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Real Mates Talk – Men’s Only Triathlon

Real Mates Talk - Men’s Only Triathlon


Mens Only Triathlon – Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Centre
Categories – Triathlon
Distances – Enticer & Sprint
(Solo & Teams)

Mini Kids-Distances are based on Triathlon AUS Age Limit Restrictions on this page.

Enticer – 300m/8km/2.5km

Sprint – 600m/16km/5km

One for the boys! get them out and about with mates, getting active in a fun and supporting environment.

Held in conjunction with mens health week, we hope to encourage men from all walks of life to just have fun and get talking.
Swim aids are permitted for those not confident in the pool.
$5.00 from every entry is donated to REAL MATES TALK

Around three-quarters of the people who die by suicide in the Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay region are men.  These men are aged from teenagers to the elderly – they are our brothers, sons, husbands, workmates, friends and neighbours.

The Real Mates Talk men’s campaign intends to prevent suicide attempts and deaths of men in our community and support them to connect with others and live well.  Across the region, many men have put their hand up to be an Ambassador for this campaign – scroll down to see them below.  If you want to join us, let us know!

With Real Mates Talk, these men aim to:

  • Encourage men in their community to ask “What’s up mate?”
  • Encourage men (and women) to ask for help
  • Support them to have places to go to connect with others




2 Person Team

3 Person Team

Includes TA One Day Licence $5.00 Charity Donation




Includes TA One Day Licence $5.00 Charity Donation




Includes TA One Day Licence $5.00 Charity Donation




Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex

Course Maps

What, When & Where on Race Day?
Mackay Triathlon Club welcomes all triathlete levels, and we’re more than happy to help newbies throughout our races. Whether it’s your first or last race, we’ve put together a step by step guide as to what you will have to do, where and when on race day.

Entry is Via Online Registration only- no entries well be accepted Saturday or Sunday on race weekend

7:00am-7.45 Sunday
8.00am 1st wave starts
You will be given your wave start at check in.
Please ensure you know your wave number & be ready
As each wave starts, the next wave will be called by race number ready for the next wave start.
If you miss your wave, don’t panic!! Notify the Starter you missed your wave, & the Race Director after your race & your time will be adjusted for publication in the race results.

Timing Chip – It is essential that you return the timing band at the conclusion of the event to the timing team. If the band is not returned a fee of $50 will be charged.

– A TQ official will check your bike for safety.
– Have your helmet on, securely fastened with your helmet sticker on the front
– Bikes will be racked by the back wheel in the ITU style racks or by the seat (traditional racks).
– Please leave a 2m space between all bikes, a TQ official will be available
– Check your tyre pressure
– No Bags are to be left in the transition area-they will be removed by the TQ official pre race if left
– There is a baggage tent next to the timing tent where your items will be secure for the duration of your race.
– Once you have dropped off your bike and race items, please move out of the transition area completely & do not re enter so other athletes can set their gear up, spectators are not permitted in transition

A verbal briefing will be held prior to race starts Sunday morning, prior to race start. This briefing will have all the information and rules required to complete the race, including how many laps are required for each race leg.

Please ensure you have the following equipment on the day;

Your will need-
Swim Cap
(Flippers, Kick board, snorkel all able to be used at this race)

Ensure you remove your swim cap & goggles & leave them & anything else you used for the swim neatly near your bike
Dry off if you need to & change / put on bike cloths & bike shoes or your runners
You must put your helmet on & have it clipped up BEFORE you touch your bike
Do not get on your bike until you cross the mount line & are on the bike course proper &out of the transition area.(The mount line will be clearly marked & we will have a volunteer there to assist you)
This is a safety rule so no athletes are on their bikes in the vicinity of other athletes who may be still in transition & will not be looking out for bikes

Your will need
Water Bottle
Cycling Shoes/Runners

Again, ensure you have dismounted your bike before you cross the Dismount line.
Do not remove your helmet until you have racked your bike
Change into your run shoes if you wore cycling shoes
Change into your run clothing if required
Put a Hat on!!
Ensure you follow the directions of race officials on where to go to start your run

What to Bring
Change of clothes if required

After you exit transition, follow instructions from course marshals & make your way onto the run course
There will be a water station at transition & another at the run turn around.

The best part of the race! The timing transponder mats are underneath the finish arch, and your foot (with the band attached) must pass over these plates. Once you cross the line proceed through the chutes towards the marshals who will remove your timing band.

Recovery Area & Food Packs
Fruit and water recovery product will be available in the Recovery Area post race

The Presentations
Presentations will be held after the race. Please join us in supporting the athletes.

Removing your bike from the Transition area
The transition area will be reopened again after the last competitor exits for their run leg. When you take your bike out of the transition area please ensure that you show both your ID wristband and your bike numbers to the officials at the transition exit.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Real Mates Talk Mens Only Triathlon