Welcome to the Roches Beach Cross Triathlon - proudly supporting the Cancer Council
The Roches Beach Cross Triathlon was a national qualifying race for the Australian team competing at the World Cross Triathlon Championships at Almere, Netherlands in September 2020 (postponed to 2021). It has been confirmed that it will be a qualifier again this year.
The event home is the Roches Beach Picnic Area (near Lauderdale and up the beach from the 2019 home at Orana Girl Guide), in the Clarence Municipality, which is about a 10 minute drive from the Hobart Airport and approximately 20 minutes’ drive to Hobart. Roches Beach offers an ideal location for this event, with beautiful clear water, a fantastic coastal trail to run along, and beautiful vista of the coast line atop the highest point of the mountain bike course. In addition to the cross triathlon (X Tri) , returning again in 2020 will be the dry version (Dry X), with an extra run leg replacing the swim and also a trail run using the final leg of the X Tri as its course. In 2020 there will also be the Xticer, incorporating a 400m swim, a 8 km MTB and a 4 km run. (course details to be published soon).
Building on the fund raising efforts of 2019, in 2020 a proportion of all race entries will be donated to the Cancer Council.
The Roches Beach Cross Triathlon is open to the public to enter, with teams welcome. X Tri, Dry X and Xticer start at 10:00am, Trail Run at 10:30am .
What is Cross Triathlon?
Basically a cross tri has a mountain bike, instead of a road bike leg. The run is a cross country. The swim is still a swim.