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Event Information

The City of Joondalup - Coastal Quest Triathlon event is scheduled for  Sunday 12th December 2021.   The Coastal Quest Triathlon event is held annually, this year Whitford Nodes Park, Hillarys on the stunning Northern Beaches of Perth in the City of Joondalup and is suitable for all levels of athletes, including a short 'Bolt' race ideal for junior and novice athletes.  For 2021 the Coastal Quest will host the Triathlon Western Australia State Championships over the Sprint distance and will also be a Triathlon Australia Age Group WT World Championship Qualifying race.   The event is facilitated under the strict sanctioning rules of Triathlon Australia.

Entries are  OPEN - Enter here!


Race Location

Start/Finish and Transition at Whitford Nodes Park, Hillarys

Race Distances

Sprint – 750m Swim/20km Ride/5km Run

  • Junior 14 to 19 years

  • Open/Senior - Individual (WA State Championship & WQE)

Bolt (Novice & Juniors) – 250m Swim/7km Ride / 2km Run

  • Junior 16 to 19 years - suitable for all junior and junior elite athletes 16 -19 years

  • Juniors  12 to 15 years

  • Novice - suitable for all beginner and novice athletes 12 years and older

Duathlon – 2km Run/20km Ride /5km Run

  • Junior 14 to 19 years

  • Open/Senior - Individual

  • Note: - race distances have been adjusted for race logistics purposes, hence the last run leg is longer.

AquaBike – 750m Swim/20km Ride

  • Junior 14 to 19 years

  • Open/Senior - Individual

Tin Lids  (Kids - 7-11yrs) – 100m Swim/3km Ride /500m Run

  • Junior 7 to 11 years

  • Note: - this is intended to be a safe and fun race experience for kids hence no finish timing is given .  However all entrants receive a custom race swim cap and finishers receive a finisher medal.

Course Summary

Sprint (Seniors State Champs, Junior and Teams)

  • Swim - 1 x 750m lap

  • Bike -  3 x laps

  • Run -  1 x 5km lap (out and back)

Bolt (Novice & SunSmart Juniors)

  • Swim - 1 x 250m lap

  • Bike -  1 x lap

  • Run -  1 x 2km lap (out and back)


  • Run -  1 x 2km lap (out and back)

  • Bike -  3 x laps

  • Run -  1 x 5km lap (out and back)


  • Swim - 1 x 750m lap

  • Bike -  3 x laps

TinLids (Kids)

  • Swim - 1 x 100m lap

  • Bike -  1 x 3km lap

  • Run -  1 x 500m lap (out and back)

Race Entries
Online Registrations are  
OPEN - Enter here!

Late Entries

Late entries will be available after 9pm AWST 08 December 2021  subject to race entry slots still being available.  Please note that all late entries  will incur an additional $15 late payment fee for individual entries and for Teams.  (Late entries require additional manual processing by race administrators to entry lists for electronic timing preparation and bib allocation.)

Late entries can be purchased at the Registration Pickup times and locations below:

Registration Pickup

Pre race day registration bag collection (numbers, timing chip, swim cap) will now be available at XTR Multisports (Royce Court, Joondalup) on the days and times listed below.  We strongly suggest to ensure race pack collection the day before the race to ensure you have plenty of time on race morning. Please ensure you have registered and collected your swim cap, timing chip band.


  • Friday 10th - 11:00am to 3:00pm at XTR Multisports (Royce Court, Joondalup)

  • Saturday 11th - 11:00am to 3:00pm at XTR Multisports (Royce Court, Joondalup)

  • Sunday 12th - Alternatively registration will be available from 5:45am to 6:45am on race day at the race transition area at Whitford Nodes Park, Hillarys.

Bike Transition Check In

Bike check-in and racking will be on race day Sunday 12 December prior to race start between:

  • 5:45am to 6:45am for TinLids  (Kids)

  • 5:45am to 6:55am for the Sprint, Bolt and Duathlon race distances.   

Be sure to get to the race in good time to register and rack your bike in time.  It is advised to register on the days prior to race day to ensure you have sufficient time on race morning.  Note - only after you have completed registration will you be able to rack your bike in transition.

Bag Drop

A bag drop area is available on race day.  Your race bib/no you receive in your registration pack includes a bag-drop tear off tab.  If you will use the bag drop, tear this off carefully and secure to your bag handle.,  The bag drop area will be located in the recovery area at the finish.  You will need to show your race bib to retrieve you bag.

Race Day Transition Access

Transition access on race day will be open from 5:30am on race day and will close at 7:00am sharp.  Please ensure that before entering transition you have had both your arms marked with your race number during this time. You will require your race number, bike identification number and helmet to gain entry to transition.  Helmets should be placed on your head and buckled up for safety inspection.

Wave Categories

Athletes will have a choice of entering the standard Open (Elite)  Age Group and Parariathlete waves.  However in tradition we will offer the 'Mates Wave', which is a non-competitive category but allowing individuals of ages and genders to start together with family or friends in the same wave.

Start Waves  (Updated 18/06/2021. Note -  these times are subject to change without notice, including additional waves)

  1.    7:00 - TinLids (Kids) / Juniors 7 to 11 yrs Male/Female  (Swim cap - Yellow )

  2.    7:35 - Bolt / Juniors 12 to 19 yrs Male  (Swim cap - White)

  3.    7:36 - Bolt / Juniors 12 to 19 yrs Female  (Swim cap - Yellow )

  4.    7:38 - Bolt / Males 20+ yrs . (Swim cap - Blue)

  5.    7:40 - Bolt / Females 20+ yrs . (Swim cap - Orange)

  6.    7:41 - Bolt / Mates Wave . (Swim cap - Purple)

  7.    7:42 - Bolt / Parariathlete Wave . (Swim cap - Pink)

  8.    7:50 - Sprint / Male Open & Jnr 14-19yrs . (Swim cap - White)

  9.    7:50 - Duathlon / All  (2km Run Leg)  - Start on shared path on the West side of T1/2

  10.    7:52 - Sprint / Female Open & Jnr 14-19yrs  and Paratri. (Swim cap - Pink)

  11.    7:54 - Sprint / Male 20 to 39 yrs . (Swim cap - Blue)

  12.    7:56 - Sprint / Female 20 to 39 yrs . (Swim cap - Yellow)

  13.    7:58 - Sprint / Female 40+ yrs . (Swim cap - Orange)

  14.    8:00 - Sprint / Male 40+ yrs . (Swim cap - Red)

  15.    8:02 - Aquabike & Sprint / Mates Wave . (Swim cap - Purple)

Race briefing

Race briefing will be held on the beach adjacent to the start area. for all races.  There will be two race briefings -

  • 6:50am - for TinLids (Kids)

  • 7:20am - for the Bolt, Duathlon and Sprint races

Please only move to the beach starting area after your briefing.  Athletes please use the entrance South of the Surf Club so as not to clash with athletes exiting the swim.. 


All presentations will take place at approximately 9:15am (Bolt), 10:00 est. (Sprint) onwards at the finish area. The presentations times are subject to change and will start earlier if ahead of schedule. 

Race Divisions

Participants will participate in one of the following categories:

  • TinLids (Kids)  - 7-11 Yrs

  • Bolt  (Novice & Juniors) -  12-13 Yrs,  14-15 yrs,  16-19 yrs, 20-29 Yrs; 30-39 yrs . . . 50-59 Yrs; 60

  • WA State Sprint Championship - Open/Elite*,  Paratri,  20-24 yrs,  25-29 Yrs. . . . . 65-69,  70+.  This race division is a WA State Championship and TA Age Group WT World Championship qualifying race (for TA/TWA Standard & Premium members).

  • Sprint Junior - 14-15 Yrs,  16-19 Yrs  - Age Group race.

  • Duathlon - 14-15 Yrs,  16-19 Yrs,  20-24 yrs,  25-29 Yrs. . . . . 65-69,  70+ - Age Group race

  • AquaBike - 14-15 Yrs,  16-19 Yrs,  20-24 yrs,  25-29 Yrs. . . . . 65-69,  70+ - Age Group race.



  • Age is calculated in align to TA policy as at 31st of December 2021.

  • *Open Category (Elite athletes) entries are subject to approval by the organisers and Triathlon WA.

  • Participants entering the Mates Wave will still be allocated to age group categories for race results and prize categories where applicable.

Place medals will be awarded to:

  • TinLids (Kids) - no place medal but medal to all finishers!

  • Bolt - 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female 12-13 Yrs, 14-15Yrs, 16+Yrs  (Note - Place Medals only junior Age Categories)

  • Sprint - 1st Male - Brynt McSwain Trophy (a memorial trophy in honour of Brynt McSwain)

  • **Sprint - Open/Elite - 1st (Trophy, Medal & $500), 2nd (Medal & $400), 3rd (Medal & $300) male and female - for Open Category places (Note - must be a current financial TA/TWA annual member)

  • **Sprint - Age Group - 1st, 2nd and 3rd male, female and 1st Paratri male, female WA State Championship Age Group winners - WA State Sprint Championship Place Medals, (Note - must be a current financial TA/TWA Standard or Premium annual member)

  • Sprint Junior - 1st, 2nd and 3rd male, female for Age Groups 14-15 Yrs,  16-19 Yrs - Place Medals

  • Duathlon - 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female overall - Place Medals (Note - not per Age Category)

  • AquaBike - 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female overall - Place Medals (Note - not per Age Category)

  • Lucky Draw Prizes - there will be loads of lucky draw prizes across all race distances!



  • For the Sprint race, while the event is open for all to. enter only current 2021/2022 Triathlon Australia and Triathlon WA affiliated Standard or Premium annual members will be valid for WA State Championship placing status/awards including cash prizes (Age Groups 20yrs+) as well as points contribution to selection for Triathlon Australia representation at any Age Group WT World Championship event. 

  • For this event WA State Championship placing medals will be awarded as apposed to regular Age Group medals.

  • Non-affiliated entries and TA/TWA Basic members are required to obtain a Triathlon Australia one day membership for race day that provides a  Triathlon Australia One Day Licence (ODL)  providing you with Public Liability insurance during the event.  More information on insurance can be found here on the Triathlon Australia website

  • The purchase of a a Triathlon Australia one day membership and ODL is not a substitute for a Triathlon Australia and Triathlon WA annual membership and the associated entitlements, including validity for WA State Championship placing status/awards or selection for Triathlon Australia representation at any Age Group ITU World Championship event.

Other Luck Draw Prizes include

  • SiS - Gel packs, Bottles and Electrolyte Rehydration Fuel

  • Aquasphere - Swim Goggles 

  • Saucony - shoe vouchers

  • Other product prizes


Note:  All lucky draw prizes are available for all entrants on the day but are only valid if your race number is drawn and you are personally present to receive the award at the prize giving on race day.  Lucky draw prizes for entrants not present at the race day prize giving will be invalid and their will be a re-draw for that prize.  You must tear off you race number strip in the awards ballot box at the finish area to be in the draw.

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