Welcome to Australia’s favourite swim and run, The 2021 MMJ Australia Day Aquathon and The Warrigal “Australia Day” Walk-Run-Roll.
2021 Date, Australia Day Public Holiday- Tuesday 26 January.
The Australia Day Aquathon is one of the Illawarra’s premier sporting and community events held annually on Australia Day, 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.
2021 will be our 22nd anniversary with a huge fun-filled event planned
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 4km route passing 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 with the MMJ Australia Day Aquathon from 8am to 10am, and rounds off with the Warrigal Fun Run, Walk, Roll at 10am.
Then the fun continues afterwards, as Wollongong harbour plays host to a huge Australia Day festival.
Kick off your Australia Day experience like no other and join in.