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Challenge Cairns Announces Course Change For 2012

Next year's Challenge Cairns will feature a new swim course.

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Organizers have announced that the 2012 version of Challenge Cairns will feature a few course changes, with the most dramatic change coming to the swim course. The event will take place Sunday, June 3, 2012.

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Competitors in both the 2.80.20 Cairns (2km swim, 80km cycle, 20km run) and Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns (3.8km swim, 180km cycle, 42.1km run) will effectively utilize the same course in 2012.

USM Events CEO, Geoff Meyer said the alterations to last year’s course have been a result of stream-lining the operations to improve race logistics for competitors and spectators alike, thus enhancing the race experience on and off the course.

PHOTOS: 2011 Challenge Cairns

“The biggest difference this year is the relocation of the swim to the inner city waters off Sailfish Quay, in downtown Cairns. It will be a deep water start off a purpose built pontoon. New event sponsor, Ports North, have been the driving force in bringing the downtown swim course to fruition. The new Ports North swim course will showcase one of Cairns most stunning attributes – its Esplanade Foreshore surrounded by the coastal landscape,” said Mr Meyer.

Read more: Usmevents.com.au


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