Changed traffic conditions and local area access
2023 GWM IRONMAN Western Australia will involve temporary Changed Traffic Conditions (including road closures, detours and crossings) in and around Busselton, Geographe and the Ludlow Tuart Forest on Sunday 3rd December.
Please visit the link below and the interactive course map outlining these changed traffic conditions during the event to ensure you are aware of alternative routes in place for you to access these areas and safely cross the course if necessary. Changed traffic conditions are subject to change.Local access info
Suggestions to businesses how you might gain further engage with the event
- Window displays: Create your own window displays – this encourages spectators, volunteers, staff and athletes to come to your venue but it also helps create a celebratory atmosphere for the community
- Restaurant specials & promotions: The Friday night is about carb loading, Saturday will see a focus on coffee, breakfast & lunch while race day itself (Sunday) will be a little quieter as participants focus on the event.
From Monday after months of careful diets and nutrition, all rules get thrown out the window. Think big breakfasts, celebratory lunches and drinks. Offer a packaged meal deal or name a daily meal or drink special after the event.
- Themed tour or admission packages: Many participants and their families stay in region for a few days post event and as a destination race, use this time to explore the region.
You don’t have to be a participant to get amongst the action – join the team as a volunteer
An event of this scale, doesn’t happen without an army of volunteers to support it. Busselton enjoys an enviable reputation amongst the global IRONMAN race community for the warmth and support provided to this event and its participants by the community.
From Wednesday 29th November to Monday 4th December, over 1,000 shifts are available across athlete registrations & check-in, IRONKIDS, course marshalling, transition, course aid stations on the bike and run, pedestrian crossings and recovery area services.
Whether you are a local wanting to support your community, a lover of sport, a veteran volunteer, a family member of a participant, or a student looking to gain experience at a world-class event, your help is appreciated. In return for their services, volunteers receive: a t-shirt, hat, other branded goodies, food & refreshments, the chance to volunteer at a mass scale event, meet new people, build new skills and give back to their community.
Register as a sporting or community group to receive a financial donation to your cause for volunteering
Did you know that over $30,000 is donated back to the local community via the Rio Tinto community partnership when volunteer teams register under their sporting, school or community group? The Busselton Local Organising Committee are now taking expressions of interest for 2023 and beyond. Simply email [email protected] to find out more.