Australia's favourite swim + run
No other 'swim + run' compares to the all age fun of the "Australia Day Aquathon".
Held the vibrant coastal city of Wollongong NSW, (80km south of Sydney), Australia's largest swim and run makes for a special Australia Day experience.
A huge crowd come to take part or cheer, a spectacular venue offers the perfect location - all this and more sets 'aquathon apart'.
Aquathon is achievable, safe and fun- offering four distances and held within the protected Wollongong boat harbour, supported by a host of lifesavers, volunteers and cheering crowd.
Enter on your own, or tag team style (one swims and the other runs)
Bring the family and group along and simply get involved!
The marquee distance world champions to everyday fitness types love!
8.20am Female and Teams
Our premier distance that can be enjoyed by most. Starts with 900m swim (450m x 2 laps) and flat scenic 7km run.
Divided into male and female age along with team starts.
Give it a go – solo or tag team.
Fit to first timer
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The Short Aqua ticks the perfect 'Aquathon" experience.
Starts with a 400m harbour protected swim and than flat 3km run.
Divided into gender and age starts -Ages 12 yrs+
Individual or relay tag teams.
Safe, fun - give it a go!
The perfect safe 'n' fun 'aquathon' experience..
Get your first taste of an 'aquathon' in an achievable and safe ‘starter’ distance.
We don't time this one, its about having a go
Protected close to shore swim, and an out and back 2km total run, jog, walk...TRY Aqua
The crowd favourite hundreds of kids have a blast
Parents can tag along and do it together!
MEDALS to all finishers
Ages 6 to 12 , safe n fun
Kids this one is all about you! The KIDS AQUA continues to be a crowd favourite as hundreds of kids (and many parents) take to swim and run fun.
It's fun, its safe, and all kids can join in.
Aquathon on your own or TAG team with friend- one swimmer and one runner.
Kids are treated extra special with key safety measures, a close to shore line swim, loads of lifesavers and great team of volunteers on hand- plus parents/assistant can join in to help..
A huge smile, loud cheer, FINISHER Medal plus loads of prizes, activities and freebies.
How to enter?
Simply click on the "enter now" button and complete the online form
Can anyone take part?
Sure can. Aquathon is a public event and open to all to take part. Event distances vary to accomodate levels of experience and considerable attention is made for safety and enjoyment. Ensure though to prepare adequately and seek medical advice if in doubt.
Is it safe and well organised?
We are Australia's leading Aquathon, thousands have taken part safely for over 19 years. We strive to make every effort to keep safety and a fun experience at the forefront of our plans. We implement strict safety measures, select the safest course and divide starts to age and gender. Our safety team is first rate- a fantastic team of lifesavers, first aid and course marshals all on standby, plus the venue itself is ideal. The swim is in the mostly sheltered (from waves, elements) boat harbour, and the run is off road, on flat well marked paths. Professional services all add up to a safe well organised event.
Charity and Community Support
Aquathon is proud of its strong community ties and works closely with charities and non for profits. Since inception over $288,000 has been donated through participant fund raising and event donations. Aquathon is supported by local clubs and charities as North Wollongong SLSC, Kembla Joggers, Lighthouse Community, Anglicare, UOW sport club,St John's Ambulance and Athletics Wollongong.
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I have entered online what's next?
In your entry confirmation you will receive event day information email. Please also ensure to review the website for location, start times, and course maps and services.
ON THE DAY
Wollongong harbour is located on cliff road and easily accessed by car and buses. Check train timetable for Australia Day and allocate 20min to walk. The main road is closed to traffic, but there is ample road side, plus parking stations within a 200m -1k walk, Check destination Wollongong website.
The event is scheduled to proceed under near all circumstances. Be prepared for conditions as wind and rain, and sunshine a plenty!!! Distance changes may apply in extreme weather and at last resort event cancellation as per waiver.
Review the website for course maps, location, services and all you need to know..