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Australia Day Aquathon

Sat 26th Jan 2019
269 Keira St, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia
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What better way to celebrate Australia Day than with an open water swim and a seaside run. Great for all abilities, there are different distances so you can find your own race. Come along for the finisher's medal and to show your Aussie love.

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Welcome to the 2019 MMJ Australia Day Aquathon and Warrigal Fun Run-Walk.

The Australia Day Aquathon is one of the Illawarras premier sporting and community events held annually on 26th January. Located only 1 hour south of Sydney the picture-perfect Wollongong Harbour provides a scenic and safe venue.

As Australias favourite swim and run, a huge all age audience take part. Beginners, kids, elite athletes and anyone in between.

With four swim and run events to choose from, plus a Fun Run-Walk charity event, there is something for everyone. Professional organisation, loads of safety services, activities and a wonderful atmosphere all form part of the special event.

Distances in this event

  1. Long Aqua

    SwimRun: Swim 0.9km, Run 7km
    8:00am Sat 26th Jan 2019
    AUD $40–AUD $65
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  2. Short Aqua

    SwimRun: Swim 0.4km, Run 3km
    9:35am Sat 26th Jan 2019
    AUD $35–AUD $60
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  3. Mini Aqua

    SwimRun: Swim 0.2km, Run 2km
    8:55am Sat 26th Jan 2019
    AUD $40–AUD $50
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  4. Kidz Aqua 6-12

    SwimRun: Swim 0.2km, Run 2km
    9:00am Sat 26th Jan 2019
    AUD $32–AUD $40
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  5. Fun Walk/Run/Roll

    Run 4km
    8:45am Sat 26th Jan 2019
    AUD $15–AUD $55
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Course Maps
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What’s Included

Inclusions

Long Aqua

  • Entry to Australia’s largest Aquathon
  • Eyeline swim cap
  • Finisher MEDALLION!
  • Electronic timing and results
  • Entry to prize pool worth over $5,000
  • Professional event safety & services

Short Aqua

  • Entry to Australia’s largest Aquathon
  • Eyeline swim cap
  • Finisher MEDALLION!
  • Electronic timing and results
  • Entry to prize pool worth over $5,000
  • Professional event safety & services

Mini Aqua

  • Entry to Australia’s largest and most fun swim and run Aquathon
  • Eyeline swim cap
  • Finisher MEDALLION!
  • Electronic timing and results
  • Entry to prize pool worth over $5,000
  • Professional event safety & services

Kids Aqua

  • Entry to Australia’s most fun swim and run
  • Eyeline swim cap
  • Finisher MEDALLION!
  • Electronic timing and results
  • Entry to prize pool worth over $5,000
  • Professional event safety & services

4k – Walk, Run, Roll

  • Official Entry
  • Sponsor merchandise
  • Entry number
  • Finishers refreshments
  • Charity donation
  • Professional event safety, services and an amazing atmosphere
Course Details

Long Aqua

Swim: 900m total. A two lap course of 450m per lap (20m run on beach in-between)
Transition: Exit the sand and run 20m to where your shoes/gear will be positioned.
Run: 7km Flat, scenic and spectacular coastal run – a mix of cycleway, park and ‘puckies’ nature reserve supported by amazing volunteers.

Short Aqua

Swim: A single lap  400m- inside mostly protected harbour, supported by experienced lifesavers.
Transition: Exit the sand and run 30m to a path where your shoes/gear will be positioned or tag your team runner.
Run: 3km scenic coastal course along the Illawarra’s premier “Blue Mile”. 1.5km out and back course. Well marked, traffic free, and loads course marshals.

Mini Aqua

Swim:  200m
Start on the sandy foreshore of harbour divided into male, female and team starts. The swim is kept close to the shoreline, supported by very capable lifesavers
Run/Jog/Walk: 2km
Exit the swim, to your change area (20m run) or ‘team tag your runner)
2km- (1k out and back) flat run along the amazing ‘blue mile’ coastal path to North Beach
Finish, grab your medal, water, fruit and celebrate your super effort.

 

Raceday Logistics

Long Aqua

Check-In Time: 6.30am-7.45am Collect swim cap and time at the official registration site.
Start: Males 8:00 am Individual Male (Divided age starts)
Start: Female & Team 8:20am Individual Female + Teams. Divided age starts

Short Aqua

Check-In Time: 7.45 am – 9:15 am Collect swim cap and time at the official registration site.
Start: 9:35am – 9.55am. Divided into age, gender, team
Finish: 11.30 am course closure.

Mini Aqua

Check-In Time: 7.00 am-8.30 am at the official registration site
Female Start: 8:55 am
Male Start: 9:00 am

Kids Aqua

Check-In Time: 7.00 am-8.30 am at the official registration site
Start: 9:00am – 9:15am

4k – Walk, Run, Roll

Check-In Time: 8:30am-9:45 am at the official registration site
Start: 10 am

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Reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Long Aqua in 2019

    This is a great 'fun' race to start Australia Day. For those racing seriously there is enough competition out there to have a real dig in a more casual approach and a great introduction to multi sport events. Lets try and keep that casual approach to the event, there are enough events out there to cater for the very serious athlete.
  • Did the Long Aqua in 2019

    Such a fantastic event. Very well organised but laid back. Suitable for experienced athletes and also those out to try something new. All made to feel welcome. One of my fav events!

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