The Ray White Bayside NT Sprint Championships is an iconic race on the Triathlon Australia National Qualifying Series, offering triathletes the opportunity to gain points to wear the green and gold at the Age Group World Championships. Showcasing the beauty of Darwin and the Top End lifestyle, Race 8 is as unique as the Territory.
This race is also part of the Triathlon NT Try-a-Tri series, offering EVERYONE the chance to experience the sport of triathlon. So wether you want to step-up from an enticer, or build towards a goal, the Ray White Bayside NT Sprint offers you the chance to experience Top End triathlon racing at its best.
The race is proudly sponsored by Ray White Bayside who have been helping the local Darwin community achieve their real estate goals since 2002. Under the direction of Darwin Triathlon Club member Korgan Hucent, Ray White’s dynamic team has established a sound reputation based on consistently delivering outstanding results with a high level of integrity, honesty and skill.
Online registration is open late February.
The race is held in East Point Reserve, whose peaceful beauty is just 15 minutes from the CBD and Darwin airport. With playground facilities and lush bushland, supporters are able to watch the action and cheer you on, in shaded comfort.
This race takes place during the tropical wet season which is hot and humid. Average daily temperatures range from 24C min – 32C max, with humidity over 70%; this can make temperatures feel like 36C+. If you are not used to racing in these conditions, please factor the effects of this climate into your race day preparations.
The swim leg is held in tranquil Lake Alexander, which provides the perfect 1 loop Sprint distance swim. Water temperature will be approximately 27-30 degrees, non-wetsuit swim.
The bike course will be on open roads, so road traffic rules will apply.
Traffic Management will be in place: Traffic lights at Dick Ward / Ross Smith flashing amber | Dickward Drive / Sunset Drive roundabout turnaround | Gilruth Avenue / East Point road intersection.
The run takes you along the shaded coastal path through East Point, with one aid station, that you pass twice.