Join the Movement, Discover Tri on the Gold Coast

Open to Kids of all sporting abilities, the Discover Tri at the Gold Coast Performance Centre on Sunday 13 March 2022 is the perfect outdoor family activity. With a safe and supervised pool swim, bike ride on the fully closed Luke Harrop Circuit, and run through the cheering crowds – your Kids will be beaming from ear to ear. 

The Discover Tri is designed to be a non-competitive event to encourage Kids active participation in sport no matter their ability. It’s not about winning, it’s to Discover new healthy activities! 




Sunday 13 March 2022

VenueGold Coast Performance Centre, Runaway Bay

6 Years – 50m swim | 250m run

7-9 Years – 100m swim | 2km ride | 500m run

10-12 Years – 150m swim | 3km ride | 750m run

13-14 Years – 150m swim | 3km ride | 750m run

Pinky Starter – 50m swim | 1km ride | 350m run

*The Pinky Starter distance is designed to give the opportunity for Kids who may be nervous or in need of a carer to participate alongside a parent or guardian.


All ages are calculated as of the day of the event. 


Entry Fees

6 years$35
7-9 years$35
10-12 years$35
13-14 years$35
Pinky Starter$35

TA License

If you are not a Triathlon Australia Member, you will need a One Day Licence.

One Day Licences are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid Triathlon Australia number. 

A One Day Licence is added for a cost of $2.

If you are participating in more than one event, consider becoming a Triathlon Australia Annual Member.






Tri Rules

All our Events are governed by Triathlon Australia Policy and Rules. Full details can be accessed as follows Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules.


If you are not a Triathlon Australia Member, you will need a One Day Licence.

One Day Licences are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid Triathlon Australia number.

If you intend to attend more than one event, then it may be worth considering an Annual Membership of Triathlon Australia.


To request a withdrawal, transfer or refund you must email in advance of the event.

Refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.

Wave Starts

Wave starts will be uploaded on the Monday prior to the event.

Start List

Start lists will be uploaded closer to the event date.

Check In

When you arrive at the venue you will need to sign in at the registration area. Line up based on your age group, you will then be asked for your name.

You will receive your registration pack which will include:

  • Bike Sticker 
  • Helmet Sticker
  • Bib Number – Put this on your shirt (front) with safety pins or on your race belt.
  • Timing band – Around your left ankle.
  • Swim cap – Make sure it is the right colour for your wave.

Bag Drop

Bag drop will be located in the registration area. 


Parking is available at the Centre. 

Event Information

Absolutely! The Discover Tri program is designed for beginners as a healthy weekend activity for Kids. Our crew and volunteers are onsite ready to assist with any questions and guide them through the swim, ride and run. 

The event is not timed and every child receives a medal at the finish – it’s all about the fun experience!

There is the option for children who may be nervous about the swim, ride or run to skip one of the legs. We do encourage them to do the other two however, to get their multi-fun experience. 

The full calendar of events can be found here

An Event Guide will be emailed to all families in the fortnight prior to the event with all the information you need to know. 

A final Event Update email and text message will also be sent out on the Wednesday prior to the event with any final updates you need to know about. 

Our Facebook page will also house regular updates. 

If you have any questions in the meantime feel free to give our team a call on 07 3124 6099. 

Event Check In will be open on Sunday morning before the event starts. Simply bring a screenshot of your entry confirmation email and you will be good to go. 

We suggest:

  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim cap (we provide this in your event pack)
  • Towel
  • Any bike – as long as it is in safe working order
  • Helmet – a must
  • Covered in shoes
  • Hat 
  • Drink bottle

A swim suit and some comfy running clothes are all you need. 

Absolutely! We are always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of roles:

  • Check In – handing out packs
  • Transition – helping the kids with their bikes
  • Course Marshals – providing direction and cheering on the kids as they go past. 
  • Finish Line – handing out medals, water and fruit

You can sign up through our volunteer portal here

Exact start times for each distance will be finalised in the week of the event when we have a clear idea of attendee numbers. 

No – this event is designed to encourage participation for all abilities, everyone receives a finisher medal and leaves feeling like a champion. 

Bag drop is located in the registration area. 

Whether it’s a bike or a trike, as long as it’s in a safe working condition you’re good to go!

Yes, full stop. Safety always comes first. 

All teams wishing to set up tents will be asked to do so in the designated areas. Call the office on 07 3124 6099 if you would like some more information. 

We understand that your child’s first event can be pretty nerve wracking for parents and the kids. 

Our Pinky Starter event (50m Swim, 1km Ride, 350m Run) is designed so that parents and kids can complete the course together. 

Each venue has its own space for competitor parking. More details will be included in the Pocket Guide, sent out to families in the week before the event. 

Entry Information

Entries will close at 9am on the day before the event. Some late entries will be available if numbers permit. 

Yes. A One Day Membership is automatically added to your entry if you do not have a Triathlon Australia membership. This covers your insurance for the day. 

Our age guides have been created in line with insurance requirements so we do not often allow changes, however if you would like to chat to our team about your circumstances you can call the team on 07 3124 6099.

  • Withdrawal 45 days or more out from the event you will receive an 80% refund or 100% credit. 
  • Withdrawal 14-44 days out from the event you will receive a 50% refund or 100% credit. 
  • Withdrawal 13 days or less out from the event you will receive no refund and 100% credit of your entry fee. 
  • Withdrawal 48 hours or less out from the event you will receive no refund or credit of your entry fee. 
  • Refunds or credits do not apply to items such as merchandise, accommodation, meals, travel and are only applicable to entry fees. 
  • To receive credit or refund, withdrawals must be made in writing to

Read the fine print by  clicking here.   



What do I get?


Closed roads

Bragging rights and stories to tell!

Medical support


Athlete gift

Post-race recovery area