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In terms of the Cairns scenic course and natural backdrop Challenge Cairns is tipped to match the iconic status of the grueling Hawaiian Iron man an event known to break many human spirits but also at the same time see athletes achieve life long goals of competing and actually crossing that finish line.
Challenge Cairns Triathlon will feature a course memorable for the 3.8 kilometer swim in the warm waters of Yorkeys Knob - the 180 kilometer bike leg that travels up one of the most breathtaking scenic coastal roads in Australia towards Port Douglas - and a tough 42.2 kilometer run in the year round tropical sunshine of Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Challenge Cairns will have the highest prize money of any 'Challenge' branded triathlon in the world $142,000 making it the second richest triathlon in the world.
Currently the pinnacle 'Challenge Distance Event' is held in Roth Germany. Challenge Roth is a legendary event attracting 5,000 competitors and 150,000 spectators every year, returning an economic benefit to Germany of around $18.4 million.
This Cairns event will attract elite athletes from all over Australia and across the world and just as an example the annual Noosa - Triathlon Multisport Festival and Mooloolaba Triathlon are sold out almost a year in advance and over the years these triathlons have become a vital part in the survival of tourism in Noosa and Mooloolaba during traditional tourism low seasons.
Athletes and their families attending the Challenge Cairns Adventure Festival and Triathlon are advised to secure their holiday accommodation over the next few months as June in Cairns Queensland Australia is peak season for Conferences, Wedding Groups and Inbound Groups - coming from overseas to enjoy this glorious time of year in Cairns.
Along with the Triathlon there will be surrounding festivals, expos and other family friendly events in the week leading up to the Challenge Cairns Great Barrier Reef Triathlon so even if you are not a competitor just make sure you come along to Cairns Queensland Australia to enjoy some local festivities and enjoy the natural attractions of the Cairns Great Barrier Reef and our World Heritage Rainforests in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation region.
The organisers of the Challenge Cairns Triathlon Festival Event are already pleased with the number of interstate, intrastate and international athletes that have signed up for events and requested further information on the Challenge Cairns events activities.
June in Cairns Queensland Australia is the beginning of the prime tourist holiday season as millions of tourists flock to the sunshine and the azure waters of the Cairns Great Barrier Reef.
The Cairns Triathlon athletes will mostly need to be accommodated around the city centre of Cairns to have easy access to training facilities, triathlon event venues and to take some time out for pre-post holiday time with the family in Cairns and surrounding regions.
Holiday accommodation in Cairns at this time must be pre-booked early with such a large event as the Challenge Cairns Triathlon Festival Event participants numbers growing daily with the announcement of new athletic events being added to the Cairns Challenge Triathlon program.
Accommodation in Cairns ranges from backpackers to your five star luxury hotel but self contained holiday apartments are ideal for athletes that would like to self cater for special training meals and for convenience of access to Cairns city facilities.
Please Note:- Athlete Accommodation
Accommodation in Cairns at this time will be at a premium due to the influx of tourists for large conferences and other events and also for the traditional tourist numbers that abound at this time so we urge you to lock in your Cairns accommodation early to ensure you are well catered for what you require.
To view Cairns Accommodation options have a look at Cairns Accommodation for the Best Rate Guarantee and Discounts on Cairns Tours or call (07) 4059 5959 or 1300 780 806