Dear Valued Event Participant,
We appreciate your patience and support following the decision at the weekend to cancel the Gold Coast Corporate Triathlon, Saturday 24/2/18 due to inclement weather resulting in unsafe race conditions.
Events of this scale take many months of diligent planning, coordination and consultation with key stakeholders including; City of Gold Coast, Queensland Police Services, Gold Coast Waterways Authority, Triathlon Australia and Medical Providers.
The safety of event participants, volunteers and staff is the primary consideration when making all decisions regarding the planning and delivery of all events. Detailed risk management, emergency management and contingency plans exist and they are used by the decision makers in the case of severe weather conditions. The decision to cancel the event was made in consultation with the Bureau of Meteorology and on the advice of Triathlon Australia, the Queensland Police, emergency services and local authorities. SME360 reviewed the weather conditions with safety authorities right up until the latest possible moment with the intention of continuing the event should the weather conditions have improved. The decision to cancel was not made lightly and was made with the full consideration and concern for the well-being and safety of event participants. This is the first time SME360 has had to cancel an event.
Event management and financial investment for an event of this scale is significant and is incurred whether or not the event proceeds. It is for this reason that the agreed refund policy is in place and upon registration all participants agree to this policy as a condition of entry. The exception to this is for participants who purchased the Weather Race Cancellation Levy. If this is the case the reimbursement for event registration fees will be refunded to the credit card used upon registration or if a credit card was not used please contact us at email@example.com.
For those participants that received event packs by mail before the event, Oz Timing (the timing contractor) require all timing chips to be returned to PO Box 1194 South Melbourne VIC 3205. Oz Timing will be in contact with all team captains and will arrange reply-paid postage details so there is no cost to participants.
All participants are entitled to their official event t-shirt. If you entered after the mail out closure date, you will be sent your teams’ t-shirts in the coming weeks. For any exchanges or other inquiries regarding this merchandise, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SME360 remain committed to the delivery of safe and enjoyable events and we are disappointed that, on this occasion, we were not able to execute the fun, challenging and team-building event that is the Gold Coast Corporate Triathlon. We hope to see you in the Gold Coast for the next Corporate Triathlon in 2019.
As a token of our appreciation for your support we would like to offer all registered event participants a discount on entry for the 2019 Gold Coast Corporate Triathlon entry. Once we have secured a date for the 2019 event we will send details of this offer with a link to register.
For further inquiries please contact SME360 via email@example.com.
Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
Location: Doug Jennings Reserve, Gold Coast
Distances: 400m Swim / 10km Cycle / 4km Run
Field Limit: 1,100 teams
Entries Open: 4th September 2017
Categories: Male, Female, Mixed, Informal
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Pricing per team
|Main Race||Relay Tri|
|Early Bird Price||$370||$295|
*Prices will increase by $10 per team on 3rd February 2018
A team of three (3) will each complete a full triathlon in relay format.
A great introduction to triathlon for all ability levels, this event sees a swimmer, cyclist and runner each complete a leg of the triathlon.
Australian CEO Challenge
Last season we were pleased with the great response to see so many business leaders become involved in the event. CEO’s, MD’s and GM’s will once again have their team start in the first wave start and this season will also have their own results as well.
Main Race: 7:30am
Relay Triathlon: 8:30am
The event experience includes but is not limited to a race kit valued at over $100 for each competitor including:
- Australian Corporate Triathlon Series 2018 Technical T-shirt*
- Australian Corporate Triathlon Series Swim Cap
- Great Sponsor Product
*Pictured is the 2017 T-Shirt. Stay tuned for the new design
Swim 400m: Wave starts in a protected marine park swimming South towards Sea World.
Cycle 10km: Two laps, flat course with road closure of Sea World Drive, to Sea World car park and back.
Run 4km: A scenic out and back course on running paths overlooking the Broadwater, Gold Coast Seaway and Surf.
Event Feature: A great course with sheltered swim, a flat fast cycle and scenic run course.
Parking: Available at the top of the Spit. Limited parking available.
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Stand out amongst industry professions and showcase your corporate colours on event day! Companies are encouraged to wear corporate colours with pride! Teams take this opportunity to organise a custom triathlon uniform which can be sourced from our official apparel suplied 2XU.