10am ITU Junior Women World Championship
11:45am ITU Under23 Women World Championship
2:30pm ITU Elite Women World Championship
Medal ceremonies for Junior Women, Under23 Women and Elite Women to follow

Sunday September 13, 2009
6:45am ITU AWAD World Championship
7:05am ITU Age-Group World Championship
7:05am ITU Corporate Teams Relay Triathlon World Championship
1:30pm ITU Elite Men World Championship
3:30pm Elite Men medal ceremonies
5:30pm The Great Aussie BBQ
7pm Sprint medal presentations
8pm Olympic distance medal presentations

Click here for the official website of the 2009 Gold Coast ITU Triathlon World Championships

The Southport Broadwater Parklands under construction


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