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Swim + Run

3 event distances - Individual and tag team options

It's as simple as a swim followed by a run!

Starting at the protected waters of Wollongong Boat Harbour, your swim-run experience starts with a safe swim in Wollongong harbour, followed by a spectacular coastal run that finishes on the sand of North Wollongong beach- Super Fun

Distances offer children, novice to those out for a longer challenge or race- and all with professional support and services as water safety, chip timing, course marshals, and a dream location.

3 distances: Solo or tag team.

• BIG   =  800m swim + 7k Run
• MINI =  400m swim + 3k Run 
• Kids  = 200m swim + 2k Run

Entry includes official registration, services, swim cap, timing, refreshments, activities, category awards, barrel draws and sponsor offers - plus a great fun event!

Read below- fees, ages, maps & services

Choose your distance! 

Big Aqua

800m Swim + 7k Run

Start Time: 8.30am
  • Our longest distance, yet still achievable for most.
  • Protected harbour swim 2 laps (x400m each)
  • Dedicated lifesavers on standby
  • Run = 6.5km coastal flat path/grass 
  • Finishes on North Beach
  • Individual or tag team, ages 14+ 

Fees, ages, maps, see below

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Mini Aqua

400m swim + 3k Run
The perfect all age Aquathon event!

  • 9.00 am start, Wollongong Harbour
  • Perfect for all ages, novice, juniors or a fun fitness challenge
  • Single lap 400m swim close to shore protected harbour with supported by lifesavers
  • 3km scenic coastal run
  • Finish on north beach
  • Individual or tag team, ages 12+ 
  • Fees, ages, maps see below
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Kids Aqua

200m swim + 2k Run
Kids splash in and dash out fun. 

  • 8.45am start, Wollongong harbour
  • Kids this one's for you- Safe, close to shoreline swim around lifesavers and super fun
  • 200m swim than swap to runners for 2k run that finishes on North Wollongong beach
  • Individual, Ages 6-12 years
  • Parents can join in and follow
  • Fees, ages, maps, see below
Register NOW

What you need to know

Read on to make your "aquathon" experience, safe and fun!

What is an Swim + Run?

Simply a swim followed by a run! Commonly known as Aquathon, Aquathlon, SwimRun...

Enter on your own or a two person team with one swimmer and one whom runs. 

It's safe, It's fun and with a little prep very achievable- plus what workout!

Need preparation advice? Click here.

Entry Inclusions and Services:

Professional services within a well organised event, essential safety services, prize pool entry, swim cap, professional timing and a terrific experience at an affordable rate

What happens on event day?
  1. Read your entry instructional email or click here
  2. Post 'check in' ie swim cap, time chip collection you head to the swim start at Wollongong Harbour.
  3. Place gears joggers, singlet/top in the 'change zone' as marked
  4. Listen to PA and head to shore for safety and event briefing
  5. The swim is easy to see, and we have great lifesavers on standby, and the run is picture perfect, easy to follow with marshals and signage
  6. ENSURE to note the finish is at north beach (not the harbour) see maps and email on entry.
  7. Events start on time, so ensure allow enough time to arrive, register, set up
Safety, Start Groups

Each distance is further divided into age/gender groupings for safety with 2-3minutes between starts.

Teams: the swimmer begins, then exits water and 'tags' (swap velcro timer worn on ankle) runner to finish the course. A team zone is set up.

Entry Fees and Ages
NOTE: ENTER BEFORE DEC 31 to SAVE 10-20%!!! See "online registration"
ALL LATE "On Event Day" Add $5 extra
KIDS AQUA: Individual U13's $30:         Team: $40 ($45 Late Entry)

Awards 1st, 2nd, 3rd U13 yrs boys/girls and Tag Team Any Gender Mix

MINI AQUA: U18: $30, 18yrs+: $35.        Teams U18: $40, Open: $50

Ages: Individual: U16, 16-35, 36- 49, 50+ .1st per age awarded

Teams: Junior U18, Open Male, Female and Mix.1st per category awarded

BIG AQUA: Fee: U18: $40, 18yrs+ : $45       Teams U18: $50, Open $60

Awards Individual: U18, 18-34, 35-49, 50-59, 60yrs+. 1st awarded

Team: 1st team per category awarded

Spot prizes - ALL go in the draw!


We encourage you to support your child. Whilst all care and safety is taken so kids can take part own their own, if parents wish to follow and support their child(ren) that is fine. Please enter your name at registration.

How do I enter?

Entry is simple- simply click on register now, and sign up as a individual or tag team.

Check in time 

From 7am - 8.30am (please note event start time varies and allow ample time to check in and set up prior to your event. 

Check In Location

City Beach Surf Life Saving Club Activity Hall. Marine Parade, Wollongong (underneath City Beach Function Centre)

Start location

Wollongong Harbour


Loads within 200m (Marine, Endeavour Drive, nearby streets, harbour)


North Beach, 800m walk from the harbour. Remember to either head back to the start to collect your gear (swim googles,etc) or have someone collect these for you and take to the finish.

Finish Line & Services

North Wollongong Beach (800m from the harbour) is the official finish area. A finish arch will greet you along with a cheering crowd- plus refreshments, water. The site will be 'activated' with fun activities.

Presentation and Prizes

Takes place at finish (north beach) 11.15am

Refer age and prizes, plus loads of barrel draws open to everyone whom enters

View Entry Terms & Conditons

Entree fees

Go To Aquathon Register Page

How to guides

Go To Preparation Page