April 20, 2024
XTERRA Australia

Short Distance Triathlon

Short Distance Triathlon

BIKE 15.5K
RUN 5.9K
The information on this page is not yet confirmed, and may be based on the previous years' edition.

If you want a piece of the action and eager to experience the fun of getting off-road – the Short Course in beautiful Dunsborough is the race for you! The XTERRA Short Course was designed to form a pathway into the sport of adventure racing; created especially for off-road converts, novices and intermediate triathletes and adventurers, as well as for younger participants.


This courses below are not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Swim Course
One lap 750m swim in the Geographe Bay with a waist-deep water start and a boat ramp exit

All swimmers will start together in waist deep water at the end of the boat ramp for a superb swim through the crystal clear water of Geographe Bay. Completing a 750m single loop swim with a series of right turns, swimmers remain within 200m of the coastline at all times (making for great viewing) whilst swimming over a sandy bottom kept alive with the fluttering of small fish in the shallows. Exit the water up the boat ramp and enter Transition #1 in the car park just 30m from the water’s edge.

Bike Course
Moderately technical 15.5K MTB course with a mix of single and double track roads

Short course riders will complete a fun mountain bike ride through the Dunsborough Country Club grounds as a single loop that takes in some of the most fun trails in the area.

The MTB course will include heaps of single track but also plenty of over-taking opportunities to allow faster riders through. This course will be technically challenging in spots but there are always easier “B” lines to take if you are not keen on taking the faster and more technical “A” lines. Some previous MTB experience is highly recommended!

Run Course
Scenic 5.9K trail run course with a mix of sand and gravel paths

Exit the transition area (TA) and run through the Country Club on flowing MTB style single track before joining the wider coastal trail that parallels the coast to just north of Curtis Bay. Turn right and commence the homeward leg with 1.5km of rock hopping, stepping and jumping as you make your along a combination of rocks and sand back towards Dunsborough. Soon enough you leave the coast and commence a final climb back to the Country Club and the jubilant finish chute. Well done!

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Run Course


This schedule is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Fri 2024.04.19
Sat 2024.04.20


This information is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.

🏆 Awarded

Top 3 in Category

Individual Awards (Men & Woman)

Category Awarded
Minor (under 15yrs) Top 3
Junior (16-18yrs) Top 3
Prime (18-29yrs) Top 3
Veteran (40-49yrs) Top 3
Vintage (50-59yrs) Top 3
Masters (60+ yrs) Top 3

Team Awards

Category Awarded
Minor Team (all competitors under 15yrs) Top 3
Junior Team (all competitors aged between 16yrs and 18yrs) Top 3
Male Team Top 3
Female Team Top 3
Mixed Team Top 3

Age categories are according to your age on race day.


The fees below have not yet been confirmed, and are subject to change.


Description Fee
Individual (20+ years) - Standard Entry $124
Individual (20+ years) - Race Day Entry $154
Junior Individual - Standard Entry $89
Junior Individual - Race Day Entry $123
Team (up to 3 people) - Standard Entry $169
Team (up to 3 people) - Race Day Entry $228
Junior Team (up to 3 people) - Standard Entry $167
Junior Team (up to 3 people) - Race Day Entry $199
  • Entry fees outlined below are in (AUD).

  • The Standard Fee applies from the time entries open in October until online entries close at 8:00am (AEDT) Tuesday 28 March 2023.

  • Entries received on the day are those received at race registration.


The information below may be from a previous edition of the event, and is subject to change.


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