ABOUT AQUA

Welcome to Australia’s favourite swim and run, the 2022 MMJ  “Aquathon”.

It’s a swim with a run, it’s for all ages, it’s about fun, community and having a go. “Aquathon” includes options across four swim run distances for all levels and ages and those more keen just for land, the fun run is perfect.

2022 Date, Wednesday 26 January. (Australia Day Public Holiday)

‘Aquathon’ is one of the Illawarra’s premier sporting and community events held annually on the 26th January. Located only 1 hour south from Sydney the picture-perfect Wollongong Harbour provides a scenic and safe venue.

As Australia’s favourite swim and run, a huge all age audience take part. Beginners, kids, elite athletes and anyone in between. And for those whom prefer a more leisurely morning the fun run and walk, all age fun.

Aquathon features four ‘swim and run’ distances to choose from ensuring children, beginners and those wanting more of a challenge are catered for. You can enter and complete the course on your own, or tag team where one is the swimmer and the other a runner, plus the inclusive all ages Fun Run-Walk ensures everyone can join in.

Professional organisation, loads of safety services, activities and a wonderful atmosphere all form part of the special event.

Wollongong harbour provides a spectacular backdrop for this event. The swim consists of a flat swim within the protected Wollongong harbour supported by experienced lifesavers. Then enjoy a flat run taking in the Illawarra’s premier ‘Blue Mile’ cycleway, North Beach and views up the spectacular coastline. The course is well marshaled, traffic free with plenty drink stations along the way.

The fun run-walk, is a spectacular course, taking a 5km route starting at Belmore basin, the historic boat harbour, and blue-mile coastal pathway and tramway, and back to the finish at Wollongong harhour.

Aquathon is proud to support local non for profits and charities and is celebrated by thousands whom come to take part, support or cheer on the sidelines.

Events kick off at 8am.

Check the website for all event details, maps and stay connected on our social media channels for the latest updates.

Hope to see you in 2022 as we “get back to Aquathon’