Great Keppel Island

 

Event Registration is Now Open

Follow the following link to register for the full weekend, Saturday (swim) or Sunday (run/hike).
See below for further details.

https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/56656754/select-race?e4p=3b798179-939e-43c3-b90a-ff9699950ca2&e4ts=1538600142&e4q=05a7913d-9b07-4a09-9f13-a29fa8abab76&e4c=active&e4e=snawe00000000&e4h=c390c124911849705c7d802999c5b468&e4rt=Safetynet&_p=5654638055012069

 

Further Details

Fitzroy Frogs are headed to Great Keppel Island (GKI) for a weekend of swimming, running and random fun (SR&RF).

And you are invited to join us.

ABOUT THE GKI SR&RF WEEKEND

For many years, CQ athletes have looked out across Keppel Bay and wondered “why don’t we have an event on Great Keppel Island?”.

“Wonder no more Central Queensland, Frogs are heading to the island”

When:                         Friday 19th October to Sunday 21st October

Why:                           Because we can

What will we do:     Swim, run and have lots of random fun

EVENT DETAILS

Event details may vary a little, but the program will look something like the following:

Saturday morning:
– Ocean swimming (3km, 2km, 1km and 500m events, including all four if you are up to it)
– The 3km swim will commence at 8:45, which allows participants not already on the island to catch the 7:30am Keppel Konnections transfer from Rosslyn Bay harbour

Saturday afternoon:

– Random Fun – why not hire a kayak and/or some snorkelling gear from GKI adventures, visit some of the nearby beaches, practice your beach volleyball or find a shady spot under a palm tree
– For anyone leaving the island on Saturday afternoon, your transfer departs at 4:00pm
– If anyone is keen, some swim coaching may be available too

Sunday:

– Trail running/hike (various distance options)
– The run/hike will commence at 8:00am, which allows participants not already on the island to catch the 6:45am “Special” Keppel Konnections transfer from Rosslyn Bay Harbour
– Participants are required to return to the GKI Hideaway by 2pm
– For those of us leaving the island on Sunday afternoon, our transfer departs at 4:00pm

Events will be relatively non-competitive, but participants will represent their Local Government area in “The Southern Reef Regional Challenge”

“Event start times will be scheduled to allow participants to arrive on the early morning ferry,
but please consider staying on the island to make the most of your weekend”

EVENT ENTRY FEES

Please note that U15 distance constraints may apply (Craig is working on it).


Event Participant
Registration Fees

Triathlon Australia Members

Non-TA Members
Family
Mum and/or Dad and the Kids
Saturday Swim U15 Free / 15yrs+ $25  U15 $25 / 15yrs+ $45  $105
Sunday Run/Hike U15 Free / 15yrs+ $25  U15 $25 / 15yrs+ $45  $105

“Online Event Registration will open in late September,
but organise your friends and book your accommodation early”

TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

To maximise event participation “athletes” and their support crew are encouraged to be a little compromising with accommodation arrangements, but we have secured the following 2-night packages with our friends at Great Keppel Island Hideaway & Keppel Konnections.

Ferry transfers and meals are included, so all you need to do is
pack your togs and runners and get yourself to Rosslyn Bay Harbour”

 2-Night Accommodation Package Costs:

– Beachfront (quad share) $260 pp
– Island (quad share)          $245 pp
– Garden (tri share)             $240 pp
– Bunkhouse (quad share) $220 pp
– Safari Tent (twin share)   $220 pp

To book or make further enquiries about accommodation, call or email Great Keppel Island Hideaway
P: (07) 4939 2050
E: bookings@gkihideaway.com.au

And here’s the Menu:

Day 1        Dinner            Roast buffet
Day 2        Breakfast        Continental breakfast (hot breakfast upgrade available)
Day 2        Lunch              BBQ buffet
Day 2        Dinner             Parilla (Argentinian BBQ)
Day 3        Breakfast        Continental breakfast (hot breakfast upgrade available)
Day 3        Lunch              Fish and chips

COURSE MAPS

MORE INFORMATION

No doubt there will be many questions, most of which I trust we can help you with and some for which I apologise in advance for not knowing the answer – yet. But we will do everything possible to make your weekend spectacular.

The GKI SR&RF Weekend is going to be full of cool stuff and wonderful people.

I hope you can join us.

Craig McCormack
Accidental President, Fitzroy Frogs Triathlon Incorporated

E:         frogstri@gmail.com