#SRASYDNEYNORTH

SYDNEY NORTH

2024 AUSTRALIAN SWIMRUN CHAMPIONSHIP

LOCATION:

MANLY BEACH
SYDNEY NSW
AUSTRALIA

DATE:

SATURDAY
19 OCTOBER 2024

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DESCRIPTION

Sydney North is an epic urban adventure that begins at Clontarf Reserve and makes its way along the popular Spit Bridge to Manly trail, passing through National Parks, across sandy beaches, and alongside ancient Aboriginal sites and heritage gun emplacements, before arriving at one of Sydney’s most beloved beaches – Manly.

With incredible views across Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s Northern Beaches, including the Heads, Sydney Ferries and flotillas of yachts, this is a truly magnificent swimrun right in the heart of Sydney’s North Harbour.

The course has been designed to get the most out of the natural flow of the route with longer sections that allow for exhilarating point-to-point swims and magnificent national park trail runs. The range of run surfaces and change in evaluation make this a challenging yet extremely rewarding course. One thing is for sure, you’ll know you’ve been on an adventure when you run up the soft sand to finish at Queenscliff!

Participate solo in all races or team up in the long race that also doubles as the 2024 Australian Swimrun Championship (with double Series points on offer).

 

RACES

STROKE 'N STRIDE

2KM | 5 SECTIONS
SWIM 27%, RUN 73%

Ditch the gear and enjoy a barefoot aquathon-style race contained to the sand and sea. You'll complete two circuits and cross through the event hub mid-race to the roaring support of your friends and family.
SOLO

SWIMRUN SHORT

9KM | 9 SECTIONS
SWIM 19%, RUN 81%

The short race covers all the best parts of the course and with half the elevation than the long course, it's the perfect distance for a fun, achievable swimrun challenge that will leave you satisfied.
SOLO & TEAM

SWIMRUN LONG

17KM | 13 SECTIONS
SWIM 15%, RUN 85%

Are you up for the challenge? The long race will test everything you've got, from gruelling hills to soft sand runs, there are few sections to truly rest. Race solo or team up to race in the 2024 Australian Swimrun Championship.
SOLO & TEAM

Distances are approximate and rounded for presentation in some instances. View the course on Google Maps for more details. Swim distances include any wade component. The final course is determined on the morning of the event. The course is not extensively marked, participants are required to know the course. Illustrated maps are not to scale.

What's it all about?

You do it all

Everyone completes every swim and run section, one after the other, from start to finish.

Teams of two

Racing as a team? The two of you will complete all sections together, side-by-side for the entire race.

Gear can help

Apart from the compulsory gear, you can race with as much or as little gear as you like.

You race in shoes!

There are no transitions, so you'll swim in your shoes and run with your cap and goggles.

Still have questions?

If you know aquathon or run-swim-run, swimrun will be a breeze!

We break it all down and answer all your questions and more on our swimrun basics page. Plus, see our resources section for more swimrun tips.

ACTIVITIES

SWIMRUN RACES
It's time to race! You're about to go on an epic Sydney North adventure like no other.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney's North Harbour and the Northern Beaches for an action-packed morning of fun, fitness and camaraderie.

Includes the 2024 Australian Swimrun Championship

Venue: Clontarf Reserve
Registration: 6:30-7:20 am
Race briefing: 7:30 am
Race starts: 7:45 am
STROKE 'N STRIDE RACES
Hit the sand and sea in this barefoot run-swim-run-style race at Queenscliff Beach.

Dip your toes into amphibious racing and feel the buzz of the swimrun community at the event hub.

Racing will be in time to cheer on the swimrunners finishing.

Venue: Queenscliff SLSC
Registration: 7:00-8:00 am
Race briefing: 8:10 am
Race starts: 8:15 am
Sat, 19 Oct 2024
Sat, 19 Oct 2024

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

EVENT INFO

ENTRY
EARLY1
TIMELY1
LATE1
ODL2
STROKE ‘N STRIDE [U17]
$49
$54
$4.50
STROKE ‘N STRIDE [OPEN]
$59
$65
$4.50
SWIMRUN SHORT SOLO
$125
$139
$153
$4.50
SWIMRUN SHORT TEAM
$233
$259
$285
$4.50 PP
SWIMRUN LONG SOLO
$161
$179
$197
$4.50
SWIMRUN LONG TEAM
$305
$339
$373
$4.50 PP

What’s included? See what you get with your entry below.

1Booking and payment processing fee

A booking and payment processing fee of $1.40 + 2.8% is added to each order.

2Triathlon Australia One Day Licence (ODL)

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.

Tiered Pricing

Early: Until 30 June 2024
Timely: 1 July – 4 Oct 2024
Late: 5 Oct – 16 Oct 2024

Entries for the swimrun races will close at 8 pm, Wednesday, 16 Oct, unless sold out prior.

Entries for the Stroke ‘N Stride race will close 5 pm, Friday, 18 Oct.

Merchandise with entry

The cutoff for the provision of merchandise with entry (towel) is the first 500 entries. This page will be updated when the limit has been reached.

Additional Purchases

Whistle: $5.00
Reusable Silicone Cup: $10.00

Merchandise to come.

Capacity

Stroke ‘N Stride: 300
Swimrun Short Solo: 100
Swimrun Short Team: 75 (teams)
Swimrun Long Solo: 100
Swimrun Long Team: 175 (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.

Team Entry

Team entries are available in the Swimrun Short and Swimrun Long races. There are male, female and mixed (one male, one female) categories.

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
  • Relevant medical information

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).

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.

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

Pre-requisites

Stroke ‘N Stride

  • Can swim 500 metres continuously in open water

Swimrun Short

  • Can swim 1,000 metres continuously in open water

Swimrun Long

  • Can swim 1,000 metres continuously in open water
  • Can hold a 2-minute/100m swim pace and an 10-minute/1km run pace

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

AGE GROUPS

Swimrun Australia currently offers the following age group categories by race. Age group must be chosen at the time of entry. Results and placings are confined to the nominated age group.

RACE
U15
U18
OPEN
MASTERS
STROKE ‘N STRIDE
SWIMRUN SPRINT SOLO
SWIMRUN SHORT SOLO
SWIMRUN SHORT TEAM
SWIMRUN LONG SOLO
SWIMRUN LONG TEAM

U15 – 12-14 years old.

U18 – 15-17 years old.

Open – Unrestricted age group.

Masters Solo – 40+ years old.

Masters Team – Combined 90+ years, determined by combining the age of both team members, where the youngest is at least 35 years old, e.g. 35+55, 45+45, 55+55.

CATEGORIES

The following gender categories are offered by race.

Mixed teams are made up of one male and one female.

RACE
MALE
FEMALE
MIXED
STROKE ‘N STRIDE
SWIMRUN SPRINT SOLO
SWIMRUN SHORT SOLO
SWIMRUN SHORT TEAM
SWIMRUN LONG SOLO
SWIMRUN LONG TEAM

Swimrun Long

Participants must be able to finish the course in 3 hours 45 minutes (8:00 – 11:45 am), with the following check-point cut-off time:

  • #3: East Esplanade @ Victoria Street – 10:15 am (2 hr 15 mins)

Participants in the Long race who do not make the cut-off time will be directed to complete the final stages of the Swimrun Short race via Victoria Street.

The average time to the cut-off point in 2023 was 1 hr 49 mins.

Swimrun Short

Participants should be able to finish the course in 3 hours (7:48 – 10:48 am), with the following check-point cut-off time:

  • #3: East Esplanade @ Victoria Street – 10:15 am (2 hr 27 mins)

The slowest time to the Cut-off point in 2023 was 1 hr 46 mins.

PREVIOUS SPLITS

2023 Swimrun Long Times (All categories, Team only)

Checkpoint #3 (Cut-Off: 2 hrs 09 mins)

Fastest time – 1:21
Slowest time – 2:33
Average time – 1:49

2023 Swimrun Short Times (All categories)

Checkpoint #3 (Cut-Off: 2 hrs 27 mins)

Fastest time – 1:12
Slowest time – 1:46
Average time – 1:31

Swimrun Schedule

6:30-7:20 am – Registration (Clontarf Reserve)
7:30 am – Race briefing
7:45-7:54 am – Swimrun Short race starts
7:57-8:06 am – Swimrun Long race starts
9:15 am – First finishers (Queenscliff SLSC)
10:30 am – Presentations
12:00 pm – Last finishers

Stroke ‘N Stride Schedule

7:00-8:00 am – Registration (Queenscliff SLSC)
8:10 am – Race briefing
8:15 am – Race starts
9:30 am – Presentations 

Athlete & Gear Logistics (Swimrun)

As this event is a point-to-point course, some logistics must be managed.

Getting yourself to the start

Athletes are responsible for getting themselves to the start at Clontarf Reserve. We suggest getting dropped off or taking an Uber or taxi.

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 leave a vehicle at the start, it is your responsibility to return to it.

Bag Drop (Stroke ‘N Stride)

An unsecured bag drop will be available in the Queenscliff SLSC.

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

Meet Ups

Meet Ups are organised pre and post-event to train and get together socially, and are added to the activities schedule as they are developed.

Participation in 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

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.

Public water bubblers are available along the course and are marked on the Google Course Maps.

The gear you race in will be determined by whether it is compulsory, recommended, optional, or prohibited.

Compulsory Items

Swimrun Sprint/Short/Long

  • Swimsuit
  • Shoes
  • Swim Cap1
  • Vest2
  • Whistle
  • Timing Bracelet3

Stroke ‘N Stride

  • Swimsuit
  • Swim Cap1
  • Timing Bracelet3

Recommended Items

  • Goggles
  • Reusable Cup

Optional Items

  • Wetsuit / Wetsuit Shorts
  • Pull Buoy4
  • Hand Paddles4
  • Tether
  • Nutrition

Prohibited Items

  • Swim Fins
  • Motorised Aids
  • Tow Floats
  • Backpacks
  • Headphones

1Swim Caps are supplied by Swimrun Australia and reusable for future events at the same location.
2Vests are supplied by Swimrun Australia and returned at the finish line.
3Timing Bracelets are supplied by Swimrun Australia and returned at the finish line.
4Pull Buoys and Hand Paddles are prohibited in Stroke ‘N Stride.

More information

View the Swimrun Basics page and the Gear section of our Resources for more information and tips on race gear.

Please ensure you read Section 7: Equipment in the Swimrun Australia Race Rules.

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

The Race Rules cover the following:

  • Eligibility
  • Entry Conditions
  • Athlete Conduct
  • Course
  • Racing
  • Equipment
  • Penalties
  • Organisation Conduct
  • Sponsors and Media Exposure
  • Australian Swimrun Championship

The Race Rules take precedence over any other information communicated via the website or other means.

Current Version: 3.0 (As at 22 May 2024)

Swimrun Australia events are designed as urban adventure races. Our goal is to make racing on the course as natural and environmentally friendly as possible.

To achieve this, 

We do not extensively mark the course
Whilst we do place some signage on the course, particularly at swim entries and exits, split junctions, and road crossings, it is the participant’s responsibility to know the course.

To stay on course, we suggest studying the Google Maps course, downloading the GPX file to a smartwatch, and scouting/practising on the course beforehand.

We keep water safety back from swimmers
All swim sections have comprehensive water safety, however, in order to make the swim feel free and open, we ask water safety to maintain visual whilst keeping back from the swim line.

Each participant carries a whistle that can be used to get the attention of the event crew, and gear such as wetsuits and pull buoys aid in safety.

We minimise our environmental footprint
Swimrun Australia strives to deliver events with the least possible impact on our race locations.

There is no littering on the course, and participants will need to carry their own collapsible cup to use at hydration stations. Course maps also indicate the location of public water bubblers and toilets.

Earning Points

Points are earned in the following races:

  • Short Solo
  • Short Team
  • Long Solo
  • Long Team (Double Points)

View the Series page for more information.

This event is hosting the 2024 Australian Swimrun Championship.

The Championship race is the Swimrun Long Team only.

Categories being contested are:

  • Male
  • Female
  • Mixed

View the Championship page for more information.

Participant Transfers (Within an Event)

The following three transfer options are available:

1. Downgrade or upgrade race distance [Solo/Team]

  • 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
  • Fee = $20

2. Switch out a participant [Team]

  • 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
  • Fee = $20

3. Switch from team to solo [Team]

  • Only for when a team of two participants becomes one solo participant
  • There are no refunds for the difference in price
  • Fee = $20

Please note that you cannot:

  • transfer your solo entry to someone else
  • split a team entry into two solo entries
  • transfer your team entry to another team
  • transfer your team to Sprint or Stroke ‘N Stride (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 16 Oct)
  • 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.

Entry Deferral (To another Event)

Entries cannot be deferred to future events.

Participant Withdrawal (Prior to an Event)

Entrants wishing to withdraw after entering will be subject to the following refund conditions

  • 75% refund if advised 6 or more weeks out from the event
  • 50% refund if advised less than 6 weeks but more than 4 weeks out from the event
  • No refunds within 4 weeks of the event

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.

A refund will be processed within 14 business days if it is eligible.

Refunds are automatically issued to the credit/debit card originally used to pay for the entry. If this card has since been cancelled or has expired, Swimrun Australia must be notified when requesting the eligible refund.
Refunds do not include the booking and payment 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)

Participants who do not attend registration and do not race on event day will forfeit their entry and any merchandise associated with their entry.

Any products purchased with an entry can be collected from Swimrun Australia via a self-addressed courier package or on the day by family or friends. Collection by family or friends must be accompanied by an email to Swimrun Australia no later than the day before the event permitting the named party to collect on the athlete’s behalf.

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.

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.

Support Swimrun Australia and the sport of swimrun in Australia by:

  • Committing to an event and entering early
  • Telling your friends and family to get involved
  • Spreading the word on social media
  • Volunteering at events if you’re not racing
  • Suggesting potential event sponsors within your business network

Course Modifications

The course may be changed for safety and/or other reasons before or during the race.

If any swim legs are considered unsafe, one or more of the swims may be removed from the course.

Should it be deemed necessary to remove all the swims from the course due to an unacceptable level of risk, a revised run-only course will become the official course.

If the course is modified, the entry fee shall be non-refundable.

Weather-affected Cancellation

In the event of an event cancellation due to storm, rain, inclement weather, winds, or other Force Majeure conditions (Race Rules, Section 9.2), or where government bodies mandate the event is not permitted to go ahead because of weather-impacted land and/or services, the entry fee shall be non-refundable.

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. EXCLUSIVE TOWEL

The first 500 entries receive a one-of-a-kind Sydney North/2024 Australian Swimrun Championship cotton beach towel.

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. FINISH PHOTOS

Two complimentary hires finish line photos. We immortalise you crossing the finish and then against the event backdrop.

4. COURSE PHOTOS

We'll capture you at various locations out on the course that you can purchase 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.

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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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STROKE 'N STRIDE

2.2KM | 5 SECTIONS
12 YEARS +

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN INTRODUCTION INTO AMPHIBIOUS RACING? KEEN TO PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE IN A SHORT BURST OF ENERGY? THE STROKE ‘N STRIDE RACE IS ANYTHING YOU WANT IT TO BE.

SWIM

SECTIONS: 2
TOTAL DISTANCE: 600M
LONGEST SECTION: 300M
TYPES: SURF BEACH

RUN

SECTIONS: 3
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1,600KM
LONGEST SECTION: 800M
TYPES: SAND

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
2,200m
1
Run
100m
2
Swim
300m
3
Run
800m
4
Swim
300m
5
Run
700m

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 CAIS COMPLETED WITH NO ADDITIONAL GEAR.

WE RECOMMEND: SWIMSUIT, GOGGLES
+ COMPULSORY SWIM CAP

SWIMRUN SHORT

9.55KM | 9 SECTIONS
14 YEARS +

LESS IS MORE. ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF SECTIONS BUT EACH IS UNIQUE AND CHALLENGING IN ITS OWN RIGHT. ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST HARBOUR VIEWS IN ALL OF SYDNEY. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.

SWIM

SECTIONS: 4
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1.85KM
LONGEST SECTION: 750M
TYPES: FLAT HARBOUR BEACHES & BAY

RUN

SECTIONS: 5
TOTAL DISTANCE: 7.7KM
LONGEST SECTION: 2.4KM
TYPES: TRAIL, SAND, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
9,550m
1
Run
100m
2
Swim
150m
3
Run
700m
4
Swim
400m
5
Run
2,400m
6
Swim
550m
7
Run
2,100m
8
Swim
750m
9
Run
2,400m

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

17.15KM | 13 SECTIONS
15 YEARS +

THE 2024 AUSTRALIAN SWIMRUN CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE (FOR TEAMS). THE HARBOUR VIEWS ARE UNPARALLELED, AS IS THE ELEVATION, AFTERALL TO GET THE VIEWS YOU NEED TO GET UP HIGH!

SWIM

SECTIONS: 6
TOTAL DISTANCE: 2.65KM
LONGEST SECTION: 750M
TYPES: FLAT HARBOUR BEACHES & BAY

RUN

SECTIONS: 7
TOTAL DISTANCE: 14.5KM
LONGEST SECTION: 3.2KM
TYPES: TRAIL, SAND, FOOTPATH

COURSE BREAKDOWN

LEG
DISCIPLINE
DISTANCE*
17,150m
1
Run
3,200m
2
Swim
150m
3
Run
700m
4
Swim
400m
5
Run
2,400m
6
Swim
550m
7
Run
2,100m
8
Swim
750m
9
Run
1,600m
10
Swim
400m
11
Run
2,500m
12
Swim
400m
13
Run
2,000m

Note: We are awaiting confirmation that the new route at Little Manly Point with a water jump can go ahead (Leg 9 & 10). In the event it is not approved, the route shall revert to the 2023 route with a circuit swim at Little Manly Beach (see Alternate Route layer on map)

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

PRE-REQUISITES & CUT-OFF TIMES

THIS RACE HAS THE FOLLOWING PRE-REQUISITES AND CUT-OFF TIMES. PARTICIPANTS WHO FAIL TO ARRIVE AT THE CHECKPOINT BY THE CUT-OFF TIME WILL BE DIRECTED TO COMPLETE THE FINAL STAGES OF THE SWIMRUN SHORT RACE VIA VICTORIA STREET.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE IN 3 HOURS 45 MINUTES WHICH REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING SWIM/RUN PACE:

SWIM @ 2 MINUTE/100M PACE OR FASTER
RUN @ 8 MINUTE/1KM PACE OR FASTER

CHECK POINT
LOCATION
TIME
1
Clontarf Reserve (Race Start)
7:45 AM
2
Hydration Station
3
East Esplanade @ Victoria Street
10:15 AM
4
Shelley Beach (Exited swim)
5
Queenscliff Beach (Race Finish)
11:30 AM

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