Course Description and Maps

XTERRA Kids race

The kids’ event is designed especially for kids aged up to 14yrs and includes a similar off-road course as the adults just a lot shorter and without any real technical difficulties.

This incredible event regularly attracts over 300 kids who revel in the chance to compete in their own off-road triathlon just like their peirs. It is conducted in a semi-supervised way such that kids have their own adventure but are never too far from a marshal or race HQ.

NEW COURSE ASPECTS FOR 2024 compared to 2023:

  • the MTB course has been changed and extra marshals will be in place to help ensure all riders go the right way.

XTERRA Kids Course Map

View Kids’ Course larger map HERE >>

200m Ocean Swim

Lining up on the beach, kids will complete a short swim across the small bay in smooth, protected water remaining within the swimmers enclosure the entire way. It has a sandy bottom and is only chest deep for most of the way so provides opportunity for a rest if needed. There will be a water safety team on the water to provide assistance if needed.

5.5km Mountain Bike

Exit the TA and ride along a fun double track that winds between the golf course fairways dodging kangaroos up towards the water tanks, then its anchors-away for a fun descent on single track back to the Country Club where kids head into Transition 2 ready for the run.

2.6km Coastal Run

Exit the transition area and kids then run through the Country Club which has a few moderate ups and downs before a nice flowy downhill run through the bush and then into the Finish Line at the Country Club. The run avoids the technical rocky sections of coastline.

Course key elements

  • 3 different wave starts to seperate the older / stronger kids, from the younger ones:
    • STARTS:
      • 2:00pm   Under 15yrs individual boys and girls, plus
                        Under 15yrs relay teams, plus
                        Under 13yrs individual boys and girls   
      • 2:06pm   Under 11yrs individual boys and girls, plus
                        Under 11yrs relay teams, plus   
      • 2:12pm   Under 9yrs individual boys and girls  
  • The course for all legs is clearly marked and kids can follow it unguided – adding to the sense of accomplishment by completing it themselves.
  • The run and ride legs are not overly technical and should be fun and achievable for kids of all ages
  • Marshals will be located at key points around the course and a medical team onsite to provide assistance if needed.