Port Douglas is the place to be for the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival which will kick off with three events to finish on the iconic Four Mile Beach on June 1.
Up to 2000 athletes competing in the The Coral Coast 5150 Triathlon, the RRR Mountain Bike Challenge and the Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge are expected to cross the finish line on Four Mile Beach to the cheers of thousands of spectators.
The Coral Coast 5150 Triathlon is held over the Olympic distance of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run, with Sprint and Enticer distance options also available for both individuals and teams.
The RRR (Rural, Reef and Rainforest) Mountain Bike Challenge is the longest “point to point” race in Australia, starting 23 years ago and traversing the picturesque Bump Track from Mt Molloy through the rainforest to Four Mile Beach.
The RRR attracts hundreds of local, national and international entrants with 70km and 35km courses covering three diverse terrains.
The Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge is Australia’s biggest and newest downwind iron ocean race with hundreds of outrigger canoes and surf skis tackling the 40km surf leg from Palm Cove to Port Douglas.
All three races will share the same finishing point on Four Mile Beach in front of the Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club, creating an exciting climax for competitors and spectators.
For more information on the three Cairns Adventure Festival events visit www.ironman.com.
Port Douglas also features prominently on the cycle leg of the Cairns Airport Ironman event on June 8, a gruelling 1.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42km run.
Ironman competitors will ride from Cairns to Port Douglas, which will feature a Cairns Airport Live Site at the turnaround point in Macrossan St including commentary and a big screen.
The Macrossan St Live St is being promoted as a great place for spectators to “chase the race” and there will also be boat transfers from Port Douglas to Cairns so spectators can watch the cyclists in Macrossan St and then catch the boat to Cairns to catch the finish.
There will be some changed traffic conditions in Port Douglas as a result of the Cairns Airport Ironman on June 8 but access within Port Douglas will be open at all stages during the day.
For more information on the changed traffic conditions in Port Douglas and the boat transfers to Cairns visit