THE 2021 edition of the popular Hervey Bay 100 is a sellout.
All entries for the Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100 were snapped up in just a few hours this morning.
The race, set along the pristine Charlton Esplanade, is considered to be one of the best in the region.
Organisers collected the trophy for ‘Event of the Year’ at the 2021 Fraser Coast Sports Awards.
Athletes who missed the cut are now being urged to join a virtual waiting list so they can secure a spot should there be any withdrawals ahead of the 20-21 November showdown.
Those who had wanted to race in the shorter HitFM Hervey Bay 50 are also being urged to join a waitlist.
The race’s popularity continues to grow within triathlon circles.
The Fraser Coast Regional Council said earlier in the year when announcing the winners of its annual sports awards that the event was now one of the most anticipated on the Queensland triathlon circuit.
Not only does the race offer participants an amazing route, backdropped by the calm waters of Hervey Bay and K’gari (Fraser Island), it also offers athletes and their supporters a break in one of the state’s best tourist attractions.
A sellout event will provide a welcome cash injection for the local hospitality industry – with many athletes, their families and supporters opting to spend the weekend in the region.
Council estimated that the 2020 edition attracted some 2,500 people to the Fraser Coast and pumped around $1-million in revenue into the local economy.
Knowing that entries were grabbed within a matter of hours is great news for those wanting to position the region as Queensland’s major sporting tourism destination.
The next big event scheduled to take place in the region is the inaugural Fraser Coast Grand Fondo cycling race on 21-23 May.
For more information on the Beach House Hervey Bay 100 and the HitFM Hervey Bay 50, click here.
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