DATES ANNOUNCED: The weekend of March 1 and 2 next year has been booked in advance for the second BCU Coffs TRI aquatic festival.
DATES ANNOUNCED: The weekend of March 1 and 2 next year has been booked in advance for the second BCU Coffs TRI aquatic festival. Leigh Jensen

Dates confirmed for next year's TRI weekend in Coffs

DATES for the second BCU Coffs Triathlon in 2014 have been set by organisers Village Sports.

For the first two days of March next year, the Coffs Coast will be turned into an aquatic wonderland and BCU chief executive Lyndon Kingston said the big weekend of March 1 and 2 can't arrive quickly enough.

"We're thrilled to be major sponsor when the first Coffs TRI attracted competitors from across Australia," Kingston said.

"Feedback from spectators, entrants and locals during and after the event, highlighted what a great success it was and it's fantastic we can again play an integral role bringing this to the Coffs Coast."

On March 1, an Enticer Tri (375m swim/10km ride/2.5km run) will be staged along with races for children aged 5-14 years.

Then on Sunday March 2, the headliner is the Olympic-distance triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) and the event promises something for everyone, regardless of age, ability or level of fitness.

The spectacular open water swim, considered one of the most beautiful in the country, will be held inside the protected, pristine harbour with spectators getting a birds-eye view from the iconic pier.

The two-lap cycle course is fast yet challenging, on a closed road out to Toormina and back to the harbour.

Finally, the run leg comprises two laps along the beautiful Jetty Foreshores.

Village Sports race director Mick Maley said a total prize purse of $4500 is on offer for open male and female category placegetters.

"This year's inaugural triathlon attracted 600 competitors," Kingston said.

"We're thrilled how everything went and the feedback we received was very positive."

Entries for the BCU Coffs TRI are now open at www.village sports.com.au



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