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XTERRA Townsville

September 1, 2018 @ 7:00 am - September 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Ultimate Adventure Weekend

1st- 2nd September 2018

XTERRA Townsville & Cape Pallarenda Trail Run

A weekend not to be missed! Outer Limits has teamed up with Xterra Australia to bring you the iconic off-road triathlon right to your doorstep. Join us for an exciting off-road triathlon race on Saturday, 1st September and back it up with our most popular trail run ‘Cape Pallarenda’ the next day, Sunday 2nd September.

Registrations are now open for Cape Pallarenda Trail Run and XTERRA Townsville.

Visit the Xterra website for more info and registration.

The XTERRA Townsville course is at the Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, once a quarantine station in the early 1900’s and a strategic defence location in World War II. The park offers a fantastic trail network for mountain biking and trail running, all whilst taking in the great views onto Magnetic Island and the Townsville mainland. The swim leg will start off shore, jumping of the SeaLink ferry and swimming back to  the beach to then start the bike leg and finishing off with the run leg.

Join us and discover nature’s paradise in Queensland.

What is XTERRA?

In 1996, mountain biking and triathlon met in a duel of the fittest on the island of Maui.  The race consisted of a rough water swim, a mountain bike race, and a trail run.  It represented a bold new racing format that attracted outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, mountain bikers and triathletes.  The mountain bikers brought their laid-back style and bold self-assurance.  The triathletes brought their hard-core training and avid dedication.  They soon discovered a common “Live More” spirit that pulled them together.  The relationship flourished into an internationally-recognized brand called XTERRA, and today there are close to one hundred thousand athletes not only taking part in the races, but truly living the lifestyle.


XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship Highlight Video from XTERRA TV on Vimeo.

Course options & Categories

Standard Distance: 1.5km ocean swim (starting from the SeaLink ferry), 30km mountain bike, 10km trail run
Sprint Distance: 750m ocean swim, 14km mountain bike and 5km trail run

Event Schedule:

Friday, 31stAugust

  • 16:00-18:00 Race pack collection at Pallarenda Race HQ

Saturday, 1stSeptember

  • 05:30 Registration opens at Race HQ (Pallarenda)
    • Sign in and race number collection
    • Racking bikes
  • 06:15 Race briefing for both courses
  • 06:30 Bus departure
  • 07:00 Ferry Departure from SeaLink Ferry Terminal
  • 07:30 Start of swim leg for both courses from SeaLink Ferry
  • Fastest expected finishing time: 02:30 hours
  • 12:00 Presentation at Race HQ

Sunday, 2ndSeptember

  • 04:45 Registration opens
    • Sign in and collect race number
    • Bag drop
  • 05:15 Race briefing for 42km course
  • 05:30 Start of 42km race
  • 06:45 Race brief for 21km course
  • 07:00 Start of 21km race
  • 07:15 Race brief for 10km course
  • 07:30 Start of 10km course
  • 07:45 Race brief for 5km course
  • 08:00 Start of 5km race
  • 11:00 Presentation
  • 15:00- onwards AFTER PARTY – Location: Picnic Bay Surf Club, The Strand

Standard Divisions: Pro/elite, Age Group men and women – 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+, Challenged.
Sprint Divisions: 14-15, 16-19, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+, Challenged.

Race as part of a team: 2-3 persons – men, women and coed – can race as a team in either the standard full-distance race or the sprint distance

For more details please click here.


September 1, 2018 @ 7:00 am
September 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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