Byron Bay Triathlon is an annual Olympic Distance event and attracts around 1,300 competitors from different countries.
Traditionally it is held on the second weekend in May every year.
This event is one of the most popular triathlons in Australia, with racing commencing at lunch time on a Saturday to allow participants to sleep in, race, and then celebrate in one of the biggest party towns on the East Coast.
The Olympic (1.5K / 40K / 10K) and Sprint (750m / 20K / 5K) can be run solo, as part of a relay team, or as an all in team where the team time is from the last team member who crosses the line.
The Byron Bay Tri is regarded by many as one of the friendliest triathlons on the coast. Competitors enjoy a 1.5km ocean swim in the crystal clear, tranquil waters of Byron Bay; a 40km cycle past cane fields, rainforest, coastal bush and the gently rolling farmland of Northern NSW; then they top it off with a run through the streets, under the picturesque Byron Bay Lighthouse.