who WILL be Australia's toughest age group triathlete?


Triathlon in Australia is about to take on a new lease of life as we launch the Australian Sufferfest Championships! We've put together a fantastic line up of races that are arguably some of the toughest courses on the Australian Triathlon Circuit and we are now in search for Australia's Toughest Triathlete! 

Athletes will race individual races to earn themselves the title of Sufferfest Champion


WHY RACE?


Endurance athletes are always looking for that new challenge. A challenge that will push them further and harder both physically and mentally. A challenge that is set above the rest. And that's why we've sourced some of the toughest courses. It's not about who can race the fastest, it's who is prepared to suffer the most! If you have the thirst to find out what it takes, then this challenge is for you. 
So the question now is why wouldn't you?


HOW IT WORKS


POIntS Score


HOW DOES POINTS SCORE WORK? ATHLETES CAN EARN POINTS (REFER TABLE BELOW) FOR EACH RACE TO GO TOWARDS THE SERIES POINT SCORES. THE 2 BEST RESULTS WILL BE USED TO CALCULATE OVERALL SCORE


PRIZES AND AWARDS


The top 3 in Each Age Group in each Championship will receive trophies ​
​1st in each age group category win - Rocket Science Sport championship kit (RRP $475) and 12 months of Free Entries (value $1000 +)


AGE GROUPS 


The age category that you compete in is based on your age as at 31st December, 2016.
The age categories are as follows – 


15-18 (male and female)
19-29 (male and female)
30-39 (male and female)
40-49 (male and female)
50-59 (male and female)
60-69 (male and female)
70 PLUS (male and female)


AGE GROUP Championship Races


AUStralian IRONFEST Championships

KANGAROO ISLAND


Australian HALF IRONFEST championships

KANGAROO ISLAND


western australian championship series


WA Sufferfest Half IronFest championship Series

Race 1 - Rottnest Island
Race 2 – bunbury

WA Sufferfest Olyfest championship Series

Race 1 – Rottnest Island
Race 2 – cottesloe

WA SprintFest Championship Series

Race 1 – Rottnest Island
Race 2 – bunbury
Race 3 – cottesloe


Victorian Championship Races


Vic Sufferfest Half IronFest championship Series

Race 1 – Mt Martha
Race 2 – warrnambool


Vic Sufferfest Olyfest championship Series

Race 1 – safety beach

Race 2 – Mt Martha
Race 3 – warrnambool


Vic SprintFest Championship Series

Race 1 – safety beach

Race 2 – Mt Martha
Race 3 – warrnambool


south australian  Championship Races


SA Sufferfest Half IronFest championship Series

Race 1 – murray bridge
Race 2 – kanagaroo island


SA Sufferfest Olyfest championship Series

Race 1 – murray bridge
Race 2 – kanagaroo island


SA SprintFest Championship Series

Race 1 – murray bridge
Race 2 – kanagaroo island



OPEN championships


The Open race is open to Age Groupers and Elite Athletes (long course only) at each Sufferfest race (no prize money for olyfest or below).

prize money for each race

1st male & female $750 CASH each* (Rocket science wetsuit)
2nd male & female $450 each *
3rd male & female $200 each
* Conditions: (1-2 Starters - 1st place across the line (open or age) -$400 paid only, 3-5 Starters - 1st place paid only, 6-10 Starters - 1st & 2nd places paid only & 10+ Starters - 1st , 2nd & 3rd places paid)
Only Open/Pro/Age Group athletes entered into the Open category are eligible to claim prize money


WA SERIES - bonus payment  - $1000 awarded to athlete (male and female) who comes first across the line at rottnest Sufferfest and Albany Sufferfest
VIC SERIES - bonus payment - $1000 awarded to athlete (male and female) who comes first across in at least 2 races (Warrnambool, Nagambie or Mt Martha)

Point Allocation:

​30 Points   -   1st Place

28 Points   -   2nd place

26 points   -   3rd place

24 points   -   4th place

22 points   -   5th place

20 points   -   6th place

18 points   -   7th place

16 points   -   8th place

14 points   -   9th place

12 points   -   10th place

5 points     -   All remaining finishers​

​​ALL champsionship winners will be announced shortly after last race of the season (Murray Bridge). trophies and prizes will then be sent out on 31/3