Delivering environmentally-friendly events

Swimrun Australia strives to deliver events that have the least possible impact on the locations we race in.
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At Swimrun Australia, we’re proud of our commitment to delivering environmentally-friendly events.

Even though we’re only a tiny operator, we believe we can make an impact and lead the events industry in this space.

Some of our initiatives happen in the background, but there are some that you’ll directly be a part of when you race at one of our events, like our cup-less aid stations, reusable vests and swim caps, and the new finisher pennants we hope will enjoy a longer life.

These balanced initiatives also play a part in helping us to achieve a sustainable business model and keep entry fees reasonable for participants, ensuring a bright future for swimrun in Australia.

You can read about these initiatives below and find out what it means for you when you participate in one of our events.

RE-USABLE VESTS & SWIM CAPS 

We’ve had reusable vests for a while now that we wash and dry after each event.

From 2024, participants can reuse their swim caps as we have removed the date and sponsors.

CUP-LESS AID STATIONS

After successful trials at our 2024 Sydney North and Gold Coast events, we will continue not providing single-use paper cups at aid/water stations.

This removes hundreds of paper cups and unsightly rubbish.

LONG-LIFE RACE RECOGNITION 

Single-use finisher medals have a very short lifespan (i.e. event day only).

We understand that having something to recognise your achievement is important to many, so we have replaced medals with felt pennants, which we hope will have a longer life displayed on fridges and in the pool room! You can collect the set ūüôā

NO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC 

We work with suppliers to remove single-use plastic from our procurement process and event packaging. We use reusable stretchies to secure our banners and pair our vests with them.

JUST IN TIME ORDERING, RECYCLING AND REPURPOSING 

We aim only to order what we will use for an event and recycle or repurpose what we don’t get to use.

Timber podium medals are sustainably grown and Australian-made.

SWIMRUN SPRINT

6KM | 11 SECTIONS | OUT & BACK
12 YEARS +

HAVE A GO & ENJOY THE SWIMRUN EXPERIENCE. RACE AT YOUR OWN PACE. NO TIME LIMIT. PARTICIPATE SOLO OR RACE WITH YOUR MATES. GOOD BALANCE OF SWIM AND RUN.

SWIM

SECTIONS: 5
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1.76KM (29%)
LONGEST SECTION: 500M (INCL. WADE)
TYPES: FLAT HARBOUR BEACHES & BAY

RUN

SECTIONS: 6
TOTAL DISTANCE: 4.24KM (71%)
LONGEST SECTION: 1.94KM
TYPES: TRAIL, SAND, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
6,000m
1
Run
900m
2
Wade/Swim
500m
3
Run
280m
4
Swim
330m
5
Run
1,940m
6
Swim
330m
7
Run
280m
8
Swim/Wade
500m
9
Run
780m
10
Swim
100m
11
Run
60m

Graphic maps are not to scale. *Distances are approximate. Swim distances include any wade component. The final course is determined on the morning of the event. View Google Map course for more detail. The course is not extensively marked, participants are required to know the course.

COURSE MAP

RECOMMENDED GEAR

THIS RACE CAN BE COMPLETED WITH MINIMAL GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

WE RECOMMEND: SWIMSUIT, WETSUIT SHORTS & GOGGLES
+ COMPULSORY VEST, SWIM CAP, WHISTLE & SHOES

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