#SRASYDNEYEAST

SYDNEY EAST

LOCATION:

ROSE BAY
SYDNEY NSW
AUSTRALIA

DATE:

SATURDAY
11 MAY 2024

#SRASYDNEYEAST

SYDNEY EAST

LOCATION:

ROSE BAY
SYDNEY NSW
AUSTRALIA

DATE:

SATURDAY
11 MAY 2024

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DESCRIPTION

Established in 2016, Sydney East was the first swimrun event in Australia and has developed into the largest swimrun festival in Oceania.

A scenic, undulating course that crosses open waterways, national parks, beaches, trails and rock platforms awaits athletes. With beautiful views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and out over Sydney Harbour and South Head, this is a truly unique experience.

The course has been designed with bite-sized swims and manageable runs making this event the perfect introduction to swimrun for beginners and a fast and technical challenge for those who seek it.

Get your friends and family together, there’s something for everyone. Participate solo in all races or team up in the short and long races. 

RACES

STROKE 'N STRIDE

2KM | 9 SECTIONS
SWIM 700M, RUN 1.3KM

Ditch the gear and enjoy a miniature barefoot race contained to the beach and bay. You'll complete two circuits and cross through the event hub in the middle to the roaring support of your friends and family.
SOLO

SWIMRUN SPRINT

6KM | 11 SECTIONS
SWIM 1.8KM, RUN 4.2KM

The sprint race is perfect as an introduction to the sport, a fun experience or literally sprinted. Race alone or share the fun with friends as you enjoy the course from Rose Bay to Nielsen Park and back.
SOLO

SWIMRUN SHORT

10.3KM | 13 SECTIONS
SWIM 1.9KM, RUN 8.4KM

The short race is the inbetweener, not a sprint, not a slog. You can race solo or as a team and use the distance as a stepping stone to the long race. A unique feature of this race is the crossing of the Parsley Bay Bridge.
SOLO & TEAM

SWIMRUN LONG

16.4KM | 23 SECTIONS
SWIM 2.7KM, RUN 13.7KM

Raced on Australia's very first swimrun course, the route is long yet achievable, with 22 bite-sized sections from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay and back. Take on the challenge yourself, or team up to race traditionally.
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.

Do I need to use all the gear?
How do I swim in my shoes?

Get the answers to these questions and more on our swimrun basics page. Plus, see our resources section for more swimrun tips.

Shark Beach @ Nielsen Park will remain closed during the period of this event so we are unable to include swim legs at this location. It is hoped the beach will be open for our 2025 event and beyond.

ACTIVITIES

MEET UP TRAIN
Join three-time Australian Swimrun Champion, Mitchell Frankish, on the Sydney East course for a mix of training to prepare for race day.

You'll scout parts of the course, get expert tips, and you can trial your gear. It's fun, free, and all levels are welcome.

Venue: Woollahra Sailing Club
Time: 8:00 am
Updates: Completed
MEET UP TRAIN
Join three-time Australian Swimrun Champions Mitchell Frankish & Moya Johansson on the Sydney East course for a morning of swimrun training, starting at Parsley Bay.

Get expert tips from Australia's best team, trial your gear and work on your fitness.

Venue: Parsley Bay
Time: 8:00 am
Updates: Completed
MEET UP TRAIN
Join three-time Australian Swimrun Champions Mitchell Frankish & Moya Johansson on course for a final session the week before the race.

This is your chance to work on the 1%'ers and reinforce confidence in your skills and fitness.

Venue: Woollahra Sailing Club
Time: 8:00 am
Updates: Cancelled
MEET UP RUN
Get together and take a light run along the scenic coastal walkway from Bondi to Bronte/Coogee and return.

Leave your bags at the surf club while you run and afterwards you can go for a dip in the ocean and grab something to eat with your running buddies.

Venue: Bondi SBLSC
Time: 5:00 pm
Updates: Cancelled
RACE DAY
It's time to race! You're about to go on an epic Sydney East adventure.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rose Bay for an action-packed morning of fun, fitness and camaraderie.

Venue: Woollahra Sailing Club
Registration: 6:30-7:20 am
Race briefing: 7:30 am
Race start: 7:45 am
Presentation: 10:30 am
MEET UP SWIM
Just what you need, a post-race recovery swim across the bay at the world famous Bondi Beach.

Swim return to Icebergs before getting together for brunch at a local beachside cafe.

The perfect end to the perfect weekend.

Venue: Bondi SBLSC
Time: 10:00 am
Updates: Cancelled
Sat, 2 Mar 2024
Sat, 6 April 2024
Sat, 4 May 2024
Fri, 10 May 2024
Sat, 11 May 2024
Sun, 12 May 2024

There is no charge for participation in Meet Ups. Details are subject to change.

EVENT INFO

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 2023.

Mini: 12-years-old
Sprint: 12-years-old
Short: 15-years-old
Long: 15-years-old

Pre-requisites

Mini: Can swim 400 metres continuously in open water
Sprint, Short & Long: Can swim 500 metres continuously in open water

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

There are technically only cut-off times for the Swimrun Long race.

Participants should be able to finish the course in 3 hours 30 minutes, with the following check-point cut-off times on the return leg:

  • Checkpoint 4: Watsons Bay (completed swim) – 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Checkpoint 5:  Nielsen Park – 2 hrs 40 mins

Participants in the Sprint and Short races must complete the course within the 3-hour 30-minute Swimrun Long window.

PREVIOUS SPLITS

2023 Swimrun Long Times (All categories, Team only)

Checkpoint 4 (Cut-Off: 2:10)

Fastest time – 1:03
Slowest time – 2:06
Average time – 1:45

Checkpoint 5 (Cut-Off: 2:40)

Fastest time – 1:18
Slowest time – 2:37
Average time – 2:09

Finish Line

Fastest time – 1:43
Slowest time – 3:28
Average time – 2:42

2023 Swimrun Sprint Times (All categories, Team only)

Finish Line

Fastest time – 1:04
Slowest time – 2:11
Average time – 1:23

Note: Sprint & Long have only previously been raced in teams. Mini & Short have not been raced before.

Meet Ups

Participation in pre and post-event Meet Ups is optional and participants are responsible for their safety at all times.

There will be no official safety crew or water safety at these events and participants should only partake if they have the confidence and ability to do so safely.

Are you a tri club? run club? swim group? surf club? Or are you something in between?

Will your members represent at our events? Will they stand on the podium?

Will you be crowned the club champions!?

This is your chance to stamp your club’s mark on swimrun with overall club domination at each Swimrun Australia event and as the overall winning club for 2024.

How it works

  1. Clubs don’t need to be official. If you’ve got a name and members who meet regularly, you’re a ‘club’
  2. Members add their club name to their entry (contact us if you’ve left it off)
  3. Points are allocated as follows:
    • Mini = 1 point
    • Sprint = 2 points
    • Short = 3 points
    • Long = 4 points
    • Podium finish = 2 points
  4. Double points for the Australian Swimrun Championship event (Sydney North)
  5. A trophy will be awarded to the overall champion club for 2024 (at the completion of all events)

Set up @ event

Bring your club marquee and set up on-site, feel free to fly your flags and make the event your own.

If you’d like to organise something special, contact us

Schedule

6:30-7:20 am – Registration
7:30 am – Race briefing
7:45-8:00 am – Sprint/Short/Long starts
8:15 am – Mini start
10:30 am – Presentations
11:30 am – Last finishers

Athlete & Gear Logistics

The start and finish for all races is in the Event Hub at Woollahra Sailing Club. 

Gear drop is available.

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

As part of our push to reduce our environmental footprint, Swimrun Australia events now have cup-less aid stations.

Participants will be required to carry their own cup or drink bottle, which can be used at hydration stations and public water taps.

Participants can bring their own or purchase a lightweight collapsible silicone cup with their entry for $10.

The Swimrun Australia-branded 200ml reusable cups squash down flat and can fit into your pocket, clip onto a belt or be tucked into your swimsuit or wetsuit.

There will be other strategies in place to assist with the experience, including super quick refilling UltraSpout dispensers (fills your cup in 2 seconds) and a small number of compostable cups for emergency backup use.

Compulsory items (Sprint/Short/Long): Swimsuit, Shoes, Swim Cap#, Vest*, Whistle, Timing Bracelet^.

Compulsory items (Mini): Swimsuit, Swim Cap#, Timing bracelet^.

Recommended items: Goggles, Reusable Cup

Optional items: Wetsuit, Wetsuit Shorts, Pull Buoy, Hand Paddles, Tether, Nutrition.

Prohibited items: Swim Fins, Motorised Aids, Tow Floats, Backpacks.

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

View the Swimrun Basics page and the Gear section of our Resources for more information and tips on race gear and ensure you read Section 4: Equipment in the Swimrun Australia Race 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 Documents section of the Resources page.

 

Earning Points

Points are earned in the following races:

  • Short Solo
  • Short Team
  • Long Solo
  • Long Team

View the Series page for more information.

This is not an Australian Swimrun Championship event.

Updated 30 April 2024

All eligible transfers must be processed online by the participant who completed the initial entry.

Participant Transfers (Within an event)

The following transfer options are available:

Downgrade or upgrade race distance [Solo/Team]

  • Fee = $20
  • When downgrading: There are no refunds for the difference in price
  • When upgrading: The difference in price will be charged at the current tier price

Switch out a participant [Team]

  • Fee = $20
  • Teams can change one team member and make one race category change, i.e.
    • 1 male team member in a male team is switched for another male team member, remaining in the male category
    • 1 male team member in a male team is switched for a female team member and the category is changed to a mixed team

Switch from team to solo [Team]

  • Fee = $20
  • There are no refunds for the difference in price

Please note that you cannot:

  • transfer your solo entry to someone else
  • transfer your team entry to another team
  • transfer your team to Sprint or Mini (there is no team category)
  • turn up on race day as a team entry and race solo

Processing a Transfer

  • Transfers can be made up to three days before the event (12 pm, Wed 8 May)
  • Transfers are only accepted via the online registration system
  • To make a transfer, sign in to the registration system via the green [Change/Modify Entry] button – TRANSFER HERE

Participant Transfers (To another event)

We do not carry over any entries to future events for any reason.

Participant Cancellation (Refund Policy)

If you cannot participate in this event, entry fee refunds are available according to the following:

  • 75% refund if advised 6 or more weeks out from the event (Before and including 29 Mar)
  • 50% refund if advised less than 6 weeks but more than 4 weeks out from the event (30 Mar – 12 Apr)
  • No refunds within 4 weeks of the event (From and including 13 Apr)

Any historic entries carried over from previous events before this 2024 policy are no longer eligible for a refund.

These refund conditions apply to all requests we receive, regardless of circumstances.

Requests for refunds must be made to us in writing via email at info@swimrun.com.au.

If a refund is possible, please allow up to 14 business days for it to be processed. The refund is automatically issued to the credit card originally used to pay for the registration. If this card has since been cancelled or has expired, please notify us when requesting the eligible refund.

Refunds do not include the Processing Fee, which is non-refundable.

If you are not eligible for a refund, you may not receive a reply to your email.

No-show on Event Day

Entrants who do not attend registration on event day will forfeit any merchandise associated with their entry

Any products purchased with an entry will be held for collection no later than 14 days from the day of the event (or via a self-addressed courier package). Collection by family or friends must be accompanied by an email to Swimrun Australia no later than the day before permitting the named party to collect on your behalf.

Cancellation by Us

Please see section 6.2 Force Majeure of the Swimrun Australia Race Rules.

Why we have this policy

Swimrun Australia delivers complex, niche events with a small team of two. Events are expensive to run, and most non-refundable expenses are borne upfront. The cost to deliver an event is spread amongst a small number of participants, many of whom do not enter until close to race day.

The decisions we make and the risks we take to deliver an event for you are based on the level of entries we receive at certain milestones in the lead-up to the event. This policy ensures we can be confident in our decision-making, pay our suppliers, and ultimately commit to delivering the event.

Our four-week no-refund period is based on when we need to 100% commit to going ahead with the event and ensures explicitly that impending weather is not a factor in participant decision-making.

We constantly review our pricing and delivery model to ensure the best value for participants with a modest return for us, which we then use to develop our events, including creating new exciting events. We also review this policy annually to ensure it is fair and reasonable.

In return, we ask that participants join us on our journey, share a little of the risk, and support us in our vision to ensure that the sport of swimrun survives and thrives in Australia.

Thanks for your understanding and support; we truly appreciate it.

How you can help us

  • Commit to an event and enter early
  • Tell your friends and family to get involved
  • Spread the word on social media
  • Volunteer at events if you’re not racing
  • Is there a potential event sponsor within your business network?

Join in the fun of swimrun as a volunteer member of our event crew!

Volunteers will receive merchandise, and, if you’re inspired by what you see, a free entry for themselves into a future Swimrun Australia event.

Put your name down on our volunteer list today and we’ll be in touch.

SUBSCRIBE

Join the Swimrun Australia community for helpful resources and to keep up-to-date

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

1. MERCH ITEM

The first 500 entries receive a one-of-a-kind Sydney East draw string ruck sack to remember the race.

2. FINISHER PENNENT

Enjoy a keepsake upon finishing that you can enjoy for many years to come. It's a satisfying feeling to recount your adventure.

3. SILICONE SWIM CAP

A high quality, silicone swim cap to race in and then reuse next year.

4. FREE COURSE PHOTOS

We'll capture you at various locations out on the course as a reminder of how amazing it was out there.

5. LIVE TRACKING

For your safety and interest, you'll be tracked throughout the course and your splits will be available in your live results.

6. SAFETY CREW

Comprehensive water safety at every swim location, event crew along the entire course, and medical response units.

7. NUTRITION & FRUIT

Hydration stations will be awaiting you at the start line, along the course, and at the finish line (including a fruit spread).

8. TRI AUST. ENDORSED

A professionally run, safe and fair event. Sanctioning, technical support and insurance are provided by Triathlon Australia.

GALLERY

RESULTS & PHOTOS

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 MINI

2KM | 9 SECTIONS
12 YEARS +

THINK RUN-SWIM-RUN AND AQUATHON. IT’S SIMPLE, IT’S BAREFOOT. FAST, FUN AND FOR ALL AGES. GET THE WHOLE FAMILY INVOLVED. TWO CIRCUITS THAT RUN THROUGH THE EVENT HUB MIDWAY.

SWIM

SECTIONS: 4
TOTAL DISTANCE: 700M (35%)
LONGEST SECTION: 300M
TYPES: FLAT, HARBOUR BAY

RUN

SECTIONS: 5
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1.3KM (65%)
LONGEST SECTION: 750M
TYPES: SAND, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
2,000m
1
Run
60m
2
Swim
300m
3
Run
750m
4
Swim
50m
5
Run
100m
6
Swim
300m
7
Run
750m
8
Swim
50m
9
Run
40m

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.

COURSE MAP

RECOMMENDED GEAR

THIS RACE IS COMPLETED WITH NO ADDITIONAL GEAR.

WE RECOMMEND: SWIMSUIT & GOGGLES
+ COMPULSORY SWIM CAP

SWIMRUN SHORT

10.3KM | 13 SECTIONS | OUT & BACK
15 YEARS +

THE STEPPING STONE DISTANCE. GREAT FOR FIRST TIME TEAM RACING. LESS THAN 20% SWIMMING, SO A RUNNERS RACE. THERE IS NO REASON WHY YOU CAN’T GIVE THIS A CRACK.

SWIM

SECTIONS: 6
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1.9KM (18%)
LONGEST SECTION: 500M (INCL. WADE)
TYPES: FLAT HARBOUR BEACHES & BAY

RUN

SECTIONS: 7
TOTAL DISTANCE: 8.4KM (82%)
LONGEST SECTION: 3.1KM
TYPES: TRAIL, SAND, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
10,300m
1
Run
900m
2
Wade/Swim
500m
3
Run
280m
4
Swim
330m
5
Run
3,100m
6
Swim
110m
7
Run
3,000m
8
Swim
330m
9
Run
280m
10
Swim/Wade
500m
11
Run
780m
12
Swim
100m
13
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 A LITTLE OR A LOT OF EQUIPMENT. GO WITH YOUR GUT AND DON’T OVER THINK IT. NUTRITION CAN ALSO BE CARRIED FOR SUSTAINED ENERGY.

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

SWIMRUN LONG

16.4KM | 23 SECTIONS | OUT & BACK
15 YEARS +

THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. HIGHLY ACHIEVABLE FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES. SHORT SECTIONS MAKE IT SUITABLE FOR RUNNERS OR SWIMMERS. GENEROUS TIME CUT-OFFS.  

SWIM

SECTIONS: 11
TOTAL DISTANCE: 2.7KM (16%)
LONGEST SECTION: 500M (INCL. WADE)
TYPES: FLAT HARBOUR BEACHES & BAY

RUN

SECTIONS: 12
TOTAL DISTANCE: 13.68KM (84%)
LONGEST SECTION: 3.1KM
TYPES: TRAIL, SAND, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
16,400m
1
Run
900m
2
Wade/Swim
500m
3
Run
280m
4
Swim
330m
5
Run
3,100m
6
Swim
110m
7
Run
800m
8
Swim
160m
9
Run
950m
10
Swim
200m
11
Run
1,700m
12
Swim
200m
13
Run
950m
14
Swim
160m
15
Run
800m
16
Swim
110m
17
Run
3,100m
18
Swim
330m
19
Run
280m
20
Swim/Wade
500m
21
Run
780m
22
Swim
100m
23
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 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, WHISTLE & SHOES