Distances in this event
- SwimRun: Run 0.75km, Swim 6km
3 Bay Challenge route
The race starts at Watsons Bay and participants will follow the red route marked “Run OUT” towards Nielsen Park, via the Parsley Bay Bridge (3km).
After the swim at Nielsen Park (250m), participants will run back along the “Run IN” route towards Parsley Bay (2km) for the second swim (350m).
After the swim, the run route goes through Parsley Bay Reserve and towards Watsons Bay (1km), via Gibson’s Beach Reserve, for the final swim (100m).
Total Distance – 6km run and 700m swim
Neilsen ParkCompetitors will enter (and exit) Nielsen Park via Coolong Road. Competitors will wind their way around Shakespears Point, descend the stairs and arrive at the beach on the eastern side where they can transition for the swim leg (300m).
After the swim, put your runners back on and head out the same way you came in.
On first (Red) leg of run, competitors will run across the iconic Parsley Bay Suspension Bridge and head towards Neilsen Park for the first swim.
On the retrun leg (Blue), you will approach Parsley Bay from Parsley Road. Be careful of the steep decent into the park!
Then run through the Park towards the Beach for a 300m swim.
To exit the park you will run through the secluded and stunning short bushland circuit, that takes you to a waterfall at the head of the gully.
Registration will take place in front of the Watsons Bay Hotel, and will open at 6:45am on the day of the event.
The first leg will involve running out of Watsons Bay via Gibson’s Beach Reserve. On the return leg (Blue), there will be a swim (100m) at the Watsons Bay baths prior to finishing the course in front of the Watsons Bay Hotel.
These Baths are an hidden treasure of the Sydney Harbour foreshore, and you could appreciate their beauty and breathtaking scenery as you finish your race.
From the organizer
3 Bay Challenge are ranked #44 in the UK out of 506 organizers
The 3 Bay Challenge is a three-stage biathlon where participants run between and swim at three of Sydney's iconic harbour beaches: Nielsen Park, Parsley Bay, Watsons Bay. The course consists of three running legs and three swimming legs. Total distance is 6km run and 750m swim.
3 Bay Challenge weather forecast
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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