The dynamic TreX 2017/18 Season set to make a splash in Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay will see about 200 competitors and officials and over 300 spectators trek their way into the region next weekend (20 August) when In2Adventure hosts its TreX 2017/18 season at Kurwongbah’s Murrenbong Scout Camp with an all new duathlon format.
As the TreX Series was launched in Murrenbong eleven years ago, athletes can expect some old favourites trails including Genesis, Wolf Creek and Moria, as well as the excitement of the Madness and Mordor Trails, which offer some extra challenges for riders along the way.
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport, and Division 11 Councillor, Darren Grimwade, said council was thrilled In2Adventure had trekked to Moreton Bay to hold its Off Road Triathlon series.
“Kurwongbah may be sparsely populated but its beauty and terrain stretches far and wide, which makes it an ideal location to hold this action-packed event,” Cr Grimwade said.
“The Moreton Bay Region prides itself on a strong sporting culture and active, outdoor lifestyle, and I have no doubt our community will join me in welcoming In2Adventure to Kurwongbah this month.
“With a quality line up of around 200 competitors and officials and more than 300 spectators expected to attend the event, which is certainly shaping up to be a dynamic sporting event, of enduring athletics, not to be missed.
“While in Kurwongbah, I encourage competitors, spectators and visitors alike to head over to nearby Lake Samsonvale, an attractive spot for locals and visitors alike to relax and unwind while Lake Kurwongbah, a hidden treasure, is home to a wide variety of birds, fish and native animals making it a real luxury for those who enjoy the outdoors, water and nature.”
Race director Simon Lazenby said the duathlon format, a triathlon without the swim, was a great way to kick off the series in the Queensland winter and with events for all ages and skill level because it provided a great introduction to athletes to try the sport and discover why everyone is talking about cross triathlon.
“Off the back of the hosting of the ITU World Championships and ten years of developing the sport within Australia with the TreX Series, the interest in cross triathlon in Australia is at an all-time high,” Mr Lazenby said.
“Athletes are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to hit the trails again in this action-packed triathlon format. Cross or Off Road Triathlon takes the traditional format of the sport and mixes it with a huge helping of heart, guts, mud and dirt as athletes take on a unique challenge with swimming, mountain biking and trail running, where the challenge is as with mother nature as it is against other athletes."
“We have long known that the Moreton Bay Region, north of Brisbane is a fantastic adventure destination and with the backing of Moreton Bay Regional Council the duathlon format will enable us to showcase the region to athletes from across the state and the nation. And with camping and accommodation on site it makes if really easy to come along and enjoy some fantastic mountain biking, trail running, camping and awesome times with your mates or family.”