2018 MTBA Marathon National Championships

Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Townsville Enterprise, the Queensland State Government, Townsville City Council & Townsville Rockwheelers are pleased to present the 2018 MTBA Marathon National Championships to be held as part of the Townsville MTB Festival, April 27-29.


EVENT DETAILS

Event: 2018 MTBA Marathon National Championships
               + Round 3 of the 2018 MTBA Marathon Series

Date: Sunday 29th April, 2018

UCI Class: NC | Elite Men, Elite Women

Location: Douglas Mountain Bike Park, Townsville, Queensland

Discipline: Cross-Country Marathon

Event Host: Townsville Rockwheelers 

Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/1549406661756247

Official Hashtag: #TSVMTB18


COMMISSAIRE APPOINTMENTS

President of the Commissaire Panel: Michael Norman (MTBA)

Commissaire Panel: Iain Masters & Peter Hosking


OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUES

Communique No 001 – 5 Laps for Elite Men

Communique No 002 – Regarding Feed and Technical areas


LIVE RESULTS

Timing Provider: Adventurethon

Live Results: http://results.durt.com.au/events/xcnat18sat

Live Results: http://results.durt.com.au/events/xcnat18sun


REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS LIST

CLICK HERE to download the Registered Participants List for the 2018 MTBA Marathon National Championships


ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

Online Registrations for the 2018 MTBA Marathon National Championships open at 6:00pm  (AEST) on Wednesday 1st November, 2017.

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW CLOSED.

Online Registrations Close: 11:59pm (AEST) – Wednesday 25th April, 2018.


2017 National Champion Discounts: MTBA provide discounted entry into the 2018 Marathon National Championships for the top three (1st – 3rd) eligible riders in each recognised category of the previous championship. Riders may claim their discount when completing an online entry for the 2018 Marathon National Championships by entering their MTBA Membership Number in the ‘promotional code’ field during the online entry process. Please note: It is the entrants’ responsibility to claim their discount at the time of entering. MTBA will not issue refunds for riders who fail to validate their promotion code when entering.


Membership Requirements:
 To register and participate in this event, riders must hold a valid MTBA Membership at the time of registering.  Please note: Membership must be valid on the date of the event for which you are registering. If your membership expires before the date of the event, you must renew your membership before entering this event. MTBA Recreation Members may upgrade to a Race Membership at anytime through the MTBA Online Services System or opt to purchase a discounted Race Day Licence Upgrade.

Late Registrations: Following the close of online registrations, entries will be accepted at the event, however attract a $25.00 Late Fee.


For more information on MTBA membership options
CLICK HERE.


VOLUNTEERS

We Need You. We’re looking for enthusiastic, active, happy, adults to support this event.  To register  CLICK HERE


EVENT SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to download the event schedule. (Version 1.5 | Published 24 April 2018)

 


COURSE MAPS

CLICK HERE for the latest course maps (Version 1.0| Published 09 April 2018)


GETTING TO THE EVENT

This event is being held at Douglas Mountain Bike Park, Townsville.

A complimentary Shuttle Bus Service with bike trailer will run daily from the Dean Street Carpark & Bus Terminal on the following schedule.

Friday: Departs Dean St at 11:30 & 12:30 and returns from Douglas at 16:00 and 17:00

Saturday: Departs Dean St at 05:30 & 06:30 and returns from Douglas at 16:00 and 17:00

Sunday:Departs Dean St at 05:30 & 06:30 and returns from Douglas at 15:00 and 16:00


MARATHON NATIONAL SEASON GUIDELINES

Please refer to the ‘PUBLICATIONS‘ tab of the MTBA website for the latest version of the Marathon National Season Guidelines.


PRIZE MONEY & AWARDS

Information on prize money and awards for the 2018 MTBA Marathon National Championships will been published in the 2018 MTBA Prize Money & Awards Guide, available closer to the event. 

Please refer to the ‘PUBLICATIONS‘ tab of the MTBA website for the latest version of the MTBA Prize Money & Awards Guide.


DOPING CONTROL

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has been notified of this event, and may conduct random testing during the Mountain Bike Australia Cross-Country National Championships.

To ensure that you are adequately informed on testing procedures, please read the guidelines provided by ASADA herePlease note that blood samples may be required along with standard urine samples.

For questions about prohibited substances, please contact the ASADA Hotline on 1800 020 506.

Mountain Bike Australia strongly encourages all athletes and support personnel to ensure that you maintain ample knowledge about the sample collection process and your rights and responsibilities in relation to testing.

Please visit the ASADA website – www.asada.gov.au or the ASADA eLearning website – elearning.asada.gov.au for further information.


ACCOMMODATION & THINGS TO DO

Accommodation and local tourism information for Townsville can be found on the Townsville North Queensland website.

www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au

 

MTBA recommend staying at one of the below preferred accommodation providers:

  • The Ville Resort-Casino
  • Mercure Townsville
  • Oaks Gateway on Palmer
  • Mariners North Holiday Apartments
  • City Oasis Inn
  • Grand Hotel & Apartments
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Rydges Southbank Townsville
  • Townsville Central Hotel

2018 MTBA MARATHON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CATEGORIES & ENRTY FEES

Category    Entry Fee   
 Elite Men & Women –   $95.00  
 Expert Men & Women –    $80.00  
 Junior (Under 19) Men & Women (Half Marathon)  –    $60.00  
 Under 17 Men & Women (Half Marathon) –    $60.00  
 Under 15 Men & Women (Half Marathon) –    $60.00  
 Masters 1 Men & Women –    $80.00  
 Masters 2 Men & Women –    $80.00  
 Masters 3 Men & Women –    $80.00  
 Masters 4 Men & Women –    $80.00  
 Masters 5 Men & Women –    $80.00  
 Masters 6 Men & Women –    $80.00  
 Masters 7 Men & Women –    $70.00  
 Masters 8 Men & Women –    $70.00  
 Masters 9 Men & Women –    $70.00  
 Masters 10 Men & Women –    $70.00  
     
 Open Men & Women (Half Marathon) (Non Championship)  –    $60.00  
     
Late Registration Fee –    $25.00
     
Race Day Licences   Fee
Recreation Upgrade  –    $15.00

 


EVENT PARTNERS

Major Event Partner  –   Townsville Enterprise
Event Partner  –   Townsville City Council Hi Res JPEG
Event Partner  –   EQ
Host Club –   RW logo Portrait (cmyk)

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