LGM Industries Bunbury City Classic Triathlon to be held on February 16

On the sand: Bunbury Tri Club committee member, and event secretary, Helen Morgan. This year's LGM Industries Bunbury City Classic Triathlon will take place on Sunday morning. Photo: Thomas Munday.
On the sand: Bunbury Tri Club committee member, and event secretary, Helen Morgan. This year's LGM Industries Bunbury City Classic Triathlon will take place on Sunday morning. Photo: Thomas Munday.

This weekend, hundreds of top-notch athletes will head to Bunbury for one of the region's biggest annual sporting events.

As part of the 2020 LGM Industries Bunbury City Classic Triathlon, participants will gather at Koombana Bay from 5.30am on February 16.

Each State Standard Distance competitor will complete a 1500-metre swim, a 40-kilometre ride, and a 10km run, before crossing the finish line.

The triathlon will serve as a qualifying event for the Age Group Team - set to compete in this year's ITU World Championships in Edmonton, Canada.

Sprint Distance (750m swim, 20km, 5km) and Enticer Distance (250m swim, 10km ride, 2km run) events will also be held on Sunday morning.

This year's SunSmart Kids Aquathlon will include a 10-years-and-over race (200m swim, 2km run) and an under-10s race (100m swim, 1km run).

Race pack collections and late registrations will take place at Koombana Beach on February 15, between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

Authorised road closures will be enforced from 6.30am to 10am on the 16th, to ensure the safety of all athletes and spectators. Spectators are encouraged to dress in blue, yellow or green.

Once again, the Classic is being hosted by the Bunbury Tri Club and endorsed by Triathlon Western Australia.

Bunbury Tri Club committee member, and event secretary, Helen Morgan said they were expecting around 500 entrants.

"We're hoping for this year's event to become even bigger than last year's," she said.

"This event is very important to the club...it brings people of varying abilities together. It's a lot of fun, and it provides a boost for the local economy.

"We're encouraging the community to come down and support this year's event."

Ms Morgan would like to thank the sponsors - including LGM Industries, the City of Bunbury, and the Dolphin Discovery Centre - for their overwhelming support.

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