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Australia Day Wollongong Aquathon

Fri, 26 Jan 2018

Australia Day Wollongong Aquathon

Australia’s favourite Australia Day aquathon, swim and run is held in the picturesque Wollongong Harbour and you’re invited to celebrate Australia Day in and out of the water.

With four swim and run distances across kids, ladies, first timers, short and long there is a perfect distance for any level.

Go solo and take the swim and run on your own, or buddy up tag team with one swimmer and one that runs.

Safe, fun and spectacular day that attracts some of the world’s elite triathletes with more so the everyday participant out for a unique and fun Oz Day experience.

Swim courses

Perfect for the kids, the 140m swim (6-9 years) or 200m swim (10-12 years) is held in the safe confines of the Wollongong Harbour, with lifesavers galore and parents can even accompany their child (if you can swim of course). The run for both ages is 2km out and back along the coastal walk… with everyone cheering on the kids will feel like superstars!

Just want to give aquathon a little taste to see what it’s like, or if you’ve got what it takes? This 200m swim and 1km run will get you pumped and you’ll wonder why you didn’t go longer! Don’t worry, there’s always next year.

Splash in and splash out of this 400m swim in Wollongong Harbour and 3km run over a flat scenic coastal walk heading north along the Blue Mile Walk way.

The showcase aquathon of the day, this event attracts some of the country’s greatest multisport athletes going around and you can line up next to them for the 900m swim and 7km run.

While you’re there

Wollongong Harbour’s Breakwater lighthouse has been inactive since 1974 (a decorative light is displayed on special occasions), but it’s still up there with the most visited places in the ‘gong for tourists.

For a post swim feed, stay around the harbour and try one of Diggies or the North Kiosk. For a taste of the sea, try Bombora Seafood or the Harbourfront Restaurant.

Instagram highlights

#australiadayaquathon

Travel and parking

There’s plenty of parking in the streets, but there also plenty of people looking for them. Try Flagstaff Hill, or circle the blocks for free parking.

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Event details

Date:
Fri, 26 Jan 2018
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Type of event
aquathon
Course types
run-swim-run
Swim lengths
2.1km, 2.2km, 3.4km & 7.9km

Location

Wollongong Basin
Wollongong NSW
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia

Weather forecast 26 January

12am 21°C 3 m/s

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