Challenge LogoThe Challenge Cairns Barrier Reef Ironman Event will be happening in Cairns on the 5th June 2011. Record prize money is up for grabs and the event is expected to draw 1000 athletes from around the world for a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and a 42km run.

The Cairns event is part of a global series of full ironman distance triathlons and is the only Challenge event in Australia.

“Challenge Cairns will have the highest prizemoney of any Challenge branded triathlon in the world, making it the second-richest triathlon event in the world.” said Queensland Premier Anna Bligh.

After all that swimming, riding and running (or watching…) Thala will be the perfect place to book your accommodation and relax!