The 2016 Geraldton Toyota Endure Batavia Triathlon is shaping up to be a spectacle for viewers and participants alike, with several big name competitors already committing to slog it out on Geraldton’s spectacular shores.
Six professional triathletes have already signed up to pit themselves against the elements for the gruelling event on April 17.
Geraldton Triathlon Association Vice President Simon Teakle said it was a real coup to have professional athletes signed up.
"Having professionals sign up so early and having athletes of this calibre return to compete is an absolute compliment to the quality and importance of the Endure Batavia Triathlon,” Mr Teakle said.
“Geraldton Triathlon Club aims to grow the Geraldton Toyota Endure Batavia Triathlon to become the best prize money race in the state, currently is the third highest. And with this we get to showcase Geraldton as must see destination for the triathletes of Australia.”
Around 300 competitors are expected to participate, racing across the city’s azure seas with a 1.5km ocean swim, pedalling its colourful streets on a 44km bike ride and putting foot to pavement on a 10km run.
Competitors can choose to complete the full course, they can gather a team to compete in the long course, or they can sign up solo for a shorter course comprising a 750m ocean swim, 22km bike ride and 5km run.
Competitors in the long course will vie for a swag of cash prizes.
Geraldton Toyota General Manager Zane Clark said the business was proud and excited to support a valued community event that promoted participation and a healthy lifestyle.
“Triathlon is fast becoming the trend sport. More people are becoming passionate in improving their health and well-being” Mr Clark said.
“Geraldton Toyota shares the same passionas the athletes who strive to achieve that “oh what a feeling!”
“As we approach our 25th anniversary, we couldn’t have thought of a better way to underline our support for a fantastic community event in the Endure Batavia Triathlon, and to assist the further growth of the event in becoming the States premier competition.”
Registrations open now open. For more information, visit the website: www.geraldtontriclub.com.au/endure-batavia-triathlon.aspx