On November 24-26, Sufferfest will be taking over Kangaroo Island with a massive weekend of festivities that incorporates numerous racing distances along with live music, food trucks, a free outdoor cinema and entertainment for the entire family

Everyone's a winner!: Come along to Kingscote waterfront to experience a weekend of the inaugural KI Sufferfest Triathlon. Photo: Supplied.
Everyone's a winner!: Come along to Kingscote waterfront to experience a weekend of the inaugural KI Sufferfest Triathlon. Photo: Supplied.

Australia’s rapidly growing ‘Sufferfest’ racing and festival series is on its way to Kangaroo Island so it’s time to get outdoors and join in the fun.

On November 24-26, Sufferfest will be taking over Kangaroo Island with a massive weekend of festivities that incorporates numerous racing distances along with live music, food trucks, a free outdoor cinema and entertainment for the entire family, and there is still time to register and get involved.

Everything is on offer: a kids triathlon, sprint distances, a 10 km run, a half iron distance, a full iron distance, a colour run and more, and you can register as an individual or with a group. 

Friday is the day for families, with the kidsfest race, a free outdoor screening of Angry Birds, a welcome party and a 10 km fun run on the agenda.

Saturday will have the shorter distances and colour run on offer, which are also suitable for all ages, and with live music and food trucks being on site, it is certain to be a fun day out.

Finally, Sunday will see the endurance athletes lining up to race for prize money over various distances.  

This is the first time a full iron distance, half iron distance and triathlon have been held at Kangaroo Island, and with professionals from all over Australia flying in to compete, an incredible of athleticism will be on display.

Almost 23 kilometres of road will be closed on Sunday November 26, between 6am and 5pm, to ensure safe conditions for participants during the bike leg of the Kangaroo Island Sufferfest Triathlon.  

The road closure commences at the intersection of Chapman Terrace and Murray Street Kingscote, and ends at the Hog Bay Road and Moores Road intersection.

Clearly marked road detours will be in place and some intersections will be staffed by traffic management personnel.

Access to and from properties in the immediate vicinity will not be affected however drivers exiting or entering their driveways, or roads to their properties, are requested to proceed with caution along the bike route until directed to detour.

When the roads reopen at 5pm, road users are asked to continue to take care as there may be slower cyclists still finishing the 180km, four-lap, bike route.

If running, swimming and biking really aren’t your thing, get involved and volunteer a few hours and enjoy the live music and Taste of KI Festival while you’re there.

There’s nothing quite like the beauty of Kangaroo Island, and there aren’t many better ways to experience everything the area has to offer than running, biking, swimming and partying your way through it. 

Get the family involved and outdoors, and register by visiting: sufferfesttri.com.