#SRAGOLDOCAST

GOLD COAST

LOCATION:

MIAMI BEACH
GOLD COAST QLD
AUSTRALIA

DATE:

SATURDAY
14 SEPTEMBER 2024 (TBC)

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DESCRIPTION

A stunning coastal course spanning kilometres of the famed golden sands of the Gold Coast, passing world-renowned surf spots, iconic lifeguard towers and sparkling inland waterways.

Throughout the journey, the iconic Surfers skyline looms large whilst the breaking waves offer the perfect backdrop to a winter sunshine state adventure.

The course has been designed to maximise its coastal location, with ocean swims, surf swims and creek swims breaking up long beach runs and creekside boardwalk detours. 

Go on a journey of discovery as we open your eyes to parts of the Gold Coast you didn’t even know existed, you will never see the Goldie quite the same again.

Participate solo in all races or team up in the long race that also doubles as a Swimrun Australia Series points race.

RACES

SWIMRUN SPRINT

5.5KM | 7 SECTIONS
SWIM 1.3KM, RUN 4.2KM

The sprint race is the perfect intro to swimrun or an opportunity to really 'sprint'! The route includes a creek swim at Talle and two ocean swims, for a well balanced mini adventure.
SOLO

SWIMRUN SHORT

12.5KM | 11 SECTIONS
SWIM 2.2KM, RUN 10.3KM

This sprint race distance will give you a decent crack at testing your fitness and endurance. There is a well-balanced mix of creek and ocean swims, and the route takes in all the best parts of the course.
SOLO & TEAM

SWIMRUN LONG

20.3KM | 15 SECTIONS
SWIM 3.7KM, RUN 16.6KM

With extended ocean swim and beach run sections to start, the long race is the ultimate challenge of endurance. Is it a swimmer's or runner's race? Take on the challenge yourself, or team up (and collect Series points).
SOLO & TEAM

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DATE

ANNOUNCEMENT

09 NOV

NEXT EVENT – MAY, 2024

WE HAVE UPDATED OUR POTENTIAL 2024 DATE TO SATURDAY, 11 MAY 2024.
PENCIL IN THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY, BUT DON’T LOCK ANYTHING IN UNTIL WE HAVE CONFIRMED IT.

EVENT INFO

ENTRY
EARLY BIRD
STANDARD
LATE
DAY LICENCE*
SWIMRUN SPRINT SOLO
$98.00
$109.00
$120.00
$3.50
SWIMRUN LONG SOLO
$161.00
$179.00
$197.00
$3.50
SWIMRUN LONG TEAM
$305.00
$339.00
$373.00
$3.50 PP

There are no entry refunds

*A Triathlon Australia One Day Licence is required if the participant is not a member of Triathlon Australia. This fee includes Public Liability and Personal Accident Cover to the holder. 

A booking and payment processing fee of $1.30 + 2.75% is added to each purchase.

Team Entry

Team entries are only available in the Long race. There are male, female and mixed (one male, one female) categories.

2024 Swimrun Australia Series Points

Points are only earned in the Swimrun Long Team race.

Entry Details Required

For team entries, one team member (the team leader) will be responsible for entering on behalf of both members. In order to do this, the team leader will need to collect the following information from their partner before starting the entry process.

  • Full Name
  • DOB
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Address (each member must have a unique email to be accepted)
  • Suburb, State & Postcode
  • Emergency Contact Name and Mobile Number

The team leader will also be accepting the Terms & Conditions and signing the Waiver on behalf of their partner, so permission should be obtained first (these can be read here).

Entry Period

Entries will close three days prior to the event, unless sold out prior.

Capacity

Solo: 200 individuals
Team: 150 teams

Waiting List

Should capacity be reached before entries close, a waitlist will be opened. If a new spot becomes available, the next person on the waitlist will be contacted via SMS and given 24 hours to enter.

Entry Changes

Teams can change one team member or make one race category change up three days prior to the event (sign in to change via green Change/Modify Entry button). The administration fee for changes is $20.

Solo entries cannot be changed or transferred to another person.

Minimum Age Determination

Age determination for the minimum age for entry for all races and for age category assignment is determined by the athlete’s age on December 31st during the Triathlon Australia season which runs from 1 July to 30 June.

For this event, the date for determining an athlete’s age is 31 December 2024.

Stroke ‘N Stride: 12-years-old
Sprint: 12-years-old
Short: 15-years-old
Long: 17-years-old

Pre-requisites

Stroke ‘N Stride: Can swim 400 metres continuously in open water
Sprint & Long: Can swim 750 metres continuously in open water

See Section 2.3: Eligibility of the Swimrun Australia Race Rules for official eligibility rules.

This event will be conducted under Swimrun Australia’s Race Rules.

The Race Rules cover the following:

– Introduction to competition rules
– Athlete conduct (including entry conditions and eligibility)
– Course
– Equipment
– Penalties
– Swimrun Australia conduct
– Sponsors and Media Exposure

To view the latest Race Rules and Waiver documents, visit the Official Resources page.

The full schedule will be released when entries open.

Athlete & Gear Logistics

As this event has point-to-point courses, there are some logistics to be managed.

Getting yourself to the start

It is the athlete’s responsibility to get themselves to the start at either Currumbin or Tallebudgera. We suggest you get dropped off or that you take an Uber/Taxi as there is limited parking at these locations.

Getting your gear from the start to the finish

Swimrun Australia will transport your gear from the start to the finish.

Getting yourself back to the start

If you have left a vehicle at the start, it is your responsibility to get yourself back to the start.

More details on logistics will be provided in the Athlete Guide closer to the event.

Compulsory items: Swimsuit, shoes, swim cap, vest*, whistle, timing bracelet^.

Optional items: Wetsuit, wetsuit shorts, goggles, pull buoy, hand paddles, nutrition.

Prohibited items: Swim fins, motorised aids, tow floats, backpacks.

*Vests are supplied by SRA and returned at the finish line. ^Timing bracelets are returned at the finish line.

View the Swimrun Basics page for more information and tips on race gear and ensure you read Section 4: Equipment in the Swimrun Australia Race Rules.

After entering, teams can change one team member and make one race category change up to when entries close or 3-days before the event, whichever is latest.

The administration fee for changes is $20.

To make a transfer sign in to the registration system via the green [Change/Modify Entry] button here.

FOR THE LOVE OF SWIMRUN

WHAT’S INCLUDED

All Swimrun Australia events are professionally run, safe and inclusive. Sanctioning, technical support and insurance are provided by Triathlon Australia.

Finisher Medal

The adrenaline rush of excitement and joy when the finisher medal falls in your hands could be one of the best moments in your swimrun journey.

Event Merch

Wear it loud, wear it proud, your event merch is your ticket to show the world you're a swimrunner. It's a satisfying feeling to recount your adventure.

LIVE TRACKING

With our digital timing, you'll be tracked throughout the course and your family and friends will be able to follow your journey online - no pressure!

Race Photos

That's right – your low-res digital race photos are complimentary. Be sure to smile large, just think of how good you'll look on social media after the race!

Refreshments

Water stations and fruit will be awaiting you at the start line, finish line and along the course.

Event Hub

Bring your friends, and drag along your family, the event hub will have coffee, food and a DJ with race commentary.

RESULTS

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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SWIMRUN SPRINT

5.5KM | 7 SECTIONS
12 YEARS +

FROM THE CREEK TO THE OCEAN. CRUISE OR SPRINT. MINIMAL GEAR IS NEEDED, DON’T OVERTHINK IT. GREAT STEPPING STONE TO SWIMRUN. YOUNG GUNS RACE YOUR MATES!

SWIM

SECTIONS: 3
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1.3KM
LONGEST SECTION: 500M
TYPES: FLAT CREEK & SURF BEACHES

RUN

SECTIONS: 4
TOTAL DISTANCE: 4.2KM
LONGEST SECTION: 3KM
TYPES: SAND, BOARDWALK, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
5,500m
1
Run
1,000m
2
Swim
500m
3
Run
1,700m
4
Swim
500m
5
Run
1,200m
6
Swim
300m
7
Run
300m

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 & SHOES

SWIMRUN SHORT

12.5KM | 11 SECTIONS
15 YEARS +

THE PERFECTLY BALANCED SWIMRUN. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. ACHIEVABLE FOR EVERY BODY. LONG CUT-OFF TIMES. ALL THE BEST PARTS OF THE GOLD COAST COURSE. JUST DO IT!

SWIM

SECTIONS: 5
TOTAL DISTANCE: 2.2KM
LONGEST SECTION: 600M
TYPES: FLAT CREEK & SURF BEACHES

RUN

SECTIONS: 6
TOTAL DISTANCE: 10.3KM
LONGEST SECTION: 4.2KM
TYPES: SAND, BOARDWALK, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
12,500m
1
Run
1,200m
2
Swim
600m
3
Run
1,700m
4
Swim
300m
5
Run
4,200m
6
Swim
500m
7
Run
1,700m
8
Swim
500m
9
Run
1,200m
10
Swim
300m
11
Run
300m

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 & SHOES

SWIMRUN LONG

20.3KM | 15 SECTIONS
17 YEARS +

AN EPIC COASTAL CHALLENGE. HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES? NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED. YOU’LL PROBABLY WANT TO DO IT WITH A MATE. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

SWIM

SECTIONS: 7
TOTAL DISTANCE: 3.7KM
LONGEST SECTION: 1.3KM
TYPES: FLAT CREEK & SURF BEACHES

RUN

SECTIONS: 8
TOTAL DISTANCE: 16.6KM
LONGEST SECTION: 5.9KM
TYPES: SAND, BOARDWALK, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
20,300m
1
Run
400m
2
Swim
1,300m
3
Run
5,900m
4
Swim
200m
5
Run
1,200m
6
Swim
600m
7
Run
1,700m
8
Swim
300m
9
Run
4,200m
10
Swim
500m
11
Run
1,700m
12
Swim
500m
13
Run
1,200m
14
Swim
300m
15
Run
300m

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 IS BEST COMPLETED WITH A RANGE OF EQUIPMENT TO REDUCE FATIGUE OVER THE LONGER DISTANCE. NUTRITION CAN ALSO BE CARRIED FOR SUSTAINED ENERGY.

WE RECOMMEND: WETSUIT, HAND PADDLES, PULL BUOY & GOGGLES
+ COMPULSORY VEST, SWIM CAP & SHOES