Bargara Triathlon Club will hold its first competition event of the season with the Kalki Moon Duathlon at Mary Kinross Park from 6am on Sunday, August 30.
The duathlon is a run, cycle, run event and three categories ensure all fitness levels and ages can partake.
Bargara Triathlon Club president Troy Austin said many members were eager to return and that already more than 80 people had signed up.
“This is the first event back after the COVID shut down,” Troy said.
“We’ve had to make some changes to get the event operational, but we’re taking the necessary precautions and so far we’ve got 83 competitors, which is a great turn-out.”
“Bayside Christian College is coming with a team and people from as far as Agnes Water and Gladstone have signed up, so it’s been really popular so far.”
Unlike other competitions, the duathlon caters to all fitness levels.
The Turtles event is for 7 to 12-year-olds and is a 500-metre run, 2km bike ride, followed by another 500-metre run.
Give It A Try is for 13 years and older and is a 2.5km run, 9km bike ride and 2.5km run. Finally, the Sprint event is for 14 years and older, and is a 5km run, 20km bike ride and 5km run.
“It’s an all ages family event; walking or running, everyone is welcome,” Troy said.
“We’re not racing for sheep stations and anyone can join in whether you’re riding a BMX, road bike or mountain bikes.
“You don’t have to be a professional to race this event as it’s put on for the families and there’s a playground for the kids and coffee for the mums and dads.”
Troy complimented Kalki Moon Distilling and Brewing who had been a long and strong supporter of the club and were sponsoring the event.
“Kalki Moon has been supporting Bargara Triathlon Club for a long time,” Troy said.
“The owner, Rick is really supportive of us and he’s always helping out with anything.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, numbers are strictly limited. Anyone wanting to be part of this event should go to the club's Facebook page and register an individual or a team.
There will be a race after-party at Bargara Lakes Tavern from 11am.