Kingscliff Triathlon promises to be big
DOZENS of Northern Rivers athletes will compete in the fifth annual Kingscliff Triathlon and Multi-Fun event this weekend.
Event and administration manager Sebastien Krantz said a massive crowd of 1300 people will compete in Sunday's triathlon, while 100 social riders and fun runners will take part in Saturday's activities.
Race director Mike Crawley said the Kingscliff event was crammed to capacity this year.
"Entries closed 10 days early, as we were concerned about just how big our race field was going to be and combined with the celebrations in town, we want to be careful not to overload what will already be a huge weekend," he said. "We apologise to the hundred or more people on the wait list."
Krantz said the Kingscliff Triathlon was becoming increasingly popular among the sport's novice competitors, as well as regular runners.
"The triathlon is recognised as a great event by kids, learn-to-'tri'ers', sprinters and Olympians and this is due to having more friendly volunteers than any other race," he said.
"Despite suffering road closures and stresses, the community continues to go out of their way to welcome everyone and we thank the businesses and residents for allowing us back once again."
Athletes who missed out on entering this weekend will have the chance to register next week for the next event on February 15.