The Ironman Asia Pacific Championship Cairns has international accreditation with over 3500 registered competitors. There are two events which run simultaneously, the half course and full course. The events swim legs will start in Palm Cove at 6.35am and 7.35am respectively. The bike legs follow from Palm Cove to Port Douglas and back to Cairns. The run legs follow on Cairns Esplanade and Lake Street, with circuits between Spence Street and Smith Street.
The Captain Cook Highway north of Veivers Road Palm Cove to Port Douglas, will be closed completely all day Sunday the 11th.
Access to and from Palm Cove Village will be via Veivers Road and Palm Cove Boulevard.
The Captain Cook Highway will have two way traffic all day south of Veivers Road Palm Cove to Cairns including the Cairns Airport.
Between Palm Cove and Kewarra Beach, the Highway will be split into three lanes, one for north bound traffic, one for south bound, and one for the Ironman cyclists. South of Kewarra Beach there will be one lane for south bound traffic and one for the cyclists. The normal two lanes will be open for north bound traffic from Cairns.
The first of the cyclist traffic will be back onto the Northern Beaches at approx 8.30am and then there will be a steady flow most of the day until approximately 5pm.
Please allow additional time if you are traveling from the Northern Beaches into Cairns City, use the Western Arterial if you can and allow at least an extra 2 hours for trips to the Cairns Airport.
For further information go to www.cairnsadventurefestival or phone the IRONMAN Event Hotline on 1300 761 384.