2024
SWIMRUN AUSTRALIA SERIES

The Swimrun Australia Series is a chance to recognise the best and most consistent swimrun athletes and teams in Australia across a calendar year.

The Series differs from the Australian Swimrun Championship in that it is competed for over four events, not a single winner-takes-all race like the Championship.

Winners will be crowned in the SWIMRUN SHORT and SWIMRUN LONG races across all categories. SWIMRUN MINI and SWIMRUN SPRINT are not included.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Earn points at four events in 2024
  2. SWIMRUN SHORT and SWIMRUN LONG races only
  3. Solo (Male/Female) and Team (Male/Mixed/Female) categories
  4. Top 3 (out of 4) event placings count to overall points
  5. Top 30 finishing places get points (1st = 60, 2nd = 58, 3rd = 56…)
  6. Points are only combined from the same race type and category
  7. Double points for the Australian Swimrun Championship event (Sydney North)
  8. Teams must consist of the same two athletes & race under the same team name
  9. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners and podium finishers
  10. A major prize will be drawn from all athletes/teams that enter three events

The SWIMRUN World Championship Wild Card Recommendation

An official recommendation for a Wild Card entry into ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2025/26 is up for grabs in the 2024 Swimrun Australia Series.

This opportunity is in recognition that there are significant barriers to Australian-based teams in qualifying for ÖTILLÖ, The World Swimrun Championship.

CONDITIONS

  1. This is a Swimrun Australia-supported Wild Card recommendation to ÖTILLÖ, not a guaranteed spot
  2. The team must prove the capability to be competitive to ÖTILLÖ standards over the 70km distance
  3. The team must be prepared to act as an ambassador for swimrun in Australia
  4. The team must fund its own entry fee and travel expenses to participate in the 2025 event in Sweden

HOW TO QUALIFY

  1. Points are earned in the 2024 Swimrun Australia Series
  2. Only SWIMRUN LONG Teams qualify (across all three categories)
  3. Teams must apply for consideration by Swimrun Australia and ÖTILLÖ via an application form due by 31 December 2024

The team will be chosen using the following criteria:

  • Points in the 2024 Swimrun Australia Series
  • Competitiveness to ÖTILLÖ standards over the 70km distance
  • Will enthusiastically take on the role of ambassador for Swimrun Australia

The Swimrun Australia and ÖTILLÖ decision is final

How broken teams are recognised (i.e. through injury)

  1. Team must have raced together in at least two events
  2. The alternate team member must have collected points in at least two events in the same category
  3. The newly created team combine points earned across each of their top 3 events

Note: As this is the Series’s first year, there may be changes to how it works and the conditions and qualifications for the ÖTILLÖ recommendation. Swimrun Australia will do everything possible to ensure a fair and transparent competition, however, all decisions are final.

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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