The weather forecast is "sensational", the athletes are doing their final preparations and the city is getting excited for the biggest Cairns Adventure Festival and Ironman in its seven-year history.
With 80 qualifying slots up for grabs at the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, the IRONMAN Cairns event is a big deal for some of the world's best athletes.
As a spectator, it's an exciting time to be in Cairns. To make sure your day goes smoothly, we present TropicNow’s guide to road closures and other logistical info.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The main event for Cairns Ironman happens all day Sunday, June 10.
The swim legs start in Palm Cove from 6.35am.
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.
Gather at the Esplanade near the Lagoon to see the competitors cross the finish line. The lead competitors will complete the race in around 8 hours, so you might want to be in the area from 2pm onwards.
CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
A number of traffic conditions will be changed to accommodate athletes involved in the Ironman competitions.
Motorists are urged to allow additional time if travelling from the Northern Beaches into Cairns City. Use the Western Arterial Road via Kamerunga if possible.
For those travelling to and from the Cairns Airport, it is advised that you allow extra time to get to the airport as you may encounter delays in traffic flow around this area.
For further information phone the IRONMAN Event Hotline on 1300 761 384.