Ultimate Winter Duathlon Hits Greater Springfield This July

Brace yourselves for a vital Greater Springfield Duathlon course and winter race this Sunday, 23 July 2017, at Springfield Central’s Robelle Domain. This is an annual event supported by the Springfield Land Corporation and the Ipswich City Council. The duathlon serves as a qualifying race for the Triathlon Australia Age Group ITU World Championship. Qualifiers are to participate in next year’s Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships in Denmark.

It will indeed be a challenging event for the racers. Nevertheless, it will still be a safe race to enter for first-timers. Varying distances of duathlon categories are all age-appropriate, namely: Standard for ages 18-years-old and above at 10km, 40km, or 5km; Sprint (14 yrs + at 5km, 20km, 2.5km); Enticer (12 yrs + at 1.5km, 8km, 1.5km); and Kids & Mini Kids (7 – 13 yrs at 250m, 1.5km, 6km). Standard and Sprint participants can choose to run as an individual or by a team. Each team must have two to three persons only.

Online Entry Form


Points System

Members of this winter event will be ranked in accordance to a points system. Two race types are available for ranking: the Queensland Championship Races and the Nissan State Series Races. For participation, each Triathlon Queensland member will be awarded one point. Also, kids or junior participants in races that are not timed will each be given participation points per entry.

Points System and Ranking


Entries and Prices

The Greater Springfield Duathlon at Springfield Central accepts online entries only until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, 19 July. Participants will receive their respective surnames on their race bibs if they enter prior to 8:00 a.m. Monday, 17 July. Regular and prompt entries are priced at $27.50 to $95 depending on the membership and age-appropriate race category.

Greater Springfield Duathlon
Tabulated pricing for prompt entries. Photo Credit: Featured image from http://www.triathlon.org.au

Late entries are still accepted from 4:01 p.m. Wednesday, 19 July, until 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 22 July. After the cut-off period for the submission of online entries, late entries can be made via the Triathlon Queensland office. Late registrations are also welcome on the afternoon of 22 July until the exhaustion of allocations. Prices for late entries will immediately apply once the online submission is cut off. Late entry prices are at $37.50 to $115 depending on membership and category too.

Greater Springfield Duathlon
Tabulated pricing for late entries. Photo Credit: Featured image from http://www.triathlon.org.au

Active members in the Triathlon Australia (TA) receive exclusive membership discounts when submitting entries. Non-members incur the additional cost of a one-day membership fee inclusive of race insurance. Meanwhile, all participants in a team are required to be TA members to qualify for the TA team entry discount. Each entry includes race numbers, timing, medical support or assistance, on-course Aid Station, and a post-event recovery area at the finish.

Only two types of TA memberships are considered valid in order to join the event. They are the Annual membership and the One Day membership (ODM). Annual members for the 2017/2018 season are required to indicate their respective membership numbers upon entry. Those who are not annual members will have to go with the non-TA member race entry stated above. On the other hand, those under TA’s Tri Before You Buy (TBYB) offer will need to have the ODM at the least in order to participate in the event.

For Greater Springfield Duathlon inquiries, memberships, and entries or late registrations, the Triathlon Queensland office may be contacted on (07) 3369 9600. You may also address an email to event organiser Emma McCarthy at events@qld.triathlon.org.au.

Springfield’s Event Cinemas Has New Family-Friendly Movies Scheduled for Winter School Holidays

Springfield mums and dads, give your kids that well-deserved school holiday by taking them to the nearby Event Cinemas. Tickets for family-friendly entertainment are now available. Letting your kids watch their favourite flick on a paid widescreen, along with other kids, is an effective way to reward them for school efforts. Let them relax and laugh their heart out. There’s a line-up of five good movies perfect for the school holidays this year starting 15 June to 6 July. Check them out below.

Despicable Me 3 (15 June)

This third instalment to the hit “Despicable Me” movie franchise stars the voices of Steve Carell (as Gru), Kristen Wiig (Lucy, Gru’s wife), and Trey Parker (Balthazar Bratt, the villain). Follow the adventures of Gru and Lucy as they try anything to stop the world domination plans of Balthazar, a former 1980s child star.

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Cars 3 (22 June)

Starring the voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, and Armie Hammer, Pixar and Walt Disney’s “Cars” is an animated story that focuses on the life of Lightning McQueen. In “Cars 3”, McQueen is set out to prove to a new generation fast cars that he’s still the one and only legendary racer in the world.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (22 June)

The Heffley family is going on a road trip to attend a relative’s 90th birthday celebration. Witness Greg (played by Jason Drucker) as he hilariously schemes his way off the family trip just so he could get to a nearby video game convention.

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Transformers: The Last Knight (22 June)

The multi-awarded Transformers movie franchise is now on its fifth installment. “Transformers: The Last Knight” stars Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Mark Wahlberg (as Cade Yeager), Isabela Moner (Izabella), Josh Duhamel (Lt. Colonel William Lennox), Anthony Hopkins (Sir Edmund Burton, the English Lord), and Laura Haddock (Vivian Wembley, the Oxford professor). With Optimus Prime gone, it’s now up to the “unlikely alliance” of Cade, Bumblebee, Sir Edmund, and Vivian to save planet Earth. How are they going to do it when the key to everything lies hidden in history?

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (6 July)

Thrilled now that he’s no longer the same old friendly neighbourhood superhero, Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland) returns home to live his normal daily life. He is now mentored by Tony Stark, the Avengers’ Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr). His boosted identity and increased fighting powers will be put to the test when the evil Vulture appears with a plan to destroy all that Spider-Man holds dear.

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Event Cinemas Springfield is located in 1 Main Street, Springfield Central. They’re open 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Buy your tickets now! Seats are limited but a few are still available. Special promos and discounted prices on select movies are also available for Cinebuzz members. For inquiries, tickets, and reservations, you may visit their website or call them on 07 3470 6600.

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