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SwimXRun Wollongong is a unique fitness event where teams of two compete by running and swimming continuously together over a series of short swim and run legs. Inspired by the exploding popularity of the Nordic swimrun adventure race, SwimRunX Wollongong offers a smaller “taste” event, in a fun and challenging format.
You carry your swim and run gear with you, and your mate is with you each step or swim stroke.
The total distance covered is 1350m of swimming and 4.2k running over a mix of harbour and ocean swims, sand, cycle path and a short rocky sections to run over!
How to enter the SwimrunX
SwimRunX Wollongong has six legs, three runs, each of which is followed by a swim.
The event starts at central Wollongong harbour with a 400 m beach run; followed by your first 300m harbour swim. The second run is 500 m around the harbour roadway and some off road, followed by your second 300m harbour swim. The final run leg is 2.4km over a more challenging hill and rock run along the water front between the harbour and North Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, followed by the final and longer 800m ocean swim from Wollongong Harbour to North Beach.
You pass through 5 transition stations and collect a transition band on the way. You can’t leave transition on your own, you must be with your buddy when both of you have secured your transition band.
The course will be marked by cones and signs, with officials placed at each transition to guide athletes, ensure equipment is not dropped, and enforce the buddy system so that teams stay together. Teams stay together and carry all equipment with them.
The team must cross the line together, wearing all five bands.
SwimrunX weather forecast
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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