DO NOT fear triathletes. The big event is still on.
Many athletes have been concerned this weekend's inaugural BCU Coffs TRI would be cancelled due to the storm damage the region suffered over the weekend.
Organisers of the event have declared the opposite is true and are preparing for more than 700 triathletes to race over the various distances throughout the weekend.
Local company Village Sports has been a major driver of the event and a spokesperson said it's all systems go with the entries into the races closing tonight.
"We're looking froward to a fun weekend of races starting with the Kids' Aquathlons and Triathlons on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Enticer Event and then the headline Olympic Distance Tri on Sunday, March 3," the spokesperson said.
"The sun is now out and we are hoping it keeps shining for the rest of the week."