About the SunSmart Karri Valley Triathlon

Held at the picturesque RAC Karri Valley Resort near Pemberton, the Sunsmart Karri Valley Triathlon showcases the beauty of WA’s South West whilst providing triathletes with a unique racing experience.

Stadium Triathlon Club, in association with the RAC Karri Valley Resort, has hosted the Sunsmart Karri Valley Triathlon annually since 2003.

The 15th anniversary of the event was held on the weekend of 17-18 March 2018.

After swimming in the clean, fresh waters of Lake Beedelup you will be challenged by the undulating bike course under the canopy of the Karri Forest, and soak up the majestic views and natural charm of the RAC Karri Valley Resort and surrounds during the road/trail run. RAC Karri Valley Resort provides the perfect setting for everyone to enjoy.

How to get to RAC Karri Valley Resort – Directions & Map

Register for the 2018 SunSmart Karri Valley Triathlon

Registrations for the 2018 Sunsmart Karri Valley Triathlon closed at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 14 March.

Registration options include long course, short course, long and short course teams and TRYStars kid’s triathlon individual and teams.

Registration fees are:

  • Long course individual entry $145
  • Short course individual entry $85
  • Long course team entry $170
  • Short course team entry $105
  • TRYStars kid’s triathlon $20

A limited number of Sunsmart Karri Valley Triathlon trucker caps and visors are still available to purchase post-event. To arrange purchase please contact Niamh on President@stadiumtriclub.com.

Volunteering

A big thank you to all our volunteers who helped out on race day and before and after the event making the 2018 Sunsmart Karri Valley Triathlon a great experience for our participating athletes. Volunteer roles included:

  • Athlete registration
  • Marshalling on the swim, bike and run course
  • Run aid stations
  • Finish line/recovery area

We always need volunteers to make the event work so please keep us in mind should you, a family member or a friend wish to nominate as a volunteer for 2019.

Questions? 

If you have any questions or wish to know more about the Sunsmart Karri Valley Triathlon contact the Event Manager at stadiumtri.kvt@gmail.com

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The Iconic KVT Experience

Get a feel for what racing the iconic Karri Valley Triathlon will be like…

The KVT Promo Movie

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Long and short course registrations

Click here to register

TRYStars kid's triathlon registration

Click here to register

Post-race information

A participant list and race results are available from the link opposite.

Photographs of the race are available from Focused Ninja Photography and True Spirit Photography via the link opposite.

The Course

  • Short course – 500m swim, 20km bike, 4km run
  • Long course – 1500m swim, 60km bike, 12km run
  • Team entries available for long and short course
  • TRYStars kid’s triathlon

After swimming in the clean, fresh waters of Lake Beedelup you will be challenged by the undulating bike course under the canopy of the Karri Forest, and soak up the majestic views and natural charm of the RAC Karri Valley Resort and surrounds during the road/trail run. RAC Karri Valley Resort provides the perfect setting for everyone to enjoy.

Click on the link to the right to download the course map.

Please note that as the lake is fresh water with limited buoyancy and visibility, wet suits are compulsory for all adult age group athletes for both the short and long course. There is no wetsuit requirement for the kids triathlon. Normal Triathlon Western Australia rules apply for Open competitors based on water temperature on the day. If you are keen to participate but are unable to obtain a wetsuit for the race please contact Stadium Triathlon Club (stadiumtri.kvt@gmail.com) to discuss your situation and we will do our best to assist you.

KVT bike course

KVT bike course video to help you understand and visualise the bike course

KVT bike course

Race Weekend Information

Long and short course races commence mid-morning on Saturday following an athlete briefing, with the last long course athlete crossing the finish line mid-afternoon.

A presentation dinner is held at the resort on Saturday evening followed by live band “The Good Things” for entertainment.

The kid’s triathlon commences early Sunday morning, to allow plenty of time to travel back to Perth, but not too early so parents get to sleep in a bit.

A detailed race weekend schedule can be found in the 2018 Athlete Information Guide available on this web page and issued to all registered participants. Click on the button to the right to download your copy of the Athlete Information Guide.

Refreshments for spectators was provided on Saturday with Manjimup Senior High School again running their bacon, egg and sausage sizzle fund-raiser.

Accommodation is available at RAC Karri Valley Resort (www.karrivalleyresort.com.au, (ph. 08 9776 2020) however availability is limited. We recommend you contact the Pemberton Accommodation Association (http://www.pembertonstay.com.au) to locate the best accommodation for you. There is ample accommodation available close to the event.

Read about a 2016 Karri Valley Triathlon participant's experience here

Svetlana's blog

Athlete Information Guide

KVT Athlete Information Guide 2018

Sunsmart Karri Valley Kid’s Triathlon

Partnering with Healthway and Triathlon Western Australia, Stadium Triathlon Club brings to you the Sunsmart Karri Valley Kids Triathlon at RAC Karri Valley Resort. This event invites children between the ages of 7-13 who enjoy swimming, cycling and running. All kids participate in a short swim in the lake around our volunteers serving as swim buoys, then a cycle on closed internal resort roads and a run on the resort road and trails.

Course lengths will differ depending on age group:

Age 7-9: 100m swim, 2km cycle, 500m run
Age 10-13: 200m swim, 4km cycle, 1km run
Teams (2 or 3 participants 7-13 years): 200m swim, 4km cycle, 1km run

All kids receive a medal for participating.

In 2016 the kid’s triathlon was moved to Sunday morning so that parents competing on Saturday can cheer their children on without having to worry about their own race. This has proven to be a hit, with RAC Karri Valley Resort offering a late check-out and other athletes coming out to support the kids before heading home themselves.

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